Yvonne is a native Georgian who grew up in the foothills of the north Georgia mountains. She retired from the insurance industry as a partner in a P&C agency. After retirement she decided to pursue a more formal education in genealogy, which had been her hobby. She holds Boston University's Certificate of Genealogical Research and the Certified Genealogist credential from the Board for Certification of Genealogists®. She is the owner of The Georgia Genealogist, Inc. She and her husband Rus live in south central Georgia, surrounded by descendants. READ MORE
Emilie is a fourth year Georgia Tech undergrad student pursuing a dual major in International Affairs with a concentration in European Affairs and the Transatlantic Relationship. She serves as President of Georgia Tech Mock Trial, the VP of Greek Life at Georgia Tech, and Kids at Kollege. She graduates December 2020, and has accepted a position with Accenture based in Atlanta. She is Yvonne's granddaughter.
Lori is the owner of Southern Genealogist, llc. and has been researching since 1984. An old photograph where someone had written on the back, “Remember me–tho my face you can not see,” spurred her interest. Lori wanted to know who the woman was, and she wanted to remember her! Lori loves to piece together the details that make up a person’s life. All of our ancestors left clues to their everyday life in the records and photos they created.
Lori holds the Certified Genealogist® (CG) credential. Her background is in Southern research and some Midwest research. She and Yvonne partner to work with the US Army PCRB'S Military Repatriation Project.
Rus is a retired school administrator and educator. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Murray State University with a major in English and History and a Minor in Art. He holds a M.Ed from the University of Montevallo with a Major in Secondary Education and Minor in Educational Leadership and Art. Additionally, he completed work toward a Doctorate (ABD) in Educational Administration and Planning at the University of Alabama.
Rus was enjoying retirement entirely too much, so he now works part-time with Yvonne. Happy wife, happy life!