Carter Society Reunion, which will be held September 18 - 21, 2014. Once again we will be going back to the community of Kilmarnock where our Ancestors first settled. The registration form will be coming to you between the 15th and 30th of May and will have more details, but for now we wanted to share this information with you.
We will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express in Kilmarnock, we currently have 25 rooms held in our block. They are $99 plus tax to start on the standard rooms the suite is a little bit more. When you call you need to give them the code "CSG" Block for The Carter Society. The phone number is (804) 436-1500.
Linda Hansen will be hosting the Genealogy Room this year and is sending out wishes for you to be sure and bring genealogy information to share with the group. We welcome Charts, Maps, Books, Family History Books, Photos and anything else you can imagine, to tell us your story. The theme for this year is "DNA & its Impact on Carter Genealogy", so we have a variety of topics that can be developed from this theme.
The Carter Society promotes and encourages the Carter Y-DNA Project to establish, maintain, and defend the Y-DNA of our Colonial Virginia Carter patriots: Thomas Carter of Lancaster County, John Carter of Lancaster County, William Carter of Surry County, Thomas Carter of Isle of Wight County and Giles Carter of Henrico County.
Acting on the premise that Y-DNA is passed unchanged from father to son for as many as 500 generations, our Y-DNA Project will establish the most likely Y-DNA of our Carter patriots by using the Y-DNA of their direct male descendants. Within the Carter Society membership, these direct male decendants fall into two categories: (1) direct male descendants with the Carter surname, and (2) grandfathers, fathers, brothers, and male cousins with the Carter surname that are related to our members with surnames other than Carter.
For more information please click on this link: https://www.familytreedna.com/ and type in "Carter".