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Our family research blog covers a wide range of topics from Research Reports describing how we answered (or couldn’t answer) specific research questions, to descriptions of software and resources we use in our research

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Starr’s Hotel in Finsbury Square

Starr’s Hotel in Finsbury Square

We believe that Jakob Louis Muller arrived in the Holburn District of London in the 1860s, after which he took a job as a waiter. He had emigrated from Baden in Germany. In 1873 Louis became part owner of the Starr's Hotel in Finsbury Square, which,...

Gasoline, Texas and the Gasoline Cotton Gin

Gasoline, Texas and the Gasoline Cotton Gin

Gasoline, Texas doesn't sound like the most attractive place to live, but in the early 1900s, the Tracy family returned to this community three times after moving to other towns in Oklahoma, Texas, and Arizona. So, why was this Texas town named Gasoline, what was its...

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