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 or call 256-658-1616 to inquire about rates and procedures.  Follow me on Facebook at 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)


  • 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



  • 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.

2 responses to “About

  1. Vendra

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 8:26 am

    I would like to know some of my family history please. ”
    Seeb” Rapoleon Keith of Springville, Alabama was my
    great-grand father who married my great-grand mother Bertha Ireen Allison also of Springville , Alabama. They had 6 children together 2 girls 4 boys. Vendra Miriam Keith was my grandmother.

    • Angela Lucas

      Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 3:48 pm

      I may be able to help you with this St. Clair County family. Please email me at and let me know specifically what you’d like to know. Thanks!


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