Archives for February 2014

LDS Church Making Strides Preserving African Family Histories

Genealogy experts are experiencing a race against time in Sub-Saharan Africa; an area that spans 36 countries. There is an urgency to collect oral interviews of African genealogy because family historians are aging and some are dying before those histories can be recorded. Dr. Osei-Agyemang Bonsu, an area manager for the Church’s FamilySearch International, is working hard to preserve family history in Sub-Saharan Africa. He has spent the past five years working with a team of contractors to record the histories and take pictures of the elderly family historians he called … [Read more...]

Native American Tribe Finds Slave Cemetery in Little Rock

A group with Arkansas connections says an unmarked slave cemetery has been discovered in Pulaski County on its newly purchased property. The cemetery has been found on a 160-acre plot of land near the Little Rock Port Authority on Thibault Rd. that was recently bought by the Quapaw Tribe to preserve its history. "It's a very important piece of land to us. It's part of our original reservation," says business chairman John Berrey. Berrey says the site is where the group called home before being forced to move to Oklahoma in the 1800's. Read More: Native American Tribe … [Read more...]