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What’s Online: Caribbean connections

Since the settling of the British Caribbean in the 17th century, people have returned or emigrated to Britain. However, up until the 19th century, it is difficult to know how many Caribbean people lived in the UK.

This illustrative talk is an introduction to the history and primary sources for researching Caribbean migration and migrants to the UK.

This talk was delivered on 19 June 2020 at The National Archives by Guy Grannum (‘Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors’), who has been writing and speaking about Caribbean heritage and family history for over 25 years.


Transcription to follow.


  1. Gurmeet Sangha says:

    Cultural Arts CIC is a BMAE community in Wolverhampton.
    We are collecting research material for sharing our History, culture, and music (Notting Hill carnival).
    Also The West indian/caribbean involvement in WW1-2.

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