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Hold the dates! The 2017 Annual Meeting and Reunion will be held at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel near the Airport in North Charleston, SC, from September 14 to 17, 2017. We have designated the 14th as a travel day for those who don't want to travel on Friday and potentially miss the afternoon genealogical meeting or the Friday evening dinner. We will post a Registration Form and lots more information about our meeting as we iron out the details. As usual, you will need to make your hotel reservation separately from your Annual Meeting reservation, so for?those of you who might wish to get a head start and check out the hotel, click here. Our special Delano Kindred room rates (before taxes) are $129/night for either a room with two double beds or a room with a king bed. The rates are good for up to 3 days prior to or 3 days after our meeting dates if rooms are available for those extra days. All rooms are non-smoking.?Click here to book a room using these rates. Please leave the "Delano Kindred, Inc." box checked under "Special Accounts and Rates" and change the "Travel Dates" and "Number of Rooms and Guests" information to suit your needs. If you need a handicap-accessible room or experience any difficulty making your reservation, call the hotel directly at 843-518-6200 and remember to tell them you are part of the Delano Kindred group. Hope to see you there!

Compiling the GHAAHD

Have you ever wondered what it might have been like to receive a request from Major Joel Andrew Delano to provide your family genealogy for inclusion in the GHAAHD? This?extraordinary tome documenting the DELANO family in America entitled "The Genealogy, History and Alliances of the American House of Delano, 1621-1899" was published in 1899. It is arranged in two "books" and is commonly known as the "GHAAHD". The combined efforts of Major Joel Andrew Delano and Mortimer Delano de Lannoy record over eight hundred years and encompass lineage from Charlemagne, through thirty-three generations, to Philippe de Lanoy, the progenitor of the American Delano line, and his descendants to 1899. The second "book" documents Philippe's genealogy and descendants to 1899, and it was input for this part of the GHAAHD that Major Delano was seeking. What sort of a response might you have received to your contribution? Thanks to Cousin Carolyn Marcinkowski, we no longer need to speculate on that point. Her Great-Grandfather, Melville Clayton Smith, was one of our ancestors who provided his family genealogy to Major Delano. Cousin Carolyn still has the letter that Major Delano wrote back in response to his contribution. The two-page letter is shown below. If you'd prefer to see the letter as a PDF file, click here.


Here is the preliminary agenda for our Reunion Meeting in Norwich, CT. DELANO KINDRED 2016 REUNION AGENDA Final agenda will be in your registration packet Holiday Inn Norwich, 10 Laurel Boulevard, Norwich CT 06360 (860) 889-5201 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH Lodging rooms are available for the same rate before and after the reunion dates. Travel date to arrive in Norwich for lodging and dinner on your own. Hospitality room will open for EARLY REGISTRATION. Times TBD. (8 pm ? 9 pm) Hospitality room hours will be posted on the door. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH BOARD MEETING (for board members only) 9:00 -10:30 am GENEALOGY SYMPOSIUM & EDUCATION 2:00 ? 3:00 pm Self guided tourist activities all day. REGISTRATION in hospitality room: 3:00 pm -5:00 pm WELCOME SIT DOWN DINNER w/ Speaker, at hotel: Social hr. 6:00 pm, Dinner & entertainment 7:00 -9:00 pm. Banquet room location will be posted in Hospitality room. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH ALL MEMBERS GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING (please attend) 9:00 am ? 11:00 am. At hotel. Location will be posted in Hospitably room. Group photograph. Right after meeting ends. Location will be posted in Hospitality room. TOUR OF MYSTIC SEAPORT AND GUIDED 1 HOUR TOUR. Meet at Mystic. The location where we will meet will be posted. If you do not have a ride to Mystic ? please let us know so we can arrange your transportation. BUFFET DINNER. Social hour 6:00 pm. Dinner 7:00 pm ? 9:00 pm SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH Board meeting (for board members) Time TBD.


The 2016 Reunion Registration Deadline is fast approaching! The 2016 Reunion and Annual Membership Meeting will be held in the Mystic/Norwich area of Connecticut on September 15th - 18th, 2016 at the Holiday Inn in Norwich, CT. IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER for the Reunion, but the deadline is August 15th to secure a hotel room at our contracted rates. We may not be able to obtain an extension to that deadline because, as evidenced by the rate structure outlined below, demand for rooms at the hotel that weekend is great. So if your reservation isn't made with the hotel by the 15th, you may not be able to get a room there at all. You must call the hotel to make your room reservation, simply sending in your Reunion registration form to the Delano Kindred WILL NOT reserve a hotel room for you. The Holiday Inn is located at 10 Laura Boulevard in Norwich, CT 06360, telephone (860) 889-5201. When making a reservation please mention DELANO KINDRED to receive our lower rate. Laura Boulevard is conveniently located just off highway CT 82 (Salem Turnpike) and a short distance from the I-395 interchange 11 in Connecticut. The DELANO KINDRED September rates are $119 per night on Thursday and Friday, but are increased to $149 per night on Saturday due to the weekend crowd attending the nearby Foxwoods Resort Casino. The DELANO KINDRED rates are available 3 days before and 3 days after reunion nights and all rates are subject to an additional 6.35% tax. The Educational Symposium, Annual Membership Meeting, and both meal events will be held at the Holiday Inn and arrangements have been made for a Hospitality Suite. Want to know more about the Norwich Holiday Inn? To check out their web site, click here. If you have any questions please contact Cousin Elizabeth Clarke via the e-mail or phone number provided at the bottom of part 2 of the Registration Form. Events include a tour of the Museum of America and the Sea at Mystic, CT (Mystic Seaport) on Saturday 17 September. To see the Reunion Flyer, click here; to view or download the Reunion Registration Form (Parts 1 and 2), click here. Please complete both parts 1 and 2 of the forms with a check for the appropriate amount and send them to our Treasurer, Cousin David Grinnell, whose address is on the form, by 15 August 2016. Also, don?t forget to make your hotel reservations directly with the Norwich Holiday Inn by 15 August. This will be a very interesting and memorable event. We hope to see you there and enjoy your company!

2016 Reunion Announced!


We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Delano Kindred Reunion will be held at the Norwich Holiday Inn in Norwich, Connecticut, September 15th to the 18th. So save the dates and plan to join us in Norwich! More details will be available on the REUNIONS page shortly. Click here to check out the Norwich Holiday Inn, and if you're interested in things to do in and around Norwich, check out these links to some of the major attractions in the area: Click here to learn more about what to do in and around Norwich. We're really excited about this opportunity to get (re)acquainted with this part of New England, and hope you will be able to join us there!
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