At the Reunion in Oregon, I was appointed to take
over Don Bigelow's Official Page and the remainder of his term as one of
the directors. I hope I am up to the task. I am now maintaining Don's
Bigelow Family Page so
visit there for more information. You can sign my guestbook, to leave comments,
or send email to Rod Bigelow at < firstname.lastname@example.org >.
You will notice the Index and Bigelow Index above. There are 2 major publications
that The Bigelow Society has published over the years: The Bigelow Family
Genealogy, Volume I, and Volume II. Volume I was based on Gilman Bigelow
Howe's Bigelow Family of America, and covers Generations 1 through
6. Volume II covers Generation 7 through 8 and part of 9th generation. The
members of the Society have throughout many years invested their time and
more in this research. We hope by publishing this information on the internet,
free of charge, and answering any and all requests for further information,
to attract more members to our society and more. Part of the more, is more
complete information about Bigelows and other familys that we haven't heard
from yet. I think the internet is the way of the future and offer this challenge.
If you find our ideas and information helpful, please join and/or buy our
publications. They are real bargains in this day and age and we promise
to continue our research and share with all. Contact me for publication
prices and contact our treasurer to join.
The Bigelow Society holds a reunion every year in different parts of the country. A few years ago it was at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY and my son Jeff and I attended. 1996 Reunion was held in Sault Ste Marie,MI and Don Bigelow's Family Page has pictures. In 1997 it was in Indiana. In 1998 it was in Bend, Oregon, and I attended. It was held on August 7-9, at Central Oregon Community College,
The 1999 Reunion was held in Hamburg, NY, just south of Buffalo.
The 2000 Reunion was in Alberta.
The 2001 Reunion was in Springfield, Missouri.
The 2002 Reunion was in Canning, Nova Scotia.
The 2003 Reunion was in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The 2004 Reunion was in Traverse City, Michigan.
The 2005 Reunion was in Abbotsford, BC, near Vancouver.
The 2006 Reunion is scheduled for Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin Aug 11,12,13.
Ft. Atkinson is about 32 miles ESE of Madison, WI, and WSW of Milwaukee;
Lodging will be at Holiday Inn Express (920) 563-3600 and Best Western (920) 563-6444;
contact Donald Bigelow for more info:
P.O. Box 76
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
Don Bigelow of Michigan, also had published detailed information on
Society, which I will maintain and update.
The Bigelow Society is a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Michigan. Any person making an annual $20. contribution will become a member in good standing and receive the FORGE (a quarterly publication of the Bigelow Society) for one year.
Make checks out to THE BIGELOW SOCIETY,and mail to the Treasurer: John C. Bigelow, Treasurer
The Bigelow Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 807
Springfield, OR 97477