May 25, 2017

Belnap Family Crier

The Belnap Family Crier is an official publication of the Belnap Family Organization.  The first issue of the Crier, which appeared in 1963, was printed on one side of one legal-size sheet of paper.  Beginning with the 1967 issue, the contents were significantly enlarged.  Disseminated to as many of Gilbert Belnap’s descendants as could be located, each Crier issue contained a large amount of genealogical data, together with interesting stories and pictures, copies of old letters, updates on family members, and reunion announcements.  Professionally printed and distributed in mailings that eventually reached over 1,000 homes, the Crier was published regularly (excluding 1978 and 1979) until 1980.

In 1993, after a thirteen-year absence, the Crier returned again as the main communication vehicle for the reconstituted Belnap Family Organization.  It has been published periodically ever since (currently, every 2 years).  Previously, the Crier was sent to every known adult descendant of Gilbert Belnap, whether or not it was paid for.  However, the expense of printing and mailing the Crier now requires that it be sent only to those who pre-order.

Through the pages of the Crier, genealogical data, historical information, news, and announcements are widely available to all interested persons.  The Belnap Family Organization hopes that the Crier will assist in coordinating the family history research efforts of Gilbert Belnap’s many descendants and unite them in a deeper understanding and appreciation of their great heritage.

The Family Organization is always looking for interesting family information for inclusion in future issues of the Crier.  Please submit your ideas to the Editor.

Click on the links below to access old Crier issues.

Crier Issue Number/Publication Year/Page Numbering

  • Issue 1 (1963) (1 page; legal portrait)
  • Issue 2 (1964) (1 page; legal portrait)
  • Issue 3 (1964) (1 page; legal portrait)
  • Issue 4 (1965) (1 page; legal portrait)
  • Issue 5 [missing]
  • Issue 6 (1965) (1 page; legal portrait)
  • Issue 7 (1966) (2 pages; legal landscape)
  • Issue 8 (1967)
    • Cover, pp. 1-16[a]; FGSs: Gilbert Belnap and wives (with later typed corrections)
  • Issue 9 (1968)
    • Cover, pp. 17-27; 30-37; 42-47; 50-57; FGSs: Gilbert’s children (with later typed corrections)
  • Issue 10 (1969)
    • Cover (numbered), pp. 60-69; 28-29a; 38-41; 48-49a; 58-59a; 70-72; FGSs: Gilbert’s children (continued; with later typed corrections); Abraham Belknap; Samuel Belknap; James Dickinson
  • Issue 11 (1970)
    • Cover (numbered), pp. 73-89 (plus 1970 Reunion Announcement); FGSs/Pedigree Charts: Stallion; Adam
  • Issue 12 (1971)
    • Cover (numbered), pp. 90-114; FGSs: Gilbert Belnap and wives; Vinson Knight; Rosel Belnap with sons John and William; Dickinson
  • Issue 13 (1972)
    • Cover (numbered), pp. 115-143 (plus 1972 Reunion Announcement); FGSs/Pedigree Charts: James McBride; Richmond; Gilbert Belnap and wives combined pedigree
  • Issue 14 (1973)
    • Cover (numbered), pp. 145-190 (missing: 144); FGSs: Joseph Belnap children; Richard Beltoft; Laurence Beltoft; Richard Beltoft
  • Issue 15 (1974)
    • Cover (numbered), pp. 191-212; FGSs: Vinson Knight Belnap and children
  • Issue 16 (1975)
    • Cover; no numbered pages
  • Issue 17 (1976)
    • Cover (numbered, pp. 173- 174, 21 (repeat), 175-190; FGSs/Pedgree Chart: Ebenezer Belknap; Ayer
  • Issue 18 (1977)
    • Cover (numbered), pp. 191-209 (single-sided)
  • Issue 19 (1980)
    • Cover (numbered), pp. 210-232; FGSs: James McBride; Rosel Belnap; Vinson Knight; Gilbert Belnap and wives
  • Issue 20 (1993) (first letter-size format) Out-of-print.
  • Issue 21 (1994)  Out-of-print.
  • Issue 22 (1995)  Out-of-print.
  • Issue 23 (1996)  Out-of-print.
  • Issue 24 (1997)  Out-of-print.
  • Issue 25 (2002)  Copies are still available; click here to order.
  • Issue 26 (2004)  Copies are still available; click here to order.
  • Issue 27 (2006)  Copies are still available; click here to order.
  • Issue 28 (2008)  Copies are still available; click here to order.
  • Issue 29 (2010)  Copies are still available; click here to order.
  • Issue 30 (2012)  Copies are still available; click here to order.
  • Issue 31 (2016)  Copies are still available; click here to order.

Crier Editors

  • 1967-1980:  Gordon L. Belnap
  • 1993-1997:  Brent J. Belnap
  • 2002-present:  Donald L. Hammon

 

Last update:  21 Apr 2017