A few of us are organizing a Westover family history journey to New England tentatively scheduled for the last two weeks of September 2016.
Our hopes are to explore the family history sites in Windsor/Simsbury,Connecticut and Sheffield, Massachusetts as well as other New England sites of relevance and importance in family and Church history, including a stop in Palmyra, New York.
Think of it — could we find the birthplace of Jonas Jr on September 20th, 2016 — the 352nd birthday of that beloved ancestor, the first of our grandfathers born in America? Wouldn’t it be neat to meet at the hill Cumorah on September 23rd?
This beautiful time of year should be ideal for exploring. If enough folks can make a commitment to go we may organize a family gathering in one of these special places.
My personal goals for such a trip would be many. I would love to track down cemeteries. It would be great to access local libraries and records. There could possibly be more pictures than my memory cards can store. I am greatly motivated at the prospect of such a trip.
Please contact us if you would be interested in participating in the journey and helping us to develop an itinerary. We do plan to drive New England, whether that means flying to somewhere central and renting vehicles or merely taking off from where we are.
But at this stage we’re merely starting to gather ideas and dates. Join us!