Major Howard Egan Family Foundation

Sailor Rope Maker Captain in Nauvoo Legion Bodyguard to Joseph Smith Mormon Battalion Envoy Captain of the 9th 10 of the original 1847 Pioneer Vanguard Company Gold Rush Trading Post Owner Trail Blazer Cattle Drover Major in Utah War Pony Express Rider & Superintendent of Line from Salt Lake to California Stage Station Owner Friend & Missionary to Indians Salt Lake City Policeman Bodyguard to Brigham Young
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Mission & Goals

Mission & Goals

The Major Howard Egan Family FoundationTM is a non-profit organization operated by descendants of Major Howard Egan to accomplish the following objectives:

Promote Research

1.  Organize and conduct genealogical research on the ancestors and descendants of Major Howard Egan and their related families and genealogical lines.
2.  Promote Egan family research, scholarship, and related educational conferences.
3.  Maintain tax-exempt status, thereby encouraging donations for Egan-related research, preservation, communication, promotion, events, and websites.

Preserve History

4.  Locate, identify, catalog, and preserve family histories, artifacts, graves, and historical sites.
5.  Make Egan family genealogical research, papers, histories, and newsletters available to family members and to the public.
6.  Submit Egan family genealogical research into leading computerized family history databases.

Connect Descendants

7.  Locate and maintain contact with the descendants of Major Howard Egan.
8.  Hold periodic meetings, reunions, and conferences to help Egan descendants get to know one another better and to pursue the Foundation’s goals.
9.  Promote connections and relationships among descendant families, and assist smaller family groups to organize and meet together.

Share Heritage

10.  Encourage the youth of Egan-descendant families to learn and value their pioneer heritage of family and faith, through reunions, firesides, service projects, activities, electronic media, publications, books, and mementos honoring their ancestors.
11.  Maintain family, media, and public outreach regarding the history and contributions of the Egan Family and the objectives and activities of the Foundation.
12.  Establish and maintain a Major Howard Egan Family FoundationTM website.


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