07 October 2013

WCGS Meeting - October 2013

By Pamela Pattison Lash

Ever wonder how to properly clean and maintain a tombstone?  Pat Goebel, Co-VP for WCGS, has info to share about our next meeting.  Here's what she shared:

The Williams County Genealogical Society will meet Monday, October 14, 2013 at 6:30 pm in the Harmon Room, West Annex, Bryan Public Library, Bryan, OH. Mr. Rex Bentley will be the guest for a question and answer session on monument care. Rex formerly worked for a monument company for many years. He was involved in every aspect of the company and in the cemetery. Bring a question from one of these ideas or bring your own on the care and upkeep of monuments:
Type of stones used in monuments; care of different kind of stones used; what kind of weather cleaning should or should not be done; how to clean different fungus or stains off monuments; Lettering-what to use to read difficult lettering on monuments.

You may bring one picture of a monument to ask for advice on cleaning or restoring that monument.

Bring a friend and learn more about keeping our families’ memory for the future.

The purpose of WCGS is the preservation of county records and family research.  Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, excluding July and August, at 6:30pm, in the conference room of the West Annex of the Bryan Public Library. The public is invited for all the meetings.

For further information concerning WCGS, visit the Website at www.wcgs-ogs.com or write to WCGS, P.O. Box 293, Bryan, OH 43506.