Category Archives: Projects

DNA – Glennis’ Paternal Search – Part 6

Following Morgan/Morgan/Hemsworth/Luzader & Deem By Don Taylor The scope of the project exploded last time, when I learned that there was apparently a pedigree collapse in my notional Morgan-Hemsworth research to attempt to learn Glennis’ father’s identity. I knew the … Continue reading

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Harvey Nelson and the USS Mongolia

By Don Taylor I always enjoy a fresh, new, project. Jumping in and documenting a new tree getting to know new ancestors is my idea of fun. My client knew very little about her maternal line, so I began looking … Continue reading

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Frederick W. Blanchard – Orphan, Widower, & Plasterer

By Don Taylor Frederick W. Blanchard had one of the most difficult lives I have ever researched — Orphaned young, possibly left standing at the altar, a widower by the age of 19, and dead by automobile accident when he … Continue reading

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Glennis Paternity Project / Roy L Huber?

Glennis Paternity Project By Don Taylor Last fall I began a project to look more closely at the possibilities of figuring out who my half-sister Glennis’ biological father might be. Her closest match was a predicted second cousin, Mike. Mike … Continue reading

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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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