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June 11 thru 14, 2017 -- East coast reunion in Springfield, Illinois:   For more information on the Woodworth Descendants Reunion 2017, see below.    To ensure that you're on their mailing list, send an e-mail to the point of contact, Diane (Woodworth) Liebert, diane@woodworthfamily.org.

Here is the latest update on the June 2017 reunion from Diane and Dale, dated Sept 21, 2016:

Hello Woodworth Family Reunion Folks,

Dale & I visited the Springfield area of Illinois and selected a small town of Jacksonville Illinois to hold our 2017 Woodworth Family Reunion.  This city is situated between Springfield, IL and the Hannibal MO of Mark Twain fame. 

What would be most helpful for the Reunion organizers is to provide us some feedback on your plans? If you plan on attending, great!-Let us know. If you are not going to make the Reunion, well maybe next time but-please let us know.  Finally, if you are not sure, please just let us know you are considering coming. This really helps in planning the event and reducing cost.

If you could please contact Diane with your plans at Diane@woodworthfamily.org  We realize that life is filled with unexpected events and plans change.  Just let us know so we can provide the best reunion possible.

We will also be sending an additional emails as things develop and we look forward to seeing all of you in Illinois this coming June.

The Reunion Coordinators

     (See reunion flyer below, or click here for printable PDF file)


Come one, come all, to the 7th biennial
Woodworth Family Genealogy Reunion (2017)

We are finally able to provide you with our current preparations for the 2017 Woodworth Reunion. The Reunion is scheduled to start Sunday the afternoon of June 11, 2017 and will end on the evening of Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The reunion will be held at the Best Western Jacksonville Inn in Jacksonville Illinois. The reunion room rates are $84.99 per night for a double room. To get these rates, please call the hotel at 866-715-0006- and tell them that you are with the "Woodworth Reunion".  Reservations must be made by April 6, 2017.

Reunion Agenda

Sunday - June 11th -Registration will start at 3:00pm in our meeting room. After registration, we will hold a session to introduce the participants and layout the Reunion agenda.  Each of the following three days will start with a breakfast meeting to discuss the events of the day.

Monday- June 12th - will be our Woodworth tour day. The tour buses will leave after breakfast at around 9:00am. We will head out to Springfield Illinois for a day of activities. Our main objective will be the Lincoln Museum. This extraordinary museum provides insight not only into the role Lincoln played in the history of the country but also the many facets of the Civil War. We plan on visiting the Lincoln Home, Lincoln Tomb and the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices. A buffet lunch in Springfield, will be at the local Golden Corral. We are scheduled to return to the hotel by 5:00pm. At 7:00pm we will plan on gathering in our meeting room to discuss family events and some Woodworth genealogy.

Tuesday – June 13th – On Tuesday we will caravan and/or car pool to Hannibal, MO, the home of Mark Twain. This area has a variety of Mark Twain, Molly Brown and Huck Finn activities to enjoy.

As a group, we will be meeting at the Mark Twain Riverboat at 11:00am for a riverboat tour followed by lunch on the dock. After lunch we are free to participate in whatever activities we choose. Some of the activities include a Trolley Bus Tour, Local Museum and Mark Twain Cave. You can see what is available by viewing the Hannibal Visitors Bureau’s website: www.visithannibal.com

On Tuesday evening, we will hold a meeting to discuss the future of these reunions and hold our fun Woodworth Auction. So please bring items you think other family members might be interested in bidding and buying. The income from this auction helps provide seed money for the next reunion in 2019.

Wednesday – June 14th is our "day off" day. Jacksonville offers many interesting activities including a large Ferris wheel and a self guided Underground Railroad tour. For more information, please visit: http://jacksonvilleil.org/ . For Woolworths interested in Ferris Wheels, you should visit: http://www.elibridge.com/index.htm ,a manufacture of Ferris Wheels and other amusement park rides.

On Wednesday night we will hold our traditional banquet. Activities will start around 6:00 PM. This year we have a well known speaker: Doctor Steven Woodworth, the author of many Civil War books and journal articles. Prior to the banquet, we have an opportunity to meet and socialize with Dr. Woodworth in the meeting room around 4pm.

Reunion Cost

We are estimating the cost to be $105 for each attendee. This is based upon having about 50 attendees. Included in this cost is Melanie’s wonderful and informative booklet, Attending the Springfield Tour (Bus, Lunch, Entry Fees), Attending the Hannibal Tour (Boat Cruise, Lunch), and Banquet Dinner. Depending on attendance and other unknowns, this estimate is really an estimate.

For the Reunion Booklet - when you sign up initially, please also contact Melanie Woodworth at mswddw@charter.net. If you attended the last reunion and that booklet contained all of the correct information and you don’t want to change anything, just let her know. If you missed the last reunion, but attended earlier ones, let Melanie know if any of your information has changed and please send her a photo. If this is your first reunion, please send Melanie your Woodworth line, address, email, contact information and a photo. – if you have problems with your Woodworth line, let me know and I will try and help you develop it.

Please send payments to: Diane Liebert, 3750 Robin Hood Way, Madison WI 53718. Or, we also have a PayPal account. If you want to send your payment thru them please email me: diane@woodworthfamily.org and we will send you the information.

If you plan on attending, please:

1. Contact Diane Liebert at Diane@woodworthfamily.org and list individuals planning to attend.

2. Send $75 deposit to Diane at 3750 Robin Hood Way, Madison WI 53718 for each person attending.

3. Email booklet information to Melanie at mswddw@charter.net

4. Call Hotel and reserve your room (866) 715-0006

We hope to see all of you in June,

Diane and Dale





West Coast


East Coast

JUNE 25 , 2016 -- West Coast Reunion.  Carl and Karen Webb hosted west coast Woodworth reunion at the Country Cafe in Lockeford, CA at 11 am on Saturday June 25.  Pictures to follow.


Woodworth Descendants Reunion 2015
was held June 7-10, 2015, in Lake George, NY at the Wingate Hotel.  Click here for photos.

 Pictures of the 2014 WFAI reunion held at the Jack Tone Ranch, Stockton, CA


The 2013 East Coast Woodworth reunion
was in June in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, near the Bay of Fundy, the area where many of Walter Woodworth's descendants migrated.  See
Rodger Wood's 2013 reunion pics    On that page, go to the upper right and click on "Slideshow" for full screen pics.
     Attendees can buy pictures of the reunion from Rodger Wood, our own professional photographer.  
Click here for details.

PS:   See Keith Berry's (our Edmonton, AB contributor)locator map that shows cemeteries containing names of Woodworths in Bay of Fundy reunion area cemeteries, landmarks, Woodworth homes, the reunion inn, and much more.

Pictures of West Coast Reunion 2012   2011 reunion pictures by Roger Wood
 Pictures of West Coast Reunion 2010   2009 Reunioin pics by Rodger Wood
Pictures of West Coast Reunion 2008   Pics of 2007 Reunion, Scituate.

This one takes a while to download:
Pics of 2007 Reunion in Powerpoint (32mb)
When it opens, place mouse on picture, right click, then click on "Full Sreen".

Pictures of West Coast Reunion 2006   Pictures of June 2005 Plymouth/Scituate reunion
Pictures of Woodworth West Coast Reunion of 2004    

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