A Free Family Fun Day!

A Free Family Fun Day & Community Got Talent Showcase will be held this

Saturday, 11th July, 2015

at The New Bingley Hall, 1 Hockley Circus, Birmingham B18 5PP.

A FREE FAMILY Fun Day Event – Come and join us in supporting our local businesses and the talent that is in our community and embrace the positive and aspirating work achieved by our senior citizens and the young people in particular. This event is about recognising and celebrating our achievements and working together to create a better community for our younger generation. Caribbean Islands… Teach….Educate & Represent…. Celebrating African & Caribbean History, Heritage & Culture… For more info contact 07534048697.

We, The Caribbean Family History Group – Solihull & Birmingham, will be there too doing what we do best – helping people trace their family roots.

For more information visit the following link

http://www.blacknet.co.uk/events/free-family-fun-day-community-got-talent-showcase/

We’re back!

Yes – it’s been a long time, but we’re back!

We meet on the last Saturday of every month (except August and December) at the Solihull Library.

The next meeting is Saturday 28 March 2015 at 2pm.

We would also like to let you know that once again, we will be exhibiting at ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ Live show this year.  The 2015 show will take place at Birmingham’s NEC, from Thursday 16 April to Saturday 18 April.

We look forward to seeing you soon and sharing family history research.

Solihull Meeting – Saturday 28th September, 2013

This is the two week notice of our next meetings at Solihull Library along with notice of what we are planning to be involved in for October’s Black History Month events. In terms of October’s events a flyer will be produced and sent shortly with fuller details.
 
Meetings
Saturday 28th September 2013,
1st Floor
Solihull Central Library
Homer Road,
Solihull
B91 3RG
 
Meeting Times
 
1) 12-2pmTraining SessionReading Old Handwriting 
  • Basic skills of deciphering potentially tricky handwriting on records and documents you will be looking at in your research.
2) 2-4pmResearch Session
  • Time to continue with your research – with as much help as we can provide with our final preparations for exhibitions (outlined below)
  
Black History Month 
We have settled on three activities
 
1) Solihull Library – Month of October, 26th if October, How you can help/contribute
  • Exhibition  – commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Windrush with other images of our ship travelling ancestors who came to these shores from the Caribbean
  • Work Shop Day – 26th October, Solihull Library.  A day to be guided around the exhibition and do mini workshops on research and start your family history research if you have not done so.  Contact
  • How you can help!   Do you have any memorabilia or family connections that stem back to the Windrush.  If so, please do make contact and we can explore an acceptable way to use it in our exhibition with your permission.
2) Kingshurst Development Trust – Month of October and 19th October
  • Exhibition – Bringing our Exhibition material for Family History Research to this location in the North of Solihull Borough
  • Work Shop Day – 19th October 2013 – following a similar pattern to our previous Solihull Library Exhibition Workshop Days
 
3) Genealogy Day – Wolverhampton 19th October 2013 (Still to be confirmed)
  • We have been invited to contribute to an event being organised by the Black Local History & Cultural Archives Project (BLHCAP)in Wolverhampton.  Again more details to follow when finally confirmed.

Black History Month 2013

Click on the link to our flyer below to see our activities for Black History Month this October 2013.

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Islam Channel, ‘Living the Life’ 28th May 2013

It was an honour to be invited onto the show ‘Living the Life’ to talk about  genealogical research as an educational tool. It is often said that to know where we are going we must know where we are from. For Black British younsters to learn about their family origins, the contributions their ancestors made to society, and the struggles they overcame – these are very empowering topics that can help young people to achieve their own aspirations.

Andrew Muhammad – historian, writer and teacher, was also a guest on the show. He does fantastic work in schools, inspiring both pupils and parents alike through his motivational presentations.

For help getting started with YOUR family research, please contact me at:

ayshah_johnston@hotmail.com

www.oogle.eu/ajohnston

 

Lambeth Caribbean Family History Group

While Solihull has flourished, Lambeth has withered. However, plans are afoot to revive it. I’m aiming to hold some workshops in Lambeth Libraries in the run up to Black History Month. Hopefully this will form the basis of a new group meeting regularly to discuss and promote Caribbean ancestral research. My new website is http://www.oogle.eu/aj or http://www.oogle.eu/ayshahjohnston. I’ll be advertising courses there, many of which will be funded, so your wallets will be safe! Ayshah

Come and see us at Who Do You Think You Are? Live | 22-24 Feb 2013

We’re back again!

The Caribbean Family History Group will be here again at this weekends Who Do You Think You Are? Live, an entire weekend dedicated to family history research.

Ticket are still available and the event is on until Sunday 24th February.

For more information go to http://www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com/