BKP Team


Kenyatta BerryKenyatta D. Berry is a Contributor to the groundbreaking “1619 Project” published by the New York Times. She is the author of The Family Tree Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy (Skyhorse Publishing, 2018). She is the Past President of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). In 2023, APG awarded the first Kenyatta D. Berry African American Research Scholarship. Kenyatta was the 2019 Honorary Chair for Preservation Week and was recently named a “Newsmaker” in American Libraries magazine, a publication of the American Library Association. She is an Author, Attorney, Lecturer, Professional Genealogist, and Television Personality with an illustrious career spanning over 20 years of in-depth genealogical research and historical content in Genealogy. Kenyatta’s vast knowledge of African American Genealogy, Enslaved Ancestral Research, and DNA has made her an invaluable “go-to” source from her features in publications such as Black Enterprise, Good Housekeeping, Spartan Magazine, Real Simple, Wall Street Journal and Woman’s World.

Kenyatta’s TV Host job on Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) (which received over 1.5 million viewers per episode) generated enormous buzz surrounding her insight, understanding, and expertise by colleagues, genealogy organizations, experts, media, and supporters alike. Kenyatta was featured on The Real (FOX), revealing the DNA results of the hosts in a segment entitled “Who Am I?” The videos of this segment have received over 11.5M views on YouTube. Kenyatta was featured as a genealogist in Revealed (HGTV) and in the documentary Stand (Showtime).


Donna Cox Baker serves as the department head for Alabama Heritage magazine at the University of Alabama and is the president of the Alabama Genealogical Society.  She also owns Golden Channel Publishing, where she is cultivating materials of value to genealogists, historians, and genohistorians. She contributes a regular magazine department called “Adventures in Genealogy” to Alabama Heritage and launched a new blog in 2020 called Genohistory on Purpose. She has a PhD in history from the University of Alabama and is author of Views of the Future State: Afterlife Beliefs in the Deep South, 1820–1865 (GCP, 2018), Zotero for Genealogy: Harnessing the Power of Your Research (GCP, 2019), and The Zotero Solution: Knowledge Management for the Scholarly Researcher (GCP, 2020),  and coeditor of Alabama from Territory to Statehood: An Alabama Heritage Bicentennial Collection (NewSouth Books, 2020). A Birmingham native, she now lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. You can reach her at donna@publishgold.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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