Sandy Patak, owner of Ancestry Roads, is a professional genealogist and webcaster.
Based in Southern Appalachia, Sandy brings the culture of all Appalachia to viewers with her webcasts. The webcasts tell the stories of Appalachia and Appalachians with the goal of changing the narrative. She is regularly asked to consult and speak on Appalachian-centric topics, genealogy, and history.
You can usually find her traveling the backroads of her ancestors with her husband, their yorkies, a bag of Crab Chips and a Cheerwine. .... or at a Hockey game.