Nothing could have prepared me for the joyful and spirited welcome that my Temne kingdom had waiting for us as we stepped off of the bus to meet my Temne village in Mile 91, Yonibana, Sierra Leone, for the first time in my life. Wow!
Of all of the Helaire brothers, great uncle Olevy “Oliver” Helaire/Ely is the one that no one had a picture of, and the one that was the most unknown to the family, until now.
I created this site so that I can begin to document my own ancestry research as well as the amazing journey that have led to amazing discoveries and significant family connections. At Strong Genealogy, I have an opportunity to build on the ancestry, historical and family connections to work within my own family and othersContinue reading “Strong Genealogy by Yokota D. Strong”