Thank you for visiting our About Us page.
My name is Susan Deason and I am the founder of Root to Branches.
My mom was a huge family history buff. When we visited family, she not only told us their name, but our relation to them. I made her a promise at 13 years old that I would continue the search into our family history. What I did not realize at the time was how addicting genealogy and family history is.
In my early days of searching, I didn’t always have the means to pay for information. Travel was out of the question with 3 small children and frankly, it was expensive. So most of my family history was found on what I call “a poor man’s budget.” I just love the word free, don’t you?
I also do not have a formal education in genealogy. Everything I have learned about family history has been hands on. There have been a lot of late nights, article reading, library searching and video watching. Now, I want to take what I have learned and share it with you.
Root To Branches Founder