Yes, I’m Luckie and I am a TECHIE — by day and by night. Though I’ve managed technology initiatives in various channels of the IT spectrum, it’s the NEW TOOLS I dig most! The stuff making life manageable or making access to viable information seamless really gets me excited!
My genealogy research is more calling than addiction and one I’ve carried for 15 years now! I’ve been online with my Our Georgia Roots since 1999 (DO NOT laugh at my use of color!:) and since 2007 with Our Alabama Roots.
Genealogy has been my lifeline. It gave me a history that had been blurred over time with the lost of each Elder. It afforded me an outlet and much needed distraction through the 4 year journey with my Mom through Alzheimer’s Disease. So when the Ancestors called me off my 2+ year hiatus — ironically, the day after Mom’s passing on 8/5 — as always I answered.
But this return IS different. It needed to be more than just blogging and tweeting about my family or community activities. Rather than assisting the random researcher with making the genealogy blogging/twitter “leap-o-faith”, I wanted to focus where there’s the greatest deficit online — the African-American genealogy community.