Category Archives: Darling

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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Ancestor Biography – Abner Darling (1747-aft. 1800)

Howell-Darling-2016 Research Darling Line By Don Taylor List of Grandparents Grandfather (#6): Robert Harry Darling (1905-1969) 1st Great (#12): Rufus Harry Darling (1856-1917) 2nd Great (#24): Rufus Holton Darling (1815-1857) 3rd Great (#48): Abner Darling (1780-1839) 4th Great (#96): Abner … Continue reading

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A brief look at my wife’s aunt’s grandfather – Nicholas Edward Drexl

 Darling/Drexl Line In May, I was visiting family in Michigan and had the opportunity to get to know my wife’s aunt much better. While I was there, we chatted about genealogy (surprise, surprise) and I learned she didn’t know much … Continue reading

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Once Again, DNA Provides a Clue – Trumpi

By Don Taylor A recent experience with Ancestry DNA reminds me that even fifth to eighth cousins on Ancestry DNA can provide a clue, possibly the big clue, to a breakthrough.    I was recently contacted via Ancestry DNA messaging … Continue reading

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“In 1897 Nothing Happened…” ‘cept a Shipwreck

by Don Taylor One of my wife’s nieces lives here in Scarborough. On her house, she has a sign which reads, “On This Site in 1897 Nothing Happened.” I know her home was built in the 1980s, as was most … Continue reading

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