28 September 2006

Ryan Taylor RIP

It is a shock to learn of the passing of Ryan Taylor, a well know lecturer, writer and genealogist- librarian at the Allen County Public Library. Ryan gave an all day seminar, and a monthly meeting presentation to BIFHSGO last April. He had close connections to Ottawa having attended both Carleton and Ottawa universities, and has relatives in the City. It was my privilege to know Ryan and find out from him that his Taylor family originated from my home town of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, from where his grandfather came to Canada as a home child.

My sympathies to his family.