"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)
Do you run an organization in need of Family Research teaching? Are you coordinating your Family Reunion and want to make the most of it? Are you that 1 person taking responsibility for organizing all the wonderful family history (but feels like its a mess and scattered)? Our Ankobia6 (A6) program is for you. 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 over a 20 hour project 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 just a few hours time to much deeper impact. 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.
KEY GENEALOGY RESOURCES (links)
Download free Pedigree (family tree) Chart
Great Antebellum Archives List (twitterfeed)
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) 10:00min
Fly Hat Fly - Gcina Mhpole (link) 2:10min
Prezi (excellent for sharing family history presentations)
Google Hangouts (good site for working together)