Robin Foster’s Role at Lowcountry Africana Expands to Co-Director

10 April 2012 --- Lowcountry Africana, an all-volunteer research project and free website dedicated to African American genealogy and history in SC, GA and FL, is pleased to welcome Robin Foster to the position of Co-Director.

Robin is the creator of About Our Freedom, a website dedicated to interpreting the difficult aspects of history met by researchers of African American ancestors. Robin has served the online heritage research community for five years and is a prolific writer and lecturer. She is currently developing a free online beginning genealogy course entitled “How Do I Start My Family History?” which will be available soon; please follow Lowcountry Africana for its release.

Robin joined the Lowcountry Africana volunteer crew in July 2011 as Coordinator of Georgia Records and author of the blogs “Georgia Ancestors” and “Got Tools?” and has since applied her experience, expertise and blazing talent to many areas of Lowcountry Africana’s operations. She is an expert in using social media to raise awareness of nonprofit community service efforts and has made extraordinary contributions to Lowcountry Africana in this regard.

In her new role as Co-Director, Robin Foster will join Founding Director Toni Carrier and Co-Director Alana Thevenet in steering the Lowcountry Africana organization and determining its future direction. We are pleased to welcome Robin as Co-Director and look forward to many years of exciting collaboration.

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