What Is The Khoja Oral Family History Project?

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It is a late but urgent response to our dilemma - KhojaWiki.org seeks to codify those family stories, connect them with other people's stories, provide relevant information on Khoja places of settlement and highlight historical events using live links - a searchable Wikipedia of Khoja families stories and family trees. It creates printable family trees of unlimited generations and a handy feature to find links between Khoja families. For privacy and safety, no contact information is exchanged on the site.

So computer-literate contributors create their own family history pages for each person and upload photos, documents as well as audio/video materials, etc. Only the user-creator can change or add information at any time. For our seniors, volunteer interviewers help them recall names, dates, events, etc. which are then uploaded by them onto khojawiki.org. Registered users help write essays, do research on families and also monitor the site. To help build our collective knowledge, such essays can be amended or added to by other registered users but will be periodically reviewed by monitors.

The whole collection including the family stories, the historical essays, photographs, documents and audio/video materials will be preserved and available on www.Khojawiki.org for future Khoja generations as well as historians.

"Oral history as narrated by the subjects themselves is a powerful instrument for a ‘history from below’" [1]

Please help us in this timely cause by adding your own family history.

Add your/your family story here

References
  1. "Gijsbert Oonk- Settled Strangers - Asian Business Elites in East Africa (1800-2000) - Acknowledgements"