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By Phyllis J. Hughes, HFA Genealogist

Among the letters from one of our newer Hull Family Association members was a request for an explanation of “exactly how and what the Hull Family Association Journal is doing.”

The Purpose

The purpose of our organization, as outlined by our Constitution, is to develop, preserve, and exchange information on Hull history and genealogy in the United States.

Service to Members

We accept Hulls into our association from many different lineages and a variety of immigrant ancestors. With so many different Hull immigrants and such varied lineages, we try to feature articles from as many lineages as possible in each issue of the Journal. We especially like to feature articles on our members’ lines whenever possible, and we welcome having well-documented contributions from our members.

Kinds of Articles

Our articles run the gamut:

  • Immigrant articles
  • Biographies
  • Bible records and wills
  • Marriage and cemetery records
  • Newspaper records and obituaries
  • Probate, court, land, and census records
  • Genealogical compilations of several members of one line
  • Articles on famous and prominent Hulls
  • Updates, additions, and corrections to previous Journal articles

Geographical Focus

We also feature different areas of the country in each issue. Over the fifteen years since the Journal began in 1990, we have highlighted Hulls from forty-seven states and fifteen countries. Therefore, when one reads any given issue of the Journal, they are reading about Hulls from all over the United States and Canada, the British Isles, Europe, and Africa, and from a selection of several, varied lineages.

Past Issues

Past issues of the Journal are still available and can be ordered by members only from our Membership Secretary. Browse lists of recent issues and older issues; the lists include complete ordering information.

Further Questions

If our members or prospective members have further questions about our purpose and our goals, please do not hesitate to ask. Questions may be addressed to Phyllis J. Hughes (journal [at] hullfamilyassociation.org).