Thursday, December 10, 2015

Saipan Family History Fair

November 21 & 22, 2015
The Wiswell's are Family History Consultants on Saipan, we love spending time with them when we visit the island. The fair is something Val Welch has written a grant to do for teachers to have their students write about their heritage in their language and English. Val organized the Family History fair to train teachers so their students could write stories for the Man'Amko Memorial Day Memories Program.  There were three presentation on Saturday. The first was by Del Benson, he showed how we can make a photo family tree. 
Elder Williams did a presentation on DNA and what you can learn from it.
We also had entertainment between the sessions! They are singing songs in their native language. We love hearing this music!
Val Welch did the concluding session on how to use technology to record your story.
Sunday evening we had a fireside (on the beach with a fire) we learned why it is important to save and preserve the stories of these beautiful islands. Unfortunately we didn't get any pictures! 

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