We are one of the partners contracted in Africa by FamilySearch International which is a private, non-profit 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.
“When an old man dies, a library burns”
This parameter emphasizes the role of oral tradition and the history of African oral cultures. Throughout Africa, irreplaceable family information and traditions are being lost due to neglect, war, migration and deterioration. With the younger generation leaving… some family histories may not be passed to future generations unless we preserve them now. FamilySearch International is helping preserve this valuable history from Ghana through to Zimbabwe, so Africans can connect with their roots. This information gathered and preserved will be made available freely to individuals researching their family history.
Are you interested in being part of this project? Send us a message via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp: 020 925 0556