Ghana Oral Genealogies
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Oral genealogies (In printed form)[edit | edit source]
Research use: Very useful supplement to civil and church records, especially prior to 1800; often the only source of family information available for some native Africans.
Record type: Transcribed oral genealogies. Tribal and family histories, pedigrees, etc. covering many Ghanaians not in civil, church, or census records.
Time period: Approximately 1700 to present.
Contents: Transcribed family pedigrees obtained by oral interview.
Location: National Archives, Accra.
Population coverage: Approximately 30 to 40% of the native population, many not covered in other record types.
References[edit | edit source]
- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Ghana,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1991-1998.