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. 4, No. 2, June 30, 2001

 

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Copyright 2001 by the Graves Family Association and Kenneth V. Graves. All rights reserved.

 

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CONTENTS:

 

**Graves Family Newsletter

**Graves Family Books

**Graves Family Association Web Site

**DNA Analysis Project

**Miscellaneous Stuff

**E-Mail Address and Postal Mailing Address for Ken Graves

**To Submit Material to this Bulletin & Other Things

 

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GRAVES FAMILY NEWSLETTER

 

The April issue of the Graves Family Newsletter was mailed today. I expect the June issue to be mailed in July, and maybe by the September issue it will be up-to-date. The newsletter is published 6 times per year and contains information on all the various Graves and Greaves families, queries, and other items of interest.

 

The February issue contained the connection of the infamous James brothers (Jesse and Frank) with the Graves family, a Greaves family of North Yorkshire, England, Ludwig Greve of Germany, the family of Conrad Graves and Mary Fraser of PA & NC, Graves/Starnes ancestry and relationships, etc.

 

The April issue includes the descendants of John Grave and Rachel Borrow of Middlesex, England, descendants of Thomas Henry Graves and Adelaide Hall of Barbados, West Indies, descendants of John Graves, eldest son of Rear Adm. Thomas Graves, etc.

 

Sometime in the future the newsletter will probably be converted to an online, electronic publication. However, that will take planning and development, and there are also people who do not have Internet access, so it will not be done in the immediate future.

 

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GRAVES FAMILY BOOKS

 

The announcement of the publication of the JOHN GRAVES of Concord, MA book earlier this year was a little premature. I announced that it would be ready to be mailed in May 2001. However, the software that I thought I could use to finalize the book and send it to the printer electronically turned out to have shortcomings. After spending much time on the wrong approach, I had to regroup and redo some of what had already been done. The result is that the book will now be ready to be mailed about the end of October 2001. I apologize for the delay and any concern you may have had.

 

As announced before, the book will be hardcover, 2 volumes, more than 1600 pages, fully indexed, and will contain more than 200 pictures of many family members. The price will be $65 for orders received by September 15, 2001, and $75 after that. (Anyone who has already sent $75 based on the previous deadline will receive a rebate.) Checks for this and all other books should be made payable to Kenneth V. Graves.

 

A list of all books that have been published and a discussion of what will be published in the future is on the GFA website. However, since I am often asked about the books, here are the ones that are available now. More about them is on the website.

 

ROBERT GRAVES of Anson Co., NC and Chesterfield Co., SC (descended from Capt. Thomas Graves of VA)

Published in 1980, 408 pages, $26.00.

 

SAMUEL GRAVES of Lynn, MA

Published in 1985, 446 pages, $36.00.

 

THOMAS GRAVES of Hartford, CT and Hatfield, MA

Published in 1985, 710 pages, $46.00.

 

GRAVES FAMILIES OF THE WORLD

Published in 1994, 509 pages, $41.00.

 

REAR ADMIRAL THOMAS GRAVES of Charlestown, MA

Published in 1994, 267 pages, $23.00.

 

DEACON GEORGE GRAVES of Hartford, CT

Published March 1995, 446 pages, $35.00.

 

Books will be published in the future on ALL the various Graves. Greaves, Grave, etc., families. After the publication of the John Graves of Concord, MA book, the planned order of publication is:

**Graves Families of Randolph Co., NC (in 2002)

**John Graves of Frederick Co., VA

**Capt. Thomas Graves of VA

**Others, including Johann Sebastian Graff (John Graves) and other German Graves families, Graves families of England and elsewhere, Thomas Graves of New Castle Co., DE, etc.

 

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GRAVES FAMILY ASSOCIATION WEB SITE

(http://www.gravesfa.org)

 

The section of Graves/Greaves ancestors and genealogies is constantly being added to. The plan is to have genealogies or some information about every ancestor on the list. New and revised genealogies are constantly being added. If an ancestor of interest to you is listed but the genealogy itself has not yet been added, let me know and I can add it.

 

Take a look at the site, and let us have your comments and suggestions.

 

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DNA ANALYSIS PROJECT

 

In the last GF Bulletin early this year, I said that the DNA Analysis project would be discussed in the next Bulletin. Details will be provided soon in a Bulletin, in the Newsletter, in a letter to be mailed to many family members, and in a separate page on the GFA website.

 

The potential of this project is huge! It will be an opportunity for us to begin to determine how many separate lines of the family there really are and how some of the miscellaneous parts of the family are connected to others. Stay tuned for the details.

 

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MISCELLANEOUS STUFF

 

There will be a future trip to England and Ireland. Once I get some of the pressing projects under control (like the books and the DNA project), I will do some planning for this. If you want to help or have some ideas, let me know.

 

We plan to have a reunion in 2007 or 2008 in Jamestown or Williamsburg, VA to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the 1608 arrival in the colony of Capt. Thomas Graves. We need to start planning this considerably in advance. Since there will be a celebration planned for 2007 for the 400th anniversary of the first landing in Jamestown, should we plan to have our gathering then instead of in 2008? Would you like to help plan?

 

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E-MAIL ADDRESS AND POSTAL MAILING ADDRESS FOR KEN GRAVES

 

I used to have a couple of other e-mail addresses, including one on AOL. I now have only one address, ken.graves@gravesfa.org. Also, we moved to another house in the same town more than 2 years ago. However, I occasionally find that people have tried to contact me at my old address. Please be sure to use the correct addresses. If you forget, you can always look on the GFA website. Thanks.

 

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ABOUT THIS BULLETIN:

This bulletin is written and edited by Kenneth V. Graves, ken.graves@gravesfa.org. 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 ken.graves@gravesfa.org. The editor reserves the right to accept, edit or reject any 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 (for U.S. & Canada) or $30 per year (for all other countries) to Graves Family Association, 20 Binney Circle, Wrentham, MA 02093 (more details on GFA website). 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.

 

COPYRIGHTS:

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