Please join us at our meeting tomorrow Saturday 27th June 2020 at 14.00 hrs BST.
We will firstly have our AGM and this will be followed by a discussion on:
‘Identifying, seeking and Talking to Elders – Now!’
For those whose membership is due, please pay by bank transfer.
We generally charge £5 per session for our guests/non members and this includes any assistance/advice , our zoom meetings have so far been free of charge but we have decided to re-instate the fee from July .
We hope to see you tomorrow and bring your ‘talking to elders’ experiences with you! Please email email@example.com with your name and we will send you the link.
Are you researching any family of the names listed below? If so please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and let our members know. We would be pleased to hear from anyone researching the same families in order to exchange information and knowledge.
Do let us know if you will be able to join us this Saturday for our next meeting – due to start with our AGM.
Next Meeting incl AGM – Saturday 27th JUNE, 2020 at 2pm (14.00HRS BST)on Zoom.
Once the business of the AGM is completed we are looking to follow it by a focus on the topic of:
Identifying, Seeking and talking to/Interviewing our Elders – Now! (Sooner rather than later ;-). We will look to consider immediate or extended family and more distant or local contacts connected with them/who lived along with them
If this interests you then doconfirm your email@example.com so that the link to the meeting can be sent to you before the day.
The Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex on 22 June, carrying around 500 settlers from Jamaica. It was the first of many ships bringing migrants from Caribbean countries to the UK between 1948 and 1971, known as the Windrush generation. They were answering calls from the British government to help rebuild the UK economy after World War II, migrants from the Caribbean Commonwealth began arriving on British shores in 1948.
We hope you can join us at our next virtual meeting on Saturday 27th June at 14.00hrs BST
We will start with our AGM which should not take too long, followed by our normal research meeting. Please email us at the following link and we will send you log in details for the meeting: firstname.lastname@example.org
If there are any topics you would like us to cover, let us know and we will do our best to include them.
Eventbrite are offering another talk by the author and genealogist Paul Crooks. On 31st July you can join one of his Masterclasses: ‘Tracing Black Ancestry; Secrets of the 1817 slave registers uncovered’
Click on the following link which will take you to the booking page. Small fee payable.
Paul Crooks, author and family historian has traced his roots back 200 years. He embarked on a journey of discovery that led from suburban North London to Jamaica and ultimately back to the Gold Coast of Africa; aneffort that has brought him international recognition for his breakthroughs in Tracing black ancestry.
Learn more about tracing your African & Jamaican Roots.
Join Paul, and listen to his unique account of how he traced his roots.
In order to make family history accessible to as many people as possible during these difficult times, FindMyPast have created a discount code for all Societies and Data Partners . We are happy to pass this code on to you.
This code will give the user 20% off any 12 month subscriptions taken out by the 30th June 2020.
We had a very successful and informative meeting of the Caribbean Family History Group on Saturday.
Following introductions, we shared Family names/islands that we are researching which resulted in further sharing of information.
We then discussed the benefits and pitfalls of using Thrulines on Ancestry DNA.
Finally we were shown the use of French websites in order to search for births/deaths on islands that were former French colonies. If you are searching for ancestors on for example Grenada, Nevis, Tobago