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Loomis Doctor and his fight against TB
John Conway has written a book on Dr. Alfred Lebbeus Loomis, Grandfather of Alfred Lee Loomis (Tuxedo Park) and his great work in helping save countless lives in the late 1800's from Tuberculosis .
The book tells his life story and his founding of the Loomis Sanitarium in Liberty, New York. Mention you read about the book at the Loomis Families of America Website and receive a discount when you order this book.
Lance D. Loomis
Unknown Loomis Hero of WWII
I have just finished reading a great book about Alfred Lee Loomis and would recommend it to anyone interested in a family member who was behind a lot of scientific research and development that helped win the war. Very much the unsung hero. Here is a link to a review of the book. Let us know here at Loomis Families of America what you think of the book.
Lance D. Loomis
Jennifer Loomis is an
award-winning and internationally recognized photojournalist and fine -art
photographer known for her groundbreaking work with the pregnant nude.
Jennifer got her start photographing pregnant women after a referral from
Annie Liebovitz's studio, where Demi Moore was photographed pregnant for Vanity
Fair. Since she began working 15 years ago, Jennifer has photographed more
than 1000 mothers, including the wife of pro-golfer Rich Beem among other
Revolution of Forms
Just listened to a great interview on our local NPR station with John Loomis as guest. He talked about his 1999 book, Revolution in Forms and the recent release of a film based on the history presented in this book. This history is the Castro Revolution and the effects it had on art/architecture in Cuba. Please follow the link above for a fascinating description of this book.
Loomis Families of America
Over the years the work involved with collecting family information and helping those who are seeking information about their family heritage has made it difficult or impossible to put together a regular newsletter. So a lot of information about what goes on within this family association goes unnoticed. I am happy to announce our new Loomis Families of America Forum page. Please visit this page for current updates and comments, and please feel free to respond with your comments and thoughts.
Due to a recent
rise in the number of spam coming into our email inbox, we request that you be
very specific in the Subject line of your emails to us. An example would be:
"Loomis CD order" or "Seeking info on Herbert Loomis". If
you leave this line blank or use short/generic words like "Hi", your
email will most likely be deleted or blocked by the spam filtering. Also,
please check that the email address you are using to contact us is Loomis Families of
America is now sponsoring a surname DNA project through Family Tree DNA.
Please follow the link below to the Family Tree DNA website for general DNA
Loomis Families of America is now sponsoring a surname DNA project through Family Tree DNA. Please follow the link below to the Family Tree DNA website for general DNA questions.
For information on the Loomis DNA Project, please click on the link below to go our web page which explains what we hope to accomplish and what is involved with the testing and group pricing.
NEW GROUP PRICING FROM FamilyTreeDNA!
The DNA Project needs your help, as you can see from the chart below, we only have a few Loomis descendants who have volunteered to participate. Please consider joining us in this worthwhile endeavor.
Current DNA Tests Completed
By Lineage of Joseph's Sons
The test participants are listed by lineage through the sons of Joseph Loomis. In the unknown category, the test has proven they are descended from Joseph Loomis but their lineage has not been found. New surname groups will be posted as they become participants in the Loomis DNA Project.
Submit your Loomis family record!
Our mission is to track and maintain the Loomis family tree, carrying on the work as first begun by Dr. Elias Loomis. Without your help, this task cannot be accomplished. Therefore we have provided an Adobe PDF file of our pedigree sheets which you may open directly into your computers' Adobe program. If you do not have the current Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer you can download a free copy from Adobe at there website,
Once you have the Adobe Acrobat program, you can then click on the following link and the family sheets will open. Please print off these sheets and fill them out as completely as you can. If you already know where you fit into the Loomis family line and you have the "Loomis Family In America" number for your ancestor, please include this. If your ancestor is already listed in the book, check the details given and if there are corrections that need to be made, please update this information on the form. If you have information on your great grandparents, etc., please print off extra forms and mark at the top which generation they belong. If you already have your family information filled out on other type of genealogical forms, please feel free to use them, just copy and forward to us.
Once you have filled out the information, please mail them to our address given below. If you have a scanner and wish to fill out the forms, you may scan them and email them to our special email address:
Thank you for your help and assistance.
With the continued advances on the web, Google Books has now scanned a copy of the 1908 Loomis Family in America. We have not reviewed the copy to determine if all pages are there or are correct. The copy we offer on CD is scanned from the original 1908 proof sheets, pristine in condition. Our CD has been our main source of donated funds to continue to provide this website and funding for research. We wished to alert you to the Google copy, for we do support their efforts in making public domain books available to the public that otherwise would be hard or impossible to obtain otherwise. The tremendous value to historical and family research is beyond value. Please keep us in mind should you find the Google edition helpful. Your continued financial support is always welcomed and appreciated.
Lance D. Loomis, Director, Loomis Families of America
Loomis Family In America
Now available through The Loomis Families of America, the 1908 edition of the "Loomis Family In America" compiled by Dr. Elisha S. Loomis on CD. This book has been scanned as an Adobe® PDF file, all that is required to view the book is the Adobe® Acrobat Reader 5 or greater. The reader is a free download from www.adobe.com. This is the complete 860 page book with over 60 photographs and illustrations. If you are not familiar with this book, it is the genealogical record of Joseph Loomis of Windsor, CT. and the subsequent eleven generations of his family. The book includes chapters on the origins of the Loomis name, information on Joseph, and the Loomis family in Braintree, Essex, England. Included on the CD is several bonus items relating to the Loomis Family Association. This CD will be sent to you for a donation to the Loomis Families of America of $40 or greater. Please make your check or money order out to "The Loomis Families of America" and mail it to:
The Loomis Families of America
P. O. Box 31963
Seattle, WA 98103
NOTICE: If you are involved in or aware of Loomis family reunions, we here at the Loomis Family Association would appreciate receiving details about the event and would like to participate, please e-mail or mail the event particulars and a contact person, thank you! Contact information is below.
The Loomis Families of America
Dedicated to Preserving the Family HeritageThis web site is dedicated to all the descendants of Joseph Loomis who, with his family emigrated from England in 1638 and established his homestead in Windsor, Connecticut.
The Loomis family has been a part of the fabric of American History from this country’s very beginnings. Coming to the shores of the New World landing at Boston Harbor in 1638, just eight years after the founding of Boston, Joseph Loomis brought his family seeking a new life and hoped for prosperity.
From here the family wintered in Dorchester, Massachusetts and in 1639 traveled overland to the Connecticut Valley, where Joseph established his Homestead at Windsor, overlooking the great Connecticut River near the mouth of the Farmington River.
Today, the original Joseph Loomis homestead still stands and is part of the Loomis family heritage carried on by The Loomis Chaffee School for boys and girls.
From here, the family continued to be pioneer’s in America’s history, Inventors, Entrepreneurs, mathematics, philosophy, art, science, business, politics, there is hardly a profession that a Loomis descendant has not put a stamp on.
And the land, forging the Oregon Trail, mining the gold fields of the Yukon, where there are new opportunities, a Loomis is sure to go!
In the pages of this website will be published the many exploits of this family, both the good and not so good, (yes there are a few black sheep as well, click on The Loomis Gang ) and links will be added to web sites that offer Loomis family information.
Please explore the family by clicking on the links below and if you know of sites or information regarding the Loomis family, or would like to become involved in The Loomis Families of America organization, please drop us a line, we’d love to hear from you!
The Loomis Families of America is an organization dedicated to the recording of the Loomis family history and provides help to those who are seeking their Loomis ancestry. We have provided several avenues for enquiries. You may contact us directly at the address listed below, or you may post your enquiries at the Loomis Genforum.
We are also open to donations of family related documents, artifacts, photographs, etc. We are currently in search of a secure facility in the Seattle area for a Loomis Families of America office where family members may come and carry on research activities of the family and where this information will be stored and displayed. As this moves forward, updates will be posted to this website.
CONSIDER A MEMBERSHIP!
As with any organization it takes funds to maintain the goals and mission. It is no different with us. We have expenses for such things as this website, for our operation license, for purchases of office supplies and copying. If you believe in, or if we have helped you in your effort to research your Loomis family ties, we would like to offer you a chance to help us in return, to continue in our efforts as a resource and archivist of the family history. Please click on the link below for a Acrobat PDF file of the Loomis Families of America application form. Thank you!APPLICATION
Loomis Families of America
P. O. Box 31963
Seattle, WA 98103
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