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).

Black History Month Events 2012

Solihull Library – Black History Month Events

Solihull and Birmingham group is engaged in the month events – see accompanying flyer.

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?

Solihull meeting @ Solihull Library, 2.00pm-4.00pm, 31st March 2012

The next meeting of the Solihull Caribbean Family History Group is as ever is at Solihull Library, officially between 12 noon and 4.00pm on Saturday 31st March 2012

We will help you start/continue to grow your own family tree

Annual General Meeting – Caribbean Family History Group Solihull & Birmingham

All are invited to Caribbean Family History Group Solihull & Birmingham’s  Annual General Meeting

Date: Saturday 28th April 2012*
Venue: tbc
Time: tbc

*N.B. the correct date for the AGM is 28th April 2012, venue and time to be confirmed. Apologies for any confusion caused.

Annual General Meeting – Caribbean Family History Group Solihull & Birmingham

All are invited to Caribbean Family History Group Solihull & Birmingham’s  Annual General Meeting

Date: Saturday 28th April 2012*
Venue: tbc
Time: tbc

*N.B. the correct date for the AGM is 28th April 2012, venue and time to be confirmed. Apologies for any confusion caused.