Posts Tagged ‘family reunions’

116th Haviland Family Reunion

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Calling all Havilands!

Here is your chance to connect with your family again.

The 116th Haviland Family Reunion will be held July 9th 2011 at Waterford North Conservation Area  in Waterford Ontario.

Saturday’s events will start at 1:00 a.m. with registration, followed by a 12:00 noon pot luck buffeet meal at the Pavilion. There will be afternoon activities for all ages: baseball, volleyball, genealogy sharing, renewing of acquaintances, viewing group photographs and the “Canadian Haviland Family Genealogy” books, and face painting.

Captian John Haviland, a United Empire Loyalist, having served the British as an artificer in the American Revolution, moved from Haviland’s Hollow on the NY/CT state line and settled in 1803 at Townsend Township, Norfolk County, near Brantford. Descendants have held a reunion annually since 1896.

For information contact:  
David Haviland
PO Box 269
Otterville, ON N0J 1R0

haviland@ican.net

Moore Family Reunion

Monday, May 16th, 2011

If you’re looking for your Moore relatives. This could be your chance:

HOLD THE DATE!

Moore Family Reunion

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Norwich and District Museum
89 Stover Street North, Norwich Ontario

A Reunion of descendants of Samuel Moore of Massachusetts and New Jersey, born 1630, and his great-grandson, Samuel Moore of New Jersey, born 1742, from across Canada and the USA.

Mark the date on your calendar now and plan to attend!

For more information:
Donna Moore, UE, OGS member
d.moore3(AT)sympatico.ca

Plan your next family reunion at the library

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

One benefit of genealogy is that the researcher often comes across new family members. And even if they don’t, learning family stories can leave a genealogist with the desire to get the whole family together and talk about the history.

If you’re considering planning such a family reunion, the OGS provincial library has books to help you organize an event that runs smoothly and is fun for all involved.

The Family Reunion Sourcebook. By Edith Wagner. 1999.
This is a ten chapter book describing the process of organizing a family reunion. The author addresses topics such as food, venues and activities and advises planners not to work alone. the book also touches on more difficult topics such as determining who should be invited and how the event should be paid for. Planning and budgeting resources are included in the appendix.

Family Reunion Handbook: a complete guide to reunion planning. Tom Ninkovich. 1998.
This book offers detailed advice for organizing a family reunion. With chapters labelled “Keeping Records”, “Mailing/Postage”, and “Special Places for Family Reunions” the book includes diagrams and visual examples of planning and publicity tools. At the back of the book are stories of successful family reunions.

Your Family Reunion: how to plan it, organize it and enjoy it. By George G. Morgan. 2001.
This book focuses on the pre-planning of a reunion describing what to expect from different sixed families and touching on topics such as budgeting, publicity and permits and licenses for the event. The book shares web resources and strategies as well as offline ones. Two chapters describe activities for the reunion including advice on the pursuit of genealogy during the event. A series of worksheets at the back of the book are designed to help the planner through the process.

Find these books in our Library Catalogue and then request them at the library.

Are You a Haviland?

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

This announcement came in from David Haviland:

115th Haviland Family Reunion

Image: Graeme Weatherston, link below

The 115th Haviland Family Reunion will be held July 10, 2010 at Port Dover Kinsmen Park, Port Dover, Ontario.

Saturday’s events will start at 11:00 a.m. with registration, followed by a 12:00 noon pot luck buffet meal at the Pavilion. There will be afternoon games for all ages, baseball, volleyball, renewing of acquaintances, genealogy sharing, viewing group photographs and the “Canadian Haviland Family Genealogy” books, and face painting.

Captain John Haviland, a United Empire Loyalist, having served the British as an artificer in the American Revolution, moved from Haviland’s Hollow on the NY/CT state line and settled in 1803 at Townsend Township, Norfolk County, near Brantford. Descendants have held a reunion annually since 1896.

For a review of Haviland genealogy and for more information about the reunion visit http://havilandreunion.spaces.live.com

Image: Graeme Weatherston / FreeDigitalPhotos.net