Monthly Archives: October 2017

Ancestor Bio – Dora Effie Jane Chism

Rittenberry Project By Don Taylor Today, I look at the Rittenberry family and the life of Dora Effie Jane Chism Rittenberry Johnson of Tennessee. Rittenberry Project 2017 – Ancestor #5 List of Grandparents Grandmother: Dora Effie Jane Chism [Rittenberry] [Johnson] … Continue reading

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Ancestor Bio – Ezra Sanford (1792-1855)

52 Ancestors – Week 198 Brown-Sanford Line By Don Taylor Ezra Sanford was an American pioneer. Born in Vermont, after he received an inheritance from his father’s death, he headed west to settle in western New York. After a few … Continue reading

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Donna Darling Collection – Part 15

Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor Donna Darling and Hollywood Motion Picture Bathing Beauties at the Apollo, 1 Feb 1925 in Peoria, IL For this week’s Treasure Chest Tuesday, I’m looking at clippings from the Donna Darling Collection relating to … Continue reading

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Probate Record – Ezra Sanford – Sales Paper – Part 2 of 2

Transcription Tuesday Brown/Sanford Transcription by Don Taylor This week, for “Transcription Tuesday,” I continue looking at the Probate Record for Ezra Sanford of Bennington County, Vermont[i], who died in 1813. The “Sales Papers” consisted of a cover page and two … Continue reading

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Margaret Lambe’s Prayer Book

Mini-Review of CamScanner Treasure Chest Thursday Darling/McAllister/Lambe By Don Taylor I love software that helps digitize documents nicely. Some time ago I added CamScanner by INTSIG Information Co., Ltd to my phone. It allows a person to take a photo … Continue reading

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Probate Record – Ezra Sanford – Sales Paper – Part 1 of 2

Transcription Tuesday Brown/Sanford Transcription by Don Taylor This week, for “Transcription Tuesday,” I am looking at the Probate Record for Ezra Sanford of Bennington County, Vermont[i], who died in 1813. The “Sales Papers” consisted of a cover page and two … Continue reading

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Ezra Sanford and the 1840 Census

Census Sunday Don Taylor One of my goals is to follow an ancestor through all of the Census. Because only the head of the household is identified in the 1840 and earlier censuses it can sometimes be difficult to assure … Continue reading

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