Gertie Mae Talton is an avid Genealogist/Anglophile since early 1987. A Louisiana native, she is a retired accredited/certified Teacher of English. Historic facts for this author include a Bachelor of Science degree in English/Library Science from Grambling State University (3.2967; Grambling, Louisiana), with additional studies at Southern Methodist University (3.00; Dallas, Texas), Dallas Baptist University (3.00; Dallas, Texas), Texas Southern University (3.21; Houston, Texas), and University of Houston – Downtown (2.75; Houston, Texas).
While attending Grambling State University, she received honorable mention for the following: Vice President of the C.H. Mason Club; President Pro Tem of Lambda Iota Tau Literary Honor Society; Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities; College Honor Roll (7 semesters; 2 summer semesters): Grambling State University); Dean's List Honor Roll (3.60; 3.80; 4.00: Grambling State University ); a Cum Laude Graduate of Grambling State University; Secretary of the Baptist Student Union under Mr. Fred Francis; Student Summer Missionary (Southern Baptist Convention: 1967). She has been a Staff Writer for the Gospel Truth Magazine, a subsidiary of the Dallas Full Gospel Holy Temple Church (1978-1981).
Currently she is a semi-retired book Editor/Proofreader/Transcriber for The Downloading of Files into the Human Psyche (Joanne Talton-Tisdale, 2013); Your Thought Life (Joanne Talton-Tisdale, 2011); and Life In The Spirit (Bishop Gerald C. Moore, 2014); etc.