We are one of the partners contracted in Africa by FamilySearch International which is a private, non-profit, cultural and educational organization founded in 1894 and dedicated to research and connecting families across generations.
It is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help with this pursuit, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records throughout the world.
It was created to promote genealogical research, to help and support people to trace their ancestors and learn more about their cultures, traditions and especially their families. The FamilySearch database is free and open to anyone to research. Researchers can search the millions of African-related records as they are published online at familysearch.org
“When an old man dies, a library burns”
This parameter emphasizes the role of oral tradition and the history of African oral cultures. This information gathered and preserved will be made available freely to individuals researching their family history. Throughout Africa, irreplaceable family information and traditions are being lost due to neglect, war and deterioration. But from Accra to Zimbabwe, FamilySearch International is helping preserve this valuable history so Africans can connect with their roots.
Many of the records collected by FamilySearch are now available for free on the familysearch.org website, where they can be accessed by anyone anywhere in the world. With the younger generation leaving… some family histories may not be passed to future generations unless we preserve them now. Many stories are held in the minds of those still living in remote African villages.
This project aims to preserve those histories for the rising generation. By doing this, the records can be shared worldwide, and the stories can influence and unite all of us.