30 June 2011

New on sackettfamily.info

This month's update to the Sackett Family Association website http://sackettfamily.info/ includes the following new pages:

• England & Wales census 1911
• Channel Islands census 1911
• 2012 Sackett reunion, Westfield, MA
• Genealogical Register of the Descendants … of Robert Day
• Member's page revised 320 Kelly Wauthier

Because of a strict 100-year rule the 1911 UK census has only just been published. The records on Ancestry.com are not yet fully indexed, so transcriptions made so far are only of households where the head was a Sackett. Further transcriptions will be added when indexed records are made available. This was the first UK census where the forms were completed by the householder rather than by an enumerator. The householders' signatures, reproduced on the page of transcriptions and on their biographical sketches, provide something of a personal link to our ancestors of a hundred years ago.

18 June 2011

Sackett Family Association chooses new officers

The Sackett Family Association Committee have chosen new officers. The following will serve for the year 2010–11:
  • President—Chris Sackett
  • Vice President—Debbie Barbee
  • Secretary—Glenna Hertzler
  • Registrar—Jean Carpenter

04 June 2011

2012 reunion will be in Westfield, MA

Sharon Powalka and Debbie Barbee, convenors of the 2012 reunion, announce that the next Sackett Family Association reunion is to be held at Westfield, Massachusetts, from 20 to 22 September 2012.
Westfield has a huge amount of Sackett history and is perhaps the most often found place name in our records. Sharon and Debbie met there recently and have checked out possible hotels and local events, as well as historical Sackett places.
The proposed dates are set to coincide with The Great New England Fair which runs from 17 to 29 September at nearby West Springfield.
As always, the best hotel rates will be had if we are able to make a block booking at an early date. It is important, therefore, to get indications of numbers planning to attend.
Please leave a comment on this blog to let others know your plans.