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2020 Annual Meeting and Reunion

This post will be updated periodically as more details become available.


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.

NL #91, November - December 2019

In this newsletter we present corrections for two errors in NL#90 regarding a mislabeled picture of Warren Delano I and children of Lyman and Leila Delano. A report on our 2019 Reunion Meeting in Hyde Park, NY, a Letter from our president, Terry Delano, on the upcoming changes to the Delano Kindred website and membership rates, and a summary of our Annual Business Meeting follow. The new membership rates are presented and explained.

We also announce the appointment of Matt Delano as our new Vice President, following the unexpected passing of his father and our Vice President William ("Bill") G. Delano, Jr. We also mourn the loss of cousin Justine Fontaine.

Finally, we report on the successful completion of a project, partially funded by the Delano Kindred, to restore the logbook of the brig Grace by the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society.

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:


  1. Open Firefox
  2. Select the Tools menu
  3. Select the Options sub-menu
  4. Click Privacy & Security
  5. Locate section titled Cookies and Site Data
  6. Locate and click the button labeled Clear Data...
  7. Uncheck all options EXCEPT Cached Web Content
  8. Click the button labeled Clear

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Select the Tools menu
  3. Select the Internet Options sub-menu
  4. On the General tab locate the section titled Browsing history
  5. Locate and click the button labeled Delete...
  6. Uncheck ALL options EXCEPT Temporary Internet files and Cookies
  7. Click the Delete button

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Click on the verical elipsis menu on the top right corner
  3. Click on Settings
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the link that reads Advanced
  5. Locate the section titled Privacy and security
  6. Locate and enter the option that reads Clear browsing data
  7. Choose the Advanced tab
  8. Uncheck ALL options EXCEPT Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files
  9. Click the Clear data button


  1. Open Safari
  2. Select History
  3. Select Clear History
  4. Choose how far back you want your browsing history cleared
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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

NL #90, July - August 2019

In this issue we include expanded information about the 2019 DELANO KINDRED Reunion and Annual Membership Meeting in Hyde Park, NY on 10 through 12 September. Also included are articles about the DELANO estates on both side of the Hudson River. On the west side of the Hudson, the Algonac estate, owned by Warren Delano II. On the eastern side, the Steen Valetje estate, owned by his younger brother, Franklin Hughes Delano. Franklin H. Delano married Laura Astor. Please read the updated information about the 2020 and 2021 Annual Meetings in the issue. President Terry Delano and the DELANO KINDRED Board would like your views about future Reunion/Annual Meetings. Please fill out the questionnaire inserted in this issue and mail it to Cousin Terry at the address on the questionnaire. Also included is news of the DELANO KINDRED donation to the Plimoth Plantation as well as other information of interest. We look forward to seeing you at the Reunion and Annual Membership Meeting in September.

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