Our Casbon Journey is a blog about those who share Casbon and related* surnames:
- Genealogy data such as births, marriages, deaths (BMD), census data, etc.
- News articles, biographies, photographs, anecdotes and ‘family legends’
- Other families whose stories intertwine with our own
- Occasional announcements or items of interest for living members of the family
At one point I considered writing a book about the Casbons in America, or something like that. But the thought of writing a book was too daunting. Not only that, I did not want to write a dry family history that would only be interest to a very few people. I also did not want to limit myself to a specific branch of the family, or for that matter only to Casbons who are clearly related to one another. So, I decided upon this instead. I like think of it as writing a book ‘in installments.’ [Update: I published a book in late 2019. See Links]
For privacy’s sake, I will generally not be posting about living family members. However, I encourage family members to comment on posts about their ancestors and share whatever information they wish about themselves and their families.
It is also not a blog about current events and happenings in our families. There is a facebook page for that.
There are branches of the family and perhaps unrelated individuals about whom I know little or nothing. I hope they will feel welcome to make comments and even write guest posts.
As to organization, what’s that? Some posts will be short, some will be long. I don’t necessarily want to write about events in chronological order, but will try to place them in context. As things progress I expect that I will add menus or links to include reference materials, traditional genealogical information, etc.
This is definitely a work in progress and my first attempt at writing a blog. I’m sure there will be a learning curve. Please forgive my errors and feel free to offer corrections.
* Casban and Casben