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2011 Meeting of the Chapman Family Association


June 10-11, 2011

 First, let me thank Liz Codding who both hosted and served as the Program Director for our meeting.  In addition, we owe a debt of gratitude to Marilyn Foster for her assistance with the meeting, particularly in obtaining speakers.

Speakers included Peter Drinkwater on behalf of Footnote. Com.,  Bernece Law & Sandra Joseph on the Family Search Indexing Project and Ben Bennett also from Family Search was the speaker at our Banquet.  Attending members Ernie Chapman spoke on FamilyTree DNA; Paul Kannowski spoke on internet sites “Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness” and “Find a Grave”and  Deb Georgantis-Miller spoke on “Chapman Ancestors on the Mayflower”.  Additional members, Kathleen Tovar, John Chapman, Jim Chapman and Ernie Chapman also spoke on their “family rogues”.

  • At our business meeting, Ernie gave an update on our 2012 meeting in Ft. Wayne, Indiana with specific dates to be finalized.  Ernie and Pauline Chapman will host the Ft. Wayne meeting.  It was agreed that we would meet in Seattle, WA in 2013 with Jim Chapman serving as host.
  • In other business it was agreed that we would initiate a Facebook page for the CFA that will be linked to the webpage and that Deb. Miller would set up and coordinate the Facebook page.
  • It has been, and will continue to be, the policy that inactive members will continue to be listed on CFA rolls as “inactive”.  Those inactive members will receive notices of meetings however they will not receive the CFA Periodical if they have been inactive for 1 year.  They can re-up at any time by paying past membership dues.
  • Ernie Chapman will explore the possible sale of items, e.g., shirts, cups, hats, etc. which are available for sale at our annual meeting to be available on the CFA website as well.

I wish all well over the next year and want all to make plans to attend our Ft. Wayne meeting.  The site will be close to an excellent genealogical library and will again, have a program that will include topics that are both educational as well as entertaining.

 Al Chapman, President



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