A community of family historians HOOKED on STORIES.

Welcome to Projectkin, a community of family historians hooked on stories. Through live events, shared resources, and online conversations we invent and refine creative ways to capture and preserve our stories.

Re-imagined as PROJECTS and independent of vendors, we freely combine our narratives with media, maps and more — all without regard to platform or tool.

Today's digital world can add layers of complexity and risks. We navigate these challenges by sharing best practices, frugal solutions, and project recipes — with a cautious eye to protecting privacy and preserving archives.

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At Projectkin, we host free events share updates with via email. As a subscribing member, you’ll gain access to not only great resources, but also a community of fellow storytelling enthusiasts.

It’s a free educational community with peers sharing what we’ve learned to everyone’s benefit. Join us for our free online events at


Event topics include …

  • Brainstorming Project Clinics

  • Kathy Stone’s Kathy’s Corner, your “sherpa over Mt. Inertia” to get you through projects

  • Project Recipe events detailing the why’s, how’s, and what-ifs of actual projects

  • Special topics on technology, tips, and insights
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Members’ corner

Died 1887 at Vaxholm at the age of 22.

Our trip to Dublin, which began as a fact-finding mission, has itself become another story to tell over a dinner table. While some facts remain elusive, others provide a window into lives lived.

It existed in 1842 when my great grandfather Horace Aubrey Cox was baptised and it doesn’t appear on modern maps. It is somewhere in the parish of St Mary, Lambeth in what is now London.

The Preserve Your Past Podcast » with

Melissa Ann Kitchen for the Projectkin Members' Corner

The first of the Hills to come into Steuben County, New York, was Richard Lord Hill, my third great-grandfather.

My 2x great grandmother was an Earl Grey Famine girl who came to live a long and successful life.

Pen, Paper, and Mindset

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The ways a family tree can twirl and spin to create shadows and unexpected growths.

I was sitting beside my dad in front of a microfilm reader in Manchester’s Central Library when we first discovered our Irish ancestor William Kirby.

Wrapped in fog from Nova Scotia with thoughts of ancestors and T. S. Eliot's “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”





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