As your editors look back on this past year, we keep asking ourselves not “How our members are getting along with their Family History Research” but Are we as your editors giving our members a balanced program of the things which they want and find interesting?” We have tried very hard to do just that, with the kind help from many of our members. Our first year has indeed been an unqualified success, but that success has been due entirely to the enthusiasm and support of our members in the combined research of our Worthington family. Our membership has grown very large since our very first member, Charles Worthington, Atlanta, Ga. sent in his subscription (This is the first time he is aware he is number One). Maryland leads all the states for the amount of subscribers, Illinois is second and Texas is third. This makes Capt. John (1st) Nicholas (2nd) and Robert the Quaker (3rd). We are researching the Worthington in England, where all our lines cross. We dont know how we can get this information to you, but in the coming months we are going, to try. We deal with mostly Parish Records and Lest Court Records, as these, are the moat easily documented. We have one room filled with filing cabinets – full of Worthington records, pictures, maps, wills, deeds. If any member has an idea as to the best way we can impart this information – please, please send in your suggestions. We have thought of taking one immigrant ancestor at a time – But .is this fair?
It is time for renewal as this is last issue in Volume I – as we subscribe by volume. We don’t want to lose any of you – you are all family. “The Worthington Descendants Family”. Thank you all for putting up with typing mistakes, errors, etc.
We want to especially thank our two faithful husbands, father and son-in-law- Charles Brengle and Philip Poole, who have aided us in all research, transportation, printing, cemetery digging and in preparation for mailing and who have to face and live with the big “W” as a steady diet. We hope to talk to you all again in October. Frances and Bette.