Category Archives: 2014

Anticipating Thanksgiving: We Learn Our Ancestors’ Culinary Customs at Our Fall Meeting

A message from Governor Donna Derrick: The changing season was evident as we traveled through the fall countryside to the meeting. Fall meetings are considered something of a “homecoming.” The camaraderie with those of common lineage bonds and interest in … Continue reading

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Church Tower Update

This is an update on the repair and restoration of the 17th century church tower at Historic Jamestown. This successful two-year program is the result of the contributions our Company and members made together with other companies towards the Society’s fund for the … Continue reading

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Photos of Our June 28th Annual Meeting

Here are photos taken our June 28th Annual Meeting:    

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We Celebrate Our 15th Anniversary and Receive A Report on the Society’s Meetings

First California Company celebrated our 15th anniversary at the 2014 Annual Meeting on Saturday,  June 28 at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. Four charter members were present among the 38 members and guests, including Martha Pace Gresham, our Organizing Governor. Governor Ginny … Continue reading

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A Message from Our New Governor, Donna Derrick

I am honored to have been elected to the office of Governor of the First California Company to serve for the term 2014-2016.  I appreciate the confidence you have shown in me to lead our Company, and look forward to working … Continue reading

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A Message from Governor Ginny Gotlieb

The Jamestowne Society’s annual Governors’ Roundtable and Council Meeting in Williamsburg May 16-17 had record attendance, a good program, and much conviviality (the program is summarized below.)  Five new companies were chartered, confirming the vitality and dispersed growth of the Society. The Governors met Friday to … Continue reading

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Adding A New Qualified Ancestor and A Daughter as New Member

Harry Holgate, our outgoing Treasurer, has been a genealogical researcher for over three decades and makes use of many of the resources that can be found at the Southern California Genealogical Society’s 2014 Jamboree in Burbank on June 6-8. Most … Continue reading

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2014 Annual Meeting Presents “Jane”

The First California Company will hold its annual meeting Saturday June 28, 2014 at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club in northern San Diego County. Members and guests are welcome. This will be a good opportunity for prospective Jamestowne Society … Continue reading

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Historic Jamestown’s 400th Wedding Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony

Thanks to our friend Jane Crallé Congdon (another Pocahontas descendant), who sent us this message: Below is the link for the Colonial Williamsburg video of the Pocahontas/Rolfe wedding anniversary reenactment held ( 3 times) on Saturday, April 5, 2014, anniversary date … Continue reading

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A Pocahontas/Rolfe Descendant Attends Her Ancestors’ 400th Wedding Anniversary

Our First California Company member, Scarlett Stahl, is a descendant of Pocahontas and John Rolfe and attended Historic Jamestown’s April 5 commemoration and reenactment on their 400th wedding anniversary.  She describes her experience in her article published in micechat.com and includes … Continue reading

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Another Batch of Photos From Our March 2 Event

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Our Pocahontas/Rolfe Wedding Anniversary Commemoration Was A Success

First California Company Governor Ginny Gotlieb presided as we hosted our first western regional Society meeting for 67 guests on Sunday, March 2, in Los Angeles. Three companies were represented, including First Deputy Governor Leslie Steuben of Northern California and … Continue reading

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