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/
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
Solihull B91 3RG
Call 0791 701 5113 or email email@example.com for more information
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
(new site to be launched on shortly).
Solihull Library – Black History Month Events
Solihull and Birmingham group is engaged in the month events – see accompanying flyer.
The 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?
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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
All are invited to Caribbean Family History Group Solihull & Birmingham’s Annual General Meeting
Date: Saturday 28th April 2012*
*N.B. the correct date for the AGM is 28th April 2012, venue and time to be confirmed. Apologies for any confusion caused.