Tag Archives: William Donar

Stretching the Truth vs. Finding the Proof: Family Lore

Recently, I was poking around on my newspaper database looking for any mentions of my great-grandfather William P. Donar (1826-1899) or his son William H. Donar (1826-1923)  when I came across the item below which read: Wm. Henry Donar, of … Continue reading

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Yes, Patricia, there really ARE original records for those non-descript naturalization index cards!

Four years ago when I first took an interest in genealogy, I realized there were a multitude of online databases laden with documents, images and other records I could use to research my family’s ancestors.  I was astonished when I … Continue reading

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NSDU and DUVCW confirm descendancy

A double confirmation today of my descendance from two Civil War soldiers–both are my mother’s grandfathers. Today’s mail brought this colorful, detailed certificate from the Daughters of  Union Veterans of the Civil War acknowledging the service of my Great Grandfather … Continue reading

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