Category Archives: Projects

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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DNA – Glennis’ Paternal Search – Part 8

Following Morgan/Morgan/May 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 continuing to develop … Continue reading

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DNA – Glennis’ Paternal Search – Part 7

Following Morgan/Morgan/Morgan/Davis By Don Taylor In the search to find the biological father of my sister Glennis, I am continuing to develop a tree of the descendants of Francis and Fannie (McGregor) Morgan of Pleasants County, West Virginia. Francis and … Continue reading

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Ancestor Bio – Minnie Mable Bodge (1872-1948)

52 Ancestors – Week 191 By Don Taylor I consider successful ancestor research if I can learn and document the vital records (birth, marriage, and death), follow the individual through all the Census records during their life, and learn the … Continue reading

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Adair Project – Ella E. (Mitchell) Adair

Ancestor Bio – Ella E (Mitchell)Adair 52 Ancestors – Week 190 By Don Taylor This week I look at Ella E. Mitchell. As is so often the case with women ancestors, her life events are defined by her husband and … Continue reading

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Crutchfield Project – It’s a Start

Ancestor Biography – Crutchfield Project 52 Ancestors – Week 137 By Don Taylor I was recently asked to help someone learn more about his ancestry. He knew he was Italian, but didn’t know how much. He also knew his parent’s … Continue reading

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Ancestor Bio – Dee Rittenberry

By Don Taylor I was really excited when one of my grandchildren indicated that she was interested in her family history. In particular, she wondered about her paternal grandmother’s family, the Rittenberrys. I knew very little about them, so I … Continue reading

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Twins or Not Twins, that is the question

Cecil and Mary Rose Rittenberry Rittenberry Project 2017 By Don Taylor At first, I thought they were twins.  Two children, Cecil Rittenberry and Mary Rose Rittenberry, born on the same date, December 7, 1909, to the same parents, Dee and … 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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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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