"Ankobia" in Twi means those who lead the battle in commitment and courage. Ankobia6 (A6), is a 'finding family roots' program for individuals or small groups of community residents. It involves research, discovery and presentation (story-telling). Participants move through six phases of global genealogy and history for beginners (A6):
A1. Why Roots? A2. Autobiography A3. Elders A4. Sasha & Zamani (ancestors 'in' living memory and 'beyond' living memory) A5. Afrika I Belong (deep ancestry) A6. Bearing Tradition (sharing/story-telling event)
We are all aware of the toll that lack of self-knowledge and self-respect and mis-education can take on our community. A6 helps:
- Build intelligent family research plans.
- Generate findings that carry values & traditions forward.
- Receive training in basic genealogy research, spreadsheet use, internet navigation and other skills needed to re-construct our own personal family history and align it to the wider global Ourstory
ReIdren Staff can also map out the specific next steps of your research-to recover your Personal History better, deeper & with meaning. Why pay someone $55/hr plus expenses as a genealogist (sometimes adding up to well over $2,000) when we can teach YOU to do YOUR OWN RESEARCH effectively in about 2 hours time. All you need is access to the internet, a printer, and a library card. You will soon be discovering information on your family you had NO IDEA about before. Bring us in today.
FAMILY SEARCH REQUEST
KEY GENEALOGY RESOURCES (links)
Download free Pedigree (family tree) Chart
100 tools to get you started building a family tree (type ctrl + F and search by keywords: 'African' or 'Latino' for example).
Homegoings by Isaiah Owens (link)
Fly Hat Fly - Gcina Mhpole (link) 2:10
Prezi (excellent for sharing family history presentations)
Google Hangouts (good site for working together)