Finding Family Blong Yumi
Looking for family, want to reconnect but have no idea where to start. Believe it or not most people will have useful information that will head us, and your challenge in the right direction. Stories your grandparents may have told you. The names given to their children. Conversations about an Island. All these things can assist us find your family. Talk to cousins and relatives, brothers and sisters as many will have information that is of utmost importance.
Don't delay this important part of your life anymore. To assist us in finding family please download the appropriate application form. There is an English version and a Bislama version. We will be soon uploading in other local Pacific languages.
The single most important task is the largest Pacific and South Sea Islander genealogical and historical project ever to be conducted. Blackbird currently helps with finding and re-connecting families in Australia, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands, using all means available including ship logs, historical records, oral history and information from the families themselves.
Finding Family Blong Yumi is expanding through permanent, grass-roots operations in Queensland, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands to obtain stories and information, as we continue to lose many of the chiefs and elders and with them, this important history. Much of the information and their knowledge must be captured now to ensure its survival.