Hello, Sackett researchers!
As you know, September is almost upon us, and with it the Sackett Family
Association (TSFA) "Reunion" in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I hope to meet
several of you face-to face at that gathering.
We some approaching milestones. For example, TSFA registrar Terri
Carlson has just announced member # 499 (Clint Palermo). Who will # 500 be?
As you know, earlier this year we moved Thurmon's database to a new
) so that more people could help enter data.
That work is progressing, and the database is growing. At present, the
database includes 40,819 individuals, mostly in the American lines. Of
those, 7,669 have the last name of Sacket or Sackett. [Most people who
check the statistics at the web site will see only 6,600
Sacket/Sacketts; the difference is the 1,009 who are identified as
living and not visible to most visitors.] While I have not calculated
all of the Sackett descendants in the database, a quick check found
15,637 listed descendants of Thomas Sackett the Elder (b. 1530). I
anticipate that by the reunion, this database will hit or exceed 41,000
names, and these numbers do not include many of the 5,000 names that are
in the English lines of Chris Sackett's database (there is some overlap
The final milestone that warrants mentioning is the resignation of
Thurmon King as TSFA historian. Thurmon is a founding member (#5) of
TSFA, past President (2005-2007) and still is on the TSFA Committee
(having served 2003-2009 and 2012 to present). He has been our official
historian since 2003. To read more about his interesting life, take a
look at http://sackettfamily.info/g0/p5.htm
. Although he has decided to
step down, I strongly suspect that mail list members will benefit from a
few more posts from him as the months pass. I know that I have enjoyed
communicating with him via email over the years, getting to know my
fourth cousin, and learning more about my own ancestors. I am certain we
will have more to celebrate about Thurmon in the weeks ahead.