African families have often relied heavily on oral tradition to track the history of their lineage, however, a Zimbabwean website is changing this with a new innovation that helps families to mortalise their lineage history.
The website has been designed with features that allow families to record and keep track of their history or lineage information. It keep both current and future generations history. It also has specifications that helps Zimbabweans to know how they are related to each other.
In Zimbabwe its uncommon to come across someone that you share the same surname. The scenario has been described as frustrating to many people as they are unable to trace their ancestors.
For most, the history of the family lineage is lost in oral tradition and quite often it is grandparents that carry this history with them to the grave.
Here is a synopsis of an entry on the website.
The website which seems to be under development was started by Misheck Samanyanga, the former country manager at Jumia for Zambia and Zimbabwe. A TechZim report states that it is not run for profit but pursuit of a passion.
The website also has a blog that allows history writers to post their stories. This can be especially important for families that may want to in mortalise stories of their migration.
The website has given Zimbabweans the power to tell their own stories and keep history alive for generations.