In Memoriam: Sandra Taliaferro

Sandra Taliaferro

We’ve received word from various sources including the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society – Metro Atlanta Chapter, that genealogist, blogger and GeneaBloggers member Sandra Taliaferro has passed away.

Sandra’s blog – I Never Knew My Father – was not only Sandra’s personal blog but a resource for African-American genealogy as well as a joy to read. Her contributions to the genealogy community will be missed.

You can read more about Sandra and her work as a genealogist and a blogger here. In addition, read our interview with Sandra in the “May I Introduce To You” series back in 2009 here. Please remember her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

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What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

9 thoughts on “In Memoriam: Sandra Taliaferro

  1. May our dearest Sandra Taliaferro please rest in peace among the Ancestors.
    She will continue to be with us in Spirit!

    Peace & Blessings,
    “Guided by the Ancestors”

  2. San was an amazing story teller, keen genealogy researcher and a loving friend. She lived beyond her disability with grace, a wicked sense of humor and an indomitable spirit. May she be at peace… free now to roam the Heavens on her own terms. :)

  3. Sandra would illuminate when she spoke about ancestry stuff. SHE encourage all of us to dig a little deeper. A true researcher never gives up. Sandra never gave up. Every hint peaked her desire to go deeper… Rest my friend.

  4. I will miss my sweet cousin in law. We met through searching for my husbands slave ancestors and found those slaves stayed near each inter-marrying. What a wonderful world God has made..through the horror of slavery..to the present day…we are one made whole by our love for each other. I miss your beauty almost to much, Sandra.

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