Friends of Joan Ferris Curran will be saddened to learn that she passed away at home on Saturday, May 19, 2012.
Jo made her home in Kansas City, Missouri since 1952. She became a Certified Genealogist who specialized in the writing and editing of family histories.
With her deep roots in both new and old England, Jo had served periodically since 1979 as a trustee and officer of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and, more recently, the Board of Certification of Genealogists and the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History. She was a member of the Mayflower Society in Kansas, Flagon and Trencher, and the most rigorous of all societies, the Descendants of Illegitimate Sons and Daughters of Kings of Britain (affectionately known as the Royal Bastards). Her various publications attest to far broader ethnic interests, however - ranging from Descendants of Augustin LeClercq (a French émigré in 1790 Ohio) to Jewish family life in Jonas and Betty (Kohn) Wollman and their Descendants. She published 10 genealogy books and pamphlets.
You can read her obituary at http://goo.gl/zISQS.
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