Carolyn at age 9, 1954 Not sure when this photo was taken, but Carolyn and Ray Bryant were married in 1970 and divorced in 1974. A year later, she was killed.
Remembering Daddy: The funeral services and obituary of my beloved father, John W. Taylor (1927-2010) IN LOVING MEMORY OF Bro. John Willie Taylor Saturday, February 13, 2010 Eleven O’clock a.m. Fifth Ward Missionary Baptist Church 4300 Noble Street, Houston, Texas 77020 Rev. Leonard Barksdale, Pastor OBITUARY Where there is a beginning there is an end … [Read more...]
It’s Follow Friday and I’m always honored to feature extraordinary genealogists that I’ve had the good fortune and pleasure to learn from online. Enjoy! If you’re looking for a genealogist who writes and maintains a blog that just about covers it all – genealogy research tips and techniques, news items and commentary, family history research and … [Read more...]
When I’m not watching, NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” or PBS’s “Finding Your Roots” with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., I enjoy watching the local show Houston 8 that airs on Fridays at 8 PM. The May 4th show titled – Genealogy Today – will feature Bennett Greenspan, President and CEO, Family Tree DNA, George Allen, Afro-American Historical … [Read more...]
Today is Follow Friday and I’m honored to call special attention to some excellent genealogy professionals I’ve had the pleasure to connect with recently. Enjoy! Have you ever tried to explain the “once-removed” concept to someone to only have them get that glazed look in their eyes? I’m sure you have because you know exactly … [Read more...]
Are you wondering how the indexing of the 1940 Census is going? Yes?! Then visit FamilySearch.org to get their status on image availability by state. The entire 1940 US census will be indexed by a community of volunteers and made FREE to the public at Family Search for perpetuity! According to their website as of today (May … [Read more...]
Was April 2012 a great month for genealogists? I truly believe it was! If nothing else, it was one of the BEST and most EXCITING months for me in the world of genealogy! It began with the most anticipated genealogical event to date — the release of the 1940 United States Census on Monday, April 2, … [Read more...]
PUBLICITY CONTACT: Donna Williams, 212-560-8030 John Michael Kennedy, 212-576-2700 Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., a new 10-part PBS series that explores race, culture and identity through genealogy and genetics, premieres Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 8 pm Finding Your Rootsbuilds on the success of African American Lives 1 and 2 and … [Read more...]