The Harriman Family Association
FOUNDED IN 1987

An Association Of the Descendants of Leonard and John Harriman
Immigrants to Rowley, Mass., and New Haven, Conn. c. 1638

(including surname variations, such as: Herriman, Harryman)

Goals Of The Association

  • Researching the ancestry and descendants of Harriman, Herriman, Harryman and variations, including Y-DNA studies, and maintaining a Harriman genealogical database
  • The sharing and dissemination of family data
  • A regular newsletter
  • An Annual Reunion, with all Harriman descendants welcome
  • The on-going publication of The Harriman History, a multi-volume genealogy chronicling the migrations and generations of the descendants of Leonard and John Harriman

The newsletter page now allows member access to the current newsletter using your password supplied to you with your current newsletter.

The July 2016 issue of the newsletter was mailed on July 14, 2016

Reunion - 2016

Mark your calendars for the annual

2016 Harriman Family Association Meeting and Reunion

When: Saturday, September 10, 2016           

Where: “Discover Portsmouth”, the Visitors' Center at 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

The Center, housed in Portsmouth's beautiful brick (former) library, includes a shop, art gallery and a large meeting space. There are two metered parking lots nearby, as well as a handicapped entrance with parking (for one car) in the rear of the building.

Portsmouth boasts historic homes, an exciting harbor, and a huge array of stores and restaurants. It's definitely a place you can spend an entire weekend and never be without something interesting to do.

Here are the full details.


Margaret Harrman Was NOT Margaret Palmer.

Harrimans in the Revolutionary War (from the three newsletters of 2011).

Harrimans in the War of 1812 (from the newsletters of 2012-2013).

Errata sheet for Feudalism to Freedom by Lois Ware Thurston


The New England Historic Genealogical Society has a searchable index to the NEHGS quarterly back issues and has graciously included a link to the HFA in its "Family Associations" page

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