Gigi Best is a historian, genealogist, author, poet, playwright, journalist, novelist, professional speaker, and the owner of the antiquarian bookstore Best Books & Rich Treasures. She earned A.A. and B.S. degrees and was awarded “Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges.” She also completed 46 Masters of Arts Hours in English Literature and History and was awarded “All American Scholar.”
Gigi’s Historical Novel Thomas the Melungeon: His Locust Family of Free Person of Color Civil and Revolutionary War Patriots explores family genealogy and the history across four centuries. She currently resides in Tampa, FL with her husband of 30 years. Gigi was born in Goldsboro, NC and raised in Camden, NJ.
A member of Phi Alpha Theta, Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society and a member of National Hereditary Societies to include: Board Member, Sons and Daughters of U.S. Middle Passage; Florida Governor, Sons and Daughters of Pilgrims; Past Secretary, Daughters of the American Revolution and Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War; Daughters of Founders and Patriots, Colonial Dames 17th Century, Colonial Dames of America and Society of New England Women. Gigi’s genealogical research has proven her Best, Hardy, Sutton, Durant, and Tilden ancestors to 1583 and her Lucas/Locus(t) ancestors to 1806.
Learn more at Gigi Best’s official website