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National Grigsby Family Society newsletter

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware : National Grigsby Family Society, 1981-1996
14 v. : ill., coat of arms, facsims., maps, ports.
Vol. 1 no. 1 (Oct 1981) - vol. 14 no. 4 (Nov 1996)


Quarterly, with some irregularities: vol. 1 had only 1 issue; vol. 6 had 3 issues; and vol. 12 had 5 issues.

Editor: Robert E. Grigsby, Jr. (1981-1986); Lucille T. Severance (1988-1992); Lindle & Lutha Grigsby; Dean Leonard (1993-1996).

Continued by: Grigsby gazette

Some issues lacked volume and issues number designations, and others were numbered incorrectly. These were corrected in the collected work of vols. 1-13 (1981-1995).

Regular publication suspended after Aug 1986, and were replaced by interim reports in Aug 1987, Jan 1988 and Apr 1988, until regular publication resumed with Nov 1988 issue.

Published: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware; Louisville, Kentucky; Dallas, Texas; San Jose, California; Houston, Texas

The National Grigsby Family Society was founded by Gordon Grigsby Lill. The groundwork for the organization began at a Grigsby reunion at Natural Bridge, Virginia in 1979. The Society was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia in May 1981 at Richmond. The Society consists of several regional chapters, such as the Southwestern Chapter, which was organized in 1983. The Virginia Historical Society Library at Richmond, Virginia maintains a Grigsby genealogical archive or repository. Membership information, order forms for back issues, and other information is available on their Web site.

Newsletter for the interchange of genealogical data and history of the Grigsby (and varianat spellings) families who came mainly from Kent County, and other parts of England. Some immigrated to America in the 1600s. Some focus is on (but not limited to) the descendants of Stephen Grigsby of Massachusetts Colony, and John Grigsby who settled in Stafford County, Virginia. Other Grigsby ancestors also settled in New York. Later descendants and related families also lived in Canada, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and in California, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere.

Index to vols. 1-13 included in hard-bound book of collected issues published from 1981-1995. Includes topical, locality, and sunrname indexes.

Includes queries.

Includes Gregsby, Grisbee, Grigsbey, Grisley, and other variant spellings.

A collection of vols. 1-13, with interim reports and indexes was published in hard-bound book form in 1996.



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