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Samoan Genealogy (Gafa) Retold - free webinar by Andrew Reuben Peteru, now online for limited time

Samoan Genealogy (Gafa) Retold - free webinar by Andrew Reuben Peteru, now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Andrew Reuben Peteru, "Samoan Genealogy (Gafa) Retold" is now available to view at for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

For small communities like Samoa, a tiny group of islands in Polynesia, genealogy is preserved and fiercely protected through oral tradition as they are intrinsically linked to land and chiefly titles. The validity of these genealogical narratives have not been immune to at least two waves of mass population loss that coincided with the arrival of Europeans, coupled with political interference towards colonisation. With today's advancement of technology, family historians can now access and salvage never seen before documents and photos, and decipher DNA tests and some of the findings are not supporting versions of traditional genealogy. How should Family Historians approach this sensitive subject?

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour and 18 minute recording of "Samoan Genealogy (Gafa) Retold" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

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