21 Jun 2016 | 2016 HFA Reunion Dates: From Dr. John B. Lester, 2016 Reunion Host – Registration Form and Agenda now available for the annual meeting, 13–15 October 2016, in Kansas City, Missouri – requires free Adobe Reader.
21 Jan 2016 | Notice to Our HFA Members: From Phyllis J. Hughes, HFA Genealogist and Journal editor – Please let one of your New Year’s Resolutions be that, when you are sending e-mails to our HFA officers—especially to me—that you will:
(1) Always sign your full name. You would be surprised at how many e-mails we get giving only your given name and you would also be surprised at how many of our members have the same given names. It takes up our valuable time to try and decide just who is writing.
(2) Always include your HFA number with your mail. That helps us to locate your lineage more readily and, in turn, helps us to answer your questions.
We regret that we can no longer guarantee that your e-mail will be answered promptly if you neglect to give us your full name and your HFA number.
29 Apr 2015 | New Recommended Links: We’ve posted a a slew of new links on our Recommended Links provided by the HFA webmaster.
20 Sep 2014 | Spokt Is Not Spam: From the HFA Website Committee to All HFA Members: Earlier this week you hopefully received a message with a subject-line that ran something like this: “David Hughes invited you to Spokt.com!” If you suspected that this was spam, it is not.
Spokt.com is the alternative that we have chosen to replace MyFamily.com, which is shutting down at the end of the month. The invitation to join Spokt is legitimate. You may already have thrown away your invitation. If so, please email me and ask for another.
All of the MyFamily.com queries (News category) have been migrated to Spokt, but it has not yet developed all the features of MyFamily.com. The good news is that many of the missing features have been stored by Spokt and will be implemented later. We’ll keep you posted.
Feel free to look through Spokt and let us know what you’d like changed so we can create a wish list to send to Spokt.
08 May 2014 | Attention!!! Is Your Hull Ancestor in a Biography?: From Phyllis J. Hughes, HFA Genealogist and Journal editor – I presently have approximately 550 large notebooks comprising Hull information. These notebooks cover all states in the US. We would like to publish a biography of your ancestor in one of our upcoming Journals, if it is in our files. Please turn your request in to me and we will check our files to see if such a biography exists. We must have a name (or names), a date (preferably pre 1910), and a location (including a county and state), in order to do this. Include your full name and HFA number. Please send your request to me: .
06 Dec 2013 | Hulls in the California Gold Rush: From Phyllis J. Hughes, HFA Genealogist – Did one of your Hull ancestors participate in the California Gold Rush of 1848–1850? Are you missing your ancestor in the 1850 or 1860 United States Census? If so, chances are that your missing forebear was involved in the California Gold Rush. More than 90,000 people made their way to California in the two years following the discovery of gold, and more than 300,000 by 1854.
The Hull Family Association is here to assist you with any potential people who joined the throngs of fortune-hunters questing for new-found wealth through the discovery of gold.
Our April HFA Journal will contain a detailed account of the Hulls in the 1850 and 1860 California US census, plus the 1852 California State Census. Using our information from the detailed HFA database, we will include the names of wives and children of these fortune-seekers when that data is available to us.
A bonus, also to be printed in a future issue of the Journal, will be an article on Hulls involved in mining in other locations.
Please notify us if you have located your ancestor in California in this era—especially in the 1850 or 1860 census. Contact: Phyllis J. Hughes, HFA Journal Editor at: .
23 Sep 2013 | Summer 2013 HFA Journal Table of Contents: We’ve posted the Table of Contents of the latest HFA Journal.
09 Aug 2013 | 2013 HFA Reunion Registration Form, Agenda and Hotel Info: From Dan and Linda Hull, 2013 Reunion Hosts – Registration, agenda and hotel info for the annual meeting are now available. It will be held in Salt Lake City on October 17–19 at the Plaza Hotel, right next to the Family History Library.
Every two years at the annual meeting we have the nomination and election of our officers for the next two years. The elective offices are: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Comptroller, and Genealogist. If anyone would be willing to serve as one of our elective officers, would you please send me a brief note by way of my email: .
I will gladly explain the job duties and time commitment.
04 Jun 2013 | Family Search Family Tree Launched: From Dan Hull, HFA President – Some of you may be aware that Family Search Family Tree has officially launched worldwide for anyone to use for free the wiki-based family search engine and Family Tree genealogy program. This new system allows you to search billions of records and attach the complete reference of the record to your ancestor in the Family Tree Genealogy Program. If someone has entered improper data you may correct it and add sources to substantiate your claims. This has great potential for collaboration with other people of similar heritage across the world. It also has, as one of its main goals, to eliminate duplication and improper entries. Check it out here.
We will try to have a special introduction to this new program at our annual meeting. Enjoy your summer!
04 Jun 2013 | 2013 HFA Reunion Dates: From Dan and Linda Hull, 2013 Reunion Hosts – We have been planning our annual meeting for 2013 and initially it was going to be held at Rancho Cucamonga, California, but, due to illness in the host’s family, the annual meeting will instead be held in Salt Lake City on October 17–19 at the Plaza Hotel, right next to the Family History Library. Every two years at the annual meeting we have the nomination and election of our officers for the next two years. The elective offices are: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Comptroller, and Genealogist. If anyone would be willing to serve as one of our elective officers, would you please send me a brief note by way of my email:
I will gladly explain the job duties and time commitment.
26 Mar 2013 | Spring 2013 HFA Journal Table of Contents: We’ve posted the Table of Contents of the latest HFA Journal.
22 Mar 2013 | New Recommended Link: We’ve posted a new link on our Recommended Links page for Family Legends and Myths by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack, CG. Thanks to Phyllis Hughes, HFA Genealogist, for the suggestion.
06 Dec 2012 | Autumn 2012 HFA Journal Table of Contents: We’ve posted the Table of Contents of the latest HFA Journal.
24 Oct 2012 | New Recommended Link: We’ve posted a new link on our Recommended Links page for Top Ten Sites For Free Public, Vital, or Historical Record Searches by Wendy Boswell, About.com Guide. Thanks to Phyllis Hughes, HFA Genealogist, for the suggestion.
11 Oct 2012 | Book Published: Clint Hull (HFA Member #1020) has published New England Dreams: A Novel Based on the Life of Reverend Joseph Hull, copyright 2010. It is now being offered for sale by the author. See additional information here.
29 Aug 2012 | 2012 HFA Reunion Attendee List Posted: From Barbara Kager, 2012 reunion host – The attendee list for this year’s reunion has been posted. We have 17 members and fellow travelers signed up.
07 Aug 2012 | New Recommended Link: We’ve posted a new link on our Recommended Links page for Research Guides’ State Census Records page. Thanks to Phyllis Hughes, HFA Genealogist, for the suggestion.
23 Jul 2012 | New Recommended Links: We’ve posted a new link on our Recommended Links page for WorldCat, the world’s largest library catalog. Thanks to Phyllis Hughes, HFA Genealogist, for the suggestion.
23 Jul 2012 | Three Hundredth Query Posted: The three hundredth query has been submitted to the HFA, by Rebecca F. Hull Holmes (HFA Member #1623).
Since the HFA began posting queries here six years ago, we have received an average of about one query a week.
20 Jun 2012 | A Challenge and a Request to Help Preserve Hull House: Hull House has received a funding challenge opportunity from an anonymous local source that asks us to raise a 2-to-1 match for $10,000 for supporting our project. We now ask you, the members of the Hull Family Association, to try and help us reach this goal by your contribution in any amount by October 1! Can you help? Checks should be made payable to “Hull House Foundation,” and mailed to Hull Family Association Challenge, 5976 Genesee Street, Lancaster, NY 14086, or donate online (please note “Hull Family Association Challenge”). Any amount will be appreciated and help us to reach this goal.
20 Jun 2012 | 2012 HFA Reunion Dates, Registration Form, and Agenda: From Barb Kager, 2012 Reunion Host – The registration form and agenda are now available for our 2012 HFA Reunion to be held Thursday, 04 October through Saturday, 06 October 2012 in Cheektowaga, New York. The registration form includes lodging details and more.
20 Jun 2012 | New Recommended Links: We’ve posted two new links on our Recommended Links page.
07 May 2012 | Spring 2012 HFA Journal Table of Contents: We’ve posted the Table of Contents of the latest HFA Journal.
07 May 2012 | New E-Book Published: Robert E. Hull (“Saratoga Bob,” HFA Member #0000) has published The Descendants of Andrew and Richard Hull of the New Haven Colony, copyright 2012. It is now being offered for sale by the Hull Family Association, as the author has kindly given the HFA the rights to sell the book. See additional information here.
27 Dec 2011 | Autumn 2011 HFA Journal Table of Contents: We’ve posted the Table of Contents of the latest HFA Journal.
05 Dec 2011 | Clarification Regarding Family Group Sheets and HFA Database: From Phyllis J. Hughes, HFA Genealogist – There is some confusion surrounding my recent announcement about 22,000 Family Group Sheets.
28 Nov 2011 | 22,000 Hull/Holl/Hohl Family Group Sheets Now in Database: From Phyllis J. Hughes, HFA Genealogist – On 26 Nov 2011, I entered family group sheet #22,000 for the HFA database, by entering a family group sheet for Alonzo “Lon” W. Hull. Alonzo was the son of Charles H. Hull and Matilda (Duncan) Hull, and the grandson of John Hull Sr. and Elizabeth Taylor. Alonzo “Lon” Hull married Laura A. [_?_]. They lived in several counties in Illinois and Otoe County, Nebraska. Children were Bessie M. and Charles H. Hull.
HFA members may order any of these family group sheets, three at a time, and I will send them by e-mail.
14 Nov 2011 | 2012 Membership Renewal Form Posted: From Bob Rees, Membership Secretary/Treasurer – The renewal form for 2012 has been posted. The form also will be included in the next HFA Journal to be mailed shortly.
10 Nov 2011 | New Recommended Links: We’ve posted two links on How to Do Genealogical Research in the Websites of General Genealogical Interest section of our Recommended Links page.
26 Sep 2011 | New Recommended Links: We’ve posted links to three Patent and Trademark Search Tools in the Databases section of our Recommended Links page.
21 Sep 2011 | New Recommended Link: We’ve posted a new link, Chronicling America – Historical Newspapers from Library of Congress, on our Recommended Links page. Thanks to “Philadelphia” Bob Hull (HFA Member #0314), for the suggestion.
20 Sep 2011 | Autumn HFA Journal and HFA Newsletter Coming Soon! From Phyllis J. Hughes, Journal Editor – We are very happy to welcome Douglas C. Hull (HFA Member #1153) back as our HFA Newsletter editor. Newsletter #3, 2011 will be coming out soon and we know that Doug is planning an interesting issue for you, with news of our Salt Lake City Reunion, DNA articles, queries, and many more features.
Soon after the Newsletter is issued, we will also have Journal #2 of this year in the mail. This will be our largest issue ever, consisting of 60 pages. These are just a few of the Journal articles which will be featured in the next issue:
05 Aug 2011 | Summer 2011 HFA Journal Table of Contents: We’ve posted the Table of Contents of the latest HFA Journal.
29 Aug 2011 | 2011 HFA Reunion Attendee List Posted: From Dan and Linda Hull, 2011 reunion hosts – The attendee list for this year’s reunion has been posted. We have 29 members and fellow travelers signed up.
28 May 2011 | HFA Newsletter Editor Announcement: From Phyllis J. Hughes, Publications Editor – We are very pleased to announce that HFA Member #1153, Douglas C Hull, 682 Sloop Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, has agreed to be our HFA Newsletter editor. Douglas had this position several years ago, and we are extremely happy to have him back.
Please send all news items to Douglas at:
The June Newsletter is now at the printers, so you will be receiving it soon. Douglas will begin his editorship with the Fall HFA Newsletter.
28 May 2011 | New Recommended Link: On our Recommended Links page we’ve posted new links to The Plymouth Colony Pages and that website’s “It Is A Puzzlement”: Suggestions for Amateur Genealogists. Thanks to Phyllis Hughes, HFA Genealogist, for the suggestions.
18 May 2011 | Spring HFA Journal and HFA Newsletter Coming Soon! From Phyllis J. Hughes, Publications Editor – Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are experiencing a slight delay in issuing our Spring HFA Journal, but we should be able to mail this in the month of June. This next issue will be one of our largest and we hope you will enjoy the many and varied articles, including “The Descendants of Trustum Hull and Elizabeth (?Bescherer) Hull,” “The Rest of the Story: William Hull and Elizabeth (Maxey) Berrie Hull Tucker of South Carolina and Spanish Florida,” the Bible Record of Jonathan and Nancy Agnes Beaty Hull of Tennessee and Kentucky, an article on “The Charles Jerrold Hull House, Chicago, Illinois,” as well as several others.
We plan to issue our June HFA Newsletter first, since it has important information on our upcoming HFA reunion in September in Salt Lake City. This, too, will be an oversize issue and we hope you will enjoy all of the interesting articles as well as one of our new features, “Can You Believe This?”
18 May 2011 | Revised 2011 HFA Reunion Agenda: From Dan and Linda Hull, 2011 reunion hosts – The agenda items for Thursday, September 8 have been revised.
07 May 2011 | 2011 HFA Reunion Agenda and Registration Form: From Dan and Linda Hull, 2011 reunion hosts – The agenda and registration form are now available for our 2011 HFA Reunion to be held Thursday, September 8 through Saturday, 10 September 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The registration form includes lodging details and more.
01 Apr 2011 | 2011 HFA Reunion Dates: The 2011 HFA Reunion will be held Thursday, September 8 through Saturday, September 10, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our hosts this year are Dan and Linda Hull, of Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City, of course, is the home of the Family History Library, which we will have access to. Other particulars will be forthcoming as we plan this exciting event.
11 Mar 2011 | New Recommended Link Category: We’ve posted a new link category, Census Records – United States on our Recommended Links page. We also note with anticipation the 02 Apr 2012 online release of the 1940 U.S. Census. Thanks to Phyllis Hughes, HFA Genealogist, for the suggestion.
16 Feb 2011 | Coming in the Spring HFA Journal: From Phyllis J. Hughes, HFA Genealogist – We plan to have two feature articles in our Spring HFA Journal:
We will also feature the Bible Record of Jonathan and Nancy Agnes Beaty Hull, and some Civil War records from this same Kentucky and Tennessee family, along with some old Hull letters.
Our continuing article on various Hull houses will also be included in the upcoming Journal.
28 Oct 2010 | Summer 2010 HFA Journal Table of Contents: We’ve posted the Table of Contents of the latest HFA Journal.
28 Oct 2010 | Warning! Error in “Find A Grave” Burial Place for the Rev. Joseph Hull, 1635 Immigrant from Crewkerne, co. Somerset, England to New England: From Phyllis J. Hughes, HFA Genealogist – As most good genealogists know, we are constantly finding errors in our Hull/Holl/Hohl records in not only past publications, but also now on the Internet. HFA member #0000 “Saratoga” Robert “Bob” E. Hull has just pointed out a new error.
He has informed us that the burial place for the Rev. Joseph has been given as Saint James Episcopal Church Cemetery, Edison, Middlesex County, New Jersey. This page was added to Find A Grave on September 12, 2003 by Wade Schultz, along with some statistics for the Rev. Joseph Hull. This is cited as: Find A Grave Memorial #7864414.
With all due respect to Mr. Schultz, anyone who has ever studied the life of the Rev. Joseph Hull knows that he never set foot in New Jersey, even though three of his sons did. These sons were Hopewell, Benjamin, and Samuel Hull.
The Rev. Joseph Hull died on 19 November 1665 on the Isle of Shoals, York County, Maine. His burial place is unknown, even though some “guesses” have been made as to its location.
In “Saratoga” Bob Hull’s message to us, he states: “As you know anyone can post almost anything. Please help me correct this.” We applaud Bob for his effort is disposing of this erroneous information. We do hope, too, that our HFA members and anyone else who is concerned about this will persuade Mr. Schultz to remove this erroneous information from Find A Grave.
Update 06 Nov 2010: The above-referenced Find A Grave Memorial was removed. Thank you to Rebecca Hull (HFA Member #1675) and Margaret Loos for that information.
08 Sep 2010 | 2010 HFA Reunion Attendee List Updated: From COL Bob and Frankie Hull, 2010 reunion hosts – The attendee list for this year’s reunion has been updated. We have 52 members and fellow travelers signed up. See you in a couple of days!
26 Jul 2010 | 2010 HFA Reunion Agenda and Reservation Deadline: From COL Bob and Frankie Hull, 2010 reunion hosts – The deadline for the reduced rates for accommodations and meeting registration is August 1.
The agenda for the reunion is available here.
14 Jun 2010 | Two Hundredth Query Posted: The two hundredth query has been submitted to the HFA, by Connie Johnson Fleming (HFA Member #1663).
Since the HFA began posting queries here four years ago, we have received an average of exactly one query a week.
19 May 2010 | Updated Book on The Descendants of Richard Hull Immigrant of the New Haven Colony (now in Connecticut): From Robert E. Hull (“Saratoga Bob,” HFA Member #0000) – I am planning to issue a CD electronic book which will be an update of the “The Descendants of Richard Hull” of the New Haven Colony. This line was originally published in 1913 by the previous Hull Family Association, and was entitled The Hull Family in America, by Col. Charles H. Weygant.
I have been collecting information which has become available through:
These data are all stored in my Extended Hull Family Database (EHFD) which has reached 125,711 in number of individuals.
I am calling for people who descend from the said immigrant, Richard Hull, to send in any updates, changes, or additions to their own family data, plus family photographs up to circa World War I—and tombstone photographs. The book will not cover current living generations. Please send in your material as soon as possible, as I will publish by Christmas time if practical. I can be contacted here:
06 May 2010 | 2010 HFA Reunion Dates and Registration Form: From COL Bob and Frankie Hull, 2010 reunion hosts – The registration form is now available for our 2010 HFA Reunion—our 25th!—to be held Thursday, 09 September through Saturday, 11 September 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. The registration form includes lodging details and more.
Attendees will have access to several prominent U.S. institutions, including The National Archives, DAR Library, and Library of Congress. We look forward to seeing you as we celebrate our first 25 years!
29 Apr 2010 | Spring 2010 HFA Journal Table of Contents: The latest issue of the HFA Journal will be mailed shortly. We’ve posted its Table of Contents.
16 Feb 2010 | Hull/Holl/Hohl DNA Project – Lineage Posting: From the HFA DNA Project Committee – Following the untimely 2009 death of James Reynolds Hull, who initiated the Hull/Hohl/Hohl DNA Project in 2002, the Hull Family Association (HFA) has agreed to carry on the project under the direction of its 5-member DNA Project Committee.
Y Chromosome DNA analysis results are still available, including several new updates and corrections (see this chart). In order to better identify the various groups that have been tested, the HFA is obtaining permission to post the lineages of donors, while omitting data on living people. We have begun this posting with Lineage 3.
We invite both HFA members and non-members to participate in the DNA Project and/or lineage posting. Please contact the HFA Genealogist (genealogist [at] hullfamilyassociation.org) if you (1) have questions or feedback, (2) if you wish to contact donors whose lineages have been posted, or (3) if you, as a DNA donor, will allow us to post your own Hull lineage.
Access the Donor Lineage Posting here. It will be updated as we receive permission to publish new lineages.
23 Jan 2010 | Notice to the German Peter Thomas/Tomas Hohl/Hull Descendants: From Phyllis Hughes, HFA Genealogist – If you are carrying Francis Hull, Henry Hull, William Hull, Robert Hull, David Hull, and John Hull, as sons of the German Peter Thomas Hohl/Hull, your information is incorrect. Please do not be misled by multiple sites on the Internet, which state that these men are the sons of Peter Thomas Hohl/Hull.
Both our research and the DNA analysis have shown that Peter Thomas Hohl/Hull had only these four sons:
This is confirmed, not only by DNA analysis, but also by the original land records, probate records, tax records, and a wide study and analysis of the children in this family, conducted for over twenty-five years. Various published genealogies such as:
Cleek, George W. “Early Western Augusta [County, Virginia] Pioneers….” Staunton, VA: manuscript, 1957, pp. 369–373. [Has significant errors]
Moody Hull, “Hull Family,” typescript manuscript, 1942. [Has errors copied from Early Western Augusta Pioneers, by Geo. W. Cleek, 1957]
Prince, I. C., Genealogy of the Hull, Scott, and Prince Families, 1931. Privately published
Cook, Roy Bird, Hull manuscript, “Peter Thomas Hull-Dyer-Keister-John Bird-Cook-Joseph Conrad Families,” from the Roy Bird Hull Collection, Box 20, Vol. 67, West Virginia University Library
have published the incorrect information, along with these county histories:
Morton, Oren F. A History of Monroe County, West Virginia. Staunton, VA: The McClure Co., Inc., 1916. [Has significant errors]
Morton, Oren F., B. Lit. A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia. Dayton, VA: J. K. Ruebush Co., 1923. Repr. 1970. [Has significant errors]
Morton, Oren F., B.L. A History of Highland County, Virginia. Monterey, VA: by the author, 1911, Baltimore: Regional Publishing Co., Repr., 1969. [Has significant errors]
Morton, Oren F., B.Lit. A History of Rockbridge County, Virginia. Staunton, VA: The McClure Co., Inc., 1920. [Has significant errors]
Please pass this information on to any correspondent who is listing the above incorrectly named sons.
For more information on this issue, please see these articles from the Hull Family Association Journal, as they clarify and explain who the documented sons of Peter Thomas Hohl/Hull were:
04 Jan 2010 | New E-Book Published: Robert E. Hull (“Saratoga Bob,” HFA Member #0000) has published The Descendants of Mr. George Hull and Thamzen Michel, Revision I, copyright 2009. It is a revision to and an update of the book by a similar name published in 1994. It is now being offered for sale by the Hull Family Association, as the author has kindly given the HFA the rights to sell the book. See additional information here.
04 Dec 2009 | FTDNA Announces Holiday Season DNA Testing Promotion: From Dan Hull, Administrator, Hull Genetic Genealogy Project – Family Tree DNA is offering special pricing for the holiday season:
These are the best prices, marker for marker, of any company in the market. You may order the special Holiday promotion here. The prices for each has been discounted.
Since this promotion will run through the end of December, I encourage you to spread the word starting now, as the natural tendency is for people to order at the last minute, and FTDNA will not extend it beyond that month.
Thank you for your continued support. I and the DNA Project Committee look forward to the sustained growth of Hulls in the Hull DNA Project and in the Family Tree DNA matching database.
23 Nov 2009 | Hull, Holl, & Hohl Federal Land Patents and Homestead Land – Post 1800 – Rectangular Survey Land: From Phyllis Hughes, HFA Genealogist – I am currently inputting into the HFA database the Hulls, Holls, and Hohls who acquired Federal land patents and homestead land in states where the rectangular survey real estate was granted. The General Land Office issued more than 2 million patents that passed evidence of title to individual parcels of public land. Some patentees bought their land for cash, others homesteaded a claim, and still others came into ownership via one of the many donation acts that Congress passed to transfer public lands to private ownership. The grants include the first land-owners in these particular states:
AL, AR, CO, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NE, NM, OH, OK, SD, TX, UT, WA, and WI
Thus far I have input Hull/Holl/Hohl land in approximately 130 counties, but this project is not yet completed. I am willing to send out by e-mail to our HFA members my family group sheets, one at a time, showing these land grants and the date of the grant(s), if you request a specific name, which cites specific information, e.g., John Hull, b. ca. 1840, m. Mary Smith; land in Peoria Co., IL.
I am finding that some of these Hulls filed for patents and homesteads in counties other than where they appear in census records. In some cases, two generations of a specific family have been issued these land patents. This compilation also includes names of women who patented land. Contact me at:
08 Sep 2009 | Attendee List Updated: From 2009 Reunion Hosts Dan and Linda Hull – The attendee list for this year’s reunion has been updated. We have 34 members and fellow travelers signed up so far.
25 Aug 2009 | Patron Members: From Bob Rees, HFA Membership Secretary/Treasurer – The list of Patron Members is updated here. You can become a Patron Member at any time—just contact me to find out how:
28 Apr 2009 | 2009 HFA Reunion Registration Form and Final Agenda: From Dan and Linda Hull, reunion hosts – The registration form and final agenda are now available for our 2009 HFA Reunion, to be held Thursday, 17 September through Saturday, 19 September 2009 in Independence, Missouri. The agenda includes lodging details and more.
Independence is the home of the Mid-Continent Public Library’s new Midwest Genealogy Center—the largest stand-alone public genealogy research facility in the United States—which we will have access to. Don’t miss coming and doing some great research and enjoying a great time with the Hull Bunch.
24 Oct 2008 | Have You Updated Your Hull Lineage Lately? From Phyllis Hughes, HFA Genealogist – The Genealogy Committee of the Hull Family Association attempts to keep a lineage for each one of its members. You may remember filling this out when you first joined the HFA. If any of you have changed, updated, or corrected your lineage since joining the HFA, please let the committee know, so that we may also update our own records. Please send any revisions to:
04 Sep 2008 | Free Research at Our Reunion – Please Complete Form: From 2008 Reunion Hosts Dan and Linda Hull – Free research is available for those staying at the Shilo Inn during our reunion. The Shilo Inn researcher requests that you complete this Family Group Record Form for those tough lines or family research problems you have. Please send the completed form ASAP via:
More details about this year’s reunion are available here.
29 Aug 2008 | Hundredth Query Posted: The hundredth query has been submitted to the HFA, by Gilbert Vaughn Hull (HFA Member #1578).
Since the HFA began posting queries here two years ago, we have received an average of nearly one query a week. Out of the 102 currently posted, the following statistics are taken.
|Year||Queries Rec’d||Replies Rec’d||No Replies Rec’d|
|2006 (Jul–Dec)||13||18||3 out of 13|
|2007||55||55||9 out of 55|
|2008 (Jan–Aug)||34||20||10 out of 34|
25 Aug 2008 | Attendee List Updated and Roommate Needed: From 2008 Reunion Hosts Dan and Linda Hull – The attendee list has been updated (scroll down to see it). Our hotel block is reserved until August 29. A female HFA member is in need of a roommate 23–30 September. Please reserve your room ASAP so the hotel we can use the hotel’s own roommate research service. Or contact us if you’re interested.
18 Aug 2008 | Hotel Deadline Extended and Attendee List Posted: From 2008 Reunion Hosts Dan and Linda Hull – 29 August 2008 is the new cutoff date for our group rate at the hotel. The list of attendees also has been posted. Read all about it here.
11 Aug 2008 | Patron Members: From Bob Rees, HFA Membership Secretary/Treasurer – The list of 2008 Patron Members is updated here. You can become a Patron Member at any time—just contact me to find out how:
07 Jul 2008 | Revised 2008 HFA Reunion Agenda: From 2008 Reunion Hosts Dan and Linda Hull – The reunion agenda has been revised to include an outline of the Friday afternoon lecture by Crista Cowan and more information about the Thursday (3:30 p.m.) event.
20 Jun 2008 | 2008 HFA Reunion Registration Form and Agenda: From 2008 Reunion Hosts Dan and Linda Hull – The registration form and agenda are now available for this year’s reunion. Be sure to sign up before the deadline, to save extra charges.
12 Jun 2008 | Submissions Policy: In the interest of clarity, we’ve posted the HFA Submissions Policy liberally around the website. Also, as stated in the “Guidelines for Submitting Electronic Files for HFA Publications,” we are unable to reimburse submitters for any potential or real expenses incurred in the research, writing, and transmission of articles or other submissions.
13 Mar 2008 | Patron Members: From Bob Rees, HFA Membership Secretary/Treasurer – The list of 2008 Patron Members is posted here. You can become a Patron Member at any time—just contact me to find out how:
05 Feb 2008 | 2008 HFA Reunion Hotel Group ID: From 2008 Reunion Hosts Dan and Linda Hull – To access our group rate and book in our group block, visit the Shilo Inns website, choose your dates, and input Group ID 092408HF. You can also make reservations by telephone at (800) 222-2244.
More information on the 2008 Reunion is available on our Annual Meeting page.
30 Jan 2008 | Online Vital Records Links: We’ve posted a new category, Vital Records, on our Recommended Links. It includes genealogist Joe Beine’s list of online vital records, including digitized death certificates.
21 Jan 2008 | 2008 HFA Reunion Dates: The 2008 HFA Reunion will be held Thursday, September 25 through Sunday, September 28, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our hosts this year are Dan and Linda Hull, of Salt Lake City. Plans now include a Coordinating Council meeting on Thursday morning (TBA), a picnic at the Hulls’ home, and the traditional no-host Chinese dinner for those who can stay on Saturday night. Sunday morning we will have a chance to hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Salt Lake City, of course, is also the home of the Family History Library, which we will have access to. Other particulars will be forthcoming as we plan this exciting event.
18 Jan 2008 | Hull/Holl/Hohl Family Group Sheets Available to HFA Members: From Phyllis Hughes, HFA Genealogist – Our previous count in October 2007 (HFA Newsletter 27:3) totaled 19,443 Hull/Holl/Hohl family group sheets in our HFA database. Our current total is 19,747, as of January 2008.
Individual family group sheets, three at a time, are available by e-mail to our members. For more information, see the 22 Feb 2007 news item below or contact HFA Genealogist Phyllis J. Hughes:
Hull family group sheets from Britain, Canada, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Austria, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, Russia, Czechoslovakia, Portugal, Mexico, Argentina, and India are also in the HFA database. We are gradually building up quite a collection of British, Canadian, and European Hulls as well as Hulls from assorted other countries in our HFA database. Our latest numbers, updated from 09 August 2007, are:
10 Dec 2007 | MyFamily.com Notification Corrected: From the HFA Webmaster – MyFamily.com has fixed the automatic notification problem. If you had switched your notification option to Summary Notifications, you can switch back to Instant Notification and will receive e-mails whenever a new post is made to MyFamily.com. (Notification options are found under Edit Account > Site Membership > Change Notification Options for this site.)
Note: An advantage to Summary Notification is that you receive a list of replies to other members’ posts. With Instant Notification, you receive immediate notification only of replies to your own posts.
If you have any questions, as always, feel free to e-mail the Webmaster.
01 Nov 2007 | More Recommended Links: Check out the newest additions to our Recommended Links page, including a link to the Warren and Polly Hull House website. Just look for the symbol to locate what’s new.
25 Oct 2007 | 2007 HFA Reunion Follow-up: At last month’s Annual Meeting and Reunion in Ft. Wayne, IN, we ratified a revision of the HFA Bylaws. The document is posted on MyFamily.com. (If you’re an HFA member and don’t have a login, contact the Webmaster.) Also posted are photos from the reunion.
08 Oct 2007 | MyFamily.com Issues: From the HFA Webmaster –
If you have any questions, as always, feel free to e-mail the Webmaster.
06 Sep 2007 | 2007 HFA Reunion & Allen Co. Public Library Research: From Phyllis Hughes, HFA Genealogist – It is now September and time to begin planning for our annual HFA meeting in Fort Wayne, Indiana, September 27–29.
Since the Allen County Public Library there is known all over the country for its excellent genealogical collection, we’d like to inform you that their library catalog can be found online.
If you are planning to use the library, this will give everyone a chance to look up those catalog numbers before you arrive in Fort Wayne. You can also explore the catalog to see the holdings in this brand new library.
The library hours are:
9AM–6PM Friday & Saturday
You might also want to visit the Introduction to the Genealogy Center. This has a very good overview of what is contained in this fine library.
We’ll see you in the library!
The address is:
900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone: (260) 421-1200
As for the Fort Wayne Inn, where we will be staying, it is located at 300 E. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802.
For more information on the hotel, go to Yahoo! Travel.
Airport Shuttle Service: The Fort Wayne Inn, which is providing our accommodations for this year’s reunion, offers shuttle service from the Fort Wayne Airport. Call Missy at (260) 422-5511 and let her know when you will arrive.
09 Aug 2007 | Hull Family Group Sheets from Britain and Canada in HFA Database: From Phyllis Hughes, HFA Genealogist – We are gradually building up quite a collection of British and Canadian Hulls in our HFA database. Our latest numbers, updated from 22 May 2007, are:
Individual family group sheets, three at a time, are available by e-mail to our members. For more information, see this 22 Feb 2007 news item.
09 Aug 2007 | Summer 2007 HFA Journal Table of Contents: The latest issue of the HFA Journal will be mailed shortly. We’ve posted its Table of Contents.
11 Jul 2007 | 2006 Meeting Minutes Available for Review: From Sheran McCants, HFA Secretary – Last year’s meeting minutes are now available for review on MyFamily.com. (If you haven’t received an invitation to join MyFamily.com, contact the Webmaster. It’s a free HFA member benefit.)
All attendees of last year’s and this year’s (27–28 September 2007) reunions and annual meetings should review these minutes for accuracy, since they will be approved without an oral reading by the Secretary this year.
19 Apr 2007 | 2007 HFA Reunion – Change in Host, Registration: After graciously having made all the arrangements for this year’s HFA Reunion, hosts Dr. James R. Hull (HFA #0077) and Denise Hull (HFA Member #0491) have found it necessary to relinquish subsequent responsibility for the event.
The reunion is still scheduled for Ft. Wayne, Indiana. HFA President Barbara A. Hull (HFA Member #0371)—no stranger to hosting the reunion herself—has agreed to fill in.
Registration forms and fees now will be sent to HFA Vice President Eva M. Bachman (HFA Member #1332). The registration form has been updated accordingly.
The 2007 HFA Reunion will be held in Ft. Wayne, Indiana from the 27th to the 29th of September 2007. Names of those who have registered are being posted on the Reunion page.
Thanks to Jim and Denise for all the planning they’ve done to make this another spectacular HFA event! And thanks to Barb and Eva for pinch-hitting.
12 Mar 2007 | 2007 HFA Reunion – Agenda: The agenda for the 2007 Reunion, September 27–29, is now available. The Annual Meeting and Reunion will be held in Ft. Wayne, IN at the Allen County Public Library. Accomodations at the Fort Wayne Inn (formerly Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites).
22 Feb 2007 | More Recommended Links: Check out the newest additions to our Recommended Links page. Just look for the symbol to locate what’s new.
22 Feb 2007 | Family Group Sheets Available to HFA Members: We now have compiled nearly 19,000 Hull/Holl/Hohl family group sheets in our HFA database. The HFA Genealogist is able to send out by e-mail as many as three individual family group sheets at a time to our members. When requesting them, please follow these instructions.
A Family Group Sheet lists the names of the father, mother, children, and their spouses, along with dates, locations, and notes on any particular family. The names of ancestors are also given, when known. Brief references are also given on these sheets.
16 Feb 2007 | Enhanced Access to MyFamily.com for HFA Members: Today, HFA members were granted full access to the HFA MyFamily.com website. Members’ “Guest” status has be upgraded to “User,” thereby allowing you to post your own messages, queries, and photographs. Be sure to look for the “Enhanced Access” notice on the HFA MyFamily.com Front Page for tips on posting queries, searching the site, and more. If you haven’t been invited to join MyFamily.com, contact Bob Rees, the HFA Membership Secretary/Treasurer:
15 Feb 2007 | 2007 HFA Reunion – Registration Form: The registration form for the 2007 Reunion, September 27–29, is now available. Register by August 27 to receive the early bird rate! This year’s reunion will be held in Ft. Wayne, Indiana—home of the newly expanded Allen County Public Library and its extensive Genealogy Center. See the form for further details.
13 Feb 2007 | Early Hull Family Newsletter Posted on MyFamily.com: Bob Rees, our Membership Secretary/Treasurer, has posted the complete five years of the Hull Family Newsletter on MyFamily.com. This newsletter was published by “Saratoga” Bob Hull (HFA Member #0000) from 1981 to 1986, before the HFA was founded. Bob Rees (HFA Member #0663) scanned the newsletter from copies provided by Myrtle A. Traxler (HFA Member #0098). If you haven’t been invited to join MyFamily.com, contact Bob Rees, the HFA Membership Secretary/Treasurer:
23 Jan 2007 | HFA Journal Spring Issue Preview: Here are a few of the items to be featured in the upcoming HFA Journal, which will be published in April:
06 Jan 2007 | Frank Price Receives National Arts Post: William Frank Price Jr. (HFA Member #1172) was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a member of the National Council on the Arts, which advises the National Endowment for the Arts. We’ll have the full story in the Spring 2007 issue of the HFA Newsletter, due for publication next month. —Item submitted by Stephen Pearson (HFA Member #1115)
06 Jan 2007 | New Recommended Links: We added the following to our Recommended Links page.
29 Dec 2006 | Passing of Howard Cox: The HFA recently received the sad news of the death of HFA member #0892 Howard Cox with this message from his wife, Dee Cox:
Howard passed away at 12:45 p.m., Dec. 23. He went as he wished, quickly with no pain. He had esophagus cancer and could no longer swallow anything. Please pass the word to the Hull friends.
Howard served as our Membership Secretary/Treasurer for the 2003–2004 term. He and Dee rarely missed an HFA reunion and they hosted us in October 2001 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. At several of our meetings there were three generations of Howard’s family who attended, as well as his sister, HFA member #0863 Mary C. Cox Stipe. HFA member #0951 Robert Eads Cox is Howard and Dee’s son. HFA members #0920 Donald Elbert Cox and #0951 Robert Enos Cox are other relatives.
The service was at Zion Church of Christ, Lehighton, Pennsylvania at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, 28 December. Dee has asked that instead of flowers any memorial gifts be sent to a charity of choice in Howard’s name.
The HFA extends its sincere sympathy to Dee, their children, grandchildren, and the entire family of Howard Cox.
21 Dec 2006 | Genealogist’s Corner Updated:
07 Dec 2006 | Australian Hulls Plan Reunion for October 2007: Last week we received word from Cynthia Hull (a non-member), who is planning a reunion of “English, Scots, and ‘don’t know’ descent.” She’s scheduled it for October 6, 2007 in Victor Harbor, South Australia. A notice and contact info is posted on Oz Reunion. Cynthia has a webpage in the “Down Under” section of Robert Parker’s Hull Family History site.
06 Dec 2006 | Recommended Links: Check out this new addition to the HFA website: Recommended Links.
01 Dec 2006 | 2007 HFA Reunion Dates: The 2007 HFA Reunion will be held on Thursday, September 27; Friday, September 28; and Saturday, September 29, 2007 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Other particulars will be forthcoming as we plan this exciting event.
30 Nov 2006 | Autumn 2006 HFA Journal Table of Contents: The latest issue of the HFA Journal will be mailed shortly. We’ve posted its Table of Contents.
18 Nov 2006 | U.S. Passenger Lists 1820–1960: Dr. James R. Hull (HFA Member #0077) notified us of this Ancestry.com feature, free through November 30. The collection includes 7 million digitized images of passenger lists and 1,000 ship images. HFA members who have MyFamily.com accounts can use their regular login/password, without having to register again. Need an account? Contact the HFA Webmaster.
11 Nov 2006 | Newsletter Corrections (Autumn 2006): See these two corrections for the most recent HFA Newsletter.
11 Nov 2006 | Massachusetts Death Index 1841–1910 Now Online: Dr. James R. Hull (HFA Member #0077) alerted us to this Index to Vital Records, published by the Massachusetts Archives; only deaths are available at present. Searchable fields are: First/Last Names, Town, and Start/End Years. Results returned include those fields as well as Volume and Page. Other searchable collections available online are the Massachusetts Archives Collection Database (1629–1799) and Index to Passenger Manifests (1848–1891).
06 Nov 2006 | Reunion Photos: HFA members can see photos from our recent reunion in Phoenix on our members-only website.
05 Sep 2006 | The Hull DNA Project: Check out our newest web page for a brief overview of the DNA Project, originated and administered by Dr. James Reynolds Hull (HFA Member #0077). Read about HFA support of the project and see how you can become involved.
08 Jul 2006 | Query Notification: From David Hughes, Webmaster – Would you like automatic notification when the HFA posts a new query? You can do it through your “members only” MyFamily.com account.
While you’re at it you can use the Event Reminders options at the top of the same page to set your Birthday Reminders preference. Any questions? E-mail me.
03 Jul 2006 | Newsletter Editor Appointed: From Barbara A. Hull, President – There is good news that I am delighted to share with everyone. Tricia Shumate Lewis, a Hull Family Association member, has come to our rescue! She has a full-time job, a young child, but she is willing to be the Editor for the Newsletter. That is wonderful news and we will do our best to help her. If you have a family story you would like to share, contact Tricia:
03 Jul 2006 | Help Us Keep Up-to-Date: Please help us to keep our records current in two different ways:
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