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Compiling the First Generation

Compiling the First Generation

Many people who become involved in family history research look at what other people have already completed on their common lines and then begin research where the first blank appears. There is a reason that Grandma or Aunt Clara stopped where they did. It was hard research! As you prepare yourself to do hard research get yourself trained to do it right from the beginning. First things first. Compile and document your 1st Generation first. Your story, … Read entire article »

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Kumasi-Ghana Oral Historian Speaks At Georgia Family History Expo

Kumasi-Ghana Oral Historian Speaks At Georgia Family History Expo

African Oral Historian Stresses Importance of Recording History at Georgia Family History Expo By Donna M. Brown If the traditional West African belief is true, “every time an old man dies it is as if a library has burned down,” it’s safe to consider Paul Adjei a modern-day fireman. He is an oral historian sworn to collect, preserve and protect a dissipating past. Adjei, sponsored by Family History Expos, will present at the 2012 Georgia Family History Expo … Read entire article »

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Houston Family History Expo to Feature Oral History Expert

Paul Adjei, CEO at Worldbiz Business. Mr. Adjei lives in Kumasi-Ghana. He collects and preserves oral genealogical data and is currently preserving the history of one of the most powerful tribes in West Africa called the Akan. He manages 20 field staff performing research on this tribe. He will be presenting about oral histories at the Family History Expo in Houston, Texas on April 6th and 7th, 2012 at the Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport, 9100 Gulf Freeway. Mr. Adjei’s first presentation is called The Importance of Oral Genealogical Research in Ghana, but this class is valuable to all family historians even if you do not have ancestors from Ghana. Oral genealogy is the systematic collection of living people’s testimony about … Read entire article »

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