1. What is a yeoman?

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    July 11, 2015 by auntkatefirmin

    For some time I’ve been trying to get a handle on the term “yeoman.” Certainly it is possible to get …
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  2. Coats of Arms

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    July 7, 2015 by auntkatefirmin

    Many people, including royalty, like to imagine they can trace their family back to royalty, or Charlemagne, or Adam and …
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  3. About Cousin Arthur

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    July 7, 2015 by auntkatefirmin

    Kate and her brothers were not the only cousins in America. Three of the four adult children of her uncle …
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  4. Cousin Arthur’s Letters

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    July 7, 2015 by auntkatefirmin

    [The First Letter] Convalescent Hospital Newark 6, Newark, N. J. Dec 12 – 47 Dear Kate Now I suppose you …
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  5. The Quest for Hannah Hare

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    June 30, 2015 by auntkatefirmin

    One bit of information from the 1871 census didn’t quite fit at first. At the time, Emily (Hall) Firmin was …
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  6. Firmin Gallery

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    June 27, 2015 by auntkatefirmin

    Now that all the children of George Firmin and Emily Hall have their own posts, I will place photos of …
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  7. George Henry Berkeley Firmin

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    June 25, 2015 by auntkatefirmin

    George was the second child of John & Sarah Firmin, and it is not known exactly who he might have been …
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