Are you connected with Sierra Leone? Do
you know your family; your relations; your ancestors; your roots? Did you know
that hitherto 'long-lost' family members might be trying to contact you?
Genealogy is the second most popular leisure pursuit on the
internet. Millions of people throughout the world are trying to trace their
ancestors and living relatives - especially those of African descent who are determined to
overcome the forced dislocation of the Slave Trade and find their 'roots'. Using the power
of online resources facilitates the tracing of families and relatives, wherever they are
in the world.
The Sierra Leone Online Genealogy Project (SierraLeoneGenWeb)
is the leading national initiative in this aspect of our social and cultural history. As
the official national representative for the WorldGenWeb
Project, we aim to provide Sierra Leonean internet (and other) users with the means to
access their pasts and discover their shared histories. This website is the country level
project site for Sierra Leone. Please visit the AfricaGenWeb homepage for more information
about other African genealogy projects.
If you are from Sierra Leone, and would like to begin
finding and tracing others in your family tree, then this is the site for you. If
you believe you may have connections with the Creoles, Mende, Temne, or any of the
indigenous ethnic groups in the country, then we may be able to provide you with further
information. (You can find out more about Sierra Leone by visiting our travel page.)
In conclusion, if you would like to trace your roots to
other countries in Africa or the rest of the world, then, this page is all you need as
your gateway to start your journey into your own personal history.
P.S. If you would like to volunteer to help the Sierra
Leone Genealogy Project, by helping to compile records, or conducting research, please email us.