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The DELANO KINDRED was founded in 1991 for the purpose of exploring the ancestry and genealogy of our common ancestor, Philippe de Lanoy. Philippe was born to Jan and Marie de Lanoy around 1602 in Leiden, Holland, and was baptized there on the 6th of November, 1603. In 1621, Philippe arrived in Plimoth (now Plymouth, Massachusetts) on the ship Fortune and some time later changed his name to Philip Delano. He is the progenitor of the Delano family in America.

The latest DELANO KINDRED NEWS items are displayed below. The menus above and on the side lead to a lot more information about the DELANO KINDRED and this web site. Are you already a Delano Kindred member? There is more news and a lot more for members to see on this web site, so CLICK HERE to log in!

We hope that you find the site useful and enjoy your visit.

NL #83, March 2017

This issue of the Bonnes Nouvelles provides the information about the 2017 DELANO KINDRED Reunion in Charleston, South Carolina  (Thursday, 14 September – Sunday 17 September).  Also included in this issue is a short history of the historic town of Charleston and an overview of its sights and its southern cuisines.  Part Three of the account of the life of Joel A. Delano, the compiler of the GHAAHD, is included in this issue. We are pleased to include news of one of our oldest members, Cousin Virginia C. Kelley as well as reminder about the opportunity to submit your candidates for the Annual Charitable Drawing that is held at the Reunion.  We thank our members who have generously donated to our DELANO KINDRED Contribution Program and sadly pay tribute to our Cousins who have departed from us.  We have also included a current directory of your DELANO KINDRED Officers, Directors and Committee Chairs for your information as well as other information and notices.


Hold the dates! The 2017 Annual Meeting and Reunion will be held at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel near the Airport in North Charleston, SC, from September 14 to 17, 2017. We have designated the 14th as a travel day for those who don't want to travel on Friday and potentially miss the afternoon genealogical meeting or the Friday evening dinner. We will post a Registration Form and lots more information about our meeting as we iron out the details.

As usual, you will need to make your hotel reservation separately from your Annual Meeting reservation, so for those of you who might wish to get a head start and check out the hotel, click here. Our special Delano Kindred room rates (before taxes) are $129/night for either a room with two double beds or a room with a king bed. The rates are good for up to 3 days prior to or 3 days after our meeting dates if rooms are available for those extra days. All rooms are non-smoking. Click here to book a room using these rates. Please leave the "Delano Kindred, Inc." box checked under "Special Accounts and Rates" and change the "Travel Dates" and "Number of Rooms and Guests" information to suit your needs. If you need a handicap-accessible room or experience any difficulty making your reservation, call the hotel directly at 843-518-6200 and remember to tell them you are part of the Delano Kindred group. Hope to see you there!

Compiling the GHAAHD

Have you ever wondered what it might have been like to receive a request from Major Joel Andrew Delano to provide your family genealogy for inclusion in the GHAAHD? This extraordinary tome documenting the DELANO family in America entitled "The Genealogy, History and Alliances of the American House of Delano, 1621-1899" was published in 1899. It is arranged in two "books" and is commonly known as the "GHAAHD". The combined efforts of Major Joel Andrew Delano and Mortimer Delano de Lannoy record over eight hundred years and encompass lineage from Charlemagne, through thirty-three generations, to Philippe de Lanoy, the progenitor of the American Delano line, and his descendants to 1899. The second "book" documents Philippe's genealogy and descendants to 1899, and it was input for this part of the GHAAHD that Major Delano was seeking.

What sort of a response might you have received to your contribution? Thanks to Cousin Carolyn Marcinkowski, we no longer need to speculate on that point. Her Great-Grandfather, Melville Clayton Smith, was one of our ancestors who provided his family genealogy to Major Delano. Cousin Carolyn still has the letter that Major Delano wrote back in response to his contribution. The two-page letter is shown below. If you'd prefer to see the letter as a PDF file, click here.

NL #82, November 2016

In this issue we include information about the 2016 Reunion in Norwich, CT.  We were pleased that three DELANOs from Chile attended our gathering in Norwich.  We continue with part two of the life of Joel Andrew Delano, the compiler of the GHAAHD published in 1899. We are pleased to include a contributed article about “Mystery DELANOs”, which tells how an erroneous and confusing genealogical line in the GHAAHD was discovered through YDNA testing.  The months of October through February have many dates that are significant to our family and some are included in this issue. You may remember some of these.  We are pleased to also include a copy of a Thanksgiving poem written by Sarah M. DELANO-Cornell.  We also pay tribute to departed members who are no longer with us.  We send you our best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year.


December 31st is fast approaching.  We hope you will consider making a contribution to the DELANO KINDRED Contribution Programs if you have not done so this calendar year.  Please remember that as a non-profit organization, the DELANO KINDRED, Inc., is registered as a Public Charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; your charitable contributions to this organization are fully deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Also, many companies have what is called a matching funds or matching grants program.  For every dollar you personally contribute to a qualifying non-profit organization, they will match some or all of your contribution.  All charitable donations are greatly appreciated. To view or download the Delano Kindred Contribution Form, click here .


Here is the preliminary agenda for our Reunion Meeting in Norwich, CT.
Final agenda will be in your registration packet

Holiday Inn Norwich, 10 Laurel Boulevard, Norwich CT 06360
(860) 889-5201


Lodging rooms are available for the same rate before and after the reunion dates.

Travel date to arrive in Norwich for lodging and dinner on your own.

Hospitality room will open for EARLY REGISTRATION. Times TBD. (8 pm – 9 pm)
Hospitality room hours will be posted on the door.


BOARD MEETING (for board members only) 9:00 -10:30 am


Self guided tourist activities all day.

REGISTRATION in hospitality room: 3:00 pm -5:00 pm

WELCOME SIT DOWN DINNER w/ Speaker, at hotel: Social hr. 6:00 pm,
Dinner & entertainment 7:00 -9:00 pm.
Banquet room location will be posted in Hospitality room.


ALL MEMBERS GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING (please attend) 9:00 am – 11:00 am. At hotel. Location will be posted in Hospitably room.

Group photograph. Right after meeting ends. Location will be posted in Hospitality room.

TOUR OF MYSTIC SEAPORT AND GUIDED 1 HOUR TOUR. Meet at Mystic. The location where we will meet will be posted. If you do not have a ride to Mystic – please let us know so we can arrange your transportation.

BUFFET DINNER. Social hour 6:00 pm. Dinner 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Board meeting (for board members) Time TBD.


The 2016 Reunion Registration Deadline is fast approaching! The 2016 Reunion and Annual Membership Meeting will be held in the Mystic/Norwich area of Connecticut on September 15th - 18th, 2016 at the Holiday Inn in Norwich, CT. IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER for the Reunion, but the deadline is August 15th to secure a hotel room at our contracted rates. We may not be able to obtain an extension to that deadline because, as evidenced by the rate structure outlined below, demand for rooms at the hotel that weekend is great. So if your reservation isn't made with the hotel by the 15th, you may not be able to get a room there at all. You must call the hotel to make your room reservation, simply sending in your Reunion registration form to the Delano Kindred WILL NOT reserve a hotel room for you.

The Holiday Inn is located at 10 Laura Boulevard in Norwich, CT 06360, telephone (860) 889-5201. When making a reservation please mention DELANO KINDRED to receive our lower rate.

Laura Boulevard is conveniently located just off highway CT 82 (Salem Turnpike) and a short distance from the I-395 interchange 11 in Connecticut. The DELANO KINDRED September rates are $119 per night on Thursday and Friday, but are increased to $149 per night on Saturday due to the weekend crowd attending the nearby Foxwoods Resort Casino. The DELANO KINDRED rates are available 3 days before and 3 days after reunion nights and all rates are subject to an additional 6.35% tax. The Educational Symposium, Annual Membership Meeting, and both meal events will be held at the Holiday Inn and arrangements have been made for a Hospitality Suite. Want to know more about the Norwich Holiday Inn? To check out their web site, click here.

If you have any questions please contact Cousin Elizabeth Clarke via the e-mail or phone number provided at the bottom of part 2 of the Registration Form. Events include a tour of the Museum of America and the Sea at Mystic, CT (Mystic Seaport) on Saturday 17 September.

To see the Reunion Flyer, click here; to view or download the Reunion Registration Form (Parts 1 and 2), click here. Please complete both parts 1 and 2 of the forms with a check for the appropriate amount and send them to our Treasurer, Cousin David Grinnell, whose address is on the form, by 15 August 2016. Also, don’t forget to make your hotel reservations directly with the Norwich Holiday Inn by 15 August. This will be a very interesting and memorable event. We hope to see you there and enjoy your company!

NL #81, June 2016

This issue of the Bonnes Nouvelles provides information about the 2016 DELANO KINDRED Reunion in Norwich Connecticut (Thursday, 15 September – Sunday 18 September). Included is the Reunion Flyer (click here to view the FLYER); more details are on pages 3 and 4 of this newsletter, or you can click on the "REUNIONS" tab in the black bar at the top of this page. Also included in this newsletter is the Reunion Registration Form (Part 1 and Part 2 [on the reverse side]); click here to view or download the REGISTRATION FORM. Plans include a tour of the Museum of America and the Sea, also known as the Mystic Seaport, in Mystic CT. Please review the information, make your plans and send in your completed registration form prior to the 15 August deadline. This will be a very interesting and memorable event. We hope to see you there and enjoy your company.

Also included in this issue is a short history of the historic town of Norwich, news from our members, information about our donation to the Plymouth Plantation, the publishing of the Plymouth Records Deeds Volume II (made possible by our donation to the Leiden American Pilgrim Museum Foundation in Leiden, in the Netherlands) as well as changes to our DELANO KINDRED Merchandise Form. We have provided updated information about the effort of the Town of Fairhaven to build a stage for the Fairhaven Monday Fun Program in the summer. We recognize our new members who have joined our Society since last March and sadly pay tribute to our departed cousins. Because of space limitations we will continue with part two of the account of the life of Joel A. Delano, the compiler of the GHAAHD, in our next issue.

NL #80, March 2016

In this issue we start the two part series about the adventures and travels of Joel Andrew Delano, the compiler of Book Two of the GHAAHD. Also included is more information about the developments in the Y-DNA Project, information about the 2016 Reunion and Annual Membership Meeting and the bell cast by the Paul Revere Foundry that is in the possession of the town of Fairhaven.

The DELANO KINDRED Board recognizes those members who made donations to the Society’s Contribution Program in 2015, and the Contribution Form for the 2016 Program is provided for your convenience (click here ). The Delano Kindred is a 501(c)(3) corporation, so all contributions are fully tax deductible.

The 2015 Newsletter Index (click here ) and information on several more subjects are also included.

2016 Reunion Announced!


We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Delano Kindred Reunion will be held at the Norwich Holiday Inn in Norwich, Connecticut, September 15th to the 18th. So save the dates and plan to join us in Norwich! More details will be available on the REUNIONS page shortly.

Click here to check out the Norwich Holiday Inn, and if you're interested in things to do in and around Norwich, check out these links to some of the major attractions in the area:

Click here to learn more about what to do in and around Norwich.

We're really excited about this opportunity to get (re)acquainted with this part of New England, and hope you will be able to join us there!

NL #79, November-December 2015

This issue includes information about the 2015 San Diego Reunion and important information about the 2015 Annual Membership Meeting held there in the Handlery Hotel. Details about the various DELANO KINDRED projects; some have been updated and some are new. If you have received a “Dues Reminder” for 2016, we hope you will take the time to pay your dues promptly. We hope you have a good Thanksgiving, a blessed Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.