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May I Introduce To You . . . Pat O’Donnell Kuhn

Pat O'Donnell Kuhn

Pat O'Donnell Kuhn

I have the great pleasure of introducing you to Pat Kuhn and her blog, Touching Family History, described as, “. . . I am the owner of the blog and basically what I do is talk about things I have found in my research on my family. At times it is about not being able to find things or the excitement when things fall into place!”

How Pat Got Started in Genealogy

“As you know, my name is Pat O’Donnell Kuhn, I have 5 grown children and 9 wonderful grandchildren.

I was born in Philadelphia, but we lived in the suburbs so I grew up in Glenolden, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. I still consider myself a Pennsylvanian even though I have lived just over the state line in Wilmington, Delaware for the last 7 years.

I have been working on Genealogy/Family history for about 20 years. I grew up listening to stories my grandmothers would tell about people and I wanted to find out more. The more I found the more I wanted to know because it was so interesting to find out about these people I never met. Just like all of us who do this, I have so many times wished I had started when my grandmothers were still alive so I could ask more questions. Like who are the people in these photos you have left me with no identification on them!”

Pat’s Favorite Blog Post

“I think my favorite post was ‘McCarry, Welsh and Niland Connections’ I was nearing the end of my ProGen studies and I was working on my Proof Argument. I was putting all the pieces together for my subject, my great-grandfather, James Francis McCarry and all of the sudden all these items that I had been finding at different times were coming together and connections were happening. I was so excited that I had to write about it. I had realized how much I had learned and how my research had improved.”

Pat’s Tips for New Bloggers

“I guess a tip I would have for any new genealogy bloggers is to keep working at your blog, you never know what cousin is going to find it and find you!”

How Genealogy Has Improved Pat’s Life

“I think that doing genealogy has helped me connect with my ancestors and it has helped me find and be found by family I did not know I had. That has been great fun!”

Pat’s Favorite Ancestor

“I guess if I have a favorite Ancestor it would be my great-grandmother, Cecilia Fitzpatrick O’Donnell. I have only one photo of her and she looks like a character. My dad told me one time that she smoked a corn cob pipe; I wish I had a photo of that. I have written about her a few times and even posted the photo. Just another one that I wish I had met!”

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Please take a moment to stop by Pat’s blog. Leave her a comment to let her know you stopped by. Welcome Pat, it’s great to have you here!

© 2013, copyright Gini Webb

Gini Webb lives in San Diego, California and manages her own blog, Ginisology, while also researching her own German heritage, recently retired, enjoying life with wonderful husband Steve and visiting with her now seven grandchildren!

Are you a genealogy blogger who would like to be interviewed for the “May I Introduce To You . . .” series? If so, contact Gini Webb via e-mail.

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