Jul 302018
 

Join us at the This is the Place Heritage Park on Saturday August 11th for our John Pack Family Reunion!

John Pack

 

Watch this page to see more details, and go to our John Pack Family Facebook page to get more information there too!

Hope to see many of you there!

 

 

2018 Reunion will be held on Saturday August 11th at This Is the Place Heritage Park– The John Pack Home, Registration begins at 9:30am–Reunion starts at 10am-2PM. – Margie Grider

 

 Posted by at 6:24 pm
Jun 252018
 

Please join us for the 2018 John Pack Family Reunion!

The Reunion will be held at The John Pack Home, in This Is The Place Park, Salt Lake City, Utah. Reunion family members get into the park free, and can roam the park free. Buildings, activities and train rides have a fee (half off wrist bands will be available). A great bargain for attending This is the Place Park with your family and a great chance to meet extended family members.

We will have food, fun skits and reports on our ancestors, the chance to meet your cousins and other relatives, and all the FUN at the This Is The Place Park!

Click below to buy a delicious Dutch Oven: Ribs, Potatoes, and Salad lunch.

***Note: You do NOT need to join paypal.com to purchase a lunch, just make the purchase as a guest.





 Posted by at 10:39 am
Apr 242016
 

https://history.lds.org/missionary/individual/john-pack-1809

 

johnpackchurchnews

John Pack’s “mission letter” for his France mission. I don’t think they got formal mission calls, I think the purpose of this letter was to prove their credentials if anyone asked, similar to the small version of our mission call we kept in our “white handbook” when I served my mission. For the best copy of this document, which is signed by Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, and Willard Richards, click this link (below):

johnpackmissionletter

 Posted by at 12:06 pm
Jun 052014
 

John Pack Family History

The John Pack Family Association officers would like to revitalize the family’s genealogical research organization.  With prime movers Kathleen Skinner and Russell Pack on full-time missions and our Family Historian Mark Gardner unable to regularly meet with the genealogical committee, we’ve come to a virtual standstill in this area.  We are not even sure now who has been serving on the genealogical committee.

So, let’s get organized and plan a path forward!

Those of you who have served on the general genealogical committee and would like to continue, please identify yourselves and give us your suggestions.  Those of you who would like to join the general committee please identify yourselves.  E-mail a note to our president Andi  Zorn: [email protected] .

Our professional genealogist, Mark Gardner, will continue as JPFA Genealogist, and he has time and is committed to reviewing the decisions and activities of the committee and will advise it.  However, a working committee lead and an associate lead are yet to be chosen.  Suggestions? 

David R. Pack, our past president who withdrew as president to spend more time on family history work, is willing to lead the project but would prefer someone with more genealogical expertise to do so.

We have in mind first to define a plan for building an information base: what we know, the status of our records, and the technology and procedure for collaboration.  Then, we can move into specific research ideas, methods, and assignments.

We propose preparing for committee meetings by first sharing questions, ideas, opinions, and proposals through e-mails and then making decisions and assignments through discussion in meetings.  We expect the meetings to be monthly if possible, and facilitated by using Skype, but we are open to suggestions.  Help us be realistic and practical.

John Pack Books Are Still Available

Those of you who cannot contribute time to the research can assist greatly by purchasing the two wonderful books on the life of John Pack.  Our children can come to appreciate their wonderful Pack heritage through these books.  They can be ordered online at JohnPackFamly.com using PayPal.  On the homepage at the top, click on the button “Get Involved” and you will see the book options.  The Redoubtable John Pack is $13, including mailing ; John Pack: As Revealed in the Records is $19, including mailing.  If you want a box of ten and can pick them up in Lehi, Centerville, Grantsville, or Rexburg, Idaho, you can save $3 on each Redoubtable and $4 on each As Revealed.

We look forward to working together for family awareness and history.

 Posted by at 12:26 pm
Aug 092013
 
John Pack

John Pack

Do you know this man?
He’s your great-grandpa (well, xth great-grandpa)!
Come, join us for the John Pack Family Reunion!
Get involved in our new genealogy effort!
Learn about your Pioneer past!
Meet some new long lost cousins!
Pioneer games for children!
Saturday, August 9th, 2014, sign-in 9 a.m. John Pack Home,
*Free entrance (mention this reunion — full activities are half price
$5 — wristbands available at our reunion).
* Free parking at Kimball home opposite.
* Bring your own lunch: we’ll bring ice cream!
* Please spread the word to  your other family members!
Questions? Call Andi Zorn (JPFA Pres.) 435-840-5687
 Posted by at 1:28 pm
Nov 162010
 

Note: You can request Patriarchal Blessings for a deceased direct-line ancestor.

http://lds.org/churchhistory/archives/pbinfo

Patriarchal Blessing Requests

To obtain copies of patriarchal blessings for yourself or a deceased direct-line ancestor, please provide the following information:

  • Your Church membership record number for your own patriarchal blessing. (To obtain the required Church membership record number, please see your ward membership clerk, or the Member and Statistical Records office in Salt Lake City, Utah.)
  • Blessing recipient’s name as it appears on blessing.
  • Birth date of blessing recipient.
  • Name of patriarch giving blessing and stake in which the blessing was received.
  • Approximate year the blessing was given.
  • Your relationship to recipient.
  • Mailing address

You may obtain copies by:

  • Visiting Church History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (bring a valid photo id)

Or

  • Mailing a request to:

Church History Library
Attn: Patriarchal Blessings
15 East North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-1600

Or

In order to efficiently process requests in a timely manner, we ask that you only request four blessings per month for deceased ancestors.  Due to the high volume of requests, priority is given to blessings for living individuals. These will be handled within 14 days. Requests for blessings for the deceased take longer and will be processed in the order received. All email and letter requests will be returned through postal mail.

For information call: 1-801-240-3581

 

 Posted by at 5:52 pm