The Skinner Family Association is a group of people who have organized their efforts in search of their Skinner ancestry.
Established in 1984, the pioneers of the Association wanted to have a place where they could collect material regarding the history and genealogy of the Skinner families and subsequently disseminate it to other researchers. The Association has grown to include lines not only from the United States, but also from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and Great Britain. In 1986, the Skinner Family Association became a member of the Guild of One-Name Studies located in England. As a one-named study, we collect information on all Skinner lines, not just from one particular family line or ancestral couple.
The Skinner Family Association strives to have ALL Skinner lines of ancestry documented by evidence. We appreciate your contributions on hard research.
We have over 35,000 Skinners and Skinner descendants in our files. Perhaps we have one of yours ...
During 2019/2020, the Skinner Family Association is planning to redesign its web page:http://skinnerkinsmen.org/.
In the recent past, we have considered:
* Creating an online virtual museum, with graphics of Skinner artifacts that have been shared over the years, and continue to be shared.
* Creating historical documentation on some of our immigrant ancestors to bring some accuracy to all those stories about “the three Skinner brothers who came from England…”
*Expanding information on famous and historical Skinners.
*Enhancing general Skinner family data, and other articles of interest that we find deserving of mention which can be documented.
*We estimate that redesigning the website alone will cost about $2,000 (per year) to develop and maintain over the upcoming years.
Over the last 35 years, the Skinner Family Association has assisted over 800 people worldwide in researching their family trees and helping them to find their Skinner ancestors and cousins.
The Skinner Scroll
The Skinner Scroll was designed by Sande Skinner of Chicago, Illinois, in 1985. We wanted something to relate to the idea of a skinner - a worker in hides and leather. Wrote Sande: "The vellum scroll is the connection as a leather worker had to prepare the animal skin to be suitable for writing."