WILLIAM CAZIER FAMILY REUNION
Bend and Redmond, Oregon
1998 Report


Friday, June 26, 1998
The family started to gather at Pioneer Park in Bend Oregon at 3:30 PM. The weather was a little on the cool side but good for being outside. The park is on the banks of a river with trees and lots of grass to play on. Turkey was cooked in handmade outdoor cookers. Salads, rolls and dessert were enjoyed by all that attended. About 45 were in attendance at this gathering.

Information for the next day's activities was given out. Andy Cazier talked about the newsletter and how it is produced and asked if anyone had ideas for improving it, he would like to have some input.

Saturday, June 27, 1998
On Saturday some of the families enjoyed some of the local sights, visited the volcanic park, caves and golfed.

Genealogy Meeting
The Genealogy meeting was held in the Redmond LDS church. Gail conducted the meeting. Vance Haws gave an invocation. We went around the room introducing ourselves and told whom we were descended from.

Bruce Bingham reported on his contact with Fern Rutledge. She is working hard on her husband's genealogy and her health is better. Fern was the former family genealogist and did most of the work on the family compiled in the books.

Gail talked about working with and submitting information to the Ancestral File. It can be accessed in the Family History Centers. Note: At this time the Church is running a test web sight that you can access the Ancestral File information. The address is: http://www.familysearch.org/default.asp .  If you discover an error in the Ancestral File send it to Gail and he can get it corrected. If we have too many people submitting files with names it has a greater chance of creating errors. Also if you have new names Gail will submit them for you.

The use of the Internet was discussed for doing Genealogy work.  http://ancestry.com is a good place to go for researching names. A Cazier web page was discussed and at this time we will use Andy's page at http://home1.gte.net/caziera until a need to grow beyond this is determined.

Gail obtained a large number of names from the Elizabeth line from Charles and Carrie Davis. We haven't had a lot of information on this line before. Gail has been communicating with them sharing information.

Gail passed out a chart that showed the link to all the known Caziers. He commented that this might not be accurate any more, as new Caziers are being found that are not linked.

Where do we go from here? The next step should consist of a book being written on each of the children of William Cazier. Names were discussed and possible people that could be the coordinator for the project. Some suggestions were that James be coordinated by Don Cazier, Maranda and Elizabeth by Gail Cazier, David Crocket by Stanford Cazier and Charles Drake by Kem Cazier. Benjamin, Samuel and Rosannah had no recommendations.

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