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About the Island
To Preserve "Whate'er is left to us of ancient heritage." T.E. Brown
NAMA Convention 2016
The 2016 NAMA Convention is planned around the weekend of June 25th, 2016. It will be held in Annapolis, Maryland
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Catherine Mary Kennaugh Dax of Nevada City, California. April 3, 1926 - April 26, 2013. Kay was born in North Lake, Wisconsin to Cecilia and Charles Kennaugh. Charles was born and raised in Castletown, Isle of Man. Kay was very proud of her Manx heritage and fulfilled her dream of visiting the land of her father's birth twice. She met cousins on the Isle of Man and kept in touch with them for the rest of her life. Kay was married to Henry "Hank" Dax for 66 year and had five children all of whom are also proud of their Manx ancestry. Kay worked as a bookkeeper for many years, she enjoyed working on her family tree and spending time with family and friends. She was a wonderful, loving mother and we will miss her forever.
Daniel R. Teare passed away April 25, 2013, in Chelsea, Michigan. Born in 1927 in Oak Park, Illinois, to Daniel J. and Ada B. Teare, Daniel grew up in Freeport, Illinois. After attending school and serving in the military, he married his high school sweetheart, Joyce Kaufman on September 6, 1947. Dan was a life member of the North American Manx Association. Dan always enjoyed his family, music, helping others, and in retirement years he worked on genealogy using the internet and his membership of the Isle of Man Family Historical Society. Dan was pre- deceased by Joyce, his beloved wife of 64 years, his parents and sister, Marguerite E. Teare. Surviving are daughter Holly A. Teare of Chelsea, MI, grandsons Nathan and Jeremy Richardson; son Daniel B. (Patricia) Teare of Campbell Hall, NY, granddaughters Stefanie (Mike) DelPrete and Danielle (Dan) Morin, step-grandsons Nicholas and Jonathan Iorio; daughter Amy E. (John) Teare DeWitt of Houston, TX, as well as five great- grandchildren.
About the North American Manx Association
The North American Manx Association (NAMA) is a non- profit, ethnic and cultural heritage institution founded in 1928, as a successor organization to Mona's Relief Society of Cleveland, Ohio. NAMA is a group of Americans and Canadians dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of the Manx culture. Most of NAMA's 850 active members are second and third-generation North American. In the U.S., there are chapters in Chicago, Illinois; Cleveland, Ohio; Rocky Mountain; Galva, Illinois; the Greater Washington, D.C. area; Minnesota; Nebraska; Northern California; San Diego, California; and Wisconsin.
In Canada, you will find Manx groups in Ontario; and in Vancouver, British Columbia. NAMA is interested in helping Manx in all areas get in touch with local chapters or assisting those who want to start new chapters.
NAMA publishes the quarterly NAMA Bulletin, sent to each of its enrolled members.
For Manx genealogy, there is the Isle of Man Family History Society (IOMFHS). Since they are not a part of NAMA, you should join both organizations.