Tunis – St-George’s Church and Cemetery Thursday, Nov 12 2009 

Not many people know about this small corner of paradise in the middle of the Medina at Tunis.

Tunis St-George's View

The church itself was built in 1899-1901 but the cemetery has been in existence since about 1645 and was used until 1885 when a new evangelical section was opened in the municipal cemetery for Europeans at Bab al-Khadra. (more…)

Amelia Evans Barry (1744-1835) Monday, Nov 9 2009 

Detail of Lewis Evans' Map of Delaware, 1755

Amelia Evans Barry came alive during research with my far cousin Hélène Koehl (descendant of Amelia). Together we solved a very complex mistery to unveil her identity. Keys to the discovery have been: the maiden name of one of her daughters Philotesia Jeannetta; Nicholas Brooke revealing the name of the authoress of  “Maria, a Persian slave” &  Ingamell’s Dictionary which was essential as well.

Hélène Koehl then wrote her story while I continued (more…)

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