The Nims Family Association is an association of individuals and families descended from Godfrey Nims of Deerfield, Massachusetts. The association is registered in Massachusetts as a non-profit, domestic corporation. Membership in the Nims Family Association is open to any person descended from, or married to, anyone of the surname Nims. The purposes of the association are to collect, maintain, and distribute genealogical and historical data pertaining to descendants of Godfrey Nims, to preserve and display artifacts of the family, and to promote other activities relevant to the Nims family.
We actively seek contact with all descendants of Godfrey Nims through four of his children who survived to adulthood: John; Ebenezer; Thankful Nims Munn; and Abigail Nims Rising. We have completed a foundation volume titled The Nims Family: Seven Generations of Descendants from Godfrey Nims. Our goal now is to continue publishing records in the files of the association. Toward that end, we have purchased computer equipment and are continuing the process of inputting data from the four family branches. These records will be made available to association members for nominal publishing and service costs. Eventually, copies of the files will be placed in the LDS Church Ancestral File and at the Deerfield, Massachusetts Memorial Libraries. All descendants of Godfrey Nims are encouraged to participate in the Nims Family Association and in the gathering of data and artifacts. If you are interested in joining the nearly four hundred families who are already association members, contact our secretary or treasurer at the address below. Dues are $10 per family annually. We welcome your participation and support. Click HERE for further membership information.