Tony Mayle was born and raised as part of a Morgan County, Ohio Melungeon community which has existed in the Morgan County area over several generations. He is a first-generation high school graduate, and is currently finishing his doctorate in counselor education, from Ohio University. He became involved in genealogy as a means of aiding people in finding themselves, using the teachings of the elders. He is the proud father of two beautiful teenage girls, who love discussing family history.
Over the years Tony has remained active in the Morgan County community as a member of the Multicultural Genealogical Center which operates a history center and has actively worked to preserve Morgan County’s history of involvement in the Underground Railroad. Mayle continues to support the work of Marietta, Ohio public historian Henry Burke by inspiring and celebrating diversity and multicultural history throughout Southeast Ohio. Mayle spreads knowledge he has gained from the elders and his own personal experiences by assisting as a guide, holding community lecturers and discussions, mentoring and writing to educate the masses on African American culture and heritage. He does all this with the goal of working to create an environment of equality and significance of life, aimed at liberating minds.