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Ancestor Biography – Daniel Whitten (1859-1950)

Whitten-Bickford-2016 Project #8 – Whitten Line By Don Taylor It is often best and usually easiest to look at a person’s life backwards.  That is to begin with their death records then follow them through all of the census records … Continue reading

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Bio – Everett Anson Bickford (1876-1957)

WB-06 – Everett Anson Bickford 15 October 1876 – 1957 Everett Anson Bickford[i] was born on 15 October 1876 in Readfield, Kennebec County, Maine[ii], died in 1957 in Maine, aged 80[iii]. He was buried in Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine, at … Continue reading

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Missing Murphy children and Frances Florence Murphy

Three missing Murphy children. I really appreciate the 1900 Census. It can often provide a clue to a family history that may not be otherwise seen. Such is the case of Dennis F and Margaret Alice (Mahoney) Murphy. The 1900 … Continue reading

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Herbert Winfield Whitten (1883-1967)

Whitten Project Introduction My Whitten Project reminded me of just how much information can be found using Ancestry.Com.  Really, it is an amazing resource.  In the case of my researching Herbert Winfield Whitten, I found a lot of information on … Continue reading

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Jump Hunting and the Maine Register

Painting by Henry Thomas Alken [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons. My foster father, Duane Olson, took me hunting when I was in high school. He liked to “jump-shoot” ducks. He knew places where there were likely to be ducks. We … Continue reading

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Louise Frances Bickford – Descendant of second Mayflower voyage?

I was exploring my sister-in-law’s ancestors and found she has a first cousin, once removed, that was an opera star.  I found several articles about the cousin, but one excited me like a dog chasing a Frisbee in the spring. Now, … Continue reading

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