Seeley Genealogical Society

No matter the spelling (Sealey, Seelye, Seely, Sealye, Seale, Seals, Seelee, Selee, Seela, Ciely, Cealy, etc.) SGS is committed to research, verification, dissemination, and preservation of Seeley information for the Society, its members and posterity.

SGS engages in research, study, verification, discussion, collation, publication, dissemination, and preservation of Seeley information for the Society, for its members and for posterity. For detailed information about the Society and results of our research, please visit our official homepage at www.seeley-society.net. MEMBERSHIP Membership is open to anyone interested in genealogy, history or biography; amateur or professional. Although the name Seeley refers to one family surname, SGS counts among its family those with surnames spelled a variety of ways such as: Seeley, Seelye, Sealy, Sealey, Seley, Selye, Seale, Seelee, Seela, Cieley, Cealy, Cilley, etc. To learn more about becoming a meember of SGS, visit our Web site at: http://www.seeley-society.net/membership.html BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP This worldwide, totally volunteer, organization is working to preserve and make available for genealogical research the family records of Seeley ancestors going back to Captain Robert Seeley who immigrated to America from England in 1630, and Obadiah Seeley who appeared in the records of Stamford, Conn. in the 1640s. We also welcome members of other Seeley lines (of all spellings). We encourage and assist in the study of family histories of other Seeley lines of all similar spellings and pronunciations and are building a central repository of Seeley family records. We currently have about 400 members. 1. Newsletter – We publish a quarterly Newsletter that contains news, obituaries, queries, pictures, and more. A Newsletter is mailed to each member each quarter. 2. Reunions - Reunions are held every two years at varying locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The next reunion is planned for GRand Rapids, Mich. for the late summer of 2013. 3. Research - SGS hires professional genealogists to do specific research that helps clarify relationships of our ancestors. DNA research is also a tool that has been utilized to refine specific relationships. 4. Seeley Ancestor File - A computer database has been developed to store Seeley Family relationships. 5. SGS Publications – Three publications listing the first five, the sixth, and the seventh generation descendants of Robert Seeley and Obadiah Seeley are available, as are selective records for succeeding generations provided by members of the Society. These records are also available on CD (see 9 below). 6. Seelye Research Center – A Seelye Research Center is co-located with the Dr. A.B. Seelye Mansion in Abilene, Kan. This is where the SGS keeps many of its documents and archives. 7. Seeley Genealogical Society Website - A website for the Society is maintained at http://www.seeley-society.net. This site has much of the data from items four and five above as well as a historical file of Society Newsletters. 8. Queries – Queries from both members and nonmembers are researched by a Query Team under the guidance of our Query Editor. Queries and research results are published in the quarterly newsletter. 9. Compact Disk - SGS has published a Compact Disk containing the three SGS Publications mentioned in item five above, Indices of the Seeley Ancestor File in item four above, and files of available research reports. 10. Sponsored Trips - SGS organized a trip to England in September 2004 to visit sites of our ancestors and to “Robert and Obadiah’s New England” in 2007. During the reunion in 2011, a committee was appointed to study the feasability of putting together another trip to England in 2014.

Mission: -- To preserve and make available for Genealogical research the family records of the Seeley - Seely - Seelye - Ancestors. -- To encourage and assist the study of family history; to promote the exchange of knowledge: and to encourage the deposit of family records. -- To cooperate with other Societies and assist in the publication of Genealogical holdings. -- To publish all of the generations of the Seeley family beginning with Capt. Robert Seeley who immigrated to America in 1630. -- To research, record and preserve information about the ancestors and descendants of Obadiah Seely who came to New England, from England, about 1640. -- To assist in the education of Genealogical methods, standards and record keeping.

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2019 International Reunion – Seeley Genealogical Society

Hope we'll see you at the 18th SGS Reunion. It's June 27-29 in San Diego, Calif. Details on the schedule and how to register are at the link below. In the meantime, here's what then-SGS President Jim Seeley had to say about the ninth SGS Reunion which was held in 2001 in Tacoma, Wash.

"The business meeting of the Tacoma, Wash., SGS Reunion began on Sept. 7, 2001. Topics of discussion included presentation of minutes, treasurer’s report, establishment of area coordinators, and membership totals (384). A draft tri-fold brochure was presented to the membership as an option for attracting new members, and Kathie Olsen reported that the Seventh Generation book was almost sold out, and recommended a second run (which was approved). Kathie also discussed the importance of documentation guidelines for amending SGS publications. Terry Tietjens provided a report on the Seelye Research Center and requested some organizational assistance. Lectures included a workshop on beginning genealogy, a discussion of genealogical resources available in the Tacoma area, and hardware and software needs for genealogy. Marshall Seelye presented a plaque to Dan Seelye as a token of appreciation for his outstanding efforts. Dan presented the Society a gavel to be passed along for use by future SGS Presidents.
James R. Seeley
SGS President
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Officers elected to the SGS Executive Board in 2001:

James R. Seeley
............................. President
Katherine M. Olsen
.............. First Vice President
George R. Seeley
......... Second Vice President
Joan J. Phillips
............................. Secretary
William Thresher
............................. Treasurer
Mark Cilley
................... Judge Advocate
Ann Seela Hall
.......................... Genealogist
Dian Little
................. Asst. Genealogist
Daniel P. Seelye
..................... Past President
Wesley Waring
.................. Director at Large
Marshall B. Seelye
.................. Director at Large
Terry Tietjens
.................. Director at Large
Mary N. Seley
.............................. Historian
John R. Seely
...................... SGS Database
George R. Seeley
........................ Membership
Ruthetta Seelye Hansen
................................Publicity
Terry Tietjens
.................. Research Center
Ramon E. Hall
................. Newsletter Editor
http://www.seeley-society.org/reunions/2019-international-reunion/

seeley-society.org 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Opening Session at Cosmopolitan Hotel including overview, organization of activities, and transportation, plus speaker Nina Minovi, California Department of Parks and Recreation’s Cosmopolitan Hotel Archaeological Project Leader

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2019 International Reunion – Seeley Genealogical Society

It's not too late to register for the SGS International Reunion in San Diego June 27-29. Check out the below link for the schedule and details on how to register.

In the meantime, here's how then-SGS Newsletter Editor Ramon Hall desbribed the society's ninth reunion which was held in Abilene, KS
Sept. 8-11, 1999.

The 1999 Reunion of the Seeley Genealogical Society was held in Abilene, Kan., Sept. 8-11, 1999. Registrations totaled approximately 105 members and included members from Canada and Argentina. The opening session of the reunion included welcoming remarks from Lynn Peterson, former Mayor of Abilene; Lynda Lowry, Executive Director of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce; and Wayne Miller, President of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce. Dennis Medina, Curator of the Eisenhower Museum; Nancy Scholl, Tour Coordinator of the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau; and Jeff Sheets, Director of the Dickinson County Historical Society discussed their respective areas for serving reunion attendees during their visit to Abilene. Terry Tietjens, Seelye Research Center Director, identified opportunities for research available at the research center and offered tours of the Seelye Mansion, a National Historic Landmark, for all reunion attendees. An allocation of $1000 was made from the general fund to the research fund to complete the Fred Hart research and to fund continued research. The following training sessions were conducted for the benefit of the membership: “Beginning Genealogy” by Katherine Olsen; “The Seeley Database” by John R. Seely; “Ancestral Files and PAF Program of the LDS” by Valerie Wilson of Salina; and “GEDCOM Files, E-mail, and Web Pages” by Daniel P. Seelye. In addition, the facilities of the Seelye Research Center were open and available to all members who wanted to do research and to explore the computer capabilities of the center.
Ramon Hall
SGS Newsletter Editor
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Officers Elected to the SGS Executive Board During the Ninth SGS Reunion

Daniel P. Seelye
............................ President
George R. Seeley
.............. First Vice President
Eugene A. Seelye
......... Second Vice President
Joan J. Phillips
............................. Secretary
William Thresher
............................. Treasurer
Mark Cilley
................... Judge Advocate
James R. Seeley
.......................... Genealogist
Veronica Seeley Newell
................. Asst. Genealogist
Marshall B. Seelye
..................... Past President
Wesley Waring
.................. Director at Large
Katherine M. Olsen
.................. Director at Large
Terry Tietjens
.................. Director at Large
Mary N. Seley
.............................. Historian
John R. Seely
...................... SGS Database
George R. Seeley
......................... Membership
Ruthetta Seelye Hansen
............................... Publicity
Terry Tietjens
.................. Research Center
Ramon E. Hall
................. Newsletter Editor

seeley-society.org 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Opening Session at Cosmopolitan Hotel including overview, organization of activities, and transportation, plus speaker Nina Minovi, California Department of Parks and Recreation’s Cosmopolitan Hotel Archaeological Project Leader

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Seeley Genealogical Society

The 2019 SGS Reunion is less than a month away! Early Bird Registration and Discounted hotel reservations at the Old Town Inn have been extended until June 2. Also, a room has become available at the reunion site, the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Find out more about how to take advantage of these opportunities at the link below.

In the meantime, we continue our series looking at past reunions. Here's what SGS Newsletter Editor Ramon Hall had to say about the seventh reunion held in 1997 in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.

The 1997 SGS Reunion was held in Saint John, New Brunswick, co-hosted by the Seeleys of New Brunswick, under the leadership of Harold Fanjoy. Elsie Wayne, Member of Parliament, provided a warm welcoming address to the general assembly. The membership chairman reported that membership had grown to 457. Maurine Seely presented the results of her SGS-funded research on the relationship of Robert and Obadiah Seeley. Terry Tietjens reported on his progress in establishing a Seeley Archives Center in proximity to the Seelye Mansion in Abilene. The reunion also featured classes and seminars on beginning genealogy, computers in genealogical research, genealogical uses for the Internet, Seelys from Canada, and use of records at the University of New Brunswick, Warren County, N.Y., Family Court Judge John Austin discussed "Genealogy: Serious Fun,” and CBC Radio Genealogy Commentator Terrence Punch discussed the fun of genealogical research.

Ramon Hall
SGS Newsletter Editor
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Officers elected at the seventh SGS Reunion

Daniel P. Seelye
............................President
George R. Seeley
..............First Vice President
Eugene A. Seelye
..........Second Vice President
Joan J. Phillips
..............................Secretary
William Thresher
..............................Treasurer
Dorothy H. Vining
....................Judge Advocate
Madeline M. Mills
..........................Genealogist
Katherine M. Olsen
.................Asst. Genealogist
Anne P. Lugg
...................Director at Large
Wesley Waring
...................Director at Large
Beverly J. Smith
...................Director at Large
John R. Seely
.......................SGS Database
George R. Seeley
.........................Membership
Donna M. Seeley
................................Publicity
Ramon E. Hall
..................Newsletter Editor

seeley-society.org The Seeley Genealogical Society was founded by Garner Osborn around 1961. This worldwide organization is working to preserve and make available for genealogical research the family records of Seeley ancestors.This goes back to Captain Robert Seeley who immigrated to America from England in 1630, and...

Check out this post from the Cosmopolitan Hotel. California, here we come!

The Cosmopolitan was converted from a residence to a stagecoach hotel in the 1850s by Albert Seeley. What you may not know is Albert was descended from Obadiah Seeley who emigrated to North America from England in the early 1600s. The descendants of Obadiah Seeley (and other Seeleys) are gathering for a reunion of the Seeley Genealogical Society June 27-29 in Old Town. Interested in learning more about this important family in the history of Southern California? Check out this link to find out how to join the festivities: http://www.seeley-society.org/reunions/2019-international-reunion/

Just out, a new book by noted historical writer David McCullough, "The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers who brought the American Ideal West". This highlights 5 of the men/families who settled Marietta Ohio, the 1st settlement in The Northwest Territories. This area was the site of SGS's 2017 Reunion.

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2019 International Reunion – Seeley Genealogical Society

Save on registration fees for the 18th SGS International Reunion by registering prior to May 31. Find out more at the link below.

In the meantime, we continue our look back at past reunions. The sixth SGS International Reunion was held in Salt Lake City in 1995. See what then-SGS President Marshall Seelye had to say about the event, then click on the link below to see how you can join the fun at the 18th SGS Reunion this June in San Diego.

“Great!” “Wonderful!” “Best Yet!” Those were some of the assessments of our reunion at Salt Lake City from some of the 113 attending.

The Sixth Generation books were available for sale and 69 were sold! A correction committee of Kathie Olsen, Dick Chroninger, and John Seely was established to work on our first five generations book and ancestral file at the Family History Library. Bylaws were amended to call for a reunion every two years. The 1997 reunion will be held in St. John, New Brunswick. A Donald Eff Memorial Fund for research was established with an initial $1,000 transferred from our general fund.
Marshall Seelye
SGS President
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Officers Elected to the SGS Executive Board at the 1995 Reunion in Salt Lake City, Utah

Marshall B. Seelye
............................. President
Ramon E. Hall
.............. First Vice President
Eugene A. Seelye
......... Second Vice President
John P. Knapp
............................. Secretary
William Thresher
............................. Treasurer
Dorothy H. Vining
................... Judge Advocate
Madeline M. Mills
.......................... Genealogist
Jane Carpenter
................. Asst. Genealogist
Anne P. Lugg
.................. Director at Large
Wesley Waring
.................. Director at Large
Daniel P. Seelye
.................. Director at Large
John R. Seely
...................... SGS Database
Donna M. Seeley
............................... Publicity
Richard D. Chroninger
................. Newsletter Editor
Daniel P. Seelye
.............................. Historian

seeley-society.org 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Opening Session at Cosmopolitan Hotel including overview, organization of activities, and transportation, plus speaker Nina Minovi, California Department of Parks and Recreation’s Cosmopolitan Hotel Archaeological Project Leader

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2019 International Reunion – Seeley Genealogical Society

The fifth SGS Reunion was held in 1992 in Wethersfield, Conn., believed to have at one time been home to the immigrant ancestor of many a Seeley: Robert Seeley. Read all about it, then click the link below to find out more about how you can join the society's 18th reunion this June in San Diego. See you there!!!

"My elation over the fifth triennial reunion of the Seeley Genealogical Society is tempered only by the wish that everyone could have been there. Three wonderful days and evenings full of camaraderie, research classes, and after dinner speakers. It was great meeting cousins from all parts of the U.S., Canada, and New Zealand, and renewing acquaintances with others. I was personally gratified that there were 90 in attendance, 23 more than previously. Much was accomplished and the most significant result is the immediate start on the compilation of the Generation Six book. Lois R. Gilmore generously donated a copy of her John Weltz Seeley History to the society, and Harold Fanjoy and Hap Ward presented SGS with a copy of their 900-page book The Seeleys of New Brunswick."
Marshall Seelye
SGS President
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Officers Elected to the SGS Executive Board at the 1992 reunion in Wethersfield, Conn.

Marshall B. Seelye
..............................President
John R. Seely
..............First Vice President
Eugene A. Seelye
..........Second Vice President
John P. Knapp
..............................Secretary
William Thresher
..............................Treasurer
Dorothy H. Vining
....................Judge Advocate
Madeline M. Mills
..........................Genealogist
Montell Seely
.................Asst. Genealogist
C. G. (Hap) Ward
................. Asst. Genealogist
Richard D. Chroninger
................. Newsletter Editor
Daniel P. Seelye
.............................. Historian
Anne P. Lugg
.................. Director at Large
Wesley Waring
.................. Director at Large
Daniel P. Seelye
.................. Director at Large

seeley-society.org 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Opening Session at Cosmopolitan Hotel including overview, organization of activities, and transportation, plus speaker Nina Minovi, California Department of Parks and Recreation’s Cosmopolitan Hotel Archaeological Project Leader

The 2019 SGS International Reunion will feature a raffle of 2 beautiful quilts made by 2 of our talented members. Buy tickets for $10 each at the Reunion. If you can't attend, send a check payable to SGS to Jesse S Crisler, 2221 West 850 North, Provo, UT 84601 to arrive there no later than June 15.
Enter now for a chance to have your very own Seeley keepsake.

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2019 International Reunion – Seeley Genealogical Society

SGS returned to Ft. Wayne, Ind. for its fourth reunion in August 1989. Read what then-SGS President Marshall Seeley said about the reunion, then click the link below to find out how to register for the 18th SGS Reunion this June in San Diego.

"Evelyn and I certainly enjoyed getting together again with so many Seeley cousins at Fort Wayne. I am honored to have been chosen to be the President of the Seeley Genealogical Society for the next three years and am looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead. The fourth SGS Reunion was called to order on Thursday, Aug. 24, in the ballroom of the Airport Hilton at Fort Wayne, Ind. The room and the reunion were filled with Seeley descendants from all over the U.S. John Seely gave a report on his computer printouts, and Montell Seely gave a talk on his large family book and its special cover design. The hospitality room was laid out with displays, charts, books, copying material, and room for visiting. Steve Meyers of the Allen County Library presented a slide tour, followed by a program on “Video Taping Your Genealogy.” Maurine Seely conducted a class in genealogy, while John Seely headed a discussion on computers and family printouts. Clyde Chamberlin gave a slide show titled 'Tombstone Art.'"
Marshall Seelye
SGS President
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Officers Elected at the 1989
SGS Reunion

Marshall B. Seelye
............................. President
John R. Seely
.............. First Vice President
Beverly Smith
......... Second Vice President
Betty J. Allen
............................. Secretary
John M. LaRue
..............................Treasurer
Robert Seeley Johnson
...................Judge Advocate
Elizabeth Andersen
..........................Genealogist
Montell Seely
.................Asst. Genealogist
Donald Eff
.................Asst. Genealogist
Robert Cox
.................Asst. Genealogist
Charles Martin
...................Director at Large
Eugene A. Seelye
...................Director at Large
Kathleen S. Cannamela
...................Director at Large
Robert Cox
................Publications Editor

seeley-society.org 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Opening Session at Cosmopolitan Hotel including overview, organization of activities, and transportation, plus speaker Nina Minovi, California Department of Parks and Recreation’s Cosmopolitan Hotel Archaeological Project Leader

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Welcome to the Seeley Genealogical Society (SGS) Facebook fan page. This page is intended to provide updated information and discussion about the Society and genealogical research. This page is administered by the following, and they will indicate their contributions to the community as follows: KMO -- Katherine M. Olsen, SGS President WPT -- Paul Taylor, SGS 1st Vice President & Publications Editor MS -- Marshall Seelye, SGS 2nd Vice President MFP -- Mary Palley, SGS Secretary SS -- Sally Seeley, SGS Treasurer LLC -- Linda L Crocker, SGS Chief Genealogist, Query Editor & SGS Ancestor File Co-Chair TT -- Terry Tietjens, SGS Director, Seelye Research Center Director WW -- Wesley Waring, SGS Director RSH -- Ruthetta Seelye Hansen, SGS Director & Historian JRS -- James R. Seeley, SGS Director (Past President) & Interim DNA Lineage Project Manager LS -- Lynda Simmons, SGS Membership Chair MP -- Margaret Petersen, SGS Assistant Membership Chair CH -- Chris Havnar, Assistant Genealogist – Robert/Nathaniel, Webmaster & SGS Ancestor File Co-Chair DL -- Dian Little, SGS Assistant Genealogist – Obadiah PDT -- Pamela D. Turner, Seelye Research Center Librarian While this is an open forum, it's also a family friendly one, so please keep your comments and wall posts clean. In addition to keeping it family friendly, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines here. Comments and posts that do not follow these guidelines will be removed: -- The SGS Facebook fan page is a publicly accessible forum intended to serve people who have an interest in SGS and genealogy. We understand this is a publicly accessible forum, but it is our intent that the conversation here remain focused on SGS and genealogy. So while we appreciate your expressions of support, we will remove posts that do not remain focused on SGS and genealogy. -- Similarly we do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments or submissions nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization. -- We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. -- We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity. -- Apparent spam will be removed and may cause the author(s) to be blocked from the page without notice. -- You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided. -- Pre-decisional, proprietary or business-sensitive information should never be discussed here. Don't post personnel lists, rosters, organization charts or directories. This is a violation of privacy. The appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of SGS. You are encouraged to quote, republish or share any content on this page on your own blog, Web site or other communication/publication. If you do so, please credit the organization or the person who authored the content as a courtesy (photo or article byline can be "Seeley Genealogical Society," "SGS," or "Joe Smith, Seeley Genealogical Society" for example). Thank you for your interest in and support of the Seeley Genealogical Society. Seeley Genealogical Society -- Family, History, Research
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