A Tree Without Roots
The Guide to Tracing British, African and Asian-Caribbean Ancestry
Arcadia Books Ltd
Designed for people researching their family connections in the Caribbean, this guide is particularly useful for those whose ancestry is complicated by mixed parentage or multiple migrations between Britain, Africa, and the Caribbean. Written by a British author who hit many dead ends as he tried to piece together the saga of his African slave ancestors, the book describes his breakthroughs and identifies archives and records that were previously unknown to genealogists.
Paul Crooks was born a stone's throw from Wembley Football Stadium and lives in London. He started searching for his African slave ancestors after being told it was not possible and it took him eleven years of research to trace them. Arcadia was pleased to publish the product of his labour, Ancestors, a fictionalised account of his great-great-great grandfather's part in the struggle for emancipation from 1798 to 1838.