Monthly Archives: January 2015

James Ashley Hobbs (1843-1920)

James Ashley Hobbs (1843-1920) James Ashley Hobbs was probably born in October 1843.  The 1850 and 1870 Censuses indicate he was 6 and 26 at the times of the two censuses. The 1880 and 1910 censuses infer that his was … Continue reading

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Genealogical Fun – John & Charlotte Raasch

Sometimes you just need to do something fun.  I had a couple really bad days researching the Darling/Huber (See Brick Wall) line and working on my “Adair Project” without any successes.  A very frustrating few days of work, so it was … Continue reading

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Brick Wall – Jacob Huber (bef 1860–?)

By – Don Taylor I know that “crossing the pond” can prove frustrating in genealogical research. Jacob Huber really brings that point home clearly to me.  I know virtually nothing about him.  When I first began working on my wife’s … Continue reading

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Feb 13, 1920 – Chin Chin Plays Myers Theater in Janesville, WI.

Donna in Janesville, WI, at the Myers Theater – Date: Feb 13, 1920 Donna and the cast of “Chin Chin” completed their one night stand in Eau Claire and headed for Janesville, 180 or so miles to the south for … Continue reading

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Bazsika & Kocun – Tragedy on Iron Ore Road

[Previously I posted a poem by Jenne M. that related her mother’s line through poetry. Here is the same story in prose.  I think it is one of the best examples I’ve ever seen that tells the same family history … Continue reading

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Genealogical Ethics?

Lately, I’ve been seeing more and more emails and other information regarding collaboration. It often makes me a bit concerned.  Nevertheless, as I do more and more of it I’m beginning to develop security standards. I mentioned briefly in a … Continue reading

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The wife of my Brother-in-Law

Sometimes I just enjoy the search.  I like to take a person, plug them into my process and see what spits out.  As a former Project Manager (PMP),  I am all about the process. I thought I’d share a bit of … Continue reading

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A poem by a friend regarding her mother’s line

[Each of us who love genealogy have our own reasons for researching. I have been working with a young woman whose reasons for becoming involved with genealogy include really getting to know her ancestors and their stories. In knowing where … Continue reading

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