Greetings my fellow Hinchman cousins, brothers, sisters, spouses, etc.
It is my hope that everyone has had a great summer and is ready for some cooler fall weather. I wanted to take this time to thank everyone at the 2014 Hinchman Heritage Society Conference for having the confidence in me to elect me as your new President. I feel both honored and humble. It is an honor to be an officer of this great society that educates us on the Hinchman family heritage. I have always been proud to be a Hinchman and the more I learn of our family and it’s heritage, the prouder I become. I feel humbled to follow such Presidents as Joe Hinchman and our founder, Robert Hinchman. I hope I can be at least half as effective as they were! We have a great group of new officers and I hope that we can add something that will help the HHS grow and prosper in the future. I look forward to serving this organization, hearing your comments during the year, and meeting all of you at next years Summer Conference.
In the few short years that I have been a part of this organization, it is apparent to me that we need to do something different to raise the level of interest and participation. I look at some of the older Newsletters and see some of the large group pictures from the past. We need more information supplied for the Newsletter and Facebook page. We need more participation at the Summer Conference. I need your input. I am ready to hear what your ideas are. Please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions.
If you were present at this year’s conference, you know there will be incentives to attend next year’s conference in Lexington, Ky. You should see details in this newsletter. This is a wonderful organization and the conferences are a great opportunity to visit family you don’t see very often, meet new family members that you didn’t know you had, learn more about the Hinchman family and it’s heritage, and visit new and interesting places.
Go ahead and mark your calendar for July 8, 2015 through July 12 for Lexington, Ky. I know Joe and Mary are planning a great event for us.
Tom Hinchman, President
Hello Cousins, Welcome to the Hinchman Heritage Society. The purpose of this website is to inform family members about current events, as well as to share genealogical and historical information. All Hinchmans are encouraged to join the society and attend the summer conference each year.
— Current President, Tom Hinchman
Some families know a great deal about their roots; others know very little. This site is an attempt to record what I’ve learned about our family history. In these modern times, families tend to be scattered all over the country, if not the world. One of the goals of the Hinchman Heritage Society and this web site is to help our family stay connected even though we live far apart.
The Hinchman Heritage Society was formally organized in Huntington, West Virginia the weekend of April 23, 1994. This organizational meeting was attended by thirty family members from Kansas; Kentucky; North Carolina; New Jersey; Ohio; Texas; Virginia; and West Virginia. The purpose of the society includes collecting, collating, preserving and disseminating knowledge and information of genealogical historical and biographical nature; establishing and maintaining a central archive; and issuing publications.
— The founder and first president was Robert Hinchman, Jr. of Dallas, TX.