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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 #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.

NL #78, July 2015

This issue includes important information about the September 2015 Reunion to be held in San Diego. Thanks to Cousin Mary Delano, who made the on-the-scene arrangements and Cousin Elizabeth Clarke, chair of the Reunion Committee, a fine and interesting program has been planned. We urge you to make your reservations for this reunion soon. It is one that you will not want to miss.

The U.S. Navy has had a presence in San Diego since 1904, but it has been a seaport since the late 1700’s when it was under Spanish and then Mexican rule. The earliest sea captain with a DELANO line of descent was Henry Delano Fitch who came to San Diego in the early 1800’s. An article about him is included in this newsletter.

We continue articles about travels to the mid-west in the early 1800’s with an article about the 1830 journey of Hibbard Delano and his family from Vermont to Shelby County, Indiana. This is based on the brief notes in the GHAAHD.

You may recall the article about the discovery of a DELANO gas station in central Missouri in October 2014 Bonnes Nouvelles. We have included a follow up to that discovery with an article about a visit to the DELANO Oil Company in St James, Missouri.

A review of some of the significant dates in DELANO history for July through September is also included.

San Diego being a “Navy Town” it was fitting that the Reunion Committee arranged a tour of the USS Midway Naval Museum. We have included an article about the USS Midway in the newsletter.

Now is the time to make your plans and reservation for this reunion. Please remember: Reunion Registrations should be mailed by August 17, 2015, and Handlery Hotel Reservations must be made directly with the hotel by August 20, 2015, in order to guarantee the Delano Kindred Reunion rate! We look forward to seeing you there.

2015 REUNION Registration

We're excited to confirm that our 2015 Reunion will be held in San Diego, California, at the San Diego Handlery Hotel. The dates are September 17 to 20, with the Annual Meeting being on September 19th. September 17th is a "travel day," there are no events planned for that day. The Handlery Hotel, part of the Hilton Hotel chain, is a wonderful site for us with a great location and great amenities. Click here to check out the Handlery Hotel's website. There is also a very informative "Information Sheet" provided by the hotel, which you can view by clicking here.


  • Monday, August 17, 2015
    • Last day to mail in your Reunion Registration Form and payment.
  • Thursday, August 20, 2015
    • Last day to book a Delano Kindred Reunion room at the Handlery Hotel.
  • Friday, September 18, 2015
    • Genealogy Symposium at 2 P.M.
    • Sit-down Dinner with Speaker at 6 P.M.
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015
    • ANNUAL MEETING at 9 A.M.
    • Optional tour of the Aircraft Carrier USS MIDWAY on Saturday afternoon
    • Buffet Dinner at 6 P.M.

Please note that you must make your own hotel reservation, just sending in your Reunion Registration Form does not reserve a room at the hotel.

The rest of this post provides all the details you need to know to register for this Reunion. If you want to see all the information at once, Click here to view the complete Hotel Information, Registration Form and Preliminary Agenda packaged together.

Or, if you prefer to pick and choose the information you'd like to see, you can access each item individually by clicking on these links:

NL #77, March 2015

In this issue of the Bonnes Nouvelles we include an analysis of the travels of Sylvester Delano taken from the GHAAHD. Also included is an article about the two DELANO Hotels -- one in Miami Beach and the other in Las Vegas, Nevada. Additional information about the 2015 San Diego Reunion is provided. Detailed information about the 5th Part of the DELANO Families In Progress (DFIP) as well as an analysis of the earlier DFIPs is also included. In January your Board of Directors decided not to publish and distribute a printed Membership Directory. We have placed two explanatory articles about this decision and future plans for obtaining this information. Short articles about our Contribution Program and Maple Sugaring at the DeLano Farm Homestead are included. We have inserted a newsletter article index for the last calendar year and a 2014-2015 Directory of your DELANO KJINDRED Officers, Directors and Committee Chairs. These items were traditionally provided in the Annual Membership Directory. We wish all of you a most pleasant Spring.

Our Web Site Has Moved to a New Server

We've been experiencing performance problems over the past few weeks, so we have relocated our Web Site to a new environment. This seems to have resolved our performance issues; hopefully, they will stay resolved. If you do have problems, please don't hesitate to report them to us via the "CONTACT US" tab.

San Diego Picked for 2015 Reunion!

We are delighted to announce that the 2015 Delano Kindred Reunion will be held at the Handlery Hotel in San Diego, California, September 17th to the 20th. So save the dates and plan to join us in San Diego! More details will be available on the REUNIONS page shortly.
To view our "Save the Date" poster, click here. Or, click here to check out the Handlery Hotel, and if you're interested in things to do in San Diego or just want to check it out, click here .

NL #76, December 2014

In this issue, we have included several articles that center around Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was born on 30 January 1882. These include Memories of FDR in New Bedford and Algonac, FDR’s maternal grandfather’s estate on the Hudson River. Also included is an article about Capt. Samuel Delano Jr. and an update of the changes to the DELANO KINDRED Web Site. The date of the 2015 Reunion is scheduled for the month of September. Although the date is not yet firm it appears it will be the third weekend in that month. With the reunion comes your opportunity to nominate a candidate for the Annual Charitable Drawing. We have included a nomination form for your convenience. We hope you have an enjoyable Holiday Season with your family and wish you a happy and prosperous New Year.

To view or download the Delano Kindred Charitable Drawing Nomination Form, click here .

NL #75, October 2014

In this issue we have included the good news that the IRS has determined the DELANO KINDRED is exempt from Federal income tax thus making contributions to our society tax deductable. Highlights of the 2014 Reunion and Annual Membership Meeting as well as news from our members are provided. Although Philippe de Lanoy missed celebrating the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving with his Uncle Francis Cooke and Cousin John Cooke, we hope you have an enjoyable Thanksgiving with your family. Those members whose membership expires on 31 December 2014 will shortly be receiving renewal notices. Please complete them and return them as early as you can.

To view or download the Delano Kindred Contribution Form, click here .

501(c)(3) News

We are delighted to announce that the Delano Kindred has been designated as a public charity and is now tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The effective date for this status is March 25, 2014. As a 501(c)(3) corporation, all donations and contributions to the various Funds of the Delano Kindred, Inc. made on or after that date are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. The Employer Identification Number (EIN) for Delano Kindred, Inc. is 04-3134529.

Friday Night at the 2014 Reunion

We are delighted to announce that we will have a very special night of entertainment at our 2014 Reunion on Friday, June 13th, with Maine's own professional storyteller and performer, John McDonald. John delivers an educational and hilarious mix of basic and fun facts about the Pine Tree State, including, of course, more than a few wicked funny stories. Click here to check out John's website and come join us in Portland June 12-15 at the Merry Manor Inn! If you would like to know a little bit more about where we're staying, click here to visit the Merry Manor Inn website.