In this post I said I wanted to draw my family tree. I have progressed a little and gotten information that I would like to share. I will continue to update as and when I know more.
I am currently involved in two researches, no actually three when you think about the thesis dissertation I am working to complete and graduate University this December.
The first research was suggested by a good friend, a historian, and in in the line of that book Mary pointed me to ( The Darkening Age). If you have read that book, you know the extent to which the Christians destroyed artifacts of the old religions.
In the same line, I would want to find out
- how far did mission Christianity try to capture or delete previously sacred landscapes in Kenya?
- how did my/our forefathers respond to such desecration of religious sites and knowledge?
I am calling for help on this from the universe 🙂
My second area of research isn’t informed by the first one but is an idle curiosity. I am researching on my family tree. I have information up to my grandfather 4 times removed. I also have a bit of history on the eponymous father of the clan Onyango son of Ogiri and I want to trace the line both forwards from him to me and backwards to any of the early Luo migrations into Central Nyanza.
Here is where you come in. If anyone from Asembo Kanyikela reads this and has information that would help me in reconstructing this tree, backwards especially, say something in the comments or reach me on the contacts page. Help yours truly satisfy this idle curiosity.