Thayer Families Association

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Minnesota Historical Society group photo
Standing L-R: Dave & Martha Evans, Mary Basinger, Melissa Kirk, Michelle & James L. Thayer, James G. Thayer, Hudson & Nicholas Bovee, Jeffrey Thayer, Rick Thayer, Patricia & Don Muno, Elaine Cook, Donna Jean Wykoff, Bob Thayer. Kneeling L-R: Brennan Cooney, Tammy Thayer, Nancy L. Thayer
MN_State_Capitol.jpgOur tour bus stopped for this photo shoot on the steps of the state capitol building in St. Paul 
Awards photoTammy Thayer, Donna Jean Wykoff, Melissa Waalen , Edna Thayer, Marilyn W. Thayer, Mary Krenik, Nancy L. Thayer
The 2018 Reunion is over but we are planning now for 2020! 
TFA Reunion Info
Our Reunion video is in the Members Only section for your enjoyment!
We invite you to browse the site’s new and enhanced features. We have nearly 25 years of digitized newsletters, a Forum and Photo Archives section. Please note our new website URL is https://thayerfamilies.org that is more appropriate for our mission as a family organization. The former https://thayerfamilies.com will continue to forward to the new address for a while but please change your bookmark and use https://thayerfamilies.org from now on.
 
With members in 45 U.S. states plus Canada, Ireland and Panama, the Thayer Families Association welcomes all who have an interest in Thayer families, including all variant spellings.  Membership details can be found here.

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Speedwell ship drawing 
The Speedwell was a 60-ton pinnace that, along with Mayflower, transported the Pilgrims and was the smaller of the two ships. It carried Thomas Thayer’s goods from England to Boston in 1637. Thomas THAYER, son of Richard THAYER, was christened 16 August 1596 at Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England and died 2 June 1665 in Braintree, Massachusetts.
 
Click this link to view Harold Huycke’s 1957 motion picture film of C.A. Thayer in 6 parts. There’s over 3 hours of video! Description: Harold Huycke motion picture film of C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m) restoration. Reel 1: Hood Canal to Maritime Shipyard, Tugboat Titan and schooner C.A. Thayer. Reel 2: New stern, stepping masts, painting ship’s name, and Maritime Shipyard to Winslow. Reel 3: Winslow rigging to sea, sternwork, sailing return voyage to San Francisco. Reel 4: Deckhands at work and on rigging, sailing, lowering sails, arriving in San Francisco. Reel 5: Arrival in San Francisco assisted by tugboat “W 150”, visitors aboard and Harold Huycke. Reel 6: Drawbridge, Maritime Shipyard, deckhands at work
 
Click here for Captain Ottoman Friz’s 1958 motion picture film of C.A. Thayer
Here is an update from October 2015 on the current status of C.A. Thayer
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Thayer Y-DNA Project
If you would like to join the Thayer Y-DNA Project, go to the Thayer Family DNA project website: www.familytreedna.com/public/thayer and click on the Join link at the top right of the page and fill in the requested information. I will respond to your request and you will be sent a link with information on how to purchase a test kit. Links at the top left of the website provide information and will answer many of your questions. The Y-DNA111 test is recommended for people joining the Thayer DNA Project as it provides the largest test data. The cost for the Y-DNA 111 test is $339, the Y-DNA67 test is $248, and the Y-DNA 37 test is $149.
 
General meeting segment 1
Thayer Families Association General Meeting - Braintree, Massachusetts. Family Historian Patricia Thayer Muno, Saturday June 21st, 1997 Thayer Public Library - Thayer Heritage Presentation
 
General Sylvanus Thayer
The General Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace is a historic house located at 786 Washington Street, Braintree, MA. Sylvanus is known as the "Father of West Point". The house is now operated year-round as a non-profit museum by the Braintree Historical Society. Please contact them for more information.