Monthly Archives: August 2016

Ancestor Biography – Abner Darling (1747-aft. 1800)

Howell-Darling-2016 Research Darling Line By Don Taylor List of Grandparents Grandfather (#6): Robert Harry Darling (1905-1969) 1st Great (#12): Rufus Harry Darling (1856-1917) 2nd Great (#24): Rufus Holton Darling (1815-1857) 3rd Great (#48): Abner Darling (1780-1839) 4th Great (#96): Abner … Continue reading

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Community Context Research Yields Clues

 Adair Project By Don Taylor Determining Elmer D. Adair’s parents has been frustrating me for some time. He is the paternal grandfather in my Adair Project and something of a nefarious character. He wasn’t spoken about in the Adair family. … Continue reading

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Peterson Paternal Project – Anderson-Bishop Branch

Glennis DNA Project By Don Taylor Part 3 [Previously, I wrote about my Glennis DNA Project in Not a Grimm Tale – So Far and Hemsworth-Morgan Branch. This is a continuation of that project.]  My half-sister Glennis has long wondered who her biological … Continue reading

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Harmon’s Mill, Scarborough, ME

Mappy Monday Museum Monday They say that a picture is worth a thousand words; well, a good map can be worth ten times that. In my volunteer activities at the Scarborough Historical Society, I had been asked to confirm the … Continue reading

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Biography – Asa Ellis Roberts (1835-1886)

Roberts/Barnes Research By – Don Taylor “The rich got money and the Roberts got kids.” Well, at least they did back in the 19th century. My second great-grandfather, Asa Ellis Roberts, came from a large family. He was one of at … Continue reading

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My Male Ancestors – Birth, Death, and Age at Death

Brown/Montran Research Roberts/Barnes Research One of the reasons that I enjoy Randy Seaver’s blog, Genea-Musings is that he regularly makes me realize the missing branches I have in my tree leaves have lots more to do on my tree.  His … Continue reading

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The National Archives – One of my favorite research sites

 Rode Project  I love the National Archives website.  It is quick and easy to use.  Although it doesn’t always yield information about my research subject, when it does, the information is incredible. Adolph Rode I was recently researching Adolph Rode … Continue reading

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Surname Saturday – Brown

 Meaning – Brown Name Meaning English, Scottish, and Irish: Generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brun or Old French brun. As an American family name, it has absorbed … Continue reading

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Donna in New Philadelphia, OH, at the Union Theatre – 10 April, 1920

Vaudeville It had been a busy week. We now know “Chin Chin” played at the Park Theatre in Youngstown on Thursday[i] and the Victoria Theatre in Steubenville on Friday. It was back to the train and headed west about an … Continue reading

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