Oral Genealogy in Asia-Pacific: The Essence of Personal Identity and Tribal Connections

David S. Ouimette, CG, CGL
Jul 17, 2024
Free through July 23, 2024
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About BCG
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Speaker's Introduction
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Maori Oral Genealogy
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Tongan Oral Genealogy
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About this webinar

Oral genealogies celebrate ancestral connections in indigenous cultures across Asia-Pacific. As one paramount chief in Samoa declared, “The most important thing for children to understand is their family connections. The knowledge of history is their treasure—not gold and silver, but genealogy.” Learn about the significance and richness of oral genealogies and current efforts to preserve them in Asia and the Pacific.

About the speaker

About the speaker

David Ouimette, Certified Genealogist®, Certified Genealogical Lecturer℠, manages Content Strategy for Asia and the Pacific at FamilySearch, prioritizing records of genealogical value for digital preservation and online publication. His team prior
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  1. BP
    Barry PYCROFT
    6 days ago

    Brilliant speech quality and tone. Well constructed syllabus.. Subject treated with the utmost respect.

  2. BB
    Brian Boneham
    6 days ago

    Excellent, must watch again webinar about Oral Family History around the world and ideas for involving ourselves in a project.

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    Beverly Anderson
    6 days ago


  4. HA
    Herbert Adelsberg
    6 days ago

    Tonight’s program was extremely phenomenal.. Here, I have learned that families teach their children to know there ancestral heritage.. What an Honor for remembering their ancestors..

  5. MT
    Mary Taffet
    6 days ago

    A wonderful introduction to the topic of oral genealogies! I’m very glad to know that efforts are being made to preserve these oral traditions and the artifacts that may accompany them.

  6. SC
    Sara Campbell
    6 days ago

    It is such a broad range of locations. I can’t wait to hear more about some of the individual countries.

  7. PB
    Patricia Briggs
    6 days ago

    I was a bit late to this webinar so I will watch it again. It was wonderful so informative and such a great history lesson. Extremely well presented. Thank you.

  8. JT
    Jackie Thornton
    6 days ago

    Thank you for this informative and valuable presentation.


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