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Blackhurst Family Reunion – 1923

Amanuensis Monday By Don Taylor I don’t recall ever finding a newspaper article about a family reunion for my direct ancestors. I found an article on Ancestry.Com that mentioned my third great-grandparents, Stephen and Fanny (Taylor) Blackhurst. The article was … Continue reading

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Walls – Paper or Brick | John Montran – (b-186?/7? – d. Bef 1911) – BM-14

Walls – Paper or Brick? Rice Paper WallsPhoto by Matt Litt via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) We all have our genealogical walls. Often, we don’t know if a particular wall is a brick wall or a paper wall. It might be a … Continue reading

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Bio – Ida Mae Barber (1874-1953)

52 Ancestors #11 – Ida Mae Barber (Montran) (Fisher) (Holdsworth) (Knight) (1874-1953) When I decided to look at Ida Mae’s life I realized that my source work regarding Ida Mae was woefully inadequate.  Most of the work I did regarding … Continue reading

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Madonna’s Birth – 20 Feb 1893

Madonna’s Birth There is an adage about always considering sources closest to an event as more accurate than others.  The age of my grandmother, Madonna/Donna is a perfect case of that policy.   Donna was born 20 Feb 1893 in … Continue reading

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23 & Me – Blackhurst line exploration

My 23 & Me DNA results put me (and my mother) into contact with a couple people with whom the only surname we shared was Blackhurst.  One of them suggested that their ancestor, William Stephen Blackhurst had a sister who … Continue reading

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