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NL #89, March - April 2019

In this issue we include the information about the 2019 DELANO KINDRED Reunion in Hyde Park, NY on 10 through 12 September. We thank Cousin Carolyn Marcinkowski for her steadfast effort in making arrangements for this Reunion. We hope to see you there in attendance. Also included is news about our members, a review of an historical novel entitled “Before the Mayflower”, information about Laura Franklin Delano who was a favorite cousin of FDR, and the results of the 2018 Contribution Program. Refer to the REUNIONS page or click here to see complete reunion planning information as presented in the newsletter. Included with this newsletter is a 2019 Reunion Registration Form and a Charitable Program Contribution Form. Click here for the Reunion Registration Form or click here for the Charitable Contribution Form.


NL #88, November - December 2018

By the time you receive NL #88, it will be 2019 and we recognize that you will be receiving this one later than usual. One will recall that 416 years ago our common ancestor Philippe de Lanoy was born in Leiden in 1602 and was later baptized in the Vrouwekerk in Leiden on 6 November 1603. In this issue we include the developing news about the 2019 Reunion to be held in Hyde Park, New York, articles about the 2011 Vrouwekerk Plaque Ceremony in Leiden, a review of the book “Barons of Sea” that includes significant information about Warren Delano II, Membership Renewal Information, a Correction to the GHAAHD, and other articles of interest. We hope you enjoyed your Christmas and New Year holidays and extend our best wishes to you for 2019.


NL #87, August-September 2018

This issue of the Bonnes Nouvelles provides the information about results of the 2018 DELANO KINDRED Reunion and Annual Meeting in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Also included is an updated and corrected article about Lt. Jonathan DELANO?s lands and wills. Also included is information about the planned venues for the 2019 and 2020 DELANO KINDRED Reunions. To view this newsletter in it is entirety, click here

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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