Researching, collecting, preserving and publishing the history of the Haines Family settlers and others in the area of what is now known as northern Greene County, Town of Hunter, Catskill Mountains, New York, commonly referred to as the mountaintop.
Where? the Pavilion at North Lake at North-South Lake Campground Haines Falls, NY
What's the cost? There's no charge to attend the reunion; however, there is a $10 fee per vehicle to enter North-South Lake State Park.
What's to eat? The HFA will provide burgers, hot dogs, sausages, and chicken. Please bring a side dish to pass, and beverages of your choosing. Stewarts Shop is providing free ice cream again this year. We need a headcount to know how much food to supply, so please let us know you're coming: contact Anthony at email@example.com, (518) 589-7196 or Gibby at firstname.lastname@example.org, (908) 285-0145 by July 20th!
More details? Available activities besides visiting and eating include biking (bring your own), hiking, canoeing (bring or rent), swimming (lifeguards on duty), and bring-your-own Frisbee, volleyball, whiffle ball/bat to play in the nearby field.
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A helpful note: If you have the name of a Haines ancestor that you wish to further research, go to the "index" page by clicking here to look for the name and see if there is a corresponding page that may have further infomation for you. The entire list of the descendents of John and Mary (Frost) Haines, as contained in our genealogy tome, is now posted. Other relevant pages are also posted, with information on censuses, various inns and boarding houses of the time that were built and owned by Haines families, and more.
Click here to read The Hemlock article of summer, 2015 with info (including photos!) of those buried in the Aaron Haines cemetery in Haines Falls, NY. ♦ We have EIGHT family trees posted! → The Haines Family Association invites members to submit their family tree and photos for publication on our website. Click here for submission guidelines and FAQ's. Click any name below the "Descendants" page to see family trees with photos of ancestors and current photos!
Not a member, but wish you were? Visit our MEMBERSHIP PAGE for details and a printable form!
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Site last updated on July 14th, 2018.
The Haines Family Association, Inc. is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to rescuing and maintaining historic markers, cemeteries, and burying grounds, such as the Aaron Haines Cemetery and the Layman Burying Ground in Haines Falls; to promoting an increase in knowledge of and interest in the pioneer spirit of the early settlers of the mountaintop by researching, collecting, preserving, and publishing the genealogical history of its settlement and their contributions to the development of this area; and to undertaking such other worthwhile projects and efforts that will contribute to the general public good.
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