Author Archives: Don Taylor

Donna Darling Collection – Part 22

Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor For this week’s Treasure Chest Tuesday, I’m looking at several clippings from the Donna Darling Collection that relate to her playing at the Capital Theater.[i] The first clipping is an article about “New Entertainment … Continue reading

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Review – DNA Painter

Tech Tuesday By Don Taylor Last fall, Blaine Bettinger mentioned in his Facebook group, “Genetic Genealogy Tips & Techniques” an introduction video was available on YouTube for DNA Painter. I respect Blaine’s opinions, so I knew that I wanted to … Continue reading

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Don’t give up communicating with that match

DNA – Roberts In 2016, my number 3 match In Family Finder (Family Tree DNA) was a 2nd to a 4th cousin with whom I shared 100cM of DNA. We shared a couple big chunks on Chromosome 3; there was … Continue reading

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DNA – Glennis Paternity Project Part 11

Another GEDMatch Match By Don Taylor Recently, I returned to looking at the matches for my half-sister Glennis to see what might be new. One of the nice features of GEDMatch is that when you look at a match you … Continue reading

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DNA – Glennis’ Paternal Search – Part 10

Following Morgan/Morgan (Nathan & John) 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 … Continue reading

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Oil City Opera House – 15 March 1920 – “Chin Chin”

Donna Montran and “Chin Chin” play at the Oil City Opera House in Oil City, Pennsylvania on 15 March 1920 We know that “Chin-Chin” played at the Franklin Opera House in Franklin, PA, on March 12th.  Certainly, the troupe played … Continue reading

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Donna Darling Collection – Part 21

Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor The Burns Theatre, Colorado Springs, CO For Treasure Chest Thursday, I looked at three clippings from the Donna Darling Collection which mention The Burns Theater. I love it when there are handwritten notes with … Continue reading

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Ancestor Bio – Malinda Evans (1829-1903)

Roberts/Barnes/Lister/Evans Line By Don Taylor I hate using circumstantial evidence to determine parents, but sometimes there are no documents that identify a person’s parents. The best you can do is explain why your circumstantial evidence seems sufficient. I have tried … Continue reading

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My Genealogical Year in Review – 2017 My blog received the most significant amount of effort from me during the year. I wrote 143 posts during the year – A couple of months with 14 posts, a couple of months with nine posts, but the result … Continue reading

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Schools I’ve Attended – Jordan Jr. High

My Life Those Places Thursday By Don Taylor We rented the house on Fremont Avenue for only a few months in 1962. During the summer of 1962, Budgar[i] bought a duplex at 2419 Bryant Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN and we … Continue reading

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