PSV Members-promptly notify the Membership Secretary [see contact data in the Membership section]
(1) of changes in land and electronic contact information to ensure receipt of all PSV notifications.
(2) if you know of the recent death of any PSV Member.
PSV Members have access to certain Members Only Sections of the site herein. The current password is found in your most recent Newsletter.
DNA TESTING-it is critical particularly that your oldest living generations get tested NOW, as DNA recombines each generation, resulting in less DNA available to match distant common ancestors. See DNA Testing under the Genealogy tab on the top ribbon for more information.
UNIDENTIFIED PHOTOS-WE ARE LOOKING FOR A DEDICATED MEMBER VOLUNTEER to identify individuals listed in the PSV 2004 book genealogies to unidentified photos in the PSV's possession. Please click on Galleries to see if you may be the one who can help.
News letters during the year are emailed to all members, or snail mailed in certain circumstances. The most recent can also be found in the Members Only Section. It costs upwards of $700 a year to mail out our Newsletters. That is an amount a not-for-profit needs to minimize. Postage costs continue to rise. Our Newsletter Editor needs to hear from you TODAY- if you still need to receive a news letter by USPO because you do not use the internet. Please also let the Editor know if you are not receiving the news letters.
NON-MEMBER ANNUAL MEETING AND BANQUET FORM
THE PEYTON SOCIETY OF VIRGINIA, INC. (PSV) ANNUAL MEETING AND REUNION
The Society Annual Reunion and Annual Meeting usually is held every Spring. Peyton/Payton, and related surname descendants and their spouses and children of all faiths, whether they are Members of the PSV or not, are welcome to attend.
The Annual Meeting and Reunion date for the following year normally will be announced at the current year Annual Meeting.
THE PEYTON SOCIETY OF VIRGINIA ANNUAL MEETING AND REUNION WEEKEND WILL BE HELD MAY 20-22, 2022.
PSV MEMBERS, PLEASE REFER TO THE SPRING 2022 NEWSLETTER FOR THE 2022 ANNUAL MEETING AND REUNION WEEKEND SCHEDULE, ATTENDANCE & MEAL FORM THAT NEED TO BE RETURNED, AND OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS.
NOTE: 2022 HAS A CHANGE OF VENUE!! THERE HAS ALSO BEEN A CHANGE IN THE SCHEDULED EVENTS FROM THAT CONTAINED IN THE PEYTON SOCIETY NEWSLETTER SPRING 2022!! PLEASE REFER TO THE MEMBERS ONLY NEWSLETTERS SECTION FOR THE UPDATED SCHEDULE.
Generally, and depending upon levels of anticipated participation, the reunion is structured as follows:
Friday the day before the reunion, early arrivals who are interested in getting together for an informal dinner Friday night at a nearby restaurant, will find location instructions in the Spring Newsletter and in the Non-member Registration Form section on this page. A hospitality room is often available Friday and /or Saturday afternoon at the selected hotel.
There is a closed Executive Committee Meeting on Saturday, or as previously scheduled.
The Annual Membership Meeting is held on Saturday. The Membership Meeting is open to all PSV members and non-members who are thinking of joining the PSV.
Saturday evening, a Banquet Dinner is held at an announced location.
On Sunday, Members and visitors are encouraged to attend the Aquia Episcopal Church Morning Service. The Service lasts approximately forty-five minutes to one hour, and is immediately followed by Graveside prayers near Peyton graves at the adjacent church cemetery, followed, if it can be arranged, by a Luncheon in the church fellowship building.
BY APRIL 30, 2022, MEMBERS WHO PLAN TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL MEETING AND BANQUET MUST COMPLETE AND MAIL THE REGISTRATION FORM INCLUDED IN THE SPRING NEWSLETTER AND MAKE THE PAYMENT FOR THE ANNUAL BANQUET -PREFERABLY BY PAYPAL IN THE STORE MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY OF THIS WEBSITE.
2022 ANNUAL MEETING AND REUNION WEEKEND SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION FORMS FOR NON-MEMBERS WHO ARE THINKING OF JOINING THE PSV WILL BE POSTED TO THE SECTION ON THE LEFT OF THIS PAGE, WHEN AVAILABLE:
Peyton Society Pins, Ties, Necklaces, and Thumb drives of the Peytons of Virginia II book and its Additional Data will be available for purchase on both Saturday and Sunday of the Reunion.
Please plan to attend this year's Reunion, you will be very welcome!
Aquia Church, Stafford, Virginia is the historical "home" of the Peyton branch that founded the PSV.
Aquia Church: 2938 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554.
FindAGrave: Volunteer Contributors post photos, information, and family unit links to grave sites in cemeteries throughout the United States and other countries. For example, the earliest known grave in the Payton HG line is Jacob Payton; Find A Grave #91122531. If you have like irreplaceable or one of a kind information or photos in your personal possession, please consider sharing it with others by becoming a Contributor. FindaGrave is currently owned by Ancestry.com
Facebook (Fb): The Peyton Society of Virginia (PSV) currently maintains a page on Facebook. However the PSV site herein; the www.peytonsocietyva.org is the Official site of the Society. As such, only material, including photos, directly submitted to the PSV site will be considered for Society record keeping. Our Fb site serves as a forum for messages relating to the Peyton family, not for genealogical photos. www.facebook.com/Peyton-Society-of-Virginia-145432418861859/
Rootsweb: A Peyton Email discussion list has been established. If you wish to subscribe, send an Email to PEYTON-Lemail@example.com , and in the body include only one word: SUBSCRIBE. This mode will send individual queries and messages to you.
Local Places to Explore near the 2022 Reunion:
Home of George and Martha Washington
Mount Vernon Distillery and Grist Mill
Old Town Alexandria
George Mason’s Home
Mount Vernon Trail
The Mount Vernon Trail winds alongside the Potomac River offering uninterrupted views of Washington, D.C.'s skyline. A run, walk, or cycle along the trail leads to all of the same sites that can be reached by car on the parallel section of the parkway.
Fort Hunt Park
Originally part of George Washington's Mount Vernon estate, the land that is Fort Hunt Park has undergone several transformations. Batteries at Fort Hunt defended the Potomac River during the Spanish American War; the Civilian Conservation Corps operated a camp there during the Great Depression; and soldiers at Fort Hunt interrogated prisoners, trained pilots in escape and evasion, and combed German documents for intelligence during World War II. Today it is a favorite spot for picnicking.
This area has many historic sites. There is plenty to do.
We are just south of Washington, DC if you want to go a little further. We have a METRO transit system that will take you to the National Mall.
The Smithsonian is located on the mall and is free.
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