Category Archives: Roberts

It’s Another First Cousin

Roberts DNA By Don Taylor One of the benefits of using Ancestry DNA for Genetic Testing is their vast database.  Because there are so many people in their system, you are much more likely to have a DNA match. Sure … Continue reading

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Ancestor Biography – Mercy Eliza Taft  (1822-1884)

Roberts/Barnes/Taft Line By Don Taylor When I reviewed my possible connections through “We’re Related” to Walt Disney and to my Scarborough Historical friend, Carl, both were stopped by my research blockage at Mercy Eliza Taft.  After Mercy, both lines went … Continue reading

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Memories of Martha Barnes Conner

Nelson Barnes and Mercy Eliza Taft Amanuensis Monday By Don Taylor It is always amazing when you can find the voice of an ancestor. Thanks to Timothy Foulkes’ contribution to Family Search of the “History of Martha Barnes Conner,” we … Continue reading

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Surname Saturday – Evans

Origin of Name Sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know. If I were to guess, I would have guessed that “Evans” was a patronymic name.  That is to say, it was derived from a personal name such as … Continue reading

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Ancestor Biography – Nelson Barnes (1816-1884)

Roberts/Barnes Line By Don Taylor It is usually the birth record, and how comfortable I am with that record, that defines how comfortable I am with my feeling that I know an ancestor.  Nelson Barnes’ birth records, parents, and childhood … Continue reading

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Nelson Barnes – Veteran?

Roberts/Barnes Line By Don Taylor As I researched Nelson Barnes I realized that many people are ascribing many Civil War records to Nelson indicating his service. Ancestry hints were indicating many different potential records that were all being ascribed to … Continue reading

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Ancestor Biography – Elizabeth Blackwell Roberts (1796-1867)

By Don Taylor During my recent “We’re Relate” Famous Friday investigation, I noted that my relationships to Luke Bryan and to Carrie Fisher were both based upon David Blackwell, supposedly the father of my 3rd great-grandmother Elizabeth Blackwell. I had … 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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Ancestor Biography – Amanda Jane Haley (1861-1889)

Roberts-Brown-2017 Research Roberts-Scott-Haley Line By Don Taylor One of the reasons I went back to Family Tree Maker for Mac 3 is the way it handles and sources multiple names for individuals. FTMM3 allows multiple names and allows applying different … 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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