The Hodges-Hodge Society was formed in November 2006 by researchers of Hodge and Hodges families, who met in Houston to share information and ideas. They decided to informally organize to set up a framework for data sharing and cooperative research. The Society has since held meetings in Richmond, Virginia, Taunton, Massachusetts, Salt Lake City, St. Louis, and Charleston, South Carolina. Meeting participants have generated several promising ideas for gathering, organizing, and archiving Hodge(s) family data. The society has set up a searchable database of Hodge(s) genealogical information.
2013 Conference - August 24 and 25, Fort Wayne, Indiana
The society enjoyed a successful and enjoyable conference in Charleston in October 2012. Attendees voted to hold the 2013 conference in August in Fort Wayne, Indiana in conjunction with the meeting of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. The 2014 conference will be held in Richmond, Virginia in May in conjunction with the National Genealogical Society meeting.
Fort Wayne is home to the Allen County Public Library, whose Genealogy Center is second only to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City in quantity of material. The conference hotel, the Hyatt Place Fort Wayne, is four miles from the library. For a listing of library collections and hours, download their brochure.
The registration fee for the conference is $70, which includes lunch on Saturday.
Registration for the 2013 conference is now open. To register either send a check for $70 for each participant to
Pay by PayPal - click the icon below to be taken to the Hodges-Hodge Society PayPal site to make your 2013 conference registration payment
To book your hotel room, contact the Hyatt Place Fort Wayne, 111 W Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825 at 260-471-8522 and ask for the Hodges-Hodge Society conference room rate of $89 plus tax.
Attendees of the Hodges-Hodge Society conference may also be interested in attending the Federation of Genealogical Societies meeting in Fort Wayne, August 21-24.
Discounted DNA Test Kits
The Hodges-Hodge Society has Y-DNA37 genealogy test kits discounted to $100 from $149 for the first representative of families that have not yet been tested. Also, test sponsorships are available as appropriate. For more info contact the Hodges-Hodge Society.
Finding DNA Test Candidates
Are you having difficulty finding DNA test candidates for your Hodge(s) line? Jan Alpert has been down this road and has prepared a presentation with suggestions illustrated by her own experience. She has generously agreed to share this information. You may download the presentation and an example spreadsheet from the following links.
Join the Hodges-Hodge Society
Annual dues for membership in the Hodges-Hodge Society are $25. The membership year is October 1 to September 30. Membership provides access to the members-only section of the Hodges-Hodge Society web site, which contains Hodge(s) files submitted by researchers and presentation materials from the society's meetings. Members are also allowed to upload Hodge(s) genealogical documents to the society's database. To join the Society:
Send your name, address, and check to the Hodges-Hodge Society to:
Pay by PayPal - click the icon below to be taken to the Hodges-Hodge Society PayPal site to make your membership payment
To contact us with questions or comments email HHsociety@yahoo.com.
Scenes from Charleston 2012