The Kip-Kipp Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2023 is published on the Kip-Kipp yDNA website at FT DNA. I have reached this point earlier than I initially thought in terms of publishing the Newsletter. I suspect it will now shrink to one or two pages as I am busy revising and editing a publication on another surname.
Two years have passed now since the death of Edward and not having our daily breaks where we talked about his research primarily as I tend to be a listener rather than a talker I find that I can not at my own age of nearly 78 manage two large studies. My own study is with the Guild of one-name studies and concerns my parent's surnames. My younger sister maintains what I would label a genealogical study of our family whereas my interest lies in the surnames and the path back without really going sideways very often which is more of a genealogical study.
We continue working our way through Edward's research boxes and the number is decreasing (estimated around 20 to 25 and these boxes are no longer full to the top). We have given away some of the records especially original images in particular lines and a set of records has gone to the Museum in his home town. We need to now put together the sets of data for two areas - one is Kipp and in particular the Kipp descendants of Benjamin Kipp and Elizabeth Force who went west and were amongst the earliest settlers in Chilliwack BC and the other set is for the Allen, Folkins, Parlee families of New Brunswick who were Loyalists coming out of the New England/New York area at the end of the American Revolution to settle in what became New Brunswick.. We need to contact the two archival repositories in BC and NB to see if they are interested in this collection of original images. In the case of the Kipp images they were all published in a book which Edward produced in the mid 1970s and a deposit copy is already in their institution so that the images could simply become a Fonds related to that publication so that the images are available to researchers. The Loyalist group is heavily studied and maintained in New Brunswick and we hope that they too would add this set of images to their collection. That is next summer's project.
I will continue publishing the journal in hopes that at some point another member of the study will take it on along with the yDNA study itself. But I am not in a rush to remove myself although age will eventually catch up to me. Time does tend to be the hero in these types of studies as one does need space to take on such a commitment and there is plenty of that still.