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: Genealogical Fair Reminder
: Rick September 16, 2006, 07:38:21 AM
Greathouse "Cousins",

As the newly elected 1st Vice President of the Roane County Historical Society, , I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that the annual Roane County Historical Society's Genealogical Fair will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2006 at the:

Roane County Committee on Aging Building
811 Madison Ave.
Spencer, WV 25276
9am - 3pm

Please join us in researching and sharing our family connections in Roane County and surrounding areas. Enjoy the day, researching your family, greeting old friends and making new ones.

Everyone is Welcome!

What will you find at the Fair?

Wide variety of research material available for sale.
Old photo displays.
Family records sharing by various researchers.
County Courthouse open until noon for individual research.
Food and drinks available on premises.
Copier available.
Door prizes.

To reserve a display area, or for more information, Please contact:

Carol Board
2856 Ripley Road
Spencer, WV 25276
Phone: 304-927-1985


Johanna Nutter
2238 Mulberry Ridge
Spencer, WV 25276
Phone: 304-927-0390

For more information on the Roane County Historical Society, please see our website at:

The Roane County Historical Society will have the following new books for sale at the Fair on Sept. 23.

1.   Reedy, WV Newspaper News Articles & Advertisements 1909-1949.-- 129 pages
 News articles include birthdays, births, marriages, family gatherings, etc.
 Price $10.00 + .60 tax(WV only) + $2.00 P/H if shipped

2.   City Directory, Spencer, WV 1927. -- 64 pages-- Includes residents' households with members of family listed, clubs, societies, addresses, churches, etc.
Price $5.00 + .30 tax(WV only) + $1.50 P/H if shipped

3.   The Founders of Roane County, by Phillip Crane-- 42 pages--reprinted by the RCHS with his permission.   Tells about how Roane County was formed, and the problems that went along with choosing the boundaries and the county seat. Mr. Crane traveled to Richmond, VA, scanned the original signaturesof over 300 citizens on the petition asking that the county be formed.   From those signatures, he searched the census reports, history books, etc. to ascertain their ages, occupations, where they lived, and place of birth.
Price $5.00+.30 tax (WV only)+ $1.50 P/H if shipped

4. The 1856-1956 Centennial Newspaper-- 300+ pages--Originally published by the Times Record and Roane County Reporter in 1956 as a special edition of 110 pages.   The paper has been cut apart and combined into a book with over 300 pages.   All historical articles are included, although most advertising was not used in order to keep the book to a manageable size.
Price $20.00 + $1.20 tax(WV only) + $2.00 P/H if shipped

For more information about publications available from the Roane County Historical Society, please the view RCHS's publication list here...

Greathouse Point's Table at the Fair

I have made arrangements to have a table at the fair for Greathouse Point, which I will be sharing with Greathouse "Cousin",  Linda Birgel. She will be showing photos from her recent trip to Germany, where she was able to meet our "Cousin" from the Netherlands, Jan Grothauzen. From the sound of her trip, Jan was very helpful to her while Linda and her husband were touring in Germany. Linda will also have other items of interest to share with all who visit our table.

Also at our table for Greathouse Point, I will be conducting searches through our Greathouse family databases for all who stop by our table with questions about their Greathouse Family.

There is also a considerable number of Greathouse's who live in the area of Spencer as well as those that come from other states who usually try to attend the fair, so there was quite a few of us who got to meet each other at the fair in September 2004.

For reasons that many of you know, I was unable to attend the fair in September 2005. Mom is doing great with her chemo therapy treatments and we are hoping to hear more good news next  Friday when she has her next MRI.

Well we have high hopes that we will have a very successful fair this year, and I do hope to see you at the fair next Saturday on 23 September 2006. If you can attend the fair, please be sure to stop by Greathouse Point's table and sign our guest book.


Rick Greathouse

Greathouse Point

Family Historian
John Greathouse Sr. and Sarah McDade

1st Vice President
Roane County Historical Society
Spencer, WV