Monthly Archives: February 2016

Photo Identification and David Swayze

Photo Identification – Is it really David Swayze? There are very few things in genealogical research as exciting as finding a photograph, painting, or drawing of an ancestor. I was researching David Swayze, one of my wife’s third great grandparents. … Continue reading

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Mitochondrial DNA Ancestors – Sarah H Blackhurst Barber (1847-1929)

Mitochondrial DNA ancestors By – Don Taylor  Sarah Blackhurst Barber is a particularly special ancestor for me. First, she is my most recent immigrant ancestor.  Second, she is a mitochondrial ancestor. That is to say, I carry her mitochondrial DNA … Continue reading

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Hugh Ellis Roberts (1884-1908), The 1900 Census, & Family Search Duplicate Merging

Family Search Duplicate Merging I like to control and manage my family tree information. As such, I’ve never been a fan of systems where family trees are managed by many individuals. I tend to be concerned that other individuals aren’t … Continue reading

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Donna Montran – Moss’s Broadway Theater, July-August 1920

Donna in New York City at Moss’s Broadway Theater, July 25 through August 29th, 1920 Donna finished her cross-country tour with “Chin Chin” in May of 1920. In early July, the New York Clipper reported that Donna had been engaged … Continue reading

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Fifth Grade Memories

[Last fall, Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings suggested thinking about your fifth grade memories. The time is often a pivotal point in a person’s life. I was speaking with my friend Aauriane about her fifth grade experiences and suggested she write … Continue reading

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Photos and Due Diligence

A case look: Photo of Essie Barnes, her parents, and her siblings? There are very few things as exciting to find as a photograph of an ancestor.  In the best of all worlds, we would have a complete provenance for … Continue reading

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What Kind of Disease is “Feb. Int. Quot”?

AH-20 – Sylvanus Scoggins Sometimes I’m not sure where to turn. I’ve looked at several sources and just haven’t found the answer to my question. I was recently researching Sylvester Scoggins as part of my Adair project.  Sylvester was born … Continue reading

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Bio – Lura Scroggins (1906-1949)

Adair Project AH-05 – Lura Scoggins 6 October 1906 – August 1949 Lura Scoggins was born on 6 October 1906 in Georgia[i],[ii]; she died in August 1949 in Georgia, at age 42.[iii],[iv] She was buried in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church … Continue reading

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Bio – Everett Anson Bickford (1876-1957)

WB-06 – Everett Anson Bickford 15 October 1876 – 1957 Everett Anson Bickford[i] was born on 15 October 1876 in Readfield, Kennebec County, Maine[ii], died in 1957 in Maine, aged 80[iii]. He was buried in Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine, at … Continue reading

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Albany Awakens to the Benefits of Exploitation

Donna in Albany, NY, at the Clinton Theater – Sep 20-26, 1920 Albany Awakens to the Benefits of Exploitation I was watching the live stream from RootsTech Friday.  Lisa Louise Cooke gave an awesome presentation on “Proven Methodology for Using Google for … Continue reading

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