Author Archives: Don Taylor

Top 10 Surnames in my Roberts-Brown Research

Roberts-Brown-2017 Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Surname Saturday By Don Taylor In a recent “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun,” Randy Seaver suggested we look at our surname list. My Roberts-Brown tree has 6,084 individuals. I manage the tree using Family Tree Maker … Continue reading

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Donna Darling Collection – Part 17

Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor California Bathing Beauties For this week’s Treasure Chest Tuesday, I’m looking at several photos from the Donna Darling Collection. First, Image 0174 is a photo of Donna Darlings Bathing Beauties in a “Beach Promenade.” … Continue reading

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Where my Ancestors were 100 years ago.

Mappy Monday By Don Taylor Randy Seaver in his blog, Genea-Musings suggested that we look at where our ancestors were 100 years ago. I thought I’d take a stab at it more from a location perspective. In October 1917, my … Continue reading

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Donna Darling Collection – Part 16

Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor (Continued from Part 15) Bathing Girl Is Kidnaped or Just Kidding Police Join in a Search, But Press Agent Yarn Theory Advanced Although a number of stories including a press agent version were afloat … Continue reading

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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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