Next Meeting: 2020 Winter Meeting:
When: February 29, 2020
Time: 12 Noon
Where: Brookside Golf Club, Pasadena, CA
Program: Robert “Roy” Ritchie, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate at The Huntington Library, will discuss Tobacco, Slaves, and Wives: The Growth of Jamestowne.
For more information, please contact our Company’s Governor.
Please watch for the dates and details about our future meetings on our News page.
Category Archives: Colonial Williamsburg
Ten members and three guests attended our January 17, 2015 winter meeting at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Governor Donna Derrick announced that the next Jamestowne Society meeting will be held in Williamsburg, May 15-16. There will be a riverboat … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
Jamestown Rediscovery is preserving important evidence of our ancestral heritage with completion of phase I of the repair and restoration of the 17th century church bell tower. The deteriorated masonry at the top of the structure that posed extreme risk … Continue reading
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
We are updating our posts of December 6, 2012 and May 11, 2013 with this progress report on the restoration of the 17th century church bell tower. The need for the repairs and restoration is much more clearly seen in … Continue reading
Looking for a Virginia ancestor is often a key task in preparing an initial Society membership application or for finding collateral lines to supplement an existing one. We are adding a new resource to the Other Sources among the Helpful Tools … Continue reading