Conversations with Kenyatta

A Conversation with Frazine Taylor, Professional Genealogist

November 23, 2021 Kenyatta D. Berry Season 1 Episode 18
Conversations with Kenyatta
A Conversation with Frazine Taylor, Professional Genealogist
Show Notes

This week Kenyatta D. Berry, host of PBS' Genealogy Roadshow is joined by Frazine Taylor, a professional genealogist, who specializes in records and research of enslaved and freed individuals in Alabama. She is the author of Researching African American Genealogy in Alabama: A Resource Guide, which is currently being updated to a second edition.

She has worked with numerous organizations, including serving time in the Peace Corps, and speaks to what it means to be a member of genealogical societies, and how she has worked as an advocate to promote Black voices in the genealogy community. 

Frazine is also a co-founder of Beyond Kin (https://beyondkin.org/), which works to help redefine the roles of family, and help make space for individuals who have roles outside of their relationships through DNA, as well as aid in crowd-sourcing help for record research, and finding ancestors.