Thomas FAVER Estate - 1859 Wilkes County GAAncestor work is HARD work. If you’re a descendant of once Enslaved Ancestors, it’s most often emotionally, spiritually and physically painful. Add to that, my propensity to face online prejudice, race bias and culture slights head-on, it’s rarely a dull moment over here!:)

Today, warm words from an earlier Our Georgia Roots supporter and CONTRIBUTOR, Alane Roundtree, were a welcomed reminder of the hope living within a simple Act of Kindness.

When I received Alane’s email at 11:07 AM, I’d just shared with the AAGSAR Facebook Community my intention to make fully available the 563 scanned Wilkes County Georgia Estate Inventory records I received as a gift from the Georgia Archives in 2009 and committed to bringing back online my MUCH coveted Ancestor Gallery of family images.

Alane’s words confirm how vital the work of preserving, restoring and sharing our Ancestry is, and how like spirits and hearts are without color.

A note from Alane…

8 November 2013

“…the Ancestors are always moving things into place aren’t they? I’ve gotten so comfortable with sharing their energy I don’t even question it anymore.” — Luckie Daniels

I just spent the last hour wrapping myself in the familiar blanket of knowledge called As surely as bees are drawn to pollen the Ancestors have found a remarkable conduit for their energy and the pursuit of truth in their Sister Luckie Daniels.

As long as you are able and willing they will continue to utilize your intelligence, skills and devotion for the purpose of elevating us through INSPIRATION and KNOWLEDGE with the preservation and documentation of their STORIES.

Incredible work Luckie. I will be a frequent visitor.

Peace & Strength,


For those unfamiliar with Alane Roundtree, before the HAMMOND-DAVIES bible could be auctioned by Swann Galleries on February 25,2010, Alane rescued the names and genealogical data of MANY Enslaved Ancestors and shared the impeccably transcribed records with me.

Alane’s Act of Genealogical Kindness was the catalyst to our first Carnival of African American Genealogy (CoAAG): Restore My Name and establishing the A Friend of Friends historical document sharing portal (archived).

Acts of Genealogical Kindness are our greatest hope towards mending a wounded and fragmented history.

May we NEVER forget to embody its principles — and hope.

Peace and ease…


{Special thanks to Denise, True,  Amirah, Erlaine & Alane for the Ancestor *nudges* that got me here!:}