Thanks for your offer of help. Through the generous help of other Alcott "cousins" I have found out a great deal about my link. Although there is no direct bloodline between Louisa May and myself, our families are linked through marriage. Her first cousin Sanford Joseph, son of Joseph Chattfield Alcott(brother of Amos), married my great-great-grandaunt Diantha Eloise Joslyn, sister to my g-g-grandmother Eliza Joslyn Annis. I hope that your offer for help will still be available if I should need you. I check the Alcott genforum often. Thanks again!