This is a family history blog that focuses on my Firmin family research, beginning in east London in the late Georgian era. Not only do these musings relate my attempts to get past my “brick walls”, but they explore a bit of the fabric of daily life for my ancestors and the blog allows me to post and answer questions of interest while incorporating visuals, maps and links. Also, it’s not as messy as sewing, beading and paper-making!
I am working on a book that will feature Aunt Kate’s correspondence with her English cousins starting in the post-war years.
The primary family names (so far) are Firmin, Hall, and Kenning. I’m happy to hear from you whether you are a distant cousin or simply a “friend of the family”.
The header is from a portrait of Kate Maud Firmin, my great aunt.