I have the great pleasure of introducing you to Luckie Daniels of the Our Georgia Roots, Our Alabama Roots and Cousin Annie’s Kids blogs.
For over the past 12 years, Luckie has been pursuing her African-American genealogy and family history. Luckie is a descendant from the Washington-Wilkes, Georgia area and currently lives in Georgia.
Luckie is very active and committed to African-American genealogy and family history. She encourages others to post more about any and all information they may have about slave owners and slave family history. Luckie knows how difficult it is to locate an African-American ancestor.
She has great knowledge in this area of genealogy and is very supportive. Luckie has several blogs supporting her commitment. Luckie is also the first host of the: Carnival of African-American Genealogy (CoAAG), which is a great way to become involved with African-American genealogy and share information among researchers.
Luckie’s recent trip to Savannah, Georgia for the Southeast Family History Expo is a recent example of how committed she is to blogging and getting genealogy information out there for others to discover. As you can read in this post, Luckie was more than willing – along with Felicia over at My Nola Heritage, Sandra from I Never Knew My Father and Mavis from Georgia Black Crackers and with presenter Darius Gray – to help and inform a group at the Expo about blogging, how to set up a blog and how to post information. So many at this presentation had not even heard of blogging!
Luckie’s Family and Her Blog
Luckie is a single mom of three, with a girl (2) and a boy (10) at home, works full time as a Project Manager which makes for a pretty busy schedule. Her family knows that blogging and genealogy is her personal “me” time and a way to escape!
Over the years Luckie’s family has “warmed” up to the idea of having their family history shared online, but it took them a long time to get warm. Luckie’s friends and family definitely follow her blogs. They know not to ask about genealogy for fear of receiving her “family history lecture”…in Luckie’s own words, “nagging is an excellent tool when used properly!”
How Luckie Follows the Rest of Us
Luckie likes to visit each blogger she follows and enjoys the “full” experience with all the bells and whistles of that blogger’s page. She believes receiving posts via her email would be way too much like receiving work emails.
Luckie typically follows about 20 blogs on a regular basis and randomly two or three that may catch her eye.
Luckie’s Thoughts on Blogging
Luckie feels she is like an “open book”. Having always been a blogger, she is very comfortable sharing her family history using the blogging format. Luckie was thrilled when genealogy moved into the blogging world, growing and creating the genealogy blogging community that exists now.
Luckie does confess though, “I am not happy when my personal and professional web worlds meet, [it] freaks me out a bit to have a co-worker poking around my family history!”
If you haven’t done so already, please head over to Our Georgia Roots. Luckie loves visitors; please leave her a comment to let her know you stopped by.
Welcome Luckie, it’s great having you here!
© 2010, copyright Gini Webb
Gini Webb lives in San Diego, California and manages her own blog, Ginisology, while also researching her own German heritage, recently retired, enjoying life with wonderful husband Steve and visiting with her now seven grandchildren!
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