Russwurm Ancestry

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Researching the Sumner Connection

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Connecting up the different branches of the Russwurm family has long been of interest to me, and if you’re reading this I expect it might be of interest to you, too.   So I am very pleased to point you to Russwurm Rushworm Genealogy, a new website set up to share the ongoing research into the Russwurm/Rushworm […]

Sarah McGill Russwurm

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Abolitionist George McGill (1787-1844) bought freedom not only for himself, but for his parents and siblings.   Once emancipated, George did well for himself, both teaching and in business in Baltimore.  But he wanted more freedom than what was on offer in 19th Century America, so he first investigated the possibility of emigration to Haiti, but […]


Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

I’ve been told that our family name “Russwurm” is old, but it is uncommon. There are clumps of Russwurms here and there around the world. But my presumption is that all Russwurms are related, and the only question is how. To date I have not managed to link up the disparate branches of the Russwurm […]

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