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Abner Darling in the 1800 Census.

Darling Line By Don Taylor I’ve felt pretty solid that Abner Darling (b. 1780)’s father was Abner Darling (b. 1747). A little less so that his father was Ebenezer. On the other side of the tree, I am confident that … Continue reading

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2015: Year in Review

2015: My Genealogical Year-in-Review This year has been amazing for my genealogical research, my genealogical connections, and my telling my family history. My most popular blog post from this year, in terms of pageviews, was “My Response to Ancestry’s Business … Continue reading

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Remembering Great Uncle Clarence Edward Huber

Happy Birthday Great Uncle Clarence One hundred and six years ago, John and Bertha Barbara (Trümpi) Huber had the Christmas Eve present of their second child. Clarence Edward Huber was born on 24 December 1909 in Elberta and Josephine, Baldwin … Continue reading

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Memories – My First Pet

Memories – My First Pet – Ginger? Me playing with Ginger Christmas Morning c. 1958 I was recently asked about my first pet. I thought immediately about “Ginger,” a ginger colored cat we had back in the late 1950s. Not … Continue reading

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Family Tree Maker for Mac Replacement Search – Part 2

My Search for a Family Tree Maker for Mac Replacement.  Part 2 I decided to go back to looking at Mac specific products. The difficulties of working with C: and F: drives and lack of adequately accessing my file system … Continue reading

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My Search for a Family Tree Maker Replacement – Part 1

My Search for a Family Tree Maker for Mac 3 Replacement Part 1 of 2 Legacy Family Tree I have long recommended Legacy Family Tree to my friends that have Windows. Their product only operates in a Windows environment. On … Continue reading

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My Response to Ancestry’s “Business” Decisions

I have never done a rant before, but I think it is finally time….  RANT ON I used to really like Ancestry. They were my go-to company for everything genealogical. However, over the past couple years, they have really let … Continue reading

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Backup Software for the Museum

Backup Software for the Museum I was recently talking with some folks at the Scarborough Museum regarding disaster contingency planning. With my computer background, I quickly thought about backups and off-site storage of important computer files. I have a Mac, … Continue reading

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Sarah H Blackhurst Barber (1848-unk) – My Most Recent Immigrant Ancestor

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Montran/Barber/Blackhurst Sarah B Blackhurst is my most recent immigrant ancestor. Sarah was born in England, most likely in Sheffield, Yorkshire, about 1848 (I think Dec 1847). I use the 1900 Census for the basis of birthdates … Continue reading

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James Robert Mannin (1867-1937) – Second Great Grand Uncle

James Robert Mannin  (1867-1937) – Second Great Grand Uncle I don’t know much about my second great grandfather John William Manning. I thought I might learn more by researching his son, my great grandmother’s (Mary Elizabeth Manning Brown) half brother … Continue reading

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