I Never Knew My Father

30 August 2009: Clueless ~ The TALIAFERRO PROJECT

The TALIAFERRO Project, a community act of kindness to honor and preserve the family research efforts of our cousin, Sandra TALIAFERRO.

Myself along with other genealogy contributors will work to “repost” blog entries of San’s originally shared via her “I Never Knew My Father” genealogy blog (now offline).

Sandra didn’t leave behind children or family to inherit her research legacy. In every way, this body of work was her lifeline and that work is unfinished with open questions to answer.

The best homage we can pay Sandra, is the commitment and willingness to continue connecting the dots on her behalf.

The TALIAFERRO Project

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By sjtaliaferro

Well, here I go; I am finally taking that leap into the world of genealogy blogs. I am Clueless. Over the past months I have come to see genealogy, African American Genealogy in particular, in a whole new light. Who knew all of you were out there, researching and blogging away…I was Clueless. But, I have been following many of you religiously over the past month or so with great interest and delight. Along with researching, reading genealogy blogs became a new favorite pastime. I have been inspired by your words, research techniques, knowledge, willingness to help others and, above all, your desire to tell the stories of your ancestors. Thanks to all of you who are out there sharing your journey. I want to say a special thanks to my “cousin” Luckie Daniels who unknowingly influenced my decision to take this next step in my research. I am totally addicted to your Our Georgia Roots!

Being the ultimate procrastinator I could […]

A Tale of 3 Muses Allum, Sandra & Denise: Daniels Is My Name…

Don Ameche DanielsI’d be lying if I said I didn’t know this day was coming. I didn’t know when, but I knew when it was time, the Ancestors would give me a sign.

As I say often and genuinely believe, my ability to follow the *whisper* of the Ancestors has been my saving grace in life. I’ll admit, I’m not always thrilled when they charge me to pick up their work, but I always pay attention to the signs and I always come.

GeneaMuse #1

It began with GeneaMuse #1, Allum Spence. What I’ve come to know, appreciate and fear is that EVERY time Allum Spence appears in my life, the Ancestors and something “big” are soon to follow!

In 2008 when I spotted the DANIELS surname on A’s Spence-Lowry family blog, it inspired a random GOOGLE search for intel on my “DANIELS COBB” paternal lineage.

As the Ancestors are NEVER short on surprises, I was lead to this 5 year old (yep it had been posted in 2003!) ANCESTRY post –