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2010 Meeting of the Chapman Family Association

CFA ST.LOUIS MEETING
June 11-12, 2010


It’s a pleasure to report on our very successful 10th Anniversary meeting in St. Louis, MO- Jun. 11/12, 2010 at the St. Louis Airport Hilton. First, I want to thank Ernie and Pauline Chapman for hosting the meeting and a special thanks to Liz Codding, Program Chair, for putting together both an informative and fun agenda. 

The meeting was dedicated to Gil Alford , CFA Founder.  Without Gil’s foresight, dedication and energy the CFA would not have come into existence.

Presentations:
Ernie and Pauline put together information on the DNA project.  Ernie is the DNA coordinator for the CFA.   Ernie, in a separate presentation led a discussion on the use of “Internet Tools”. Later Mark Chapman, a historian, presented a talk on the “Gateway to the West” describing the realities of our ancestors moving west emphasizing 1840’s-1850’s.  A number of CFA members presented & shared personal stories of their family history plus Ray Chapman made a presentation on his Branch DNA project...

Next Meetings:
The meeting for 2011 will be in Salt Lake, UT and the meeting in 2012 will be in Fort Wayne, IN.  The host for the Salt Lake meeting will be Dave & Carolyn Chapman and the host for the Fort Wayne meeting will be Ernie & Pauline Chapman.

Al Chapman, President

 

 


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