Our goal is to reconstruct the genealogies of Kearsleys of English descent in Lancashire & Durham counties. Working with the assumption that Kearsleys originated in or near the town of Kearsley in Lancashire we began there. Now two years into the project we have gone on to include all of Great Britain, Australia, the US, Canada and South Africa. The second part of the research project involves DNA testing. We hope to establish key Kearsleys lines and determine their relationship, if any, to one another. Since it is our hope to learn more about the migratory patterns of Kearsleys to other parts of the world we welcome a wide range of Kearsley descendants to participate in our study. Please join. The more participation the more successful the project.