Category Archives: Brown

Blackhurst Conflicts – The “Blacklin” Family of 1860

By Don Taylor I recently attended a Greater Portland Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society where the speaker, Pam Stone Eagleson spoke about “Confronting Conflicting Evidence.” It was a very good talk. As I listened to it I was thinking, … Continue reading

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Collins – Surname Saturday

I don’t really know much about my Collins ancestors, but they are among my earliest ancestors, 8th 9th and 10th great grandparents. They were part of the “Great Migration” of the early 1600s arriving in Massachusetts then locating to Connecticut. … Continue reading

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We’re Related – My Possible Relatives – Second Look

  Famous Friday by Don Taylor My second look at possible relatives using “We’re Related.” I must have received an upgrade recently as the program wanted me to reconnect with all of my Facebook friends. I was not amused that … Continue reading

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Surname Saturday – Cochran

Montran, Barber, Blackhurst, Cochran Line By Don Taylor Sometimes it is necessary to just put the brakes on.  So, is the case with Surname Saturday for Cochran. My fourth great-grandmother, Lydia Ellen Cochran, supposedly, is the wife of Stephen Blackhurst … Continue reading

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Biography – Enoch Mannin (1823-1907)

Roberts-Brown-2017 Research Brown/Mannin Line Ancestor #52 By Don Taylor Enoch Mannin is one of my “go to” ancestors.  That is to say that if I find a new database or website I ask myself, should I find something about Enoch … Continue reading

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Enoch Mannin – Homesteader

Enoch Mannin (1823-1907) Adding maps to my genealogy research is always fun. The Bureau of Land Management records lend themselves to adding maps to better understand an ancestor’s life and history. The 1895 Minnesota State Census indicated that my third … Continue reading

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Scheffer Elementary School, Saint Paul, Minnesota

 My Life, My History, My Schools By Don Taylor I’m not positive why we moved from Hastings to Saint Paul, MN. I know that my mom was working as a nurse’s aide when we lived in Hastings and she was … Continue reading

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Enlistment Papers – Enoch Mannin – 29 Aug 1863

Amanuensis Monday Brown Research 2017 Transcription by Don Taylor – 28 Jan 2017 [Page 1 of 3] Mannin, Enoch Reg’t:  Ky [Page 2 of 3 – Center (rotated 90 degrees right)] Enoch Mannin Volunteered at Olive Hill, KY August 29 … Continue reading

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Schools I’ve Attended

Those Places Thursday My History By Don Taylor I often see articles and blogs that remind readers to write about their own life. Something that several suggest is to write about schools that you have attended. Most people have a … Continue reading

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We’re Related – My Possible Relatives – First Look

Review by Don Taylor Famous Friday Certainly, one of the fun, new apps from Ancestry is their app, “We’re Related.”  I’ve seen several genealogy friends talk about the app and thought I’d see who I’m related to. Randy Seaver, in … Continue reading

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