Saturday, February 16, 2008

Julie M. Case – RIP

It is with sadness that I report the death of one of genealogy’s great souls.

Julie M. Case passed away 13 Feb 2008.

Thanks for the posting "A Genealogy Guru Dies" posted at Bridey’s This & That blog for bringing this news to my attention.

From the obituary posted on Julie's website Petunia Press Case served as an instructor for the NGS' home study course, as a trustee of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), a board member of the Friends of the Virginia State Archives, the membership chairman of the Virginia Genealogical Society, and assistant sysop on GEnie's Genealogy RoundTable. She wrote articles that appeared in American Genealogy Magazine, the Friends of the Virginia State Archives, Archives News and the Virginia Genealogical Society's Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, in the last of which her transcriptions of "Henrico County Record Book No. 2, 1678-1693" appeared from 1991 through 1998.

Case was the co-moderator of Prodigy® Classic's Genealogy Interest Group and the editor of Missing Links and Somebody's Links newsletters. She was the original and long- time co-editor of the RootsWeb Review [with Myra Vanderpool Gormley]. She was a life member of the Friends of the Virginia State Archives and the Virginia Genealogical Society, and a member of International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, the Association for Gravestone Studies, APG, NGS, NEHGS, North Carolina Genealogical Society, Virginia Historical Society and the NSDAR.”

I knew Julie when it was CompuServe (with Dick Eastman), Q-Link (with Terry Morgan, Russ Kyger, me & others), and Prodigy (with Myra & Julie). AOL was much later on the docket. In those easly days we were thrilled when we first were able to share generic emails with folks who weren't on the same online service.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
Your friend in genealogy.

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