Monthly Archives: December 2017

Ancestor Bio – Emily C Galella (1915-2000

By Don Taylor I find it important to look at all ancestors using my regular process, even if I know quite a bit about the individual from the start. That process includes finding the individual in all of the census … Continue reading

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Donna Darling Collection – Part 20

Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor For this week’s Treasure Chest Tuesday, I am looking at three clippings from the Donna Darling Collection that indicate she played at three different Broadway Theaters; B.S. Moss’ Broadway theater in New York, The … Continue reading

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2nd Great-Grandaunt – Deidamia Darling (1813-?)

Following the children sometimes is the key. By Don Taylor This week I looked at the life of Deidamia Darling. She is the daughter of Abner Darling (1780-1839) and Sally Ann Munsell (1784-?). Through researching Deidamia, I learned that Sally Ann … Continue reading

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Howell – Surname Saturday

By Don Taylor Origin According to the Ancestry.Com, there are two main sources for the Howell surname. The first one is Welsh, coming from the Welsh personal name “Hywel” meaning ‘eminent.’ The second one is that Howell is an English … Continue reading

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Donna Darling Collection – Part 19

The Bijou Theaters Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor For this week’s Treasure Chest Tuesday, I’m looking at clippings from the Donna Darling Collection that relate to the Bijou Theater. The problem is, of course, there are many theaters named … Continue reading

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Cousin Bio – Olga Ruth Babcock (1916-2001)

By Don Taylor Hypothesis The John Montran Project is a personal project to explore the hypothesis that my great-grandfather, John Montran married twice. Once to Ida May Barber and once to Maude Minnie Winter. He had one daughter with Ida (Donna) … Continue reading

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We’re Related – Johnny Depp – OMG

Famous Friday Roberts Line & Howell Line by Don Taylor My fifth look at possible relatives using the “We’re Related” showed Johnny Depp as a potential cousin. I immediately thought, “Oh – My – Gawd.”  I had looked at my … Continue reading

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