Monthly Archives: January 2017

Enlistment Papers – Enoch Mannin – 29 Aug 1863

Amanuensis Monday Brown Research 2017 Transcription by Don Taylor – 28 Jan 2017 [Page 1 of 3] Mannin, Enoch Reg’t:  Ky [Page 2 of 3 – Center (rotated 90 degrees right)] Enoch Mannin Volunteered at Olive Hill, KY August 29 … Continue reading

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Biography: Nancy Branch Pankey (1797-1865)

Howell-Darling-2017 Research By Don Taylor It is expedient to research direct line ancestors, so we often neglect siblings of our ancestors, particularly our distant ancestors’ siblings.  Often, to gain insight into some of our ancestors, it is helpful to research … Continue reading

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Schools I’ve Attended

Those Places Thursday My History By Don Taylor I often see articles and blogs that remind readers to write about their own life. Something that several suggest is to write about schools that you have attended. Most people have a … Continue reading

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Ancestor Biography – Martha Cannon (1764-?)

Howell-Darling-2017 Research Cannon/Pankey/Howell Line By Don Taylor Getting to know female ancestors who lived before 1840 is always a challenge. Researching Martha Cannon, the wife of Thomas Armstrong Pankey, is no exception. Certainly, her family relationships are somewhat confusing. In … Continue reading

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Ancestor Biography – Allen William Adair (1881-1963)

Adair Project 2017 – Ancestor #8 By Don Taylor Allen William Adair was a sharecropper in Paulding County Georgia. The oldest son of a sharecropper he lived a simple life, farming other people’s land, raising children, and being ever close … Continue reading

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We’re Related – My Possible Relatives – Stephen King, Walt Disney, Britney Spears

Review by Don Taylor Famous Friday Certainly, one of the fun, new apps from Ancestry is their app, “We’re Related.”  I’ve seen several genealogy friends talk about the app and thought I’d see who I’m related to. Randy Seaver, in … Continue reading

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Ancestor Biography – Annie Evelyn Chase (1908-1976)

52 Ancestors – 52 Weeks Utterstrom – Chase Line Blanchard Project 2017 – Ancestor #7 Annie Evelyn Chase (1908-1976) Birth Annie Evelyn Chase was born 24 May 1908 in Patten, Penobscot, Maine.[i] She was the second of six children of … Continue reading

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Pension record – Patience A Roberts – Arrears of Widows Pension

Amanuensis Monday Extract by Don Taylor – 9 Jan 2017 It is always really nice when you find a document that confirms key vital facts.  The “Arrears of Widow’s Pension” used to determine the payment provides birthdates and a confirmation … Continue reading

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Ancestor PD-3 – Florence Lillian Drexl (1920-1996)

Project Drexl 2017 By Don Taylor I decided to go back and document the first person in my Drexl project, Florence Lillian Drexl. Florence was born in Minnesota, grew up in Missouri. She married in Missouri, divorced, and went to … Continue reading

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Family Tree Maker for Mac 3.1

I’m returning to Family Tree Maker for Mac. Tech Tuesday In December 2015, I ranted about how unhappy I was that Family Tree Maker was being dropped by Ancestry as a product. I did consider staying with Family Tree Maker … Continue reading

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