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The Geer Family Association was formed in 1976, the year of America's Bicentennial Celebration, in Ledyard, Connecticut, home of the first Geer settler in this country. In June of that year the first Geer Family Reunion was held in Ledyard, and our group was officially organized.
Work was begun on an update of the genealogy first published in 1923 by Walter Geer. A newsletter found its way into the mailboxes of members, and Geers all across the country began to call new friends "cousin."
Many of the Geers in the United States today are descended from two brothers, George and Thomas Geer, who emigrated from England in 1638 (See GFA History ) and settled in Ledyard and Enfield, Connecticut, respectively. A number of spellings of the surname exist among these descendants, including those Gere, Gear, Geers, Geere, and other variations.
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the research and development of our family heritage. Our organization is registered and maintains by-laws and officers, encouraging participation from our membership, to manage the membership investments and costs of research, newsletters, reunions, and a varitety of investments associated with the collection and investment of membership dues.
Our officers are:
23 Thomas Rd,
Ledyard, CT 06339
315 So. Linden Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Ronald N. Geer
|Newsletter Chair||Donna Lea Gear Loper
16021 N.E. 25th St.,
Vancouver, WA 98684
|Historian||Ginger M. August
32 Stetson Way, Princeton, NJ 08540
|Archives Chair||Emily Gere
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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