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Nelson Barnes & the 1840 Census

Roberts ResearchRoberts-Barnes LineBy Don Taylor As I began researching my 3rd great-grandparents, Joel and Lucy Wilson (Taft) Barns, I found I know virtually nothing about them, and other researchers apparently know very little about them either. As such, I’ve found … Continue reading

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Nelson Barnes in Elmira?

Is he my Nelson Barnes? Roberts Research Roberts-Barnes Line In the News By Don Taylor “In the News” is my reporting of discovered newspaper articles and advertising regarding ancestors I am researching. NYS Historic Newspapers is one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Donna – Jefferson Theatre, Auburn, New York

100 Years ago – 8 January 1923. “Donna 100 years ago” reviews my grandmother’s vaudeville life. Madonna Montran, aka “Donna Montran” & “Donna Darling,” had an exciting career during the 1920s. A definite headliner, she crisscrossed the country with her … Continue reading

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Abbreviated Sketch – Chester Fenyvessy

Brown-Montran Research Montran Line #52Ancestors By Don Taylor We all have surprise discoveries. Events that you had no idea occurred. That family secret that was never, never, spoken of. One of the most significant surprise discoveries I’ve had in my … Continue reading

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Donna in the News – Binghamton Theater, Binghamton, New York

“Apple Blossoms” – 16, 17, & 18 November 1922  Vaudeville, Donna Darling & Boys By Don Taylor “Donna in the News” is my reporting of newly found newspapers articles and advertisements regarding my grandmother, Madonna Montran (aka Donna Montran and … Continue reading

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