Tracing Your Windrush Roots

This Is An Opportunity for People to Explore Their Roots and Identify the Key Sources with Leading Genealogist Adrian Stone.

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Adrian’s personal journey exploring his family tree

Adrian Stone is one of the top Caribbean genealogists in the UK and the founder of Own History. Adrian’s personal journey exploring his family tree and history stemmed from the realisation that he knew very little about his own roots when his mother became ill.

Like with most people of Caribbean heritage, there are huge gaps of disconnection due to slavery and poorly documented migration. The desire to reclaim ownership of Adrian’s specific history was the driving force in creating the now very successful Own History programme.

Own History has enabled Adrian to discover 6000 individual relatives covering a timeline of over 250 years, and the numbers just keep growing. From Bristol to London, Jamaica, Scotland and America, Adrian was ultimately led to an African woman named Ebo Venus (Adrian's 5 x great grandmother) who came to Kellits Slave Plantation in Clarendon Jamaica via slave ships in the 1790's from the Igbo tribe in Nigeria.

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In Class

Own History is a UK based genealogy service specialising in assisting anyone with Caribbean heritage to connect the dots of their interrupted history and re-establish the ancestral roots of their family tree.

The wide availability and simplicity of DNA testing has meant that there has been a huge spike in the interest of individuals and families with a desire to know who they are and where they come from. Once a person begins this journey of exploration the Own History programme guides seekers through historical documents, archived photographs, oral traditions and buildings to uniquely identify their ancestry.

Who We Are


Group getting involved!

Drawing upon his own personal experience of tracing his ancestry and desire to share his passion for genealogy, Adrian has launched these unique series of genealogy workshops entitled ‘Tracing Your Windrush Roots’ to help participants find their African Caribbean roots from the Windrush generation and beyond!

These practical workshop will offer you the opportunity to search your own family tree and assist in developing an understanding of basic genealogical techniques. You will be also shown how to effectively locate and analyse key sources along with the potential of DNA testing as applied to genealogy. Moreover, this event will help you add historical context to your African Caribbean family history and discuss how to record and communicate research findings.

The workshops are suitable for people at beginner to intermediate level, computers will be available.

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Society of Geneologists 2019
Tracing Your Windrush Roots@
Society of Geneologists 2019