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1:30 – 3:30pm:  “Making the Slave Connection”

5:30 – 7:30pm:  “Useful Records in Overcoming the Challenges of African-American Genealogical Research”


Frazine K. Taylor is a former Peace Corps volunteer and administrator who served in the Fiji Islands and traveled extensively in the South Pacific before she obtained her Master of Science in Library Service from Atlanta University. She has over twenty years experience as a librarian, archivist, lecturer and writer and has received numerous awards during her career including Employee of the Year from the Alabama State Employee Association. She is the former Head of Reference for the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) and is an expert on Alabama records at ADAH. She works part-time at Alabama State University (ASU) as an Archivist.

Ms. Taylor is the President of the Elmore County Association of Black Heritage, Chair of the Black Heritage Council of the Alabama Historical Commission and Vice President of the Alabama Historical Association. She serves on the boards of the Patrons for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at ASU, the Alabama Cemetery Preservation Alliance, the Alabama Governor’s Mansion Authority and is a lifetime member of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. She is past president of the Friends of the Alabama Archives (2017), and past coordinator of the African-American Track of the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, IGHR (2004-2018) Mrs. Taylor is the author of Researching African American Genealogy in Alabama: A Resource Guide (2008). You can view excerpts from her book and more information about her at www.newsouthbooks.com/aagenealogy