On the 1st of October 2002 the website Every Generation was launched by Patrick Vernon. This was a result of his substantial experiences of mentoring young black people in Brent and Hackney. Along with his own passion for family history and cultural heritage he was inspired to create an online resource for young people and families on genealogy and exploring Black British identity.

The theme of Every Generation was also inspired by the African American Jazz musician Ronnie Laws 1980 album Every Generation.

The track ‘Every Generation’ explores how knowledge and wisdom are passed between generations. We are pleased to say that Ronnie Laws has personally endorsed our website.                                                                     EGM Team