The Kimball Family Association

 Ask Not What Your Cousin Can Do For You, But What You Can Do For Your Cousin

I would like to welcome all the new members of the Kimball Family Association.Since our annual reunion, we have added quite a few new members, many as the result of our KFA Resource Book.We have received many wonderful comments on the Resource Book with many members sharing it with family and other Kimball’s, some of whom have become KFA members.A special “Thank You” goes to our generous benefactor whose idea initiated the effort and to Carol Kimball Stahl for all her time to make the Resource Book a reality.
For our new members, I’d like to highlight some of the benefits the KFA offers: 
  • The KFA Resource Book 
  • The Kimball Family Tree on Ancestry.com 
  • Education Scholarships 
  • The History of the Kimball Family in America, Vols.I – III 
  • The quarterly “Connections” Newsletter 
  • Access to the “Members Only” section of our Website 
  • Kimball apparel 
  • And, of course, the Annual Reunion.
Perhaps the best benefit is to meet and learn about other Kimball’s, both ancestors and living. This benefit can only be accomplished by each and every member’s participation. We all have those treasured Kimball Family stories or photographs of our great-grandparents or other Kimball’s.Please share these valuable family memories with your extended Kimball cousins.We are always looking for material for the Connections newsletter or for speakers at the reunion.We often tend to focus on “famous” or “well known” ancestors, but your everyday Kimball may actually be more important to the fabric of our family.Your story or photo may grab the attention of someone else who may have a similar experience.Such submissions will also allow the KFA to maintain a history of more recent generations of the Kimball Family.Your contribution helps to unite us all together as descendants of Richard Kimball.
     Doug McBride
KFA President (12th generation descendent of Richard Kimball) 
 

Save The Date 

August 11th, 12th and 13th, 2022

 

We are glad to announce the reunion for the
Kimball Family Association will be held on
August 11th, 12th and 13th, 2021 at the
Courtyard, Marriott, Nashua, New Hampshire.

We are contemplating making arrangements for a
day trip to a point of interest. More information to follow.

KFA RESOURCE BOOK

At the 2021 Reunion, we handed out 28 copies of the new KFA Resource Book. The contents of the 3-ring binder consists of “all things Kimball,” according to a Board member. The book tells of the beginnings of the KFA and provides information on the immigrant Richard. The benefits of membership are described. A fledgling section, “Notable Kimballs,” tells the stories of a few special Kimballs; more biographies will be added as we go forward. There are sections on developing your own “Notable Kimballs” and guides for research as well as storage of copies of the newsletter or special articles. A favorite section, “Location, Location, Location,” list 43 pages of places named, “Kimball,” across the nation reminding us of the depth and diversity of Kimballs.

We still have about 150 binders to compile and mail to those members who have paid their dues through at least December 2021; some members are paid for many more years! Although the costs of materials, copying, and mailing are being underwritten by a special, very generous donor, it has been suggested that members might want to acknowledge the uniqueness of the Resource Book and make a financial contribution toward those expenses. However, the benefactor has suggested that members show their appreciation by making a donation to the scholarship fund. A letter giving more detail will be included in each mailing. Those of you who have already received your copies may wish to make a similar contribution.

Please be sure that you are paid through the end of 2021 to receive your copy.