Monthly Archives: September 2017

Donna Darling Collection – Part 14

Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor For this week’s Treasure Chest Tuesday, I’m looking at three clippings from the Donna Darling Collection that relate to her playing at the American Theatre in San Jose, California. Donna Darling Revue – American … Continue reading

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Not my third great grandmother

Several weeks ago, I came across another person’s tree that excited me.  They indicated the parents of my second great-grandmother, Eliza Jane Fannin, were David Fannin and Cynthia Ann Bare. They even provided a sibling for Eliza, Andrew Jackson Fannin. … Continue reading

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We’re Related – Dick Clark, Meghan Trainor, & Marilyn Monroe

We’re Related – Fourth Look Famous Friday Brown Line & Roberts Line by Don Taylor My fourth look at possible relatives using the “We’re Related” app showed fewer new cousins than ever before. The famous people I had determined could … Continue reading

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Margaret Lambe’s Bible

Treasure Chest Thursday Darling/McAllister/Lambe By Don Taylor My wife and I recently visited her mother. During the visit, our conversations revealed that there was an old Bible that my wife’s great-great-grandmother, Margaret Mary (Lambe) McAllister, was gifted with. The Bible … Continue reading

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DNA – Glennis’ Paternal Search – Part 8

Following Morgan/Morgan/May By Don Taylor My half-sister Glennis is a DNA match on Ancestry.Com with several individuals who have common ancestors with Francis and Fannie (McGregor) Morgan. In the search to determine Glennis’ biological father, I am continuing to develop … Continue reading

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DNA – Glennis’ Paternal Search – Part 7

Following Morgan/Morgan/Morgan/Davis By Don Taylor In the search to find the biological father of my sister Glennis, I am continuing to develop a tree of the descendants of Francis and Fannie (McGregor) Morgan of Pleasants County, West Virginia. Francis and … Continue reading

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Schools I’ve Attended – 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade

My Life Those Places Thursday By Don Taylor Parkview Elementary, Fridley, Anoka County, Minnesota In August 1958, we moved from Anoka to Fridley into a tiny little house on NE 2nd Street. At the time the address was 5853, however, … Continue reading

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Ancestor Bio – Thelma M. Montran Babcock – Poet

Montran Project 52 Ancestors – Week 192 By Don Taylor Now, I go off on a speculative tangent. It is my assertion that my great grandfather, John Montran who married Ida Mae Barber is the same individual as John Foster … Continue reading

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Darling – Surname Saturday

Darling Surname Saturday By Don Taylor According to Forebears, dyrling was an “Old English term used to denote the young noble of a house, perhaps exclusively the eldest son, on whom all expectations rested.” Later it became a family name[i].  … Continue reading

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Donna Darling Collection – Part 13

Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor For this week’s Treasure Chest Thursday, I’m looking at a clipping from the Donna Darling Collection Key features: The venue is the Allegheny Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. The show is “Donna Montran and her … Continue reading

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