I am a strong believer that we have to tell our own stories. Our oral traditions and documentary history reveal our challenges and our triumphs. Not only because of what they contain, but also because of what was excluded. Our children inherit a legacy of resilience from a people who carried on with unrelenting hope and a faith, a people whose strength is measured purely in the fact that we are yet here. We’ve come a mighty, mighty long way.
In 1991, this writer began a journey of exploration into the annals of her family history. From that moment until now, Genealogy and family history has been her passion. Family history research led her to a discovery of many amazing accomplishments made by her ancestors and also exposed her to the many painful events they faced as descendants both of Englishmen and Africans on the Caribbean island of Barbados.
With over 20 years of genealogical experience and an excellent grasp of social history, Sandra had made it her mission to share the bittersweet joys of family history research with the world. In 2016, Sandra founded the non-profit corporation Baobab Genealogy Society, Inc. with a mission to raise awareness of this exciting, informative and inspirational look into the past.
Sandra is a sought-after public speaker and presenter at conferences, museums, schools and universities, Libraries, churches, television, radio and other venues. She is the recipient of the 2018 Caribbean American Heritage Award.
Emancipation Day Workshop, Christ The King Anglican Church, Barbados, 2018 Film, Panama Dreams, Genealogy Consultant Barbados Tourism Product Authority, Genealogy Day, 2016-2018 St. Ann’s Anglican Church, National Heroes Day, Barbados 2018 New York Public Library, Countee Cullen Libary, 2018 Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Hartford, CT, 2018 Caribbean Association of Cuba, Havana, 2017 Panama Canal 100th Anniversary, Panama, 2014 Beaulah Church of the Nazarene, Brooklyn, NY Barbados Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade,BNC Conference,2012-14 New England Museum Association, CT Connecticut Museum and Historical Society, CT Connecticut State Library, Luncheon Series, CT Barbados Museum and Historical Society Barbados Consulate at New York, National Heroes Day, NYC
Church of the Nazarene
Mount Calvary Baptist Church
African Methodist Episcopal Church
Good Morning Barbados
Looking Back a presentation on Radio 100.7 Q FM Barbados
Caribbean Association of Cuba, Havana, Cuba
Collymore Family Reunion
Genealogy Consultant for Panama Dreams, a historical drama