Our Story2018-10-15T12:29:28+00:00


Y.I.W.A.E is an acronym meaning You are, I am, We Are Enough.

We support Individuals, Families, Education providers and Organisations, with nurturing the tools to develop meaning to our history and present day. Identity is something many of us struggle with as the markers we follow has been set by others. Using genealogy as a tool to combine factual history to develop a worldwide mindset to understand many cultures within and outside your own.

We live day to day, searching for our place in the world, all of what we need can already be found within.

You & I can represent the individual, whilst We reflects a community.

We are a composition of 2 parents, 46 alleles passing down generations.

We are a living representation of what has come before.

Family and historical history have a lot within it for us to make sense of many of the thoughts and feelings we have today.

Our small team are dedicated to ensuring we provide the highest level of service for your needs.

Family Tree/Legacies exploration is a healing tool that many of us need.

(Without knowing it is something we are missing)

Our Story

The YIWAE Tree Difference

Selena Carty, Born and bred in  South London, Mother of 2, Cultural & Ancestral Consultant, Founder of the BlackPoppyRose, genealogist/researcher for the last 9 years and an avid student of history.

I find great rewards in learning more and support others to locate the pieces to a puzzle they didn’t know needed to be built.

I am 1st Generation born in England. When I look back my family history takes me to Jamaica and then to the continent of Africa. Understanding ‘How’ I have come to be and what is my purpose has been revealed to me from exploring my family legacies. Through the highs and lows of the journey I have come out a much more whole individual and feel I have more to offer my children and family in way of a foundation of our existence.

Cultural and Ancestral Consultant

I also resonate with the African/Black history that can be found within my birth place that dates to the Romans and beyond.

I have re-united over 250 people from Canada, USA, West indies, West Africa and the UK.

I have also given many answers to families who have hired us to unearth their family trees. Many have found positive and negative information; however, change for the future comes from learning about what has happened in the past‌. This is supposed to help us to make different choices in the present.

Areas We Explores

Grave Stones
Grave Stones
Archive Records
Archive Records
Online files
Online files
Personal Accounts
Personal Accounts

Tales from back in the day

War Stories