Category Archives: Darling

We’re Related – Churchill, Gates, Disney

We’re Related – Second Look for my Wife Famous Friday by Don Taylor There are new people every week using “We’re Related” so I thought I’d take another look at the three of my wife’s new matches.  My wife’s two … Continue reading

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Biography: Frank Xaver Drexl (1856-1929)

By Don Taylor Absent other sources, I usually trust the 1900 Census as being the most accurate for the date because it provides both a month/year and age for the individual. In the case of Frank Xaver Drexl the 1900 Census … Continue reading

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My Wife’s Closest Famous Relatives

 “We’re Related” – Part 4 Famous Friday Howell-Darling 2017 by Don Taylor So, my wife says to me, “I thought you were going to look at my family also in “We’re Related.” I had mentioned in my first article, “We’re … Continue reading

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Ancestor Biography – Hannah Carpenter (1847-?)

Howell-Darling-2017 Research Darling/Carpenter Line 52 Ancestors By Don Taylor Sometimes searching for an ancestor is a grueling process.  My researching my wife’s 4th great-grandmother, Hannah (Carpenter) Darling looks to be one such project. My goal is to determine her death … Continue reading

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A Genealogist’s Nightmare or a Census Taker’s Confusion?

Four Mary Stoeger’s in the 1900 Census. It was hard for me to tell if I was looking at an ‘80s sitcom or if the 1900 Census was true. I kept thinking, “Hi, I’m John Stoeger, and this is my … Continue reading

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Twelve Darling Greats Discovered

Bright Shiny Objects – A Distraction can be Okay Howell-Darling-2016 Research Darling Line By Don Taylor The Blizzard of 2017 was a great day to knuckle down and do some genealogy – as long as the power held out. My … Continue reading

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Ancestor PD-3 – Florence Lillian Drexl (1920-1996)

Project Drexl 2017 By Don Taylor I decided to go back and document the first person in my Drexl project, Florence Lillian Drexl. Florence was born in Minnesota, grew up in Missouri. She married in Missouri, divorced, and went to … Continue reading

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Ancestor Biography – Catharine A. D. Walter

Howell-Darling-2017-Research Waters – Swayze – Darling Line By Don Taylor It seems like virtually every ancestor born before 1880 has a question regarding their birth. Catharine Waters is no exception to that. Most records I have found are consistent with … Continue reading

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Ancestry Hints and Timothy Munsell

Darling Research Treasure Chest Thursday I love those Ancestry hints.  I received another message that I had hints in my Darling-Huber research. This time regarding my wife’s 4th great-grandfather, Timothy Munsell.  Because it was a direct ancestor, I jumped at the … Continue reading

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Three approaches to Ancestry Hints

By Don Taylor We all get them, at least we do if we subscribe to Ancestry.Com and we have a tree on Ancestry. Yes, I’m talking about hints – the beautiful little leaves that let you know that Ancestry thinks … Continue reading

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