October 2011 Newsletter


A message from the President

Greetings Dickinson Cousins!

I hope this autumn finds you all healthy and prosperous. A big “Thank You” to everyone who came to our 2011 June Reunion at the Emily Dickinson Museum. It was good to see old friends as well as many new faces. Jane Wald gave an excellent and informative talk on the Museum’s programs and my son, Andrew, Jr., enjoyed being “Gilbert” in the Masque performance arranged by the Museum staff. We may be returning to the Emily Dickinson Museum for another Reunion in the not too distant future.

We are beginning work on ideas for the next year’s Reunion. A music themed program has been waiting in the wings as well as an interest in our correct English origins. Additionally, our genealogist, Adrienne Weible, will give a presentation on how the female lines CD is organized and how to use it. Historian and Webmaster, Alan Dickinson, has just finished and printed his monograph on the history of the Dickinson Family Association Reunions and we will likely present this at the 2012 Reunion. There is no lack of things to keep your hard-working board members busy.

Our increasing awareness of our correct English origins has already had an effect. A new cousin, Kathleen Schultz, called me up this week to discuss her family research and join our association. She and family members will tour Ireland and England to visit places linked to her history. Based on over 100 years of our “Wharton” early English genealogy, Kathleen was headed to Ely, England. After a discussion of the Clifford Stott article* she now plans to visit Billingborough, Lincolnshire.

Thank you all for your continued interest and participation in our Association.

* “The Correct English Origins of Nathaniel Dickinson and William Gull, Settlers of Wethersfield and Hadley” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 152, April 1998. Copies of the article can be ordered from the publication: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

Andrew Dickinson, President

 MONOGRAPH NO. 2 NOW AVAILABLE At the annual meeting in June, The Research and Publications Committee approved the printing of the second monograph and it will very soon be available for purchase.  The title is: A HISTORY OF THE ANNUAL REUNIONS OF THE DICKINSON FAMILY ASSOCIATION.  Refer to the Books page of the DFA website, or call Andrew Dickinson for more information.  
 NEWSLETTER ALERT      The DFA newsletter typically goes out in January, April, June and October of each year.  The June and November newsletters go out by e-mail to those who are able and willing to receive it this way, and it does save the association time and money.  If you received the Oct 2011 newsletter by postal mail, that means either you have indicated you don’t wish to receive the newsletters electronically, or we do not have a valid e-mail address for you.     We know e-mail addresses change frequently and it is easy to forget to update them.  So if you change your e-mail address we would greatly appreciate your sending the new one to our membership clerk, Beth Landolina, at bethL0719@comcast.net 
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