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.
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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/

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).