Your African and Caribbean family tree

Hackney Archives

Learn how to get started in family history and what resources are available locally in Hackney's libraries and Hackney Archives. Contact us using the details on the right to book a place.

Patrick Vernon will use his own family history to discuss the importance of records, maps and DNA tracing his family history. He will share details of his family history in Jamaica, DNA results and film footage of his travels to Africa.

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East London Routes

Three Generations of Lawrence and Porter family

East London Routes is a family history festival bringing together local people to tell the stories of how we came to East London. It is a chance to discover and celebrate our ancestors - Caribbean and African, Turkish and Kurdish, Jewish, Vietnamese, Irish, and South East Asian or from other parts of the UK.

The event will coincide with the 10th anniversary of Every Generation Media and Foundation (EGM). 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 African and Caribbean heritage.

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