Thayer Families Association

Welcome to our all new TFA Website!

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 which is more appropriate for our mission as a family organization. The former will continue to forward to the new address for awhile but please change your bookmark and use from now on.
The Guestbook from the old site is not currently functional and may never be. Plese use the link below to our Facebook site. Genealogical questions or comments may be made to our Historian/Genealogist via eMail or her Facebook site.
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.

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Online Join Feature

You can join the Thayer Families Association online by using PayPal and have immediate access to our 25 years of newsletter archives and other member only features.
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The Speedwell was a 60-ton pinnace that, along with the 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.
Letters from Iraq
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s Vice President for Education and Community Partnerships, Marc Thayer, just returned to northern Iraq for 3 weeks where he coached music students in an institute sponsored by American Voices. This organization sets up temporary teaching institutes in areas of conflict. In this letter, he writes from the ancient city of Suleimanya.
2018 Reunion Info
The plans are coming together for our next National Thayer Family Reunion in Minneapolis, but we need YOU to help us make it everything YOU would like it to be! PLEASE send us your suggestions! Dontcha know... (This phrase is almost always added to the end of just about any sentence in Minnesota.) There is just sooooo much to see and do in Minnesota!