Saturday, August 25, 2012


© Kathy Duncan, 2012

The internet has made it possible to discover new tidbits of information on an almost daily basis. Even better, they come in the form of primary documents. Below is a notice that ran in the New York, NY Evening Express in 1866. Rev. Duncan H. Selph was still in Danville, Kentucky, but thinking of opening a school specifically for orphan girls or daughters of Baptist ministers. Given that he needed $25,000 on the heels of the Civil War, it seems unlikely that he ever got it off the ground. Plus, he seems to have been at the Danville Female Academy after this date.


  1. What an interesting blog. I too love genealogy and once spent 4 years obsessing over it. I only stopped because I have to work extremely hard to help get my youngest son thru college. I can't wait to get back to it. I love that you have a blog like this. Someday I hope to do that. Best wishes.

    1. Thank you. This gave me such a good laugh...I once spent over thirty years obsessing over it. Well honestly, I research in fits and starts. The internet has made it so much easier to make headway, and in the comfort of my own homes. Lots of good free sites out there. Are you, by any way, a Selph researcher?