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The Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library Family Tree
The Family Tree - June/July 2003
Family Reunions • Gatherings • Meetings

by Edith Wagner

How are "the times" effecting your reunion?

That’s one of the questions asked by other media and can reasonably guess you might be too. Our observation has been that there seems to be a strong positive effect on reunions and everyone wanting to reconnect with family, classmates, buddies, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Many of the surveys completed on our web site indicate people are forming new reunions. But more importantly, "the times" have a way of making us think about what is most important and the people we have reunions with.

We recognize there are many concerns that, in a peaceful world, we would not have to consider. We’d be interested in learning whether or not and how "the times" are effecting your reunion. Send to Reunions magazine, PO Box 11727, Milwaukee WI 53211;

It’s THAT time of year

You’ve sent your invitations, registration forms, order forms for t-shirts or other memorabilia and the silence of response is deafening. No one’s sending in responses, orders nor even contacting you. Several approaches are in order. If you have a calling tree, now is the time to call it into action. Ask your helpers to call and remind everyone about their responsibilities to get orders and registrations in. Offer a prize to the first registration or order received, the first paid order or the largest one. Anything that smacks of incentive. Email is an excellent vehicle at this point too. And finally postcards (cheapest postage at 23¢ each) are a good solution. For cards personalized for your reunion that say "time is running out," call Reunions magazine at 800-373-7933.

List your reunion FREE.

Free reunion listings at Submit reunion name, date, place and contact information. To see your listing, go to Reunions!


11th annual. July 18-20, 2003, Detroit MI. Contact


Always held the third Saturday of July at the Osceola Community Center in Osceola MO.

"Island/Hawaiian/Beach" theme but "if you do not care to dress in this manner, we love you anyway." Contact 816-358-4070.

Hartless 3rd Annual.

Sep 13, 2003, Nacogdoches TX. Shelia Hartless-Womack, 281-470-9373; 

Lunenburg 250: The Grand Family Reunion. July 10-14, 2003, the 250th anniversary of the founding of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Festivities include a re-enactment sail from Halifax to Lunenburg, meet and greet at the Lunenburg Academy, Foreign Protestant Memorial unveiling, ecumenical church service, bus tours of the Lunenburg area and seminars. Chris Young, 60-302 College Avenue West, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 4T6; 519-824-9869; ;

MacAskill (all spellings) of Clan MacLeod.

July 4-6, 2003, Englishtown, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Olive McCaskill Bell, 3309 El Malecon Road NW, Albuquerque NM, 87120-2725; 505-898-1961; Emiline MacAskill Campbell, Englishtown, Victoria County, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0 Canada; 902-929-2009; Lonnie Fetzer McCaskill, III, PO Box 923, Rockingham, NC 28380-0923; 910-997-3019;

Moses Worcester

Sep 13, 2003, Columbia ME. Special guest Alice Worcester speaking on how flax was used by the early Pleasant River settlers. Ronie L. Strout, 267 Ridge Road, Addison ME 04606; 207-483-4374;

Nelson’s of NC, AL and TX, also Whitten family.

Family heritage trip – back home to Alabama. Children of Thomas Nelson and Ann Parham and Hiram Nelson and Annie Lindsey. Sep 27 -29, 2003, Ashland, Clay County AL. Marty Cash, RT. 1. Box 6 Lovelady, TX. 75851;


Surnames are Pittman, Frencher, Richardson and Foote. July 3-6, 2003, Omaha NE. Willie Flagg, 770-941-4101;


22nd annual family reunion. Descendants of George Poindexter from the Isle of Jersey who settled in Middle Plantation, VA (now Williamsburg). July 10-12, 2003, Salt Lake City UT. Richard Kajma, 6529 Cyclamen Way, West Jordan UT 84085; 801-281-8661;;


Descendants of James & Rachel Scott. Biennial reunion July 26-27, 2003, Sugar Grove and Emory VA. In the historic Rye Valley, where Scotts settled c1778. Tour of Emory & Henry College c1838. Family meeting, "Great Scott" and Heritage Awards. Speaker: John W Scott PhD on Natalie V Scott. Contact, 276-429-2233. Rev Pike Thomas, 318-426-4484;;


29th annual. Aug 10, 2003, Bernville PA. Beulah Stoudt Follmer, 1610 Crowder Ave, Shillington PA 19607; 610-777-4814.


International Gathering of Clan Wallace, held in Reno, NV, USA, July 24-27, 2003. For more info contact: Richard A. Wallace, 728 E. 19th St., Marysville, CA,95901, USA. E-mail  Phone: (530)743-1060,  Fax: 5307438170.     Thank you,  Richard A. Wallace

Want more?

For more reunion information, visit Reunions magazine at where you can request a free sample of Reunions magazine. Also see Reunions Workbook and Catalog and The Family Reunion Sourcebook by Edith Wagner (1999, Lowell House, Los Angeles) in bookstores. List your reunion (also free) by emailing info to

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