I became interested in genealogy working with my great-aunt Hazel Wildes Mancil and her work with the Wildes family.
I worked for over 30 years throughout the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, primarily in the correctional environment. I retired in 2016 with the appointed rank of Director of the Department of Corrections, managing three correctional facilities and the Jacksonville Reentry Center, with over 3400 incarcerated persons and 800 employees with a budget of over 90 million dollars. I was certified by the state of Florida in both corrections and law enforcement, and as an instructor by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission of Florida. I'm currently employed with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office as their Reentry Coordinator, as a consultant with Wildes, Bowen & Associates, LLC and as an adjunct instructor with Florida State College at Jacksonville. Additionally, I work as a part-time sports photographer and mental health/criminal justice reform advocate.
Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between (Tara Wildes, child and Carolyn Wood, parent. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Parent; Confidence: Extremely high.
Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between (Tara Wildes, child and Bryant Wildes, parent. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Parent; Confidence: Extremely high.
First-hand information. Entered by Tara Wildes at registration.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Tara or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Tara: