The Windrush Legacy Ball | Sat 24 June 2017 @ Birmingham

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Solihull Caribbean Family Group mtg|Sat 24 June 2017 @ The Core Library, Solihull

Dear Member, Researcher or Contact,

We are, as normal, having our month end research meeting this Saturday at The Core Library, Solihull.

It will be tighter affair, in terms of time, as we are manning a table and taking full group involvement in the Windrush Ball event to be held in the evening in Birmingham – a project that the group has taken an involvement in setting up.

As such we expect to be ending the session promptly for a 4.15pm departure.  So your arrival at 1pm would be mutually beneficial.

Just to remind you of the resources at Solihull –

Hope you are motivated to come along and do some of your own research.  If so we look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

Carlston

Don’t call it a comeback!

The Caribbean Family History Group was founded in 2012 by individuals in London and Solihull conducting their research into their families’ history. The blog has been quiet for a few years but we’re attempting to bring it back with events listings, book reviews and interviews that might be of interest for people researching their family history in the Caribbean.

The group in Solihull is still going strong with regular meetings held at The Core Library and has established their own collection of records for researchers in the Midlands.

So, what would you like to see? What books or records have been useful to you?
Leave a comment and let us know!

Roots 40th Anniversary with Paul Crooks – Wed 21 Jun 2017 6.30pm at Brixton Library

Part of the Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival 2017  join historian and author Paul Crooks to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Alex Haley’s seminal book Roots.

Paul Crooks, the author of Ancestors, traces his family back six generations to Ami Djaba who were living in the Krobo Mountains in Ghana.

Paul Crooks, the author of Ancestors, traces his family back 6 generations to Ami Djaba who were living in the Krobo Mountain in Ghana. Paul’s acclaimed novel, and appearance on BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are with Moira Stuart, inspired a generation to start exploring Black and British ancestry.

Paul will talk about his book and his journey to find his family history.

Booking essential email: info@paulcrooksuk.com

https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/events/ancestry-talks-roots-40th-anniversary-with-paul-crooks-readers-and-writers-festival

Who You Be? Solihull and Birmingham Family History Events | Oct 2012 @ Solihull Central Library


Exhibition – Caribbean  Family History Research + Stories
1 October 2011 – 31 October 2012

Workshop – Walk-in surgery
Saturday 13 October 10am – 4pm
Assistance for anyone who would like advice/help with their family research.

Event – Open Day
Saturday 27 October 10am – 4pm
Come and meet experienced researchers and group members face to face, and get help to build your family tree.
-Learn the 5 basic steps of genealogy
– Find out how family and friends, archive records and DNA can help you trace your ancestors
– Microfilms of original documents from  Caribbean available at Solihull library!

Heritage & Local Studies
Solihull Central Library
Homer Road
Solihull  B91 3RG
http://www.solihull.gov.uk/libraries/solihullcentrallibrary.htm

Call 0791 701 5113 or email solihull.birmingham@caribbeanfamilyhistorygroup.com for more information

East London Routes Family History Day | Sun 4 Nov 10am – 6pm @ RichMix

East London Routes Family History Day  | Sun 4 Nov 10am - 6pm

Celebrate Every Generation Media’s 10th birthday with our East London Routes family history day.

EGM is based in east London and has been at the forefront of developing  websites, publications, workshops and films around family learning and cultural heritage, particularly among people from minority ethnic heritage.

Contributors include: authors Patrice Lawrence, Jacqueline Walker (‘Pilgrim State’) and Kerry Young (‘Pao’), Hackney campaigners Ian Levy and Pauline ‘Hackney Heroine’ Pearce, equality campaigner Simon Woolley, cultural campaigners and historians Arthur Torrington CBE, Stephen Bourne, Oku Ekpenyon MBE, Angelina Osborne, National Archives outreach team Sandra Shakespeare and Sara Griffiths, Cllr Michael Jones one of the youngest politicians in London, Guardian journalist Hugh Muir and Patrick Vernon OBE founder of Every Generation.

To attend this free events please RSVP patrice@everygeneration.co.uk or egeninfo@tgis.co.uk
www.everygeneration.co.uk (new site to be launched on shortly).

Get £5 off the new edition of “Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors”

Tracing Your Caribbean AncestorsThe third and newest edition of Guy Grannum’s Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors is out this week.

To celebrate its launch The National Archives website  are offering it for only £11.99 – £5 OFF the usual price of £16.99. I’m not sure how long the introductory offer will last, so get in there quick!

The new edition is fully revised and covers recent developments in Caribbean archives, including details of newly released information and archives that are now available online.

The gorgeous the front cover features the waving passengers and crew of the MV Empire Windrush at Tilbury docks, having sailed from Australia via Jamaica. The photograph was taken by Jones for the Daily Herald newspaper on 21 June, 1948.

The Empire Windrush passenger lists 1948 (BT 26/237) , which is part of the collection at The National Archives, lists the names of the 492 Jamaicans who stepped ashore on 22 June 1948.

The National Archives holds the majority of inward passenger lists from 1878 to 1960 and outward passenger lists from 1890 to 1960 for UK ports, you can find more information here.

Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors is a must have book for any one undertaking family history research for people who were born, lived or worked in the Caribbean.

How are you enjoying the most recent edition?

Let us know?