Membership in the Hawley Society is available to anyone interested in the Hawley name or the history of the family. Our members include passionate researchers, history buffs and even those who most enjoy the camaraderie.
We believe in the importance of credible research supported by reliable, primary sources. We respect the integrity of each other’s work. Our community truly expresses how all of us on this planet are one family. It has been said that no one living today is more distantly related than fortieth cousins.
We have several missions in addition to basic research. We continue to fund and strive to identify our connection to our European forebears. There is much speculation, but in fact, no reliable evidence regarding the parents of Joseph, the immigrant. We sponsor the Hawley Surname Project at Family Tree DNA. This process adds scientific proof in support of our manual research.
We are working diligently to update THE HAWLEY RECORD and republish it in an up-to-date format. By the way, in genealogical terms this would exclude anyone born after 1940 and still living. This is a herculean task regarding many hours and relatively great expense. It is something we believe in strongly and look forward to accomplishing this goal.
Our genealogist, Trudy Hawley, spends a considerable amount of her time assisting members in their search. Although we are not in a position to conduct extensive research for individuals. It is important to note that Trudy and the entire Executive Committee serve as volunteers. The Society has no employees and will not have. We serve because the work matters to us.
One of the favorite benefits of membership in the Hawley Society is receiving our quarterly newsletter. Our members look forward to the next issue to learn more about our past, present and future.
We hold annual reunions and business meetings usually in October. We visit a different location each year that is of interest to the membership with some connection to the Hawley family and its history.
Membership Dues, sign me up.
Our revenue is primarily from the payment of dues. We also sell products with the Coat of Arms. And of course, donations are always welcome.
Effective 1 January 2013, annual dues are US $30.00 for individuals and US $55.00 for families residing at the same address. We voted at the 2016 reunion to change the dues year from a fiscal year to a calendar year. You may send a check with your name, address, phone number and email address to our Treasurer,Walter B. Hawley Treasurer, The Hawley Society 315 S. Park Way, Apt. 307D Broomall PA 19008-3627 For your convenience, you may also pay securely with PayPal: