Welcome to Jamestowne Society
We designed this website for the use of members, for those interested in membership, and for those just interested in learning more about Jamestowne during the period 1607 - 1700. We hope you find it helpful. We welcome your comments for future improvements.
Our members are descended from early settlers who lived or held colonial government positions in Jamestowne, Virginia prior to 1700, or who invested in its establishment. The Jamestowne Society was organized for educational, historical, and patriotic purposes. We have a range of activities, from visiting early American sites, providing an annual graduate fellowship for research on Colonial Virginia prior to 1700, funding the restoration of records, and supporting preservation of Colonial sites.
What's New on the Website?
July 19, 2016 - The Jamestowne Society Headquarters will be closed for the remainder of the week, due to the death of Bonnie Hofmeyer's sister. A memorial fund is being considered. We will have more information later.
The reservation forms for the Fall Heritage Tour, the Fall Governor's Dinner, and the Fall Membership Meeting and Luncheon have been posted on the Events webpage.
We have posted photographs of the Jamestowne Society Headquarters building. Click here to go to the webpage.
The Spring 2016 Jamestowne Society Meeting was held in Williamsburg, Virginia on May 20-21, 2016. Click here for photos and other information.
Three new Companies were chartered on May 21, 2016: Cape Fear Company in North Carolina, Florida Gold Coast Company, and Natchez Trace Company.
New Ancestors: More new ancestors have been added. Visit the Added and Dropped Ancestors Webpage for a list of the changes.
The Jamestowne Heritage Week Jamestowne luncheon was held April 12, 2016. Click here to see photos from the event.
The Spring 2016 Newsletter is available: click here to visit our publications page.
The 2016 New York Social Register features Jamestowne Society Governor Emerita DeEtta DuPree Nesbitt - click here to see more
Fall 2016 Meeting - Hold these dates: November 4th for the Fall Tour and Governor's Dinner, November 5th for the Fall Membership Luncheon and Meeting.
New Qualifying Ancestor Roster available - In the Merchandise section of this website, you can now purchase the Jamestowne Society July 2015 Register of Qualifying Ancestors.
Burial site discovered - The graves of Capt Gabriel Archer, Rev Robert Hunt, Sir Ferdinando Wainman, and Capt William West have been identified in the old church area of Jamestowne. Read more at Jamestowne Rediscovery.
Jamestowne Society Flag - The Jamestowne Society Council approved a new design for the Jamestowne Society Flag. See image in upper left corner of this webpage.
Last Update: 19 July 2016