"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/
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Restoring the Links Using Historical Documents and Databases" by Gwendolyn-Midlo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
"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.
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
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/
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/
"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.
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.