The Association had its beginnings in the latter part of 1967 and early 1968 when Mrs. Elizabeth Mason Carter brought together a few Kimball cousins to talk about holding a reunion of those descendants of Richard's son, Richard, through Asa who had moved from Ipswich to Bridgton, Maine. Their first reunion was held at Bridgton Academy on August 10, 1968 and the focus expanded from Maine to the hope for a National Association of all the descendants of Richard.
One of the ultimate dreams of the Association was to publish an updated and corrected "History of the Kimball Family in America". This became, in part, a reality in 1990, when Volume I of the revision was presented at that year's annual reunion. A Genealogy Committee had been working on this major undertaking, attempting to:
Work on the succeeding volumes continues, with Volume II a work-in-progress, as further information appears. The original materials are on file in the Genealogy Room of the Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill, Massachusetts. Here, they may be used by any Kimball hunting for his family history.
Copies of The Kimball Family in America, Volume I are for sale in our KFA Store.