ABOUT TOWNE Newsletters
Membership in TFA includes quarterly newsletters packed with little-known histories of various descendants of William and Joanna Towne. Individual genealogies are included in most issues, as well as association news. These newsletters are available to members only on the website unless a printed copy is requested on the renewal form. If you are a current TFA member in good standing AND have registered on the website, click the following link to be taken to the page where you may access the current newsletter as well as our archive of 33 years of past newsletters.

June 2020 Newsletter and Archive

Please note: Due to complications related to the COVID-19 virus, this newsletter is coming a bit late. We hope to have the next issue ready by October 1.

If you are a current TFA member, but are not yet registered for a user account for the website, contact Rae Russell Johnson who will set up and activate your account.

If you are not yet a member, or need to renew, you will need to click below for the membership form, which will need to be processed by Rae before you will be able to register for a user account.

REMINDER: Membership renewals are due by January 1, 2021. You are welcome to renew at any time before that date.

Click below to JOIN or RENEW.

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Dianna Emerson Appointed Editor of About Towne



Dianna Emerson, Publications Coordinator & Newsletter Editor


Due to the high demands of her full-time job during this continuing national emergency caused by the COVID-19 virus, Cindy Merton has decided that she is unable to continue as editor of the newsletter. She has appointed Dianna Emerson to take her place effective immediately. Dianna has been the publications coordinator for years, and will continue in that position as well. Please welcome her by sending her your stories! We would love to hear what you and your family have been doing during this pandemic.


Do you know of a TFA member who has been special to you, either with a recent achievement, or over the course of TFA's history? Arthur and Jean Towne have sent in several tributes, but we know that there are many other members out there who deserve some special recognition. About Towne is looking for your contributions. If you need help putting one together, contact our editor who will give you some suggestions and may be able to direct you to someone else interested in writing a tribute to the same member.

We are looking forward to working with everyone to continue to provide members with a high quality newsletter.

Help us win the NGS newsletter award next year by keeping the newsletter filled with other interesting articles. Some old and new topics that we would like to see featured include:
  • Your personal family history, stories and traditions, passed on by your ancestors;
  • Issues of interest: national/regional events, local gatherings, conferences, locations of interest;
  • Health, DNA and family history;
  • Significant newsworthy events in the lives of our members (births, deaths, graduations, marriages, promotions, publications, volunteer work...and, anything you'd like to brag about!).


Submission Deadlines

March Issue - January 7
June Issue - April 7
September Issue - July 7
December Issue - October 7


Please make all submissions via email to our About Towne editor. Files should be sent as attachments, in a word-processing format, such as Microsoft Word or WordPerfect. Also, if you have photos to include as part of your submission, please attached them in a JPEG, BMP, GIF or other picture format, in a small to medium size.

Any questions, ideas for columns or regular features, or if you're having trouble submitting your articles, please contact the About Towne editor at demersontfa@gmail.com

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Interested in newsletters from our archives? Check for your ancestors in one of the following indexes covering 1980-2016:

PEOPLE INDEX

SUBJECT INDEX