From our legacy blog – GENERAL FORUM

Topic: New Zealand Draglands
sommer Posted: 09-Oct-2004 20:58  
My name is Sommer and my mother Lana is a dragland, she was born in Milton New Zealand 1953 to John and Vera Dragland, I have no way of tracking my family back any further, any suggestions?
Vaughn Posted: 20-Oct-2004 22:11 
Dear Sommer:
Thanks for posting on our message board!
I don’t have any good suggestions except to encourage you to keep searching and making posts like this. Sooner or later someone will provide the information you are seeking. It is very likely that we are related, but with such little information, it’s difficult to know for sure. I do recall hearing that we have related Draglands in New Zealand (and Australia, too), but I don’t remember when or where I heard that.
Warm Regards,
Vaughn Dragland

Topic: More Draglands!!

Maegun Dragland Posted: 19-Sep-2004 23:06 
My name is Maegun Dragland. I am David Dragland’s oldest daughter (1988). He is the son of Marvin and Marie Dragland. I am absolutely thrilled that you have made this site, and have done so much work to get the whole family tree done. I think that is awesome!! I knew there was a lot of Draglands, but not this many!!! It really is cool!! If you would like to get in touch with me, our e-mail address is . Maybe some day, I can get some pictures of us on here, but for now, this is all I have!!

Topic: Eric the Red?
 Angie Anders Posted: 20-Jul-2003 14:01   
 Someone once told me that our family was descended from the line of Eric the Red – Eric Thorvaldson. This has always fascinated me, but I have never been able to confirm or deny it, which bothers me. Does anyone have any knowledge of this? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to trace our ancestors back over the last thousand years! (Not likely, but one can hope.) 

Topic: Dragland Independance Day Reunion
 Angie Anders Posted: 11-Jul-2003 01:39  
 Well, our Dragland reunion for Marvin Dragland’s family in Shongaloo, Louisiana, U.S. went very well on July 4th. All of Marvin’s seven children were able to be there, and most of the grandchildren as well. The house he built all those years ago is now full of sounds from great-grandchildren, which is a neat feeling. We grilled hamburgers and caught up on news with everyone, and after dark we got a free show as the neighbors shot their fireworks. All in all, we had a wonderful Independance Day. Mandy – I missed seeing you! Zion was there though, and boy is he all grown up looking.  I hope you’re feeling a bit better. I’ll plan to catch you at the Christmas gathering this year. Hope all is well with you and yours! My mother took loads and loads of pictures, so maybe I can share a few when she gets around to uploading and tweaking them.
As for our Canadian counterparts, I am hoping you all had a wonderful Canada Day!
East Texas
Vaughn Posted: 12-Jul-2003 13:44
That’s great news! Please send pictures and we will post them on the Dragland site…
Mandy Nix Posted: 19-Jul-2003 23:41 
Hi, Angie! Please send me the pictures from the Reunion when you can. I would love to see them! I also have a new addition you problably already know about, but I would like to let everyone else know as well. My computer guru friend in Missouri has created a family website for me. I am really excited about it and have been working like crazy on it! Check out when you get a chance. I have just about all the pictures we have taken since we got our digital camera. There is a section call “Nana and Pa-paw” which includes pictures of my dad, Thomas (Tommy) Dragland, and my mom, Lynnie Dragland, as well as, a few of my sister, Abby Dragland.
Warmest wishes to all!
Mandy Nix
Angie Anders Posted: 20-Jul-2003 13:53
Mandy, I saw your website and loved it! Those scrolling pictures of you all is something new I have never seen before. What a neat and unique touch! You have some great friends, to set this up for you! I loved looking through the pictures. You have LOTS of pictures! Can’t wait to finish going through it all. Thanks for sharing that.
My mother has not yet uploaded her reunion pictures, with so many things going on at the homefront lately, but one of these days she will get them together and I’ll share. Thanks!
East Texas

From our legacy blog – TRAVEL

Topic: Dragland’s Same Place @ Same Time !

 tdragland Posted: 26-May-2002 10:22
Since Vaughn and I were both in San Francisco at the same time and unaware we were at the same location 30 minutes apart and did’nt know it I thought it might be fun to share travel plans for those that might be able to meet at the same place and time!
Todd Dragland (518-469-6123 cell)
May 28-29 Montreal
June 5 Philadelphia (Florida Marlins vs Phillies)
June 6 Newark NJ
See you there?

 Mandi Posted: 27-May-2002 22:31
This is a great idea.
I’m going to Virginia this summer, and we’re also going to California.
We’re not entirely sure of the dates yet, though, but I’ll try to get them posted as soon as possible.
The trip to Virginia, I believe, will only bem y mother and myself, but the trip to California will be all four of us.

 tdragland Posted: 08-Jun-2002 20:17
I have a meeting in Toronto June 19th.
Vaughn, I will call ahead…
Love Todd

 Vaughn Posted: 14-Jun-2002 10:14
I will be in Denver, Colorado — from July 17-19, 2002.

 tdragland Posted: 11-Jul-2002 14:03
Will be in Buffalo July 17. Todd

BRADDRAGLAND Posted: 14-Jul-02 22:33
will be in Vancouver on Aug 30th & 31. Hope to see every one there that can make it. Your’s truly, Brad.

 Vaughn Posted: 22-May-2003 21:08
I plan to be in Vancouver around the last week of August, 2003.
BRADDRAGLAND Posted: 24-May-2003 18:15
I am going to be in Vancouver for a wedding on Aug 16th.
Vaughn, unless you can change your plans, it looks like we may miss each other by two weeks.
We have plans to fly in on Aug 15th and out on Aug 17th. Bradley

 Vaughn Posted: 30-May-2003 00:43
Well, it looks like Dean, Brad & Todd will all be in the Vancouver area around the weekend of the 16th & 17th of August,
so I will try to move my trip forward and be there at the same time. I will post again when I have more specifics…
Cheers! Vaughn

 dean dragland Posted: 30-May-2003 17:14
Hi there Kinfolk
I will be arriving Vancouver Aug.14 to Parksville Aug.16 back
to Van Aug.18 back to Calgary Aug.19.
Hope all 5 of us can get together perhaps Friday Aug.15.

 tdragland Posted: 06-Jun-2003 17:16
August 15 looks good…
By the way I went to an evening with Jerry Jeff walker last night in Saratoga, just a 300 seat club, what a geat evening. I even wore my black cowboy boots that I had inherited from Dad, it was easy to sing along to “up against the wall you redneck mother…” with those boots on… didn’t kick any hippies asses, but raised a little hayuall.

 Mandi Posted: 07-Jun-2003 21:17
   I’ll be in Virginia during the week of July 13th to the 20th.

Topic: Vancouver in August

dean dragland Posted: 30-May-2003 00:08
Hi everyone,
We sure do have poor timing!
I will be attending a wedding on Vancouver Island/ Parksville on
Aug 17
Maybe next time.

 Vaughn Posted: 30-May-2003 00:48
See my post in the General Forum (Topic: Draglands Same Place @ Same Time, Author: tdragland)
I will try to move my trip ahead, and hope to see you in Van…
That is, I hope you have time to stop for a visit on your way to Parksville!