I first tried to do this research into my family about 10 years ago, 2001, but because of work and life and everything that goes with that, I got too busy and just didn't have the time to put into it.Now I am disabled and have nothing but time so have started again.
When I first tried to do this back in 2001 I was contacted by Ed Kervin that shared with me a CD he had made with all the extensive research he had done on the Kervin Family.While back then I had no idea how I fit in to this family cousin Ed had so meticulously documented, looking through the pictures I could definitely see a family resemblance with a lot of them.
The first thing I found when I restarted this project is that I lost the wonderful CD that cousin Ed had sent me, and in hopes of obtaining a new copy of it I found my way back to this forum and saw the awful news that cousin Ed had passed away.For me it is a strange feeling to feel so hurt by the passing of man I have never met in person and only knew through the dozen or so emails we shared, but I truly do feel a personal loss and I grieve not only for this remarkable man, but feel deeply for his family at their terrible loss.I refer to him as cousin Ed out of respect, for that is how he always greeted me in every email he sent me.
If anyone knows how I could obtain a copy of the CD that cousin Ed had made on the family, I would be truly grateful and would be willing to pay any costs that may be involved.my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
And to his family I send my most heartfelt condolences.The measure of a man can be weighed by the hearts of the people he has touched and Ed Kervin was a great man that indeed has touched a great many hearts.