Apr 16, 2009

Marikina Inaugurates the Ka-Angkan Family History Center

In celebration of Marikina's 379th founding anniversary today, April 16, 2009, the city of Marikina also inaugurates the Ka-Angkan Family History Center.   What used to be the Marikina Library located at the corner of Shoe Avenue and W. Paz streets in Sta. Elena, just across Freedom Park and Marikina City Hall is now where the Ka-Angkan Family History Center resides.  It was inaugurated at 9:00am earlier this morning.

This family history center aims to collect and ensure the preservation and accessibility of genealogical, biographical, and historical information on ancestors, lineage and family trees over clans who lived in Marikina from generation to generation.   Over 40 clans' histories dating back to the 1900's are documented and archived in the form of personal and family papers, photos, and microfilm records.

The uniqueness of this Family History Center is derived from the Ka-Angkan Festival, a homegrown festivity spearheaded by former Mayor Bayani Fernando in 1998, which also makes the facility to be the first of its kind among local government units in the Philippines.

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