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Welcome to the Griswold Family Association

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The Griswold Family Association was founded in 1930, to collect, preserve, and disseminate genealogical and historic facts relating to the origin and growth of the Griswold family in America.

The Griswold Family Association holds Annual Reunions, usually on the first weekend in August, issues a quarterly newsletter and other publications, and sponsors tours of interest to our members. 

Email:Contact@griswoldfamily.org
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Jack Hooten, Registrar
3822 Bandy Rd. SE
Roanoke VA 24104-7216 

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GFA Products for sale: mouse pad, custom-made license plate, T shirts, golf shirts, baseball caps & tote bags with Griswold emblems

  2010 Annual Reunion in Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota

Thanks to Bergetta Monroe and her helpers for an awesome weekend.  Lots of pictures are online now!

 

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  •  Congratulations to our three scholarship winners! Applications for next year will be printed in the January 2012 Bulletin and posted on the website.  New application requirements: applicants must be members or children of members in good standing, who plan to attend an undergraduate college, university or accredited training program.  Completed applications were due by March 31st 2012. 

  • There is an active Griswold DNA project on-line: one of the most exciting advances in genealogical research is the new technology which makes family connections through the male line.  If you are male Griswold, you can sign up and help to build the Griswold database.  Look for more information at www.familytreedna.com/public/GRISWOLD/
     

ANNUAL MEETINGS & SPECIAL EVENTS


  • August 6th, 2011 - one-day reunion in Windsor, CT; chaired by Richard Griswold and Anne Griswold Willard.  Hotel arrangements at Homewood Suite Hotel in Windsor Locks. See our June GFA Bulletin for registration and details. (Email Contact@griswoldfamily.org to request a sample copy

  • August 3rd-5th, 2012 - three-day reunion in Macon, GA, site of the Battle of Griswoldville and Samuel Griswold’s factory. There is much to see in this area! Watch for more information in future GFA Bulletins and on our website. Barbara Ryan will chair the event with lots of help from family and GFA members in the region!

  • The 104th Northeast Pennsylvania Griswold Reunion met on August 28, 2010 at Merli-Sarnoski Park, Carbondale, PA, with a Basket Picnic beginning at noon. The event was chaired by Robert and Donald Powell. The NEPA group will meet in August 2011, details to be announced

    Consider hosting a reunion and/or planning a “Reunion Within A Reunion” , a gathering of your own family to coincide with our meeting. It’s a wonderful way to get the family together and honor their ancestors. We have published guidelines for running a reunion and several members who would be happy to share their expertise with you. We will go wherever there is a Griswold connection and a group of people to host us!


The Griswold Family Bulletin
Published by the Griswold Family Association of America, Inc.

The 165th edition of the GFA Bulletin was mailed in June 2011. Our quarterly publication features articles on Griswold genealogy and information about meetings and publications.  The next edition will be published in June 2011. Click the email link below to request a sample copy in PDF format.


The Michael Griswold House

116 Garden Street, Wethersfield, Connecticut

GFA member Nancy Potter, an Edward descendant from Canaan, NY, attended the 2009 reunion and took a series of professional-quality pictures of the Michael Griswold house, both exterior and interior shots. She has kindly donated these photographs to the GFA for use in future publications.

Check here for more views

 The Griswold Family Association owns and maintains an historic house in Wethersfield, Connecticut.  The original house was owned by Michael Griswold; most of the house as it exists today was constructed in 1730 by his son, Michael.  The half-brothers Edward and Matthew came to North America in 1639, and settled in Windsor, Connecticut. Francis, who may have been a cousin to Edward, was baptized 10th January, 1605/6 at  Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire. He came to North America in 1636 and settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Michael appears to be a fourth cousin once removed to Edward and half brothers Matthew and Thomas.  Their common ancestor would be John Greswold, Esq., born c. 1440.  


The information contained in this publication is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by the Griswold Family Association of America. The GFA endeavors to keep the information up-to-date and correct but makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the publication or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained in the publication for any purpose.
 

 

Copyright & Copy 2011, Griswold Family Association
Last update: January 26, 2011

Send email to: Contact@griswoldfamily.org

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