National Grigsby Family Society

About NGFS

History

Over the past century, scattered groups representing several Grigsby family lines have collected and exchanged genealogical materials and have researched and written of their findings. Groundwork to form the Society began at the first Grigsby Family Reunion at Natural Bridge, Virginia, in 1979. The National Grigsby Family Society was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia on February 3, 1981.

In 1989, the Summary Annual Meeting was held at Natural Bridge on the 10th anniversary of the 1979 Grigsby Reunion.

Establishing the Grigsby lines of descent from the 17th century progenitor, John Grigsby (1623-1730), has been the major work of the Society. To date, we have recorded over 500 Grigsby or Grigsby-related family lines, most of which identify this John Grigsby as the probable progenitor.

Also see the National Grigsby Preservation Foundation (NGPF) website.

Triennial Reunions – 1984 to 2020

In accordance with NGFS bylaws, the Board of Directors meet annually and a Triennial is held every third year. The Triennial is an opportunity for Grigsby cousins from throughout the country to meet, get acquainted, and establish lasting friendships. Triennial events offer a wealth of information about the Grigsby heritage and the family’s substantial effect on the building of this nation. Triennial participants enjoy updates on Grigsby family history, genealogical research, and artifact discoveries. Tours to sites relevant to the Grigsby Family are both educational and fun. Following are the dates and locations of NGFS Triennial Reunions:

YearLocationDate
1984San Antonio, TxMarch 15-18
1987San Diego, CAJune 19-20
1990Springfield, ILJuly 12-15
1993Nashville, TNJune 18-20
1996Dallas, TXOct. 18-20
1999Alexandria, VAOct. 8-10
2002Kansas City, MOOct. 25-27
2005Natural Bridge, VAJuly 21-24
2008Fairfield, Napa Cty., CAJuly 25-27
2011Williamsburg, VAOct. 7-9
2014San Antonio, TXOct. 3-5
2017Branson, MOOct. 6-8
2020(Cancelled)