Category Archives: Projects

Ancestor Biography – Martha Angeline Libby (1863-1938)

Whitten Project Whitten/Libby Line By Don Taylor Ever since I started volunteering at the Scarborough Historical Society I’ve been hearing stories that all the Libby’s in Maine are descended from one person – John Libby. According to several accounts, John … Continue reading

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Ancestor Biography – Allen William Adair (1881-1963)

Adair Project 2017 – Ancestor #8 By Don Taylor Allen William Adair was a sharecropper in Paulding County Georgia. The oldest son of a sharecropper he lived a simple life, farming other people’s land, raising children, and being ever close … Continue reading

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Ancestor Biography – Annie Evelyn Chase (1908-1976)

52 Ancestors – 52 Weeks Utterstrom – Chase Line Blanchard Project 2017 – Ancestor #7 Annie Evelyn Chase (1908-1976) Birth Annie Evelyn Chase was born 24 May 1908 in Patten, Penobscot, Maine.[i] She was the second of six children of … Continue reading

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My Best of 2016 & Expectations for 2017

Happy New Year – 2017 My Best of 2016 I changed my blogging platform during 2016. Switching from Blogger to WordPress was a challenge and switching from blog.dtaylorgenealogy.com to www.dontaylorgenealogy.com was even worse.  My former domain, dtaylorgenealogy.com was supposed to redirect … Continue reading

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Ancestor Biography – Daniel Whitten (1859-1950)

Whitten-Bickford-2016 Project #8 – Whitten Line By Don Taylor It is often best and usually easiest to look at a person’s life backwards.  That is to begin with their death records then follow them through all of the census records … Continue reading

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Last Hopfe on Earth?

I was recently asked, “Are there any people left on Earth with the surname Hopfe?” As far as the asker knew, her Hopfe line had daughtered out with her. Certainly, surnames go extinct. I’ve read how Hugh Bonneville’s (famous for … Continue reading

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Peterson Paternal Project – Biddle-Hall Branch

Part Four Sometimes it just gets easier, but the results are difficult to believe, so you keep making more work for yourself.  That is what happened when I investigated the fourth line of my Peterson Paternal Project.[i] Samuel Biddle and … Continue reading

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Community Context Research Yields Clues

 Adair Project By Don Taylor Determining Elmer D. Adair’s parents has been frustrating me for some time. He is the paternal grandfather in my Adair Project and something of a nefarious character. He wasn’t spoken about in the Adair family. … Continue reading

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Peterson Paternal Project – Anderson-Bishop Branch

Glennis DNA Project By Don Taylor Part 3 [Previously, I wrote about my Glennis DNA Project in Not a Grimm Tale – So Far and Hemsworth-Morgan Branch. This is a continuation of that project.]  My half-sister Glennis has long wondered who her biological … Continue reading

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The National Archives – One of my favorite research sites

 Rode Project  I love the National Archives website.  It is quick and easy to use.  Although it doesn’t always yield information about my research subject, when it does, the information is incredible. Adolph Rode I was recently researching Adolph Rode … Continue reading

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