needPSV 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.
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 NEED YOUR HELP
in identifying individuals listed in the PSV 2004 book Line genealogies to photos in the PSV's possession. Please go to Galleries/Unidentified Photos to see if you can help.
News letters during the year are emailed to all members, or snail mailed in certain circumstances. Postage costs are rising. Please, we need to hear from you by email, letter, or phone call, NOW- that you still need to receive a non-electronic newsletter.
PEYTON NEWS LETTER, SPRING 2021, WITH 2021 ANNUAL MEETING REGISTRATION 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.
Aquia Church, Stafford, Virginia is the historical "home" of the Peyton branch that founded the PSV. Each year, more details are published as the Reunion date draws closer.
THE DATE OF THE 68th PEYTON SOCIETY OF VIRGINIA ANNUAL MEETING AND REUNION WEEKEND SCHEDULED FOR MAY 16-17, 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS RISK AND RELATED SAFETY RESTRICTIONS. It is with regret that the Executive Committee has canceled the Annual Meeting and Reunion in May. We trust we can all gather again in 2021.
PLEASE REFER TO FUTURE NEWSLETTERS FOR THE 2021 ANNUAL MEETING AND REUNION WEEKEND DATE, SCHEDULE, ATTENDANCE & MEAL FORMS THAT NEED TO BE RETURNED, AND OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS.
Note: The Annual Meeting and Reunion date for the following year normally will be announced at the current year Annual Meeting.
Generally, and depending upon levels of anticipated participation, the reunion is structured as follows:
On 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 instructions left at the hotel reception desk. A hospitality room is often available Friday and /or Saturday afternoon at the hotel.
On Saturday, there is a closed Executive Committee Meeting and an Annual Membership Meeting. The Membership Meeting is open to all PSV members and non-members who are thinking of joining the PSV. Saturday evening, a catered Banquet Dinner is held at the beautiful Aquia Church fellowship building.
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 by a Luncheon in the church fellowship building.
IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL MEETING, BANQUET OR LUNCHEON, YOU MUST COMPLETE AND SEND IN THE RESERVATION FORM THAT IS INCLUDED IN THE SPRING NEWS LETTER, AND THE ASSOCIATED PAYMENT, BY (TBD).
Peyton Society Pins, Ties, CDs of the Peytons of Virginia II book and its Additional Data, as well as CDs of other Peyton events will be available for purchase on both days.
Please plan to attend, you will be very welcome!
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/?fref=ts
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.
THE PEYTON SOCIETY OF VIRGINIA