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Looking for Ancestors in Jamaica

Family History
4.8 out of 5 Average rating

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

Susan
, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

Margaret
, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022
  • DURATION 60 mins
  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
4.8 out of 5 Average rating

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

Susan
, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

Margaret
, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022

Event Description

Many people have discovered that they have relatives who settled many, many years ago in foreign lands, some in Jamaica or other islands in the Caribbean perhaps. Maybe a client has discovered something similar and has asked about this.  How do you go about finding this ancestor and/or the descendants?

In this session I will show you how to start, focus and streamline your search, providing you with important facts and useful tips and resources to help you learn more about and perhaps find, your

By the end of this session, you will be able to make a start on tracing your Jamaican ancestor. It is hoped that the  information, guidance and case studies provided will make for focused and less time-consuming research and add value to the work of family historians and genealogists, particularly those who have never been to the Caribbean or have no known contacts to work with. 

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
Yetunde Abiola

Meet the Host, Yetunde

Yetunde Abiola has been researching her family history for 12 years. As a Black British woman of Nigerian and Jamaican descent who has also lived in Nigeria, Jamaica, Switzerland, and Togo, she travels extensively for family history research and networking and is conversant with the interplay of histories and politics in today’s multicultural world. She has also served as an Ambassador to RootsTech 2019-2023 and delivers talks and presentations online (via several platforms) and in person.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!

Resources

Looking for Ancestors in Jamaica has supplementary learning materials provided by the event host. Once you book an event, you will get access to these resources.

More Information

What if I can’t make the event?

If a recording’s available for the event, you can still register for it and we will send you an email with a link to a recording shortly after it ends.

Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?

Your camera and microphone does not need to be on for you to enjoy the event. The choice about whether to do this is completely yours.

How do I watch the live event?

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How do I sign-up for and access the recording? (Recorded events only)

Book the event as normal (as if you are attending live). After the event ends you will automatically receive a post-event email with a link to the recording, as long as the event was recorded. You do not need to do anything else and there is no separate booking process for recordings only. Please note it can take up to 24 hours for Zoom to process recordings.

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