5/28 - 5/31/2015
If you’ve been to a Leinbach/Lineback/Linebaugh reunion, you know how much fun it is to connect with family. If you haven’t, you’ll have a pleasant surprise if you attend the next ‘national’ family gathering.
We’re putting together a big reunion in Old Salem, Winston-Salem, NC, and hope you can attend. It celebrates the 250th anniversary, to the day, of the arrival in North Carolina of Johannes and Catharina Leinbach and their children. The dates for the reunion are May 28 – 31, 2015; details will follow.
For now, please REPLY to this message regarding whether you might or cannot attend. This is not binding, just something to give us an idea about interest and numbers attending. If you want to be deleted from the email list, let me know that too.
Tour of Old Salem, founded the year after the Leinbachs arrived
Family history sessions; get your own Leinbach lineage (at no cost); ask about reliable sources, DNA testing, and social media
Tour of Bethabara and Bethania, the earliest Moravian settlements in NC
‘Moravian Lovefeast,’ celebrating the family’s arrival in NC
Private tour of Leinbach home in Old Salem
Banquet, with family history and music composed by Edward W. Leinbach
Lots of informal time to get to know distant cousins
Show and tell – items from family history; things your ancestors worked on and crafts you’ve created (bring samples!)
We already have folks planning to come from California, Texas, Florida, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Colorado, and the Carolinas. We’d love to have you join us! You’ll meet cousins doing pretty amazing things.
And you should expect your spouse to say, ‘This explains a lot!’
For now, please just REPLY and let me know whether you think you can come, or not.
One request: Please send me names/email addresses of others in your branch of the family and who are okay with your sharing the information. The information is for family use only and won’t be used commercially or outside the family. Or, just forward this to other family members.
I look forward to hearing from you!