VOLUME III, NUMBER 2
One of the rewards of being webmaster is the occasional e-mails (or letters) I receive from people who have discovered our website and are anxious to find out if they are descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson. Most of the time I’ve been able to track down a connection through our genealogy book and invariably they are delighted to find this new knowledge of their “roots.” And the DFA benefits by adding new members!
An interest in family history is certainly something that all members of the DFA have in common. Admittedly, this often comes with maturity. I was in my 50s before I really got hooked. But recently we have seen a growing number of younger members joining our ranks. We even have people in their 20s and 30s on our board and/or committees, and we’re very happy to have them.
The annual reunion is a wonderful way to explore family history and to share your stories and reminiscences with other cousins. I hope that many of you will take advantage of that opportunity this year at our reunion in Amherst. Also, if you have something you’d like to display that relates to your family history or to Dickinsons in general, bring it along and we’ll make room for you to show it.
I look forward to seeing many of you this June in Amherst.
Alan C. Dickinson, president