HFA Newsletter

The Higdon Family Association Newsletter (ISSN 0739-3199) is published six times a year (January, March, May, July, September, and November.) The newsletter contains research information, notes on family happenings, and updates about the HFA Annual Meeting. A newsletter subscription is one of the benefits of becoming a member of the HFA.

If you have any news about your family (births, deaths, marriages, special anniversaries, etc.), or questions about your family history (see example below), please send that information for publication to The Higdon Family Association Newsletter editor, Barbara Tedford, at btedford@frontier.com

Also, if you are interested, we have all forty years of back issues of the HFA newsletter (and other HFA history) archived on a four disk set. This disk set cost $20 to purchase. However, if you choose to join our HFA, another one of the benefits of membership is that this disk set is yours at no charge with our compliments.

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Another benefit of HFA membership is that our newsletter prints and/or directs help requests from those searching for Higdons, or Higdon descendants, as shown in the following example:

The following message was sent to me asking for help locating any information concerning William Higdon from Blue Ridge, GA. I sent this message to a several HFA members to see if they knew anything about William Higdon. I am now publishing this to reach a larger group of interested genealogists.

   From: G.R. Hood

   Sent: Mon, May 27, 2013 11:12:47 PM 

   Subject: William Higdon from Blue Ridge GA served WWII in Combat Engineer's BAT Pacific 

Ms. Higdon,
My father Grady Hood served in the Army Combat Engineers in the Pacific and often mentioned a buddy of his by the name of William Higdon of Blue Ridge GA. 
He mentioned to my father that if he didn't have a good home to go back to after the war or if William Higdon was killed in the war that his family would be glad to accept him in Blue Ridge GA. I guess that they were good drinking buddies and friends.
Anyway my father passed away in 2007, neither being able to find Mr. William Higdon? Do you know of anyone that may have been named William Higdon that served in WWII approx. 1944-1945-1946?
Probably was part of the occupation of Japan after surrender.
G.R. Hood

The following was sent in later with more information.
From: G.R. Hood 
Sent: Mon, May 27, 2013 11:12:47 PM
Subject: RE: William Higdon from Blue Ridge GA served WWII in Combat Engineer's BAT Pacific

Ms. Higdon, 

An update on William Higdon: My father was friends with - according to one story when my father left Japan - Mr. Higdon when he was in the military confinement, for having wrecked a weapons carrier on a trip into town without permission? At that time under occupation laws he was probably confined for a very short time. Thanks for any help on the matter.

If you have any information on William Higdon, please let us at HFA know so we can add it to the information we have on Higdons.

Please contact our HFA Newsletter Editor, Barbara Tedford, at btedford@frontier.com with your research request(s) and/or information.

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