Category Archives: Virginia

First California Company’s Report on the Society’s Fall 2014 Luncheon Meeting and Tour

Ed. note: We thank past Governor Ginny Gotlieb for filing this report on the Society’s 2014 fall meeting and tour: The Jamestowne Society’s Fall meeting and tour were sold out events. Two impressive paintings of Jamestown scenes highlighted Friday’s tour … 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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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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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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We Will Commemorate the 400th Wedding Anniversary of Pocahontas and John Rolfe On March 2

First California Company has invited all Society companies and members in California, Nevada and Arizona to join us in commemorating the 400th wedding anniversary of Pocahontas and John Rolfe. This luncheon meeting will be held on Sunday, March 2nd at 1 PM at … Continue reading

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After 20 Years, It’s About Time

In the shadow of the debacle of the federal shutdown, the Virginia House of Delegates has commended archeologist Bill Kelso for his accomplishments with the discoveries at Historic Jamestown, as reported by the Virginia Gazette. 2014 will mark the 20th … Continue reading

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Found: America’s First English Garden…or Was It a Farm?

Perhaps those first settlers weren’t so “lazy,” after all, belying what some historians have been telling us for many decades. In exploring the first extension to James Fort, Jamestown Rediscovery has recently uncovered evidence of their first attempts at agriculture … Continue reading

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Two Opportunities to Research Your VA Ancestors

If you are interested in pursuing unique opportunities for researching for your Virginia ancestors, there appear to be two promising genealogical tours to Richmond and Williamsburg hosted by Roads Scholars in the next few months. Here are their summaries and … Continue reading

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Our 2013 Annual Meeting

The sunny climes and harbor views of the Long Beach Yacht Club were an appropriate venue for the maritime music theme of our fourteenth Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 15th. The Program Forty six Company members and guests listened to … Continue reading

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