GRAVES FAMILY BULLETIN
A Free, Occasional, Online Summary of Items of Interest to Descendants of all Families of Graves, Greaves, Grieves, Grave, and other spelling variations Worldwide
Vol. 2, No. 1, Feb. 16, 1998
Copyright © 1998 by the Graves Family Association and Kenneth V. Graves. All rights reserved.
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**Enhanced Web Site for Graves Family Association
**New E-Mail Address for Kenneth V. Graves
**Order of First Families of Virginia
**Graves Family Newsletter December & February Issues
**Trip to England and Ireland in May 1999
**Graves Reunion and Exhibit Booth in Denver this May at NGS Conference
**Graves Family Web Sites
**To Submit Material to this Bulletin & Other Things
ENHANCED WEB SITE FOR GRAVES FAMILY ASSOCIATION
The Association now has its own Internet domain name (gravesfa.org) and the web site address (URL) is now http://www.gravesfa.org. At the same time, a lot of the content has been changed and expanded. The new sections include information on reunions, the trip to England and Ireland next year, back issues of this Bulletin, and a list of all known Graves/Greaves ancestors.
Take a look at it, and let us have your comments and suggestions.
NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR KENNETH V. GRAVES
Although you will still be able to reach me for a while at my old address of email@example.com, it is better to use my new address of firstname.lastname@example.org. I will eventually be discontinuing my use of AOL.
ORDER OF FIRST FAMILIES OF VIRGINIA
A couple of recipients of this bulletin have asked how one goes about joining First Families of Virginia. If anyone would like to send me information on this subject, I will be happy to publish it in this bulletin.
If anyone would like to send similar information about any of the other hereditary societies, I will publish that material also.
GRAVES FAMILY NEWSLETTER DECEMBER & FEBRUARY ISSUES
The December issue of the Graves Family Newsletter was mailed Feb. 10. Because the annual index (always included in this issue) is time consuming to prepare, the December issue often takes longer to get out.
The February issue is at the printer now, and it is expected to be mailed within the next week. For those GFA members who have not yet renewed for 1998, now is a good time to do it. For those of you who are not members, the start of the new year is an ideal time to join.
TRIP TO ENGLAND AND IRELAND IN MAY 1999
In May 1999 (next Spring) the Graves Family Association will be conducting a trip to England and Ireland. This will consist of a combination of expertly guided tours of Graves/Greaves homes and towns, historic places and scenic sights, and visits with local family members. Even if family members are not interested in genealogy, they will still have a marvelous time. (My wife, Sarah, who has almost no interest in genealogy, went in 1995, and enjoyed it very much.)
The tour of England will be the main attraction, since the origin of all the Graves-Greaves families of both Ireland and England is the area of southern Yorkshire and the northern parts of Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. This will be about 10 days, and places we will be visiting will probably include Mickleton in Gloucestershire, Moseley in Worcestershire, various places in Yorkshire, Bakewell & Beeley in Derbyshire, Horbling, Drayton & Kirkton in Lincolnshire, Hertford in Hertfordshire, Nazeing in Essex, and London.
We hope to have noted expert George Redmonds escort us in Yorkshire again. We also hope to have two evenings where family members from the local area gather with us.
The tour of Ireland will be an option. It will be several days, and will include Waterford, Wexford, Dublin and Meath, and possibly Limerick. It will also probably include Tyrone and Londonderry in Northern Ireland. Safety (as well as enjoyment) will be an important consideration, and no area that is felt to pose any safety problems will be included.
More information will be provided within the next several months. Exact cost has not yet been established, but it was $2375 per person double occupancy plus airfare for the 1995 trip to England, and that part of the trip will probably be similar in cost in 1999.
To give us a good idea of who is seriously considering going, we need your tentative commitment and a $50 per person deposit by no later than April 30, 1998. If the trip is cancelled by us for any reason, your deposit will be returned in full. All checks should be payable to the Graves Family Association, and mailed to 261 South St., Wrentham, MA 02093. You should also indicate whether you are interested in the full tour, only the portion in England, or only the portion in Ireland.
GRAVES REUNION AND EXHIBIT BOOTH IN DENVER THIS MAY AT NGS CONFERENCE
The National Genealogical Society Coference will be in Denver, CO, Wednesday, May 6-Saturday, May 9, 1998. The exhibit hall will be in the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. This conference is an excellent opportunity to attend workshops, hear lectures by experts on a wide variety of genealogical topics, and see the products of many vendors.
The Graves Family Association will have a reunion at the Conference on Thursday evening, May 7. We will also have a booth in the exhibit hall. Both of these are opportunities for you to visit, exchange family information, and get more involved with the Association and your own family research. Come and bring your friends and relatives.
GRAVES FAMILY WEB SITES:
If you have a web site (home page) or know of one that contains information of Graves family members or descendants, let us know and we will mention it in this space. Additional ones since the last bulletin (with URL, name of person, ancestor of person, ancestor number, and comments) are:
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/8415/index.html, Mark Wayne Freeman, James Graves and Mary Copeland of VA & GA (150). Has links to other sites.
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/John_Dillon, John J. Dillon, Thomas Graves of Hartford, CT (168)
http://ww4.choice.net/~jimphp/, Jim Poore, Capt. Thomas Graves of VA (169)
http://www.inngetaways.com/va/hewick.html, Helen N. Battleson, Capt. Thomas Graves of VA, no Graves information
http://www.deema.com, Mary D. Nipper, Capt. Thomas Graves of VA (169), no Graves information
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/1680, Stephannie Spicer, no Graves information
ABOUT THIS BULLETIN:
This bulletin is written and edited by Kenneth V. Graves, email@example.com. Ken Graves is also editor of the Graves Family Newsletter, the official publication of the Graves Family Association. This bulletin will contain announcements and news of special interest to Graves descendants with Internet access. It will not contain queries, genealogies, photos, and the kind of in-depth articles that appear in the Graves Family Newsletter.
TO SUBMIT MATERIAL TO THIS BULLETIN:
Send any material you would like to have included in this bulletin to firstname.lastname@example.org. The author reserves the right to accept, edit or reject and material submitted.
TO JOIN THE GRAVES FAMILY ASSOCIATION:
If you do not already belong to the GFA, you can join by sending $20 per year to Graves Family Association, 261 South St., Wrentham, MA 02093. Note that membership is for a calendar year so if you join late in the year be sure to specify which year dues are for. Benefits include 6 issues of the newsletter, membership directory, and help with learning more about your Graves/Greaves family. The purpose of the GFA is to bring together as many descendants as possible to work toward learning more about the Graves/Greaves families, to help other descendants, and to instill pride in our ancestry.
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