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Meet up with twin, @LCAfricana, at #NGS2011

14 May

I often think about the many great friends I would not know if I were not on Twitter.  I follow and have learned from the best of the best.  It has been such a great experience finding so many people who share the same interests in genealogy as I do.

Left: @LCAfricana (Toni Carrier), photo by Mr. @SavingStories

Once again I had the opportunity to meet up with @LCAfricana (Toni Carrier) who introduces me as her twin.  When we first met in person last year, we found ourselves finishing each other’s sentences and being totally rabid about genealogy. Many times I am up until 2 am and all of a sudden, she will tweet me as if she knew I was out there.

I had the wonderful opportunity on this trip of watching Toni work her extreme magic uncovering an unbelievable number of resources to document the slave ancestry of a person she was helping.  I have used lowcountryafricana.net (SC, FL, GA resources) for years, and am glad to know the brains behind the source.

We are twins for many reasons.  She has the same incredible dedication to providing resources to help others and works tirelessly around the clock.  Toni is also always surrounded by people who are also hard working and truly dedicated. Mr @SavingStories, and I had a wonderful experience set up by my twin at Magnolia Plantation this week where D. J Tucker gave the most correct and inspirational African American interpretation at the slave dwellings on the site.  After the presentation, D J kept making a move to go for the day, but hesitated until he had shown us each of the cabins and had given the history behind who had stayed in them.

It was great to hear the response of the class after Toni’s presentation at NGS yesterday.  They were in total awe.  I heard someone comment, “I was looking for help, and I found Toni.  Now she’s all I need.”   Toni patiently answered questions and conversed with each of them who approached her afterwards.  She is a true treasure to know.  Everyone needs a twin!

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15 responses to “Meet up with twin, @LCAfricana, at #NGS2011

  1. Pugbug

    May 14, 2011 at 11:01 am

    As Twitter follower to both, I sure do enjoy seeing this great photo of you!

     
    • SavingStories

      May 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm

      Thank you Pugbug! Wonderful to have you stop by!

       
  2. Sandra Taliaferro

    May 14, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Two of my most favorite tweeters and GeneaAngels. I wish I could have been at NGS this year. Hope to meet both of you one day. Great photo!

     
    • SavingStories

      May 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm

      Awe, that is so sweet, Sandra. I hope to meet you too one day soon!

       
  3. Toni Carrier

    May 14, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    See the picture? That is sheer bliss on my face. It was so great to meet up again with my Gentwin. We had such a wonderful time, got to spend so much time together. I wish we lived one block from each other.

    We’re going to kick up some serious heritage dust in the Lowcountry for years to come!

    Happy :0)
    Toni

     
  4. Toni Carrier

    May 14, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Love you Girlfriend!

     
  5. Cheryl Palmer

    May 14, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I love the photo and love being able to see you both. It must be great to have a “twin!” Toni indeed has a lot of patience and is very kind. I met her on Twitter when she was looking for transcribers. She told me I was the first one to respond. I would love to hear her speak some day. You both are very dedicated and hard workers. I enjoyed your post!

     
  6. gtownma

    May 14, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Great article. One of the great benefits of doing family history is the people you meet along the journey.

     
    • SavingStories

      May 15, 2011 at 11:10 am

      I agree! Gtownma! Sure enjoy you in the Nurturing Our Roots chat room!

       
  7. Alana

    May 15, 2011 at 7:51 am

    The first time I saw you two together I knew there was a “twin-ship,” a special connection that made you inseparable. That you found each other after all those years was certainly a gift from a loving God. There is no stopping the two of you. The creative and genealogical genius you each have, when combined is a truly powerful thing. Blessings, “twins,”

     
    • SavingStories

      May 15, 2011 at 11:11 am

      Thank you Alana! Sure miss seeing you this time!

       
  8. Mavis Jones

    May 15, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Love both of you. Hate I couldn’t make down to NGS.

     
    • SavingStories

      May 15, 2011 at 6:18 pm

      We love you too, Mavis! Hopefully we can meet up again soon.

       

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