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The Family Tree - August/September 2004
Genealogical Events – Family Reunions – Scottish Clan AGMs, Gatherings & Get-Togethers


Genealogical Events

   You are invited to attend the Family History Fair presented by the Walworth County Genealogical Society, Inc., on Saturday, October 9, 2004, Faith Christian School, W5525 Highway 67, Williams Bay, Wisconsin.

   Admission is free for the “October is Family History Month” event held from 9 AM until 3:30 PM. 

   You will enjoy eight different programs relating to genealogical subjects. 

   There is handicapped parking and the venue is handicapped accessible.  You’ll find plenty of regular parking too.

   For a full program, contact Donna Kjendlie at 608-363-0554 or email kjendlie@charter.net

   The Paradise Valley Chapter of the FHSA presents a seminar on the Civil War on September 11, 2004 from 1 PM until 4:30 PM at the Chaparral Christian Church Adult Center, 6451 Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, Arizona.

   Programs will include Civil War Resources by Deanne Shelley and Slave Conspiracy Approach to the Civil War presented by Ray Carter.

   There is a $8.00 pre-registration or $10 fee after August 28th and at the door.

   Please register by August 27, 2004 by contacting Diane Sumrall, 7481 E. Camino Santo, Scottsdale, Arizona 85260.  Call 480-991-6168.  You may email dfsum@earthlink.net

Family Reunions

   You’re invited to attend the Smelkinson Family Circle Picnic on Sunday, August 29, 2004 from 1 PM until…with the Business Meeting at 3 PM.  Location is the Patapsco State Park, Baltimore, Maryland in the Pickall Shelter, Pavilion 704.  You’re invited to bring yourselves, family pictures to show, stories to tell and a dish to share.  The Family Circle will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken and soft drinks.

   The twenty-sixth annual reunion of descendants of Isaac B. and Elizabeath Lovvorn Daniel will be held on Sunday, August 1, 2004 at 11 AM in the Nutrition Building at Helton-Howell Park, 1.2 miles east of Tallapoosa, Georgia on US Highway 78.

   You’re asked to please bring news items of weddings, deaths, births, graduations, to the reunion.  You may also mail your family news items to Jann and David Greene, 5557 Lions Club Drive, Lilburn, GA 30047 for inclusion in the next family newsletter.

   The O’Berry reunion meets every year on the 3rd Sunday of September at Dade Battlefield Park in Bushnell, Florida. 

   The date for 2004 is September 19 in an air conditioned building that also has a gas stove and oven and toaster oven.  There are restrooms and other amenities. 

   All descendants of Joseph William O’Berry and his wife, Artie France Durrance (Daughter of Captain Frances Marion Durrance).

  Paper goods are furnished.  Attendees are asked to bring enough food for their family and friends and some to share.  Dinner will be at 1 PM.

   For complete details, contact June O’Berry Hale, 3358 Ridge Manor Blvd., Dade City, Florida or Joseph W. O’Berry II, 11457 County Road, Webster, FL 33597.  Call 352-793-1001.

   The George Washington Turner Desdendants reunion is planned for the Advent Christian Village, Dowling Park, Florida the first weekend in July 2005.  Call 1-800-647-3353 for reservations at the lodge…and these reservations need to be made one year in advance.

   The Turner Family Historians are Dwight and Trish Turner, 3800 S. 1900 W. #149, Roy, UT 84067.  Call 801-318-5439.  You may email smile08133@aol.com

   The Turner Tidings Newsletter is published by Trish Turner.  If you would like to subscribe, it is $1.00 per year.  Contact the above email.

Scottish Clan Gatherings, AGMs and Get-Togethers

   The Clan MacNeacail Society of Scotland International Clan Gathering will be held on the Isle of Skye at Portree, Scotland 12-16 October 2004.

   This is the once-every-four-years International Clan Gathering.  The new Chief, John MacNeacail of MacNeacail and Scorrybreac will be in attendance this year with his wife, Jenni, and sons Luke and Adam.  There will be the formal investiture of the new Chief and a memorial unviled to the memory of John’s father, our late Chief.

   You are asked to make your own arrangements for accommodation.  You may obtain a list of hotels and B & B’s from Murray Nicolson at 978-318-8255 or by emailing m.nicolson@ieee.org

   Portree is about two and a half hours by road from Inverness and five or six hours from Edinburgh or Glasgow.  If you wish to drive yourself, you can rent a car from the airport at any of these cities.  You may go by bus.  Bus details can be found at http://www.citylinkonlinessales.co.uk If you would like help, contact Murray Nicolson as above.  You may also visit http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk

   If you are planning to attend, please contact Carol Nicolson and let her know.  Write Meikle Camoquhill Farm, Balfron, Sterlingshire, Scotland G63 0QW United Kingdom.  You may email acmnicolson@fsmail.net

   (TA-DAH!  This is first Family Tree travel information ever!  We CAN now publish details of your trips and travels as we are freed from the USPS nonprofit rules and regs!)

   The 28th Annual General Meting of the Clan Ross Association, US will be held in Charleston, South Carolina on September 17-19, 2004.  The Clan Ross will be the Honoured Clan at the Charleston Highland Games and David Ross of Ross and Balnagowan, Chief of the Clan Ross and Lady Eileen Ross have agreed to attend.  The Games will be held at Boone Hall Plantation, east of Charleston in Mount Pleasant!

   The host hotel is Holiday Inn Patriot’s Point, 250 Johnnie Dodds Bovd., Mt. Pleasant, SC.  Room rate is $75.  Call 800-290-4004 and identify yourself as a member of the Clan Ross Association.  Make your reservations early.  Room rates are to be held until August 15.

   If you would like updates of this information, visit http://www.clanrosssoutheast.com


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