16 May 2016

MyHeritage Unveils Tribal Quest -- Global Pro Bono Initiative to preserve the family histories of remote tribes

From our friends at MyHeritage ...

... unveiling Tribal Quest, a global pro bono initiative of MyHeritage to preserve the family histories of remote tribes.

MyHeritage believes that every family history should be documented, and as we have the tools to do so we felt we could help those communities who live without access to modern technology, to preserve their precious family stories for generations to come. 

The first Tribal Quest expedition was to Namibia. MyHeritage employees interviewed hundreds of representatives from the Himba tribe. The MyHeritage team visited 19 villages, took hundreds of family photos, and used MyHeritage to record the family history information of over 2,000 tribe members. 

The next expedition was to Papua New Guinea. MyHeritage employees interviewed tribal groups and built 36 family trees containing over 4000 individuals.

We’ve produced a beautiful website featuring interesting family stories we discovered on our Namibia expedition, including video, photos, and a travel log. We will soon add materials from our trip to Papua New Guinea.

Here's a video which explains more about Tribal Quest.

Please read more about Tribal Quest in our official blog post: http://blog.myheritage.com/2016/05/new-initiative-tribal-quest/ .

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