Author Archives: Don Taylor

Al Ringling Theatre – Bathing Beauty Revue

Donna Darling Collection – Part 10 Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor For this week’s Treasure Chest Tuesday, I’m looking at a clipping from the Donna Darling Collection Bathing Beauty Revue Al Ringling Theatre Key features: The venue is the … Continue reading

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Drexl Project – Ursula Eggert (1860-1946)

Ancestor Biography – Ursula Eggert (1860-1946) By Don Taylor The mother of thirteen, Ursula Eggert Drexl immigrated from Germany with her husband and children in 1884. Her youngest child died on the ship during the crossing. She worked as a … Continue reading

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Maine Marriage Records

By Don Taylor I recently had the opportunity to be a Genealogy “brick wall buster,” which is a person who helps someone break through their genealogical brick walls. They say teaching a subject helps the teacher learn the topic even … Continue reading

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Donna Darling Revue

Donna Darling Collection – Part 9 Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor This week on the Donna Darling “Treasure Chest” I have pulled three photos. Again, they were badly damaged. I have cropped and touched them up using Photoshop Elements … Continue reading

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Maude Minnie (Winter) Montran – Christian Science Nurse

By Don Taylor My great grandfather, John F. Montran, has been an enigma in my research. I haven’t found any information that closely identifies who he was or what his life was like. Montran is something of an unusual name. … Continue reading

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Not all Google Searches are the Same

Donna Darling Collection – Part 8 Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor When I first saw this clipping, I was immediately excited. This flyer not only showed the venue, and date but also the individual program.  I knew I didn’t … Continue reading

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Biography – Karl Bauer (1885-1968)

By Don Taylor Sometimes it is necessary to take two steps back to answer questions. Although quite a lot was known about Karl Bauer, almost nothing was known about his siblings. Family oral history indicated he had a dozen or … Continue reading

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Donna at the Bijou – New Haven, CT

Donna Darling Collection – Part 8 Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor This week’s Treasure Chest Thursday is clipping regarding Donna and her Bathing Beauties playing at the Bijou. The accompanying clipping indicates that the article was in “THE NEW … Continue reading

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Probate Record for Timothy Munsell

Anamnesis Monday Transcripts by Don Taylor Probate records are wonderful when you can find them as they provide so much detail and texture about an individual’s life.  I just loved learning that Timothy Munsell‘s family spent a dollar (6 shillings) for … Continue reading

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A Dollar for Spirits? – Timothy Munsell (1745-1798)

Howell-Darling-2017 Research Darling/Munsell Line By Don Taylor I have often wonder how money worked in the post-colonial period.  I know originally there were 20 shillings in a pound, but the old pounds and shillings worked in comparison with dollars. I’ve … Continue reading

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