Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Great War – Over Here – 7 April 1918

By Don Taylor Wartime Wednesday Recently actually an old shipmate of mine, John Travers, from the USS Kitty Hawk (1972), came across issues from the New York Times showing photos of the Great War. He didn’t know what to do … Continue reading

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In Memoriam – Russell Erwin Kees (1927-2016)

By Don Taylor When I was growing up, my Uncle Russ was always a mystery – almost a myth. He was a photo on the wall and a wonder, as in “wonder what happened with Russell.  I knew my middle … Continue reading

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Newspaper Articles – Albert Utterstrom (1898-1973)

Select Newspaper Archives articles found via Find My Past regarding Albert Utterstrom (1898-1973) United States, Maine filter applied – Sorted by Date Ref: Find My Past Search (Paid site Link – $$ required.) Articles found are “Copyright: ‘Fair Use’ allowed. NewspaperARCHIVE.com.” … Continue reading

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Getting to Know You – Joel Clinton Barnes

  By – Don Taylor I like to get to know an ancestor, so, after I learn their vital information (birth, marriages, death) and census information for each of the censuses they were alive, I like to see if I … Continue reading

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Joel Barnes – Select Newspaper Articles transcribed.

Select Newspaper Archives articles found via Find My Past regarding Joel Barnes United States, Indiana, Sullivan (City) filters applied. Sorted by Date Refer to: http://search.findmypast.com/search/us-and-world-newspapers?city=sullivan&country=united%20states%20of%20america&firstname=joel&lastname=barnes&orderby=dateasc&state=indiana&page=0  ($$ – Requires Subscription) December 12, 1884 – Sullivan Democrat – Sullivan, Indiana, – Public Notice – Nelson … Continue reading

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Auburn, Maine, Native Ada Marie Chase (1876-1940)

WB07 – Ada Marie Chase – KFJ1-MLJ 18 November 1876 – 26 February 1940 By Don Taylor Map of Lewiston & AuburnShowing the 1873 home of George Chase Ada Marie Chase was born on 18 November 1876 in Auburn, Androscoggin, … Continue reading

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Donna in Lima, Ohio, at the Faurot Theater – 6 April 1920

by Don Taylor The “Chin Chin” Crew packed up from the show Monday night in Sandusky, Ohio, traveled overnight the 100 miles to Lima, Ohio, to set up for another one night performance. Advertising for the “Chin Chin” performance began … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Cemetery Kindness – Essie Pansy Barnes Roberts

by Don Taylor During my recent trip to Detroit, one of my newly-met half-sisters, Beverly, and I had the opportunity to visit the Michigan Memorial Park in Flat Rock, MI.  Our common grandmother Essie Pansy (Barnes) Roberts is buried there. Also, … Continue reading

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Once Again, DNA Provides a Clue – Trumpi

By Don Taylor A recent experience with Ancestry DNA reminds me that even fifth to eighth cousins on Ancestry DNA can provide a clue, possibly the big clue, to a breakthrough. I was recently contacted via Ancestry DNA messaging by … Continue reading

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