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Hugh Ellis Roberts (1884-1908), The 1900 Census, & Family Search Duplicate Merging

Family Search Duplicate Merging I like to control and manage my family tree information. As such, I’ve never been a fan of systems where family trees are managed by many individuals. I tend to be concerned that other individuals aren’t … Continue reading

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Photos and Due Diligence

A case look: Photo of Essie Barnes, her parents, and her siblings? There are very few things as exciting to find as a photograph of an ancestor.  In the best of all worlds, we would have a complete provenance for … Continue reading

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Compulsive searching – Bert Allen Roberts (1903-1949)

Compulsive searching… I think the more passionate we are about something the more likely we can be compulsive about it. We can put hours and hours into something with no results and still keep going. At some point, we just … Continue reading

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My Paternal Brick Wall

Is my biggest brick wall is shattered? Thanks to genetic genealogy, I believe my biggest brick wall has finally been knocked down, shattered, destroyed. I now have a huge lead as to who my biological father is. Searching for who … Continue reading

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My genetic genealogy activities – Feb 2015

Maze, near to Horningsham, Wiltshire, Great Britain Photo by Brian Robert Marshall via Geograph – Creative Commons License 2.0. At times, I feel like I’m lost in a maze of DNA possibilities. I start down what looks like it will be … Continue reading

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Y-DNA Projects – 16 December 2014

Where I am at with my Y-DNA Projects, 16 December 2014 My Wife’s Y-DNA – Ancestry My wife’s brother tested his Y-DNA with Ancestry.Com. Because they have quit supporting Y-DNA and because I haven’t done a transfer of the Ancestry … Continue reading

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What I’m working on

I thought I’d revisit the status of my genealogical research and compare the four family trees I am pursuing — Darling, Howell, Brown, & (Roberts?) I figured defining the trees and the blanks clearly and consistently would help me determine where I … Continue reading

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Y-DNA – Post2: The Test, Results, & Roberts Connection

I was really excited to get the test. I did the cheek swabs and sent it back the following day.  Then the long wait – It seemed like months, but was probably only a few weeks.  I don’t recall when … Continue reading

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Genealogical Success Rating – 4%

Crista Cowan suggested on the Ancestry.com Aces Program group on Facebook that we do a simple math exercise about quantifying our successes in genealogy. I thought I had been doing pretty good, all things considered, but see I was only … Continue reading

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