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[WV] Genealogy Society holds meeting
Genealogy Society holds meeting
Linda Roleff will share the history of the Claysville Church as members of the Mineral County Genealogy Society meet at 6 p.m., Monday, July 10.
In a recent meeting George Williams of Cumberland explained the various routes of migration through the region and explained the genealogy of the Williams Family, descendents of Vincent Williams who was killed by the Indians on land he settled in the 1750's.
Kim Rolls reported on the second Carskadon Mansion Christmas ornament for sale as a fundraiser for the Historic Foundation. The annual Christmas Tour will be the first weekend in December and is set for the area of Rt. 220 south of Keyser extending to the Claysville area.
Members are continuing to work on the second volume of the cemetery book, the committee goes weekly to record old graveyards and update other local cemeteries. It is hoped that the book will be ready for printing in the fall.
Rosemary Smith Stout of Virginia Beach, Va. also shared helpful tips for genealogical searching tools with members. Her research includes the Rogers, Dye, Ellifritz, Welch, Mott and Harrison families of the Ridgeville area. She has been researching since 1979 and was able to answer many questions as well as having on display genealogy charts of various families.
Members of the society recently went to the Allegany County Genealogy Society for a day of research in Cumberland
During a recent show and share, Kim Rolls told members how an external hard drive can be a handy tool. Paul Clites brought an old Bible belonging to the George and Susan (Jones) Hartman family dating to the 1790's. Sandy Arnold displayed an antique cup and a glass chicken dish. Charles Logsdon showed us an old "calculator" instrument from Liechtenstein that he had used during his career as a surveyor in times before pocket calculators were invented and Betty Logsdon showed an old china doll she had purchased at the John Arnold sale many years ago
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