Welcome to the first weekly e-mail update of Flanders family news. Enjoy!
The Flanders Family Blog < http://flandersfamily.orghttp://flandersfamily.org > has been up since July 21. In the first two weeks, we've averaged 12 visits per day -- more than 150 visits overall. Not bad! The site currently features downloadable copies of research materials; the newsletter; Web-only articles; a family mystery we need help solving; and more! If you haven't visited yet, please do. And tell a relative!
The first issue of Flanders Family News is available, and the feedback has been wonderful. My original intention was to make it a quarterly newsletter, but I've already received several submissions for the next issue, so I'm going to try to make it a monthly newsletter. The only way that will work is if YOU help. That means send me your family photos (old and new); family stories; family mysteries; birth, death, anniversary and birthday announcements; and anything else you think may interest the family. You can send all those things to < email@example.com >. Got it? Hit those "send" buttons!
NEW FLANDERS DESCENDANT ON THE WAY
I have a little announcement of my own. Last week, my wife Jennifer and I discovered that we're pregnant again! So there'll be a new little Flanders child running around sometime in March, if all goes well. We already have one son, Bernie (2 years old), and he needs a sibling, so we're thrilled.
MEET THE FAMILY
I've already met a bunch of new cousins since starting the Web site and newsletter. Here's a list of the folks who've responded to the questionnaire. If YOU haven't responded, do it right now. Just five easy questions, OK? Thanks!
NAME: Jason Crane LOCATION: Rochester, New York OCCUPATION: Radio host, currently stay-at-home dad and student FAMILY: Jennifer (wife), Bernard "Bernie" (2) LINEAGE: Steven - Steven - Philip (3) - Richard - Philip - Luther - Hiram - Luther - Orren - Bernard - Sally Gustavson - me
NAME: Carolee Adair Newgren LOCATION: Canby, Oregon OCCUPATION: Retired/Ballet School Owner and Teacher FAMILY: Guy (husband) 4 children, Sonja (42), Sheila (41), Guy II (deceased), Robin (34) LINEAGE: Steven – John – Jacob – John – Aaron – Jacob - Abigail Jane - Clara Jane Plate - Abigail Flanders Sweitzer - Harland Adair - me
NAME: Randall White LOCATION: Macedon, NY OCCUPATION: --- FAMILY: Pam (Wife) LINEAGE: Steven – Steven – Philip – Richard – Micah – Chapin – Hayson – Atlanta - Harland Flanders Beardsley - Joan Beardsley White - me
NAME: Oneida Swickard Bynum LOCATION: Spearman, Texas OCCUPATION: Semi-retired FAMILY: n/a LINEAGE: Steven - Steven - Daniel - Jedediah - Timothy - Levi - Enos - Charles - James - Edward - Jennie Flanders - me
NAME: Juanita Perry Clark LOCATION: Wauchula, Florida OCCUPATION: Retired FAMILY: Jack (husband), Diane, Jack Jr. (deceased) LINEAGE: Maternal grandfather was Joseph Smith Flanders
NAME: Kyle James Flanders LOCATION: Massapequa, New York OCCUPATION: Phlebotomist FAMILY: Lisa (wife), Rachel Nicole (10), Christiane (8), Travis (6) LINEAGE: Steven - Steven - Daniel - Daniel - Enoch - Ichabod - Enoch - Simon - Albert - Albert Jr. - Robert - me
NAME: Beverley "Bev" Gillihan LOCATION: Washington State OCCUPATION: Retired (I was only tired at one time but now we are raising our "3rd" family, thus "retired") FAMILY: Gordon (husband), Dee, Shelly (deceased), Cheryl and Mike. Plus far too many grandchildren to list and 2 great-granddaughters. LINEAGE: Steven - Steven - Phillip - Richard - Abner - Abner - Charles - Oscar Peabody - Frank - Opal - me
NAME: Gretchen Gustavson LOCATION: Rochester, NY OCCUPATION: Speech-Language Pathologist FAMILY: Not married, no children LINEAGE: Steven (1) - Steven (2) - Philip (3) - Richard - Philip - Luther - Hiram - Luther - Orren - Bernard - Sally - me