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Black Genealogy: DNA Testing and Where Am I from?

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Ancesty Talks Event with Paul Crooks


An insightful Black Genealogy masterclass exploring DNA testing. For you, if you’re one of many asking “Where am I from?”

Date & time

Date:3 October 2021

Time:6.30pm to 8pm

Event Details

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An insightful Black Genealogy masterclass exploring DNA testing determining your African roots.

DNA testing is estimated to be a £7.7bn industry. 12 million people from all over the world have taken a home DNA-test. We hope DNA tests can tell us where we are from.

But does anyone stop to ask

are 23andMe and AncestryDNA actually testing your ancestry?
how much information is passed down through a person’s DNA?
is the industry really just telling us what they think we want to hear?
Paul Crooks discusses

his research into his own African Caribbean ancestry and what it reveals about the origins of African Caribbean and African American people.
the extent DNA testing helps in determine roots/race/ethnicity
How to get the Event link

This online talk will be held over Zoom. Details of how to join the session will be in your registration confirmation email.

Who is this talk for?

For you if

you’re thinking about getting their DNA test
you’ve had a DNA test and you're not sure what next in furthering your understanding of who you are and where you’re from.
Come and ask questions about how to start exploring family history. Who knows? Maybe you'll be inspired to explore your Ancestry.

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Paul Crooks is unique as a published author and genealogist with a specialist interest in Black ancestry and African Caribbean history. He came to prominence with his pioneering research into African Caribbean genealogy During the 1990s, when he became the first to trace his family history back 6 generations, from London to his ancestors captured off the West African coast 200 years ago. He discovered his ancestors were enslaved on a sugar plantation in Jamaica. His books, Ancestors and A Tree Without Roots - The Guide To Tracing British, African and Asian Caribbean Ancestry brought him international recognition for his breakthrough research into Black ancestry.

Paul appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? with Moira Stuart as the expert in African Caribbean family history. He is credited with inspiring an upsurge in interest in Black and British ancestry. He is also recognised for having spawned an industry in African Caribbean genealogy.

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