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Kathryn Chisholm

United States Branch Genealogist

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About Kathryn

Kathryn Chisholm was born in Concord, Massachusetts, a town with a rich history of its own and in which three generations of her family have lived. Kathy's parents still live in the house (built in 1742) in which her father was born and in which her grandparents and great-grandparents had previously lived. Her great-grandparents, Allan Chisholm and Janet MacIntosh, were born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia in 1822 and 1839, respectively. Her grandfather, Allan Chisholm, was born in Stellarton, NS in 1874 and emigrated to the United States with his family in 1886.

The Chisholm side of Kathy's family has the Scottish characteristic of a deeply rooted sense of place--who you are is where you come from. Kathy's aunt, Helen Chisholm Rammelkamp, was the official family historian, and it was not until she died that Kathy started actively working on her family history, building on the base that her aunt so capably started. Kathy's father, John Colin Chisholm is also deeply interested in family history.

Kathy is the oldest of seven children (six girls and a boy), and has twelve nieces and nephews. She was educated at Rose Hawthorne School in Concord and received a B.A. with a major in history and geography and a minor in English from Salem State College.

Kathy is a librarian and has worked in a research library, business library, college library part-time, and more recently in school libraries. Kathy is now the Library Director of the James A. Tuttle Library in Antrim, New Hampshire, where she continues to learn about researching family history from library patrons who come there looking for their roots.

Kathy enjoys genealogical research and representing Clan Chisholm at the Southern New Hampshire Highland Games. She has visited London, Nova Scotia, and Scotland, most recently to attend the 2001 Clan Chisholm Gathering in Inverness.