My name is Belinda and I love listening, watching and reading about all things genealogy.  Something about it has always fascinated me since I was a young girl. But I always pushed it off until later. Another factor is the fact that I am African-American and know the likely obstacles I will face in my research. I think I used that as an excuse for far too long and want to take the plunge to see how far I can go.  In addition to finding out dates and names, I am interested in learning the context, the histories during the periods of my ancestors. I think it will help me to better understand my ancestors and the lives they led.

I will use this site to document my journey and reach out to the amazing community of genealogists and family historians.