Tag Archives: Brown

OMG – Another Half-Sibling

Half-Siblings provide the proof Brown, DNA By Don Taylor Thanks to autosomal DNA testing, I’ve learned who my biological father is. I have discovered and met some of my “new” half-siblings on my biological father’s side. I have also discovered that … Continue reading

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Keep Trees Wide, Not Deep – Example: Mannin/Barnett

Brown-Montran Research DNA Research Mannin/Manning/Brown During the last meeting of the Maine Genealogical DNA Interest Group, someone asked if it is better to have a tree that is deep or a tree that is wide. I mentioned that, for autosomal … Continue reading

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My Male Ancestors – Birth, Death, and Age at Death

Brown/Montran Research Roberts/Barnes Research One of the reasons that I enjoy Randy Seaver’s blog, Genea-Musings is that he regularly makes me realize the missing branches I have in my tree leaves have lots more to do on my tree.  His … Continue reading

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Surname Saturday – Brown

 Meaning – Brown Name Meaning English, Scottish, and Irish: Generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brun or Old French brun. As an American family name, it has absorbed … Continue reading

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One resource you probably aren’t using enough.

My Tappen, ND Connection By Don Taylor There is one resource I know that I don’t use enough, WorldCat. Every time I do use it I am amazed at the wonderful information I can find out about my ancestors. WorldCat … Continue reading

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W. Henry Brown (1843-c.1895)

BM-24 – W. Henry Brown (1843-c.1895) Name and birthdate correction, I don’t typically use other people trees for facts or relationships. Rather, I like to use other trees as a sort of reality check. If I see that other researchers … Continue reading

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Is it enough? (To not use the names of living individuals)

Is it enough?  (To not use the names of living individuals) The stepson of a grand uncle of mine recently contacted me. I had written about his mother and stepfather a few years ago and he found my blog posting … Continue reading

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Might they be cousins?

Many years ago I was hanging around in the Navy barracks at Treasure Island and was chatting with another sailor. I mentioned I was from Minnesota and he said he had many relatives in northern Minnesota. I said, “Where ‘bouts.” … Continue reading

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Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor (DFAW)

Application Submitted – DFAW I’ve been doing genealogy for quite a number of years.  And I think I’ve done well.  However, in some respects the “proof of the pudding” is acceptance into a lineage society.  Also, one of the biggest … Continue reading

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My DNA Projects – 1 October 2014

Where I am at with my various DNA Projects, October 1st, 2014. Ancestry.Com I was mightily disappointed when Ancestry quit support for their Y-DNA testing. I was surprised to see that my results and other information was still on Ancestry, … Continue reading

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