Petunia Press sadly announces the death
of one of its founders
Julia M. Case
Julia Martha Case, of Alexandria, Virginia, died there 13 February 2008. The daughter of Frank Borton Case and Susan Rebecca Prichard, she was born 17 December 1943 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is survived by her daughter, Kristine, and one grandson, Christopher, both of Alexandria, Virginia.
Case was a professional genealogist who specialized in transcription of colonial Virginia records. She was a graduate of the George Washington University's Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the National Genealogical Society's (NGS) home study course, the New England Historic Genealogical Society's (NEHGS) first Come Home to New England seminar, and the National Institute of Genealogical Research. in Washington, DC. A descendant of Elisha Clayton, a private from New Jersey who served during the American Revolution, she was a long-time member of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution.
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. 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.
Case worked for many years as an executive secretary for Steptoe and Johnson, LLP, in Washington, DC and also for the Cornell University School of Civil & Environmental Engineering in Ithaca, New York.
A memorial service will be held 21 February 2008, 3:00 PM EST, at Everly-Wheatley
Funeral Home in Alexandria, Virginia.
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