About Us

Jourdan Brunson and Tameshia Rudd-Ridge are the founders of kinkofa.

kinkofa is a genealogy and family history platform - by us, for us.

We know firsthand just how difficult it can be to discover Black family history, but have also experienced the immense joy of reconnecting with long-lost relatives. 

We bonded over our shared family history research frustrations and later learned through DNA that we’re cousins.

This pushed us toward building a  that transform the family history discovery experience for Afro-descended people. kinkofa is on a mission to reconnect millions of Black families.