Category Archives: Roberts

Ancestor Bio – Nimrod Lister (c. 1826-c. 1890)

Roberts Line By Don Taylor I always feel frustrated when I am unable to find an ancestor in all of the census records. Such is the case with Nimrod Lister.  I found him in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 Census records … Continue reading

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Top 10 Surnames in my Roberts-Brown Research

Roberts-Brown-2017 Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Surname Saturday By Don Taylor In a recent “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun,” Randy Seaver suggested we look at our surname list. My Roberts-Brown tree has 6,084 individuals. I manage the tree using Family Tree Maker … Continue reading

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Where my Ancestors were 100 years ago.

Mappy Monday By Don Taylor Randy Seaver in his blog, Genea-Musings suggested that we look at where our ancestors were 100 years ago. I thought I’d take a stab at it more from a location perspective. In October 1917, my … Continue reading

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We’re Related – Dick Clark, Meghan Trainor, & Marilyn Monroe

We’re Related – Fourth Look Famous Friday Brown Line & Roberts Line by Don Taylor My fourth look at possible relatives using the “We’re Related” app showed fewer new cousins than ever before. The famous people I had determined could … Continue reading

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Ancestor Bio – Nimrod Lister (c. 1826-c. 1900)

52 Ancestors – Week 187 By Don Taylor Nimrod, an Old Testament character who was the great-grandson of Noah, is a fairly unusual name, so I figured I’d be able to follow him easily – No such luck. I found … Continue reading

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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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Evans – Surname Saturday

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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