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Genealogical Society


Virginia Taylor, President
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Ralph Munoz
1st Vice-President
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Barbara Ibaibarriaga
2nd Vice-President
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Karen Yarger, Secretary
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Sam Seat, Treasurer
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Standing Committees

Cemetery Steering Committee
Susan Zimmer alandsuezimmer@cox.net

Computer Group
Shirley Becker clanroots@gmail.com

Education
Susi Pentico SusiCP@cox.net

Estate Papers
Gary Brock gary@cyber.net

Historian
Susan Zimmer alandsuezimmer@cox.net

Hospitality
Dorothy Alvord dja1224@cox.net
JoAnn Bonner jabonner13@gmail.com

Librarian
Wanda Brock wanda@cyber.net

Newsletter Editor
Randy Seaver rjseaver@cox.net

Ways and Means
Bethel Williams qb_cat@yahoo.com

Research Group and Queries
Randy Seaver rjseaver@cox.net

Webmaster
Gary Brock gary@cyber.net

PHOTO GALLERY
November Meeting 2008

Our November meeting, “Heirloom Discovery Day", was one of our favorite meetings of the year with the return of Georgie Stillman, a Professional Appraiser. A few members were asked to bring in something old, maybe handed down to them and our guest speaker would then inspect each item and tell us a little bit about when it was made, where it was made and by whom and perhaps even an estimate of its value.

Here Gary Brock displays a picture given to his mother when she was a girl and has always been a part of his life. Made of cutouts from seed catalogs and greeting cards, Gerogie referred to it as "Victorian Lady Art" from the 1870s or 80s.

Ann Stevens brought a Seth Thomas mantle clock, which Georgie thought was from the 1880 to 1910 time frame. She mentioned a transition period after the Civil War when hand manufacturing moved into machine manufacturing and said the clock’s age was based on that.

Virginia Taylor had a green carnival glass vase, which was probably created in the 1950's.

Susan Zimmer displayed a wedding dress from her husband's grandmother. Georgie said it was a muslin dress from the 1890 to 1910 period. Because of the perfect condition of the dress, Georgie gave a valuation of $800 - $1000 and gave her special instructions on how to store it.

Susi Pentico showed a small art deco pottery piece from her New England ancestors, and Georgie said it was a Hull piece.

Nancy Smith presented a 4th edition "American Woman Cookbook" from 1941.

Bobbie Lane showed her Bavarian glass bell, which Georgie said was pressed glass from the 1920-1930 time frame.

Phyllis Learned had 7 different hand-painted china tea plates - which Georgie dated to the 1890 to 1920 time frame. She also said they were probably made at a china painting school, a very popular hobby at that time.

Terry Stewart showed a small hand-painted clay pitcher which Georgie said she had never seen in that form. She thought it might be Hungarian., called it “Hard Victoriana” and said she would check the value as there were no markings.

Joan Largey showed her husband's grandfather's shaving mug, and his straight razor (still in the box with the price on it)! Georgie said the mug was from Pennsylvania in the early 1900's and that it was considered a very prestigious item as indicated by the colors used and the markings on the mug.