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Volume 2 Number 4
Fall 1985
Letter From the Editor
American Genealogical
Research Institute
Brief History of
the Skinner (Trade) Name
Debrett Update
Edmund E. Skinner Obituary
Far Side
Flying Fur
John F. Skinner Obituary
Marget Kellam: Female smith
Nellie Skinner Obituary
Recent Acquisitions
Royal Chewing Out
Skinner-Davis Scrapbook (Part 2)
Skinner Ethnics
Skinner Logo
Skinner Places
Skinner Satin Company
Unclaimed Property
Volunteers Needed
Wylie K. Skinner Obituary

Index Page

Thanks to William Weiler for transcription of this article.


I ran out of space again this issue before I could get everything in that you have all sent me regarding the SKINNERS. I still have quite a few articles, lists, rolls, and other bits and pieces. DON'T STOP SENDING THEM IN. I savor each and every piece of information that I get. I have a little left over for the next issue, but I need more stuff to fill it up!

As promised, I spent the summer entering names into the computer. We now have:

(number) descendants of:
2830+ Thomas of Maiden
79+ John of Hartford
84+ Richard of Woodbridge
732+ Unknown lines
3649+ Total

The little +`s after the numbers are to remind us that names are being added regularly, so by the time you read this, we'll probably be over 3,000 for Thomas of Malden, bringing the grand total near to or over the 4,000 mark. In case you're wondering why Thomas is so large, it's because I have 3 books of his descendants. The Copley book (1007 entries), the West book (1670 entries), and the Wahi. book (375 entries). Of course, there is some duplication but far less than I anticipated! I thought it would be a breeze to get the books in by the end of summer. I thought wrong, very wrong. I only had about 300 of the 1000 in Genevieve Copley's book already in the computer. I finally made it to Dot West's book, and by page 13 I must have added another 100. Plod along I will. Some day I'll get to the stack of mail on the top of my desk! I've also received books (see `Recent Acquisitions') on the Richard of Woodbridge line so that number should be rising during 1986. Added to the other material that you have sent me, we should have a good 6,000-7,000 names by the end of 1986!

Don't forget, if you haven't done so already, be sure to get your 1986 subscription in the mail ASAP. If your mailing label has 1985 on the top line, you are due. 1986, and you're paid up through December 1986.

And speaking of 1986. There will be a slight change in the production schedule. Since it seems that I have managed to schedule deadlines during peak busy times:

December 21 - Christmas
March 21 - Easter Vacation
June 21 - End of the School Year
September 21 - Beginning of the School Year

I decided to give myself a break for 1986. Therefore, I am going to shift my deadline back (forward?) one month for the four issues. Expect:

Winter `86 issue mailed January 21
Spring `86 issue mailed April 21 (I should have recuperated from taxes!)
Summer `86 issue mailed July 21
Fall `86 issue mailed October 21

I am now truly `burning the midnight oil! The little beeper on my watch has informed me that it is now tomorrow, so have an extremely beautiful holiday season, and I'll see you again next year!

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