Welcome to Part II of our Ancestry Mini Series.
This series will soon answer the question, Can African Americans successfully use Ancestry.com to trace their roots? Akata Documentary follows the journey of Victoria G, as she discovers her own African heritage. One of the goals of this film is to inspire Black people to research their own family history to better understand our place in this world, acquire life lessons, and discover a whole new community that has been reaching out to us for some time now.
In this video, The “Barefoot Geneologist” Crista Cowan, shares her top 5 tips to starting your family tree. Here are the 5 tips, as follows:
1) Talk to your living family members
2) Start Building your Family Tree
3) Utilize the US census (if you are doing US based research)
4) Take the Ancestry DNA test
5) Don’t Give Up
If your family does not have a family tree, why not take on that role to cultivate that information, so you can share it with future generations to come.
For more information about our documentary, check out our teaser: https://youtu.be/aoke2LIoYQI