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Sweetland/Swetland Lore

The Newsletter of the Swetland Family Association

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Swetland Family Association Newsletter Issue

Highlights

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #89

 

(Feb 2019)

  • Lore Editor is Retiring, New Editor Needed, Please Help This Newsletter to Continue—any Volunteers?

  • Swetland and Sweetland Records are Kept in the Allen County Public Library’s Genealogy Center, Ft. Wayne, Indiana

  • Books about Swetlands and Sweetlands in the Allen County Library’s Genealogy Center

  • Shirley Sweetland Enns

  • Journey of Journals to Allen County Library Genealogy Center

  • 2018 Swetland Treasurer Report

  • Don't Miss Out on Lore!

  • Submissions-Request for information and stories to share for the Lore

  • S/S Family Association roster

  • Donation Form

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #88

 

(Fall 2018)

  • Additions to Doug Sweetland’s Information

  • The George Kryder Papers

  • Seeing our Ancestors’ Homes Online

  • Submissions - Request for information and stories to share for the Lore

  • S/S Family Association roster

  • Donation Form

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #87

 

(Fall 2018)

  • Updates Needed for Book

  • No Reunion This Year      

  • Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site in Massachusetts

  • Brick Wall Solutions

  • Request for information and stories to share for the Lore

  • S/S Family Association roster

  • Donation Form

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #86

 

(Summer 2018)

  • John Sweetland: One of the Tough and Talented Men from Marblehead, Massachusetts in the Revolutionary War

  • Family History Vital Records

  • SFA Notes Passing of Longtime Member: Mary Watkins Bowers

  • Request for information and stories to share for the Lore

  • S/S Family Association roster

  • Donation Form

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #85

 

(Spring 2018)

  • Updates Due for Swetland/Sweetland Family CD

  • Upcoming Book: “My Life and the Art of Invention” by Ernest J. Sweetland

  • “Forty Years of inventing” Chapter 1

  • When our Early American Ancestors Came to the Colonies of America

  • Swetland Treasurer’s Report for the end of 2017

  • Ten Family History Questions to Ask Your Relatives

  • Where to find past issues of the Swetland Lore

  • Request for information and stories to share for the Lore

  • S/S Family Association roster

  • Donation Form

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #84

 

(Winter 2017)

  • The Twists and Turns of Life

  • A New Branch Shared on the Family Tree

  • Photos from Suzann Sweetland's Family

  • Request for information and stories to share for the Lore

  • SFA Roster

  • Donation Form

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #83

 

(Fall 2017)

  • New Discoveries in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City

  • Monsignor Stuart Swetland

  • Lesson Learned from Natural Disaster

  • Thanksgiving Activity: Scrambled Words

  • SFA Roster

  • Donation Form

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #82

 

(Summer 2017)

  • The Question, the Journey, the Book

  • Family Relics Tell Stories

  • SFA Roster

  • Donation Form

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #81

 

(Spring 2017)

  • Congratulations to our Historian and Treasurer!

  • There may be a History of Your Sweetland and Swetland Ancestors’ Hometowns Out There

  • Fred Swetland’s Cuban Roots

  • SFA Family Association Treasurer’s Report for 2016

  • SFA Roster

  • Donation Form

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #80

 

(Winter 2016)

·    Sue Chadwick Finds Newspaper Clippings from 1950s about Emma J. Swetland

·    Postcards Illuminate Family History

·    A Volunteer Indexing Project of Marriage Records Will Aid in Finding Women's Maiden Names

·    Genealogical Symbols

·    SFA Roster

·    Donation Form

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #79

 

(Fall 2016)

·    Travelling in Ancestor's Footsteps Reveals Helpful People and Great Resources

·    Thank you Letter from the 2016 Scholarship Winner, Alexander Kirby

·    Would you like to make family history come alive on your wall?

·    New Book by Haley Sweetland Edwards, Great Granddaughter of Inventor Ernest J. Sweetland

·    Please Help Lore Publisher Mark Harrison to locate “Missing” SFA Members

·    Sweet Memories of Sweetland/Swetland Family Association Members

·    SFA Roster

·    Donation Form

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #78

 

(Summer 2016)

·    Some Swetland Reunions Began Nearly 100 Years Ago.

·    SFA Publisher Mark Harrison's Career Story

·    Sweetland/Swetland Family Association Scholarship Recipient for 2016 is Alexander D. Kirby

·    Remember to Label and Preserve your Photos and Stories!

·    SFA Roster

·    Donation Form

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #77

 

(Spring 2016)

·    Like a Hole in the Head: The en-GAGE-ing story of a Sweetland and a Swetland by Matthew L. Lena (Boston).

·    SFA Scholarship Application Information - Deadline May 1, 2016

·    Keeping the Cousin Relationships Straight

·    Treasurer’s Report

·    Do you have info, stories, etc. for the next edition of the Lore?

·    SFA Roster

·    Donation Form

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #76

 

(Winter 2015)

·    Old Swetland Desk was Discarded and later Rescued.

·    Examining Spanish American War Photos Yields a Sweetland

·    Roger Swetland Needs Your Information to Update the CD of the 2003 Swetland/Sweetlands/Sweatlands

·    Query: B. R. Sweetland – Can you Help?

·    Do you have info, stories, etc. for the next edition of the Lore?

·    SFA Roster

·    Donation Form

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #75

 

(Fall 2015)

·    New SFA Member Shares Views of Swetland Ancestors’ Old Family Bible

·    Visiting Churches and Other Buildings our Ancestors Knew

·    Our Readers Respond to Article in Summer Issue, "Ancestral Word-of-Mouth Stories: Fact or Fiction?"

·    SFA Notes Passing of Mike O’Connor

·    Do you have info, stories, etc. for the next edition of the Lore?

·    SFA Roster

·        Donation Form

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #74

 

(Summer 2015)

·    Ancestral Word-of-Mouth Stories: Fact or Fiction?

·    The English Sweetland Family

·    Family Reunion Refrigerator Rolls

·    Treasurer Report for end of 2014

·    Do you have info, stories, etc. for the next edition of the Lore?

·    Treasurer's Report

·    SFA Roster

·        Donation Form

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #73

 

(Spring 2015)

·        Learning, Opportunities and Sharing Knowledge

·        Revolutionary War Soldier Survives War, But Not Illness

·        Report of 2014 Sweetland Research Project in England

·        One Big Family

·    SFA Roster

·        Donation Form

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #72

 

(Winter 2014)

·        Civil War George's Mint Plant

·        Swetland Relative Posthumously Receives Medal of Honor

·        FamilySearch

·        Obituaries

·    SFA Roster

·        Donation Form

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #71

 

(Fall 2014)

·        Highlights of the July Reunion

·        Treasurer's Report

·    SFA Roster

·        Donation Form

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #70

 

(Summer 2014)

·        A Good Old-Fashioned Reunion Strengthens Families

·    See the Reunion Plan

·    A 1926 Reunion-Newspaper Clipping

·        Preserve Your Photos Online

·        Reunion Registration Form

·        New Research On The Sweetland/Swetland Line To England—How You Can Help

·    SFA Roster

·        Donation Form

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #69

 

(Spring 2014)

·        2014 Reunion on July 18-19

·    SFA Scholarship Deadline in March

·    Reunion Registration

·        President’s  Message

·        Treasurer's Report

·    How W.H. Sweetland got his Name

·    SFA Officers and Website

·        Donation Slip

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #68

 

(Winter 2013)

·        President’s  Message— Grateful Family Survives House Fire

·    SFA Scholarship

·    Help Us Find  Scholarship Applicants

·    Reunion Registration

·    Early Sweetland Immigrants in Nova Scotia

·    SFA Officers and Website

·        Donation Slip

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #67

 

(Fall 2013)

·        Cortland and Freetown Corners - NY Reunion Details for July 18-19, 2014

·        Reunion Registration Form

·        President's Message

·        A Glimpse of Cortland, NY

·        SFA Officers and Website

·        Donation Slip

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #66

 

(Summer 2013)

·        President's Message

·        SFA Notes - Passing of Founder, Mark Swetland

·        Picturing Houses

·        Finding and Sharing Journals

·        A Dress For All Times - Sarah Sweetland Cottrell

·        SFA Website Down

·        Donation Slip

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #65

 

(Spring 2013)

·        President’s Message

·        Miller Family Photo

·        NY City Directory Ads

·        Dolores Sweetland

·        Genealogical Breakthrough On Norris Swetland

·        Florence Munroe

·        Vivian Sweetland

·        Contact Us

·        Donations

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #64

 

(Winter 2012)

·        Reunions: They Show We Care About our Families

·        Getting Old Family "Relics" Back Where They Belong

·        Genealogy Ideas for the Holidays

·        Treasurer's Report

·        Locating SFA Members

·        Baby Query

·        Donations

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #63

 

(Fall 2012)

·        President's Message

·        Reunion Photos

·        Reunion Activities and Meeting

·        Children at Reunion

·        Pictures from Reunion

·        SFA Leaders

·        Donations

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #62

 

(Summer 2012)

·        Reunion 2012

·        Reunion Details

·        Online Tips for Genealogy

·        Veterans

·        Scholarship Winner

·        Treasurer's Report

·        Helping the 1940 Census

·        Reunion Registration Form

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #61

 

(Spring 2012)

·        President's Message

·        Military Query

·        Newspapers Yield Facts

·        Sad Story of Edgar Harris Sweetland

·        How to Help Create SFA Military List

·        Swetlands & Milton Bradley

·        Virginia Miller Obituary

·        Reader Repsonse

·        Donations

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #60

 

(Winter - December 2011)

·        Reunion Announces

·        Edwin P. Swetland

·        Swetland's Sweet Shops

·        Luke Swetland Revolutionary War Records

·        See 1821 War Record

·        Ernestine Swetland's Passing

·        Donations

·        Reunion Registration Form

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #59

 

(Fall - September 2011)

·        Reunion Goals

·        Homestead Fundraiser a grand success

·        Revolutionary War Pension Records

·        2012 Scholarship Reminder

·        Tribal Wisdom

·        Earle Swetland Query

·        Nance Swetland’s Passing

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #58

 

(Summer - June 2011)

·        Taking trips and visits

·        Crown Hill Findings

·        Gravestone Symbols

·        Tips on Cemetery Visits

·        Treasurer’s Report

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #57

 

(Spring - March 2011)

·        SFA President postpones Reunion due to economic climate

·        SFA President and Reunion Chair seek your input

·        Visiting Family History Library in Salt Lake City

·        Aaron Sweetland’s Lighting Work is center stage today

·        Descendants meet in California

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #56

 

(December 2010)

·        President announces reunion is still pending.

·        Newspaper features a family’s ties to the Swetland Homestead

·        Q&A on the Salt Late City, Utah Library

·        Donation form for your contributions to the SFA

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #55

 

(September 2010)

·        SFA Presidents message:  Scholarships and Continuing Education.

·        Help with Identifying a Sweetland Painter.

·        Why should one apply for scholarship?

·        Hear from former SFA Scholarship awardees.

·        Sweetland’s encouraged continued-education over 100 years ago.

·        Scholarship details and information.

·        Donation contributions for reunions, scholarships, and general fund.

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #54

 

(June 2010)

  ·        President's message: Literature

  ·        Luke Swetland

  ·        New Book, Crown of Serpents

  ·        A family pirate story

  ·        CD's of Doug's book available now

  ·        Post on SFA website message board

  ·        Treasurer report

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #53

 

(March 2010)

·        President's message

·        Planning your own family reunion

·        Do I ear what I ear?

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #52

 

(December 2009)

·        President's message

·        Memories of Doug

·        Call for articles

·        Genealogy help

·         Obituary

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #51

 

(September 2009)

·        President's message

·        Obituary

·        Treasurer's report

·        Funny genealogy

·        Researching "Oliver"

·        Getting people to share

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #50

 

(June 2009)

·        President recounts true dedication to reunions

·        Reunion agenda

·        Register for reunion and hotel by June 15th (p. 5)

·        Mrs. Young-Thayer shares research

·         Keep your photos safe

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #49

 

(March 2009)

·        President encourages Reunion attendance

·        Our President’s Life and Interests

·        New London promises interesting Reunion events

·        Writing an autobiography

·         Register for the Reunion !

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #48

 

(December 2008)

·        Ancestral sacrifices inspire gratitude

·        What papers to toss

·        Colonists didn't have microwaves

·        Try family recipes

·        “Max" Noyes obituary

·         Reunion is coming

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #47

 

(September 2008)

  • President emphasizes education, pride in our name, tells of reunion

  • Schools in the old days

  • How to apply for the scholarship

  • Swetland.org website

  • A Sweetland war story

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #46

 

(June 2008)

  • From the President:  Plan now to attend the 2009 SFA Reunion
  • Treating gravestones responsibly
  • You library card may bring more Internet data
  • From the Computer Pro:  Protect your computer !
  • Obituary and Treasurer’s report

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #45

 

(March 2008)

  • Computer Health
  • Pro Helps Lore
  • The President’s Message
  • Reunion 2009
  • Puritan Planting
  • Lives Well Lived
  • Genealogy Online on a budget

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #44

 

(December 2007)

  • The Swe(e)/(a)tland Family Association Scholarship Award
  • The Swe(e)/(a)tland Family Scholarship Award Process
  • The President’s Message
  • The Allen County Library
  • Discovering Family History

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #43

 

(September 2007)

  • Mark Swetland steps down
  • Successful Reunion 2007
  • Donating to the SFA
  • Help the new Editor
  • Reunion Photos
  • Add to Doug’s Big Book

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #42

 

(June 2007)

  • The President’s Message
  • Roger & Priscilla have been Busy
  • A few Swetland Patents
  • Our Treasury Balance
  • How We Began
  • Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro with Carroll Wilcox

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #41

 

(March 2007)

  • The President’s Message
  • Mark Swetland and his Health Concern
  • 2007 SFA Scholarship Winner Announced
  • Reunion Information
  • Who was Benjamin S. Swetland? 
  • A Few Swetlands of the Chautauqua County NY Area (Brocton)
  • A Call for Pictures, Stories, and Information
  • 2007 SFA Reunion Submission Form Attached

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #40

 

(December 2006)

  • 2007 SFA Reunion July 20th and 21st
  • New website for researching genealogy
  • Plans for the 2007 reunion
  • Tremendous Swetland and Sweetland data on the Internet
  • Internet data comes alive

Sweetland/Swetland Lore #39

 

(September 2006)

  • 2007 SFA Reunion in Brocton, NY
  • How much Information on People is on the Internet?
  • A second Luke Swetland
  • Why have a Family Message Board?
  • A New Editor!!!
  • The 2007 SFA Reunion will be July 20 and 21.
  • Why did no one send information to fill the blank?

 

Currently we have an archive of past newsletters stored here at the following link:  http://www.teddybearcave.com/S-S_Lore.htm .

 

 

 

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