Monthly Archives: September 2016

Peterson Paternal Project – Biddle-Hall Branch

Part Four Sometimes it just gets easier, but the results are difficult to believe, so you keep making more work for yourself.  That is what happened when I investigated the fourth line of my Peterson Paternal Project.[i] Samuel Biddle and … Continue reading

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Website Review – Lost Cousins

Tech Tuesday – Lost Cousin Review by Don Taylor I recently was listening to a podcast about the UK based service Lost Cousins. I had heard of it before, but I hadn’t given it a try nor had I looked … Continue reading

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Don’t avoid those Bright Shiny Objects.

Brown Research I’ll admit it; I get diverted from my goals by Bright Shiny Objects (BSOs).  I was working on a problem ancestor of mine, my third great-grandmother, Mary C. LNU (Last Name Unknown), about whom I know very little. Bio … Continue reading

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Deed Transfer – Robert Bryan to Lewis Bryan

Amanuensis Monday – Howell Research – 3 April 1794 Transcription & Interpretation by Don Taylor [Source: Martin County Old Deed Records. Book C, Pages 248 and 249.] This Indenture made this the 3rd day of April in the year of … Continue reading

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Buck – Surname Saturday

Name Origin Buck was a nickname used to describe someone resembling a he-goat (Old English Bucc(a)) or a male deer (Old English Bucc). Sometimes, it was a topographic name for someone living near a beech tree (Middle English boc).[i] There … Continue reading

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Donna Montran and “Chin Chin” play at the Grand Opera House in Canton, Ohio on 1 April 1920

 Donna Montran – Vaudeville I have long known that “Chin Chin” played on 20 March 1920 at the Laird Opera House – in Greenville, PA and that they played at the Sandusky Theatre in Sandusky, OH on April 5th, but … Continue reading

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