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2020 Annual Meeting and Reunion

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The 2020 Delano Kindred Annual Meeting and Reunion will be held at the Hampton Inn Manassas in Manassas, VA, Friday September 25 (Welcome Dinner and speaker) and Saturday September 26 (Annual Meeting and tours). There will be a Board of Directors meeting on Sunday morning, after the hotel’s free breakfast is over. If you want to get a head start on reservations, the hotel telephone number is (703) 369-1100. We have a block of rooms at $94/night plus tax for one king or two queen beds, and the RATE CODE you need to mention is DKR. The room block is for the nights of 9/25 & 9/26, but they will extend it in either direction if asked.

You May Need to Clear your Browser Cache

The Delano Kindred website has undergone a major transformation. This transformation has brought a new design with cleaner presentation of content. Due to these design changes, it is possible that your web browser (ie: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc.) may have older versions of the Delano Kindred website cached. Browsers cache web content in an effort to speed up page load times. Sometimes older cached copies of sites can cause new designs to not render properly until the old cache is cleared. This post is written by one of the designers of our new site to show us how to clear our browser cache. The below tips are for the more popular browsers in use today:


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  5. Locate section titled Cookies and Site Data
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  7. Uncheck all options EXCEPT Cached Web Content
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We are delighted to announce that the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society is now accepting early orders for the much anticipated publication "Duxbury, Our Pilgrim Story: a 2020 Perspective". There are two chapters in this book which focus on our Delano heritage; these were contributed by our genealogist, Muriel Curtis Cushing, and our newsletter editor, George B. DeLano.

Click here to view or download the order form for this book. Here is a brief summary of what's in the book.

Duxbury?s commemorative publication for Plymouth 400 featuring essays by twelve local historians each with a unique look into Duxbury?s early settlers. Also featured is a compelling perspective by an independent scholar of the Wampanoag nation. Essays include:

  • Duxbury?s Archeological History
  • The Pilgrim Connection to Clark?s Island
  • Duxbury?s Early Lands and Leaders
  • Adventuresome William Collier
  • Backstory to Colonization
  • John and Priscilla Alden of Duxbury
  • Day-to-Day Life in the 17th Century
  • Priscilla and Her Children
  • Along Ancient Paths
  • Searching for the Old Burying Ground
  • The Delano Family
  • and Duxbury?s Myles Standish Monument

2018 REUNION UPDATE #3 - Our Speakers!

We are delighted to announce that some of the most knowledgeable local historians will address the people, places and protocols of the early settlement here on the South Coast. They will be presenting some new material and significant insights into the uniqueness of the vast land settlement of ?Old Dartmouth? which, as you know, comprised the land mass of Westport, Dartmouth, New Bedford, Fairhaven, Acushnet and parts of Tiverton and Little Compton. Our first three speakers are highly respected contributing members of the Dartmouth Historical and Arts Society (DHAS):
  • Sally M. Aldrich, Historian, will present an overview of the Dartmouth Propriety established in 1652 and the little-known history that unfolded over the following century that made this area unique among New England towns.
  • Robert E. Harding, Ph.D, president of DHAS, will discuss ?Delanos? and a Few Surprises in the Old Dartmouth Town Meeting Records 1680-1786. Included will be a variety of excerpts from the records which give insight into the way of life of Old Dartmouth as well as special actions prior to and during the Revolutionary War.
  • Richard Gifford, Esq., will reveal some of the early homesteads, farms and land transactions of some of the very old family names: Delano, Church, Cooke, Spooner. His research of deeds may help to pinpoint the exact location of Lt. Jonathan Delano home which has remained a mystery.
  • George B. DeLano, Delano Kindred Newsletter Editor and Past President, will update us on his efforts to determine the acreage and relative location of Lt. Jonathan Delano?s parcels of land contained in his Will and mentioned in the Deed of Apportionment Surveys of 1714 to 1763.
We have themed the event, ?Connections: Old and New? as it is our desire to link the old family names with the families of today and encourage a better understanding of the wonderful heritage we all share in the South Coast. Toward that end, our Delano Kindred genealogist and Mayflower historian, Muriel Curtis Cushing, will be on hand to overview her works in progress. She is the author of the multi-volume ?Mayflower Families in Progress? series published by the Mayflower Society titled Philip Delano of the ?Fortune? 1621 and His Descendants for Four Generations. As part of the research for her books, Muriel compiled an impressive Family Tree Maker database which includes many South Coast families in addition to the Delano family. She is currently working with the Mayflower Society to complete her work as a Mayflower ?Silver Book.? Mayflower Society Silver Books are based upon meticulously investigated primary records and accepted as the ?gold standard? by genealogists everywhere.

2018 Reunion Meeting Registration

We are pleased to make this new on-line Registration Form available for our upcoming Annual Meeting and Reunion in Fairhaven, MA, June 13 and 14, 2018. The preliminary meeting agenda is as follows: Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the Millicent Library in Fairhaven:
  • Noon to 6:00 PM: Attendee Registration
  • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM: Genealogy Q&A with Muriel Cushing
  • 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM: Speakers
    1. Sally Aldrich
    2. Bob Harding
    3. Richard Gifford
    4. George DeLano
  • 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM: Delano Kindred Board of Directors meeting
Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the Fairhaven Town Hall
  • 9:30 AM to 9:45 AM: Group picture on Town Hall Steps
  • 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM: Highlights walking tour with Chris Richard
Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the West Island Improvement Association Hall
  • 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM: Attendee Registration (continued)
  • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM: DELANO KINDRED Annual Business Meeting
  • 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM: Socializing / cash bar / Group Picture
  • 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: Buffet dinner
  • 8:45 PM to 9:30 PM: Delano Kindred Board of Directors meeting
USE THE FORM BELOW TO REGISTER for the 2018 Delano Kindred Reunion meeting in Fairhaven, MA, June 13 at the Millicent Library and June 14 at the West Island Improvement Assocation hall. The registration fee is $15/guest and includes admission to events on both days. The buffet dinner at West Island is optional at $25/guest. Attendees may also use this form to register as new members of the Delano Kindred without paying the "New Member" registration fee. Please note that meeting space at the Millicent Library is limited to 100 attendees by local fire codes, so get your registrations in early. (The Registration Form has been deleted, as this meeting has already taken place.)
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