Pacific Islander Genealogy & Perspectives with Miyamoto Jensen
APG DEI New Voices Series
Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 8:00–9:30 p.m. ET
Sponsored by the APG Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee
This event is open to APG members only. 

APG is excited to announce the first webinar in our "DEI New Voices" series for members. Join us on Wednesday, 24 July 2024 from 8:00–9:30 p.m. EDT for Pacific Islander Genealogy & Perspectives with Miyamoto Jensen, sponsored by the APG Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. This event is open to APG members only. 

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This presentation will delve into the unique aspects of Pacific Islander genealogy, tracing ancestral roots and understanding cultural narratives. We will discuss the traditional methods used to preserve and pass down family histories and examine the modern tools and techniques enhancing genealogical research today. Additionally, the presentation will highlight the perspectives of Pacific Islanders on identity, community, and the importance of cultural preservation in the face of globalization. Whether you are of Pacific Islander descent or simply interested in learning more about these vibrant cultures, this presentation promises to offer valuable knowledge and a deeper appreciation of the Pacific Islander experience.

About the Presenter
Miyamoto Jensen works at the intersection of genealogy, technology, and business to administer healing to her community through connection to our ancestors. Miya is the only professional genealogist who specializes in Polynesian family histories. She is of Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian), Samoan,  Tongan, Japanese, and European descent. Miya’s wide-ranging experience includes serving as the Pacific Area Content Strategist for FamilySearch, leading an independent genealogy consultancy, hosting the podcast, “Tala Mo Le Moe: Oceania Mythology and History told as Bedtime Stories,” and co-hosting the podcast “Relatable: The Inclusive and Multifaceted Family History Show.” The work Miya is most proud of is her program in Samoa documenting and preserving Samoan oral genealogies of chiefs. Miya has an expansive skillset in data analysis and web design as well. To stay connected with Miya, follow her @ThePolynesianGenealogist on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.

APG's DEI New Voices Series was created to diversify the narrative in genealogical research by providing a platform for emerging voices in the field, particularly those focusing on under-represented communities. The goal is to create a series of educational webinars which aim to enrich the knowledge base of APG members, fostering a broader understanding of historical and cultural issues impacting genealogical research.