Do you have a Kirkland in your family tree? Come join the fun!

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I have just started a Kirkland one name study here on Wikitree.  Kirkland Name Study  Thanks to Steve Harris for getting this set up!

This study is for anyone researching the Kirkland surname anywhere in the world.  If you have a particular Kirkland group or area of interest, we can set you up with a 'team' to work on your particular group.  It is believed that 'my' Kirklands came from Scotland.  

There is a team for researching Kirklands in Scotland here.

I know there were Kirklands in England also -- anyone interested?

My personal interest is in the Kirklands that were in the U.S. southern colonies. Richard Kirkland was in Maryland and then in Virginia.  His descendants moved to North/South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama (and other states).  I have started a team for Kirklands in the U.S. southern colonies.

Do you have a particular Kirkland family group that you would like to 'track' and organize to assist you with research?  Let's get you set up!

WikiTree profile: Space:Kirkland_Name_Study
in Genealogy Help by Darlene Athey-Hill G2G6 Pilot (437k points)
edited by Darlene Athey-Hill

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My mother was born Barbara Jean Kirkland and when her parents divorced, she was adopted and name changed to Barbara Jean Chappell. Her father was George Kirkland of Richmond, VA
by Craig Nichols G2G Crew (440 points)

Craig, you are welcome to join the Kirkland name study.  See here:  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Kirkland_Name_Study

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My grandmother was born Margie Nell Kirkland, she's from the GA Line of Kirkland's.  I have been working through Ancestry.com on and off since 2007 and keep getting stuck on [[Kirkland-2856|Snowden Kirkland]] so I am excited that there is a project going for this.
by Amy Warter G2G Rookie (230 points)
Hi Amy, I was just working on your line the other day.  I have both the Kirkland Source Book of Records (Vol. I and II) as well as Dr. Peacock's excellently researched and sourced book, Kirkland Family Roots, which he published in 2002.  It really is the 'bible' for this family.  My goal is to keep this line straight/correct here in Wikitree.  There is so much junk and wrong information/connections as relate to this family on ancestry that it's just horrible.  As long as I'm alive, I'll strive to keep this line right.  There are some families that I am pretty sure connect somehow into the line, but I don't have the inclination to try and sort them out (they weren't mentioned in Dr. Peacock's book, and it will take localized research of records to try and trace land, etc.).

Feel free to PM me with any questions you might have.  I've researched this family over 20+ years and was in contact with Dr. Peacock during the course of writing his book.  I've pretty much taken up the torch since his death to keep the lineage correct.
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My great grandmother was Mahala Ella Kirkland had a problem early on with her father's choice for a husband which resulted in a serious disconnect within the family.
by Dave Woodward G2G Crew (830 points)

Well, that's sad news, Dave.  We would love to have you as part of the name study if you're interested:  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Kirkland_Name_Study

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