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Absolute Beginners Family History Workshops

Would you like to trace your family history, but don’t know how to get started?

The Local History Department in Ayr’s Carnegie Library will be holding a series of afternoon Family History Workshops during the winter months. 118 more words

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Robert Kempe, son of Bartholomew and Anne Allyne Kempe

As I stated in my last post, this branch of the Kemp family isn’t closely related, as far as I know.  I’m doing this research in the hopes of finding the ancestors of my 5th ggm, Elizabeth Kemp. 365 more words


The Italian Cemetery Question

A couple of months ago, my mother asked me a question that reignited a search into my Italian ancestry that has yielded some exciting results. I’ll share the exciting results in another post, but first I want to lay out her question (i.e. 1,433 more words


The capacity of curiosity: Finding the Cook line

I’ve been pretty actively pursuing “hobby genealogy” for the last two years. As I remember, it started out as a side “fun” research project while I was up to my elbows in Hattie Caraway material for my thesis (let’s just skip the fact that I was researching as a distraction from researching. 786 more words


Family Places Tour, Pt 3, Sherborne, 2014

or Sherborne and the architectural historian inside of me!

My cousin Andrea and I went to see Sherborne, Dorset, home to the Cutler family in the late 18C and early 19C, when our mutual ancestor the Rev John Cutler served as headmaster at Sherborne Grammar School. 630 more words

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A wonderful email from a Selinger cousin

Yesterday I received an email from Ann Griffin Selinger, whose husband was John Reynolds Selinger, Sr.  John Selinger was the son of Maurice Selinger, Sr., and the grandson of Julius Selinger and Augusta Cohen, the oldest child of Moses, Jr, and Henrietta Cohen.   868 more words