Recent Activities

I haven’t posted in a while, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been busy. Here is a brief summary of what I’ve been up to.

The Descendants of Isaac Casbon in America, Abridged Edition

The family history book that I published in late 2019 has now been updated with an abridged edition. Unlike the original, this edition, only includes the first five generations of the family and does not contain personal information about any living descendants. These changes make the book more suitable for the general public—not that I expect it to be a best-seller! I created this edition so that the book could be available to people and locations outside of the family, such as family history libraries.

Since it does not include private information, I’ve published it on Amazon.com using their Kindle Direct Publishing service and it is available here.

The book is also available on Amazon’s international sites.

Article: “The Casbon Family of Meldreth”

This article was just published as a page on the Meldreth History website. It can be viewed here.

The article covers two centuries during which the Casbon family lived in the parish of Meldreth, Cambridgeshire and includes images of several documents as well as links to a timeline, a summary of descendants, and two previous articles that I have written. The Meldreth History website is a rich source of information about the parish and recommended for anyone with Meldreth ancestors.

Updated Documents and Data

I have added four new items to this page of the blog (see the Documents and Data link, upper right):

The first two are the same documents included in the Meldreth History article. The last two are similar, except that they concern the early family history in the adjacent parish of Melbourn. Viewers are welcome to download these documents.

“Enhance your One-Name Study Web Page or Blog using Google Maps™”

This is the title of an article I just had published in the April–June edition of the Journal of One-Name Studies. The journal is available for free to members of the Guild of One-Name Studies and also available for purchase through their website. The article describes various techniques I have applied in this blog using Google Maps™.

Now that these tasks are completed, I hope to get back to regular blogging soon!

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