Thayer Families Association

Welcome to our all new TFA Website!

 
Minnesota Historical Society group photo
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 and are adding a Forum and Photo Archives section along with some other tweaks as we transition to this new system that will enable a younger generation to assume responsibilitry for its operation. Please note our new website URL is https://thayerfamilies.org which is more appropriate for our mission as a family organization. The former https://thayerfamilies.com will continue to forward to the new address for awhile but please change your bookmark and use https://thayerfamilies.org from now on.
 
With members in 40 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.

Please check out what we have to offer. We hope you will return to see the additional features as we go forward.

If you have suggestions or comments, please contact info@thayerfamilies.org

 

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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

The Frank N. Thayer
A captain’s brave wife, the burning of the ship Frank N. Thayer, arrival of Capt. Clarke on the Servia & his encounter with the blood-thirsty mutineers.
 
John (Jack) Borland Thayer
Mr John Borland ("Jack") Thayer Jr., 17, was born 24 December 1894, the son of Marian and John Borland Thayer. They lived in Haverford, PA. The family boarded the Titanic as first class passengers & Jack occupied cabin C-70.
 
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.