My first child, a son was born on January 30, 1977, which was the last night of Alex Haley’s “Roots” series. After watching the series or at least seven nights of it I had the fever. I wanted to know more about my family’s slave history. I felt I knew a lot about my family having grown up with two grandmothers and spending a lot or time with both my mother’s and my father’s family. Oh was I mistaken. So my journey began asking questions and trying to find the truth about where my family started. Now with both of my parents, grandparents, older aunts, uncles and cousins deceased the burden and joy of research is on me. Discovering my ancestors past with the good, bad and the ugly has become my passion and I want to pass along the true history of our family ( as much as we will know ) to my children. I started this blog to preserve my discovers ….