1. The Mystery of Morpeth Street

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    October 1, 2017 by auntkatefirmin

    I’m in the midst of a long-term project to migrate my family history records to a new program. It’s been …
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  2. Mysterious Firmins: Joseph & Hannah

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    September 27, 2017 by auntkatefirmin

    I’m always on the alert for clues to the ancestors of John Firmin (1786-1850), a carman in London. While today’s …
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  3. George Firmin, part one

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    September 21, 2017 by auntkatefirmin

    After posting about all of Aunt Kate’s siblings, it occurs to me that I omitted her grandfather, George Firmin (1820-1869). …
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  4. Four generations of gamesters

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    September 20, 2017 by auntkatefirmin

    Robert Blackford had the greatest reputation in the family as a single-stick player. We now know that earlier generations of …
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  5. Complications

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    August 20, 2017 by auntkatefirmin

    Harriet Georgina Lane Firmin remains an elusive woman. In later years she called herself Harriet Blackley based on her marriage …
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  6. Local tastes

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    August 5, 2017 by auntkatefirmin

    I had the good fortune to taste some local honey the other day. The flavor of fireweed honey was simply …
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  7. The Return of Backswording

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    August 5, 2017 by auntkatefirmin

    Well this summer I didn’t manage to get to Swindon to watch backswording in person so I’ll settle for a …
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