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AfricaGen Web Project
"an on-line data repository for queries, family histories, and source records." Has hosts for Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe and other countries; some sites have little information. http://www.rootsweb.com/~africagw/
African Genealogy and Genetics - Looking Back to Move Forward
2002 conference on "the importance and implications of using technologies and genealogical methods to reconstruct an African identity." Includes presentations such as "Africans and Their Descendants in the Americas: Restoring the Links Using Historical Documents and Databases" by Gwendolyn-Midlo Hall, "The Cultural Re-Construction of African Identity: A 21st Century Agenda" by Jacqueline Copeland Carson, and "Tracing Lineage: A Social Project and a Genetic Stamp of Approval" by Troy Duster. Hosted by:University of Minnesota, Center for Bioethics and the Powderhorn/Phillips Cultural Wellness Center. http://www.med.umn.edu/cme/afrgen/africangenealogy.html
AfriGeneas. African Ancestored Genealogy
"devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African Ancestry in the Americas in particular and to genealogical research and resources in general." Search their surnames database, hosts discussion forums, mailing lists. Their Slave Data Collection contains records of slave owners (lists of their slaves), slave manifest records. http://www.AfriGeneas.com
Ancestry.com
Has an article about the African Geneaology Database of G. Ugo Nwokeji, assistant professor of history at the University of Connecticut. He is "attempting to help people of African descent to form a clearer picture of their collective past. Nwokeji and a fellow researcher are compiling a database of information about more than
eighty thousand Africans who were rescued from slavery
when the ships carrying them were diverted to foreign ports by the British Navy in the years after the British parliament banned slavery." http://www.ancestry.com/library/view/columns/eastman/5249.asp
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites - South Africa
Extensive directory of South African sites (societies, families, discussion lists, etc). Maintained by Cyndi Howells. http://www.CyndisList.com/soafrica.htm
E-Family
Site for "sharing information to assist with genealogy research in South Africa." Search on a name and locate South African archives (Cape Archives, Transvaal Archive, etc.) with relevant information. Has links to South African geneaology sites. http://www.e-family.co.za/
Genealogical Institute of South Africa / Genealogiese Instituut van Suid-Afrika
In Afrikaans and English. "established to collect and preserve genealogical source material in a scientific manner and conduct genealogical research with a view to rendering a service and to publish genealogical registers and family histories of all South African families." Has links to many South African family web sites, a link to a South African family coats-of-arms site, related genealogical sites, an extensive library, an archive for genealogical data files of individual South African genealogists in the GEDCOM format. Publishes a journal, Familia, and sells its own publications. Based in Stellenbosch. http://www.sun.ac.za/gisa/
Rootsweb
"Our intention is to create a comprehensive database of records and information relating to Jewish immigration to South Africa." The database used passenger arrival lists, naturalization lists, community records, records of marriages, births and deaths, family trees, etc. Based at the Kaplan Centre, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa. [KF] http://grub.its.uct.ac.za/cgi/cgi_RootWeb.exe
SA-HISTORY-L
E-mail list "for anyone interested in South African genealogy." Past messages are available. http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/ZAF/SA-HISTORY.html
soc.genealogy.african
Site no longer active. Was a Usenet discussion group on the genealogy and family history of African-ancestored people world-wide. Formed October 1995. Most messages concerned African-American genealogy. Others were on South African genealogy.



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