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NL #93, July 2021

In this issue of the Bonnes Nouvelles we include information about the 2021 Reunion and Annual Membership Meeting.

We also discuss a few changes in the organization, including my new role, a report on the restoration of the Benoni Delano marker in the Myles Standish Burying Ground, and some educational and informational articles we wanted to add for all to enjoy.

As many of you know by now, Mr. George B Delano has stepped down as Editor of the Delano Kindred Newsletter and will now serves as our Editor Emeritus. He will, of course, be as much a part of the Kindred Newsletter as he wants, as well as continue to offer his sage advice and priceless opinions.

With that being said, I wanted to briefly introduce myself. I am Nick Neagle, currently living in Stafford, Virginia. My mother, Patricia Delano, was part of the Northern Neck of Virginia’s Delano line. I grew up learning all about the Delano line because I went to a reunion in Warsaw, Virginia in 1991, when I was only 11 years old. I work in Cyber Security for a branch of the Navy known as NCIS, you might have heard of them.

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2021 Annual Meeting Information UPDATED 26 June 2021

ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE: September 17-19, 2021.

The 2021 Delano Kindred Annual Meeting, to be held both in-person and virtually via ZOOM, is scheduled for September 17-19, 2021, in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Annual Business Meeting will be at 1 PM (Eastern time) on Saturday the 18th. This post will be kept updated as new information becomes available. Registration will be available via this website.

IF NOT ALREADY LOGGED ON, MEMBERS WILL BE ASKED TO VALIDATE THEIR MEMBERSHIP BY SUPPLYING THEIR LOGON ID and PASSWORD DURING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS. PLEASE LOG ON OR MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR VALID ID and PASSWORD AVAILABLE BEFORE STARTING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS. NON-MEMBERS REGISTERING TO ATTEND IN PERSON NEED ONLY SUPPLY A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS TO COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION.

24 June 2021 - The Agenda is set and REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN. Please click on the link at the end of this post to register for either the Annual Meeting via ZOOM (1 PM Eastern time on Saturday, September 18, no registration fee) or to attend the Annual Meeting and Reunion in person ($15/person registration fee until August 16, $20 thereafter). Delano Kindred members may elect to attend the Annual Meeting virtually via ZOOM rather than in person; ZOOM meeting credentials will be sent to you via email a day or two prior to the meeting. For in-person attendees, a valid, unique email address is required for the person completing the registration, but is not required for any of his/her guests. Important dates to remember:

  • JULY 31, 2021 - Last day to reserve a room at the Baymont by Wyndham Hotel at the guaranteed Delano Kindred group rate (see below for hotel details);
  • AUGUST 16, 2021 - Last day to register for the in-person meeting without incurring a $5/person Late Fee;
  • SEPTEMBER 11, 2021 - Last day to register for the meeting, either in-person or virtual via Zoom;
  • SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 - First day of the in-person meeting;
  • SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 - Last day of the meeting (Annual Meeting at 1 PM Eastern time).

For those attending in person, here is what's happening (all times are EASTERN time):

  • Friday, September 17
    • 10 - 11:30 AM: Early registration, genealogy chit-chat with Muriel, and "social hour" in the Baymont's conference room.
    • 12:15 - 1:00 PM: Registration in the Plimoth Patuxet Museums Accomack Room
    • 1:00 - 2:00 PM: Speaker - Jennifer Sinsigalli (author of Before the Mayflower, a work of historical fiction describing life in Leiden in 1609-1625) on Leiden in the Early 17th Century
    • 2:00 - 3:00 PM: Speaker - Carolyn Ravenscroft (Historian, Duxbury Rural & Historical Society) on the Samuel Delano Logbook, Amasa Delano's voyages and their influence on Herman Melville's short novel Benito Cereno
    • 3:00 - 4:00 PM: Speaker & Video - Carolyn Ravenscroft - Myles Standish Burying Ground tour and rededication of the restored Benoni Delano marker
    • 6:00 - 8:00 PM: Guided tour of the Alden House Historic Site with hors d'oeuvres
      • 7:00 PM: Speaker - Desiree Mobed (Alden Kindred Executive Director) on Delano and Alden Connections
  • Saturday, September 18
    • Saturday morning on your own (suggest visiting Mayflower II or the Museum grounds, passes for sale at the Museum)
    • 1:00 - 2:30 PM: Annual Meeting, in-person and via ZOOM for registered attendees in the Accomack Room
    • 2:30 PM (or immediately following the Annual Meeting): Group Pictures
    • 3:00 - 4:00 PM: Speaker - DK member Becket Soule on After the Mayflower
    • 4:00 PM: Vacate Accomack Room to allow setting up for dinner
    • 6:00 - 6:45 PM: Cash bar and social hour
    • 6:45 - 9:00 PM: Dinner with guest speaker

10 May 2021 - Where to stay: A block of rooms has been secured at the Baymont by Wyndham hotel at 149 Main Street in Kingston, MA for our members on September 17 & 18 for $149.00 (plus tax of $14.45) per night for a double-queen room (non-smoking). Arrival earlier or staying later is an option at $99 (plus tax of $9.60) per night. To receive these rates, you must call the hotel directly at (781) 585-3831 and ask for the Delano Kindred Group Rate before August 1st. If you are a Wyndham Rewards member, you may accumulate points for this reservation but you may not use points to pay for it. If you would like to know a little bit more about where we're staying, click here to check out the Baymont by Wyndham website.


Looking for pictures of Delano Hardware at 72 Main Street, Fairhaven

Deb Charpentier, archivist at the Millicent Library, is currently researching a property at 72 Main Street, Fairhaven. The business was run by Clarence F. Delano and was known as Delano Hardware (1903-1945). The structure was built in 1887. It housed the Paulding Shoe Co. until it was purchased by Clarence.

She has used all of her local resources to try to locate a photograph of the business. It seems none exist, and she's hoping one of our members may be willing to share a copy of their pictures. Any help that you may be able to provide would be very much appreciated. Her email is dcharpentier@sailsinc.org.

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Ancestor Talk on “1620 – The Mayflower Journey” and Mayflower Descendants

Professional genealogist George English talks on a topic that is close to his heart as his Mayflower Ancestor, Richard Warren, actually travelled to the New World on the original Mayflower voyage.

George will deliver a free talk on Zoom "1620 - The Mayflower Journey: Who went, where from, and why did they go?" on Friday 12 March at 6pm (GMT), 7 pm mainland Europe (GMT+1) and 1 pm EST (GMT-5). This talk has been organised by the Society of Mayflower Descendants in Europe.

2020 was the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower, the voyage that changed the world. Many do not know that two major happenings in other parts of the world more than 100 years before led to the chain of events that caused the Pilgrims to migrate from England.


George’s talk covers the events during the Reformation which led to the Pilgrims’ leaving for the New World; the voyage itself; and the impact the Mayflower has had on Western civilisation ever since. He explores who these people were, the different places that they came from and the reasons that they left their homeland. George will include his Mayflower ancestor, Richard Warren, as well as Alden, Bradford, Brewster, Cooke, Howland, Mullins and Winslow. Philip Delano will also be included.


George has many years’ experience of historical and genealogical research and has published articles in the Mayflower Descendant, Mayflower Quarterly and many other journals.


Click here to register for the talk via Eventbrite.


2020 Annual Meeting and Reunion CANCELLED

Regrettably, the resurgence of the COVID-19 virus has forced us to cancel the 2020 Annual Meeting and Reunion planned for Manassas, VA, on September 25-27, 2020. A virtual membership meeting, likely via Zoom, will will be scheduled to take its place. Notice of that meeting will be posted as soon as plans are finalized.


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