A slip of paper with the name of a father she never knew was all Renee Johnson had when she walked into a KPL genealogy lock-in. Five years later, Renee not only knows more about her father, she’s uncovered much of her great, great grandmother’s life story and even tracked down a great aunt whom she called in California. She’s traced her heritage through Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Florida and discovered that hers is a mixture of African, American Indian, and even Scottish ancestry.
Renee describes her genealogy journey as “…a twisting, turning, nerve-racking adventure, but I’m hooked! When I saw the amount of the information that could be pulled up from that little slip of paper, I said ‘I can do that.’ It’s history. It’s a good story. It’s my story.”