Monthly Archives: July 2016

A brief look at my wife’s aunt’s grandfather – Nicholas Edward Drexl

 Darling/Drexl Line In May, I was visiting family in Michigan and had the opportunity to get to know my wife’s aunt much better. While I was there, we chatted about genealogy (surprise, surprise) and I learned she didn’t know much … Continue reading

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Will DNA Testing provide the Answer for my Howell Brick Wall?

By Don Taylor I have completed my initial writing about Generations 3, 4, and 5 on my Howell line research. (See my blog on Howell Research for a list of people and articles.) My next person to research in that line … Continue reading

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The Name Is Never the Same – Marandy, Mary D., etc.

By – Don Taylor Seldom have I encountered a person whose name is different in virtually every record I find for the individual.  It makes me wonder if Marada Lister’s name metamorphed over the years or if the pronunciation was … Continue reading

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Peterson Paternal Project – Hemsworth-Morgan Branch

 By Don Taylor  [Previously, I wrote about this project in “William George Ables and Nancy Grimm.”] My half-sister Glennis has long wondered who her biological father is. Thanks to Ancestry DNA we have a great clue. She has a match … Continue reading

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The Great War – Some Where – 7 April 1918

Wartime Wednesday By Don Taylor One of the interesting images from the New York Times of 7 April 1918 is an image of Lady Drogheda. Her 1918 flight over London, dropping leaflets urged people to buy British War Bonds, is … Continue reading

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Donna Montran and “Chin Chin” play at the Victoria Theatre in Steubenville, Ohio on 9 April 1920

  “Chin Chin” at the Victoria Theatre, Steubenville, Ohio By Don Taylor  We know that Chin Chin played on April 5 at the Sandusky Theatre in Sandusky, OH on April 5th and played at the Faurot Opera House in Lima, … Continue reading

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Blackhurst a rare name in my family tree.

Surname Saturday – Blackhurst by Don Taylor Name Origin Blackhurst is a surname based upon habitation, that is to say it is based upon where a person lived or came from. In this case “Blackhurst” derived from Old English blæc … Continue reading

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The Great War – Over There – 7 April 1918

By Don Taylor Wartime Wednesday This week, I continue with images from the New York Times this time from “over there.” A BRITISH TANK GOING INTO ACTION IN THE MESSINES SECTOR. (© Underwood & Underwood.)New York Times – 7 April … Continue reading

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One resource you probably aren’t using enough.

My Tappen, ND Connection By Don Taylor There is one resource I know that I don’t use enough, WorldCat. Every time I do use it I am amazed at the wonderful information I can find out about my ancestors. WorldCat … Continue reading

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Biography – Albert Thomas Utterstrom (1898-1973)

  Albert Thomas Utterstrom[1] was born on 12 July 1898 in Deering, Cumberland County, Maine[2],. He died on 1 June 1973 in  Maine, aged 74[3], was buried in Falmouth Cumberland County, Maine at Pine Grove Cemetery[4]. He is the son of Olaf … Continue reading

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