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I am proud of my Southern roots and want to help you find yours.  I grew up in the south and understand the region. As an experienced, professional genealogist specializing in southern family history research, I can guide you with your genealogy goals and suggest avenues you may not have considered. I hold the Certified Genealogist (R) credential from the Board for Certification of Genealogists (R). While my specialty is Alabama, I also research in adjacent states. Areas of interest include:

  • Alabama, especially the following counties: Madison, Marshall, Limestone, Jackson, Lawrence, Morgan, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Cherokee, St. Clair, Choctaw, and Sumter
  • southern and middle Tennessee
  • western Georgia
  • eastern Mississippi

Sometimes the stories of southerners lead me to other parts of the U.S., such as Alabama ancestors originally from the Carolinas, or southerners who chose a Texas migration. In addition to years of genealogical research, I  also taught Alabama history.

I am currently taking new clients, and my office hours are Monday-Friday, 9-5 pm (Central Time).  Just send me an email at southernfolkfinder@gmail.com or call 256-658-1616 to inquire about rates and procedures.  Follow me on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/southernfolkfinder. Please read some of my blog posts on this website. Let me find your “folk” or “your people,” as we say down South!

Angela Lucas

Member of:

  • Association of Professional Genealogists (APG)
  • Alabama Genealogical Society (AGS)
  • Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society (MTGS)
  • National Genealogical Society (NGS)
  • First Families of Alabama
  • Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society (TVGS)
  • Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
  • Minnesota Genealogical Society (MNGS)

Education:

  • Master’s degree (M.Ed.)
  • Winner of the Lackey Memorial Scholarship to attend GenFed 2016 in D.C.
  • IGHR (Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research) in 2012 through 2016
  • Graduate of the NGS American Genealogy Home Study Course
  • Graduate of ProGen21, a professional genealogy course

 

Conferences:

  • FGS 2012, Birmingham, AL
  • FGS 2013 Ft. Wayne, Indiana 
  • APG Virtual Conference, January 2014
  • APG Virtual Conference, 8-9 January 2015
  • NGS Virtual Conference, 14-15 May 2015
  • FGS 2017 in Pittsburgh
  • APG Professional Management Conference 2017 in Washington, D.C.
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