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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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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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Adair Ancestors: Luel Glazier (1912 -1997) #7

By – Don Taylor  On my Adair project, it was time to step back and look at the life of Luel Glazier. Her life was filled with death all around her, first her only sibling, then her mother, and then … Continue reading

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Bio – Clora Dell Scott Roberts Adams

Bio – Clora Dell Scott Roberts Adams (1883-1945) Clora Dell Scott Roberts AdamsPhoto from the Chris H. Bailey family photo collection. Clora Dell Scott is my great-grandmother on my newly found Roberts line. Because “O”s can look like “A”s when … Continue reading

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Photo Identification and David Swayze

Photo Identification – Is it really David Swayze? There are very few things in genealogical research as exciting as finding a photograph, painting, or drawing of an ancestor. I was researching David Swayze, one of my wife’s third great grandparents. … Continue reading

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Mitochondrial DNA Ancestors – Sarah H Blackhurst Barber (1847-1929)

Mitochondrial DNA ancestors By – Don Taylor  Sarah Blackhurst Barber is a particularly special ancestor for me. First, she is my most recent immigrant ancestor.  Second, she is a mitochondrial ancestor. That is to say, I carry her mitochondrial DNA … Continue reading

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Getting to Know an Ancestor – Essie Pansy Barnes Roberts (1903-1982)

Getting to Know an Ancestor:  Starting with Ancestry and Family Search My primary reason for genealogical research is to get to know someone, an ancestor. Often the ancestor is mine or my wife’s but occasionally the ancestor is a friend’s … Continue reading

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Searching for the death records for Frank Barber

Franklin E Barber (1836-1917) 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 4 By Don Taylor Intro Sometimes learning a key bit of information about an ancestor can be complicated.  In the 1910 Census, Franklin’s wife, Sarah, indicates that she is … Continue reading

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Bio: Delilah J. Hoefner Rode

Delilah J. Hoefner Rode (1911-1995) 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks  Week 2016-01 [Note: This ancestor is part of my Rode/Arvis Project and not an ancestor related to me. It has also been privitized to not include information regarding living individuals. … Continue reading

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RH-06 – Clyde Raymond Hatfield (1894-1959)

52 Ancestors – Week 99 [I was asked to investigate Clyde Raymond Hatfield as part of a larger Rehfeld-Hatfield project I am working on. Family oral history says that Clyde was related to the infamous Hatfield family. The Hatfields and … Continue reading

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