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Don and Kitty McLamb

Families included: MEREDITH, WILSON, MAXWELL, MORRIS, POWELL(2), HOWARD, MENEAR(2), ORR, CYGON, MICHALKSY, PORTER, BUCKHOLZ, ARMSTRONG, COLEMAN, JOHNSON, HUDSON, HOLDEN, BERRY, BAILEY, CLAYTON, KING, CARTER, SHAW, UTTER, BEDWELL, HEATHERD,WILLIAMS, FROSCHAUER, SHRY, MORTON, HANCE, TAYLOR, BLACKBURN, THOMPSON, DAVIS, MCCRACKEN, WOOD, MCELROY, FORTNEY(2), HENDERSHOT, HAHN, BERGER, PORT(H), DALE, JOHNS, JONES, MICHALSKY,PRZYWARA, FERNES, KOSZYK, KOSLONKA, WOTZKO, MIDDLETON, OWENS, HISSEY, HOOK, ALDER, NICE, RITTER, SCOLES, OGDEN, JACQUES, TAYLOR

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I have been climbing my family tree since 1975. My mother had written in my Baby Book that I descended from Captain David Maxwell, a Revolutionary patriot from Delaware who later setted in that part of Virginia that became West Virginia.

For the Bicentennial year, I wanted to join the D.A.R. Then I began my search. It was not easy to verify the lineage past my great grandmother. But, after many hours reading the census microfilms, writing elder cousins, and visiting cemeteries, I started collecting information in spiral notebooks. I had the opportunity to travel extensively with my husband (a benefit offered by employment with Pan American World Airways) and at each stop would check out the library. Once I had found out the name of my gr gr gr grandfather HUDSON, I traveled to Lancashire, England to visit the Parish cemetery. My heart sank when I found the cemetery was now a lovely church garden with only a few crypt markers as decoration. But, I found wonderful information at the Manchester Public Library! Another trip was to Poland, through Check Point Charlie to the village that was on the post mark of a 1946 letter to my grandfather from his Polish cousin requesting aid following WW2. With unbelieveable luck (and a genealogy angel on my shoulder), I located the Parish church that contained my Cygon ancestors. It was easy hunting once I got the LDS parish microfilm.

Most of my families came to Maryland or Pennsylvania with some settling in that part of Virginia that was to become West Virginia. There I was met with road blocks of burned court houses in Monongalia and Preston Counties. Some families settled in South Carolina and then went on to Mississippi. It has been a memorable journey through history, my least favorite subject in high school. I wish I had paid more attention!

Lately it is getting harder and harder to push the generations back one more time. I have enjoyed sharing my bits and pieces of information with others and gratefully receiving new info. I have found numerous cousins in the last few years, thanks to the Internet.

Are YOU a distant cousin? Take a look.

kmmclamb Database

This site is still under construction. Please return. Kitty McLamb

Information on the McLamb families can be found at:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~glengels/mclamb


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