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BKP Founders

Donna Cox Baker traded her first career in computer communications for one in historical publishing in 2002, when she was chosen as the new editor-in-chief of Alabama Heritage magazine. Since 2011, she has also been acquiring history manuscripts for the University of Alabama Press. She serves as a committee co-chair for the Alabama Bicentennial Commission, overseeing statewide genealogy projects. She contributes a regular magazine department called “Adventures in Genealogy” to Alabama Heritage and launched a new blog in 2016 called “The Golden Egg Genealogist.” She has a PhD in history from the University of Alabama. A Birmingham native, she now lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. You can reach her at donnacoxbaker@gegbound.com.

Frazine K. Taylor, former Head of Reference for the Alabama Department of Archives and History, has guided, taught, and promoted genealogical research for more than 25 years. A noted state leader on matters of African American heritage, genealogy, and archival studies, she serves on multiple boards and frequently speaks at symposia, workshops, and conferences in Alabama, the South, and further afield. Her book Researching African American Genealogy in Alabama: A Resource Guide (NewSouth Books, 2008) encapsulates her quarter-century of professional experience for a broad audience. She earned a master’s degree in information studies from Atlanta University. A Wetumpka native, she now lives in Montgomery, Alabama.

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