Thanks to DNA, descendants of Africans who were taken into slavery in America during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade will be reuniting with their ancestors in one of the biggest ever home coming events to be held next year. The Centre for African American Genealogical Research, Inc. (CAAGRI) is spearheading the home coming event aimed at reuniting as many African families in the Diaspora with biological families in Ghana.
You can read more in an article in The Spectator at http://goo.gl/gi0yJ
I noted the article also describes the benefits of digitization for long-term archiving: "...prior to the digitisation project, original documents were being destroyed through constant handling by researchers."
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