The Kimball Family Association

Greetings Kimball Cousins 

As the dates for the annual Kimball Reunion fast approach, I would like to personally invite all KFA members to join us.Due to the success of last year’s reunion the general membership enthusiastically endorsed adding a third day.This year the reunion committee has added two field trips for Thursday. Attendees may visit the ancestry home of the Kimballs in Ipswich, MA.Two walking tours (10:00 AM and 2:00 PM) have been arranged and the Ipswich Museum will be available to tour as well (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.As your time allows you could also visit some of the Kimball grave sites in Ipswich.Just imagine being in the same environment that our common ancestor Richard and his family lived in.

As exciting as this opportunity is, I personally look forward to meeting my Kimball cousins and learning new stories and tales of our past ancestors.As with past reunions we have speakers who will share their stories or provide a talk on genealogic topics.

Each of us have past genealogy stories from our family, let’s share them! We would love to enroll new KFA members, so if you know other “Kimballs”, please invite them to become members and join us for the reunion.

Each year at the reunion the voting of members of the Board of Directors occurs.If any cousin would like to become more involved in the association and become a member of the BOD please let us know.We are always looking it engage interested KFA members further.

I look forward to meeting you during the reunion, August 11-13 in Nashua New Hampshire.Let’s get out and reunite! 

     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.

Reunion Information – Click to Download

Reunion Meal Menu – Click to Download

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.