From Gary Pack, JPFA President:
It is another year and another great time to celebrate our heritage! The first thing we want all of you to do is mark your calendars for the John Pack Family Association (JPFA) Reunion! It will be held at This Is The Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City on Saturday August 13th 2016 from around 9:00 in the morning until around 2:00 p.m. in the John Pack house there. Bring your families and enjoy this amazing park! On Friday night August 12th we will also be hosting our JPFA Genealogical Gathering for everyone in the family who is interested in the latest adventures in the research of our ancestors and what we can do to better collaborate as an extended family.
The second thing we want all of you to do is forward this to all of your extended family email lists so more of our family members hear about our JPFA and join us in this wonderful family history extravaganza, please use the links at the bottom of this email to forward it to your family!
The third thing we want everyone who is anyone in the Pack family to join us on the JPFA Facebook page where we can share fun things and gets news and updates from all around the family! Find that page at https://www.facebook.com/
Next, which would be fourth, for those who are into doing temple work for our ancestral lines, Janeen Lambert has found a whole bunch of related Pack family names that need to have their work done, and would love to share some names with anyone who would like to get the work done. Please contact her directly at [email protected] if you would like to work with her on this important task.
And finally, which would fill one whole hand at five, we need more volunteers to help us on the JPFA Committee to help decide direction, Reunion details, organizational issues, genealogical treasure hunters, and article writers for the JPFA Newsletter! Please respond and let us know if you are interested in helping us achieve some great things for the John Pack legacy!
Great-Great-Grandson of John Pack, through Erastus Frederick Pack, William Crestfield Pack and William Donald Pack.
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):
Welcome Aboard Our JPFA Reunion Bus! AND
Seeking New John Pack Family Association Officers!
JOHN PACK Family Reunion – July 31st – August 1st 2015
Friday: July 31st at the FHL in SLC
4 to 6 p.m. Workshop
7 to 8:30 p.m. Family History meeting
Saturday, Aug 1st at This is the Place State Park
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration at the John Pack Home
9:30 a.m. Meet at This is the Place Monument at for the bus tour.
10 to 11:45 a.m. Bus tour of SLC sites for John Pack
Noon to 1:00p.m. Lunch
1 to 2 p.m. Meeting with Elections & Entertainment
Entrance to the park is free. Wristbands for activities are $5 per person for ages 3 on up. (bought
at the home.) We can park by the Kimball home. Bus ride is paid by JPFA funds.
Books for sale at the home or order from the website: www. johnpackfamily.org
“The Redoubtable John Pack” $10 each
“John Pack as Revealed in the Records” $15 each
Yearly dues are $10 per family or an individual
Lunch: Order a box lunch, buy within the park or bring your own.
Cafe Zupas Box Lunches: $8 each including bottled water
1) Italian Club Sandwich, chips & a cookie
2) Garden Chicken Chop Salad, bread & a cookie
Order your lunches by July 26th with Linda Westover
Contact Linda Westover at [email protected] or 1- 801-226-4111
Send all money to President Andi Zorn We will accept credit card payments at the park.
If you have any questions contact:
Kathleen Skinner at 1-801-513-7364 [email protected]
Margie Grider at 1-801- 641-3843 [email protected]
Andi Zorn at 1 -435-840-5687 [email protected]
We are seeking new officers for JPFA President, Secretary and Treasurer to serve during
2015-2016. Andi Zorn has carried too much responsibility the last year. If you are willing to
serve in one of these positions for a year, please contact Kathleen Skinner at 801-513-7364 or
[email protected] before the Reunion! We need you!!!
President duties: Plan agendas for quarterly meetings, etc.
Desire to maintain the social and family history objectives of the
Oversee family reunions and other family projects.
Secretary duties: Create and maintain notes for the meetings and contact representatives.
Assist the president as needed.
Treasurer duties: Collect funds and manage the budget for the organization.
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.
The Perfect Gift:
Announcing The Second Printing of John Pack, As Revealed in the records (click here to read more about it, and purchase it online for $19)
Special bulk pricing, a box of 10 for $150, if you can pick up a box of them in Lehi, Toole, or Centerville, Utah or Rexburg, Idaho. To arrange pickup please email us for more details.
The John Pack Family Reunion will be held on Friday and Saturday, August 10-11, 2012 in Kamas, Utah and also in Salt Lake City, Utah at This Is The Place Heritage Park.
Tombstone Inscriptions…Rahway Cemetery…
“Pack, Job, d. April 13, 1750 (verse), in 60 y.
Elizabeth, wife of Job, d. April 13, 1750, in 56 y.
John, son of Job and Elizabeth, d. April 13, 1750, in 14 y. “
The Job, Elizabeth & John Pack headstone in Rahway, New Jersey is halfway gone.This is our only known ancestral Pack headstone in New Jersey. Please help us replace thestone by contributing to the John Pack Family Association by June 2012. Please send your donations to:
The John Pack Family Association
c/o Ben Pack, [email protected]
1097 N 910 E
Orem, UT 84097
Or you can donate online using PayPal here: