Friday, July 27, 2018

Origins of Our Family History

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"Talk Story" is a tradition of sharing stories and experiences. It means much more than exchanging daily greetings and messages with people; it is a celebration of cultural heritage. Talk story represents social interaction, a cultural custom of oral storytelling - a way to share history and tradition with family, extended family and communities. It may be known by different names in many countries and cultures, but the tradition is common through my diverse heritage. It is the means of oral tradition by which elders and knowledgeable individuals circulated history and lineage information among people in family circles and communities. These elders or griots of the community assumed the responsibility of preserving important history and information.

This blog will achieve the purpose of "talk story" to communicate stories about family research, stories and experiences. 

Library of Congress digital collection

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