A deep appreciation of past family history will help in shaping our future family.
Welcome to new members
We are happy to say we have added 15 new members to the TFA this last quarter. We have decided to publish their names and descendency in the TTs so other members of their family line can collaborate with them on family history projects including biographical information and family data slices.
Descendency Slice Project
We are happy to see the addition of a number of volunteers signing up to manage their slice of the Taylor database. We still need many more. Laird Taylor is coordinating the effort. If you are interested contact him at email@example.com. We provide training and online support as needed. The family is too large for any one individual to manage.
We continue to search for the descendents of Joseph Taylor's eleven children who married. We have had some great recent visits and conversations with children beyond the William Taylor group. We have had contact with several of the descendents of Joseph Best Taylor which have been most helpful in advancing the family history including Charles A. Taylor, Gayle Fader and James C. Taylor
We have had conversations with Wallace Tod Gibbs, who is descended from both Amy Taylor and Delilah Taylor through marriage into the Wallace lines.
We are working with other family organizations as well, like the Allred's, to expand our family history and database of related descendents. Allen Taylor, son of William Taylor married Sarah Lovisa Allred and Isaac Allred married Julia Ann a daughter of William Taylor. The Allred's and Taylor's lived next to each other on the Salt River in Missouri and had both come from KY. Ariel Thomson is working on this project.
We enjoy visiting with all of you and appreciate your ideas and thoughts.
We are planning a working reunion/meeting in April. We think it will be the end of April in Utah. We should have details firmed up by the next TTs but want you to pencil it on your calendar. The emphasis will be on gathering and sharing descendency and family histories with our families, children and grand children. We hope to broadcast at least one session over the internet to those who cannot come.
We are also exploring cell phone audio tours of historic Taylor sites in America. We would love your input and suggestions as the TFA works on this national project. We think that each major line may have one or more sites of historical value. We love to hear your suggestions. This could be 6 or more sites in areas like Richardsville, Kentucy, Missouri, Illinois, Utah and VA/NC. We would appreciate your thoughts. Just email Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information will follow in future TTs
We continue to encourage the writing of brief Biographical sketches of our dead family members. We have received a number in the last quarter. The bios that we have are indexed on the member side of the website. Sign in and click on the descendency report. If a person has a bio there will be a “B” by their name. Click on it to read it. You may want to expand on it or print a copy to share with your family. If there is not a bio for your immediate family members write one. Send the copy to Susan N at email@example.com. She will see that it gets reviewed and added to the website.
See the Family Search White Paper.