Signal Mountain Genealogical Society Meeting November 5

Saturday, October 05, 2013

The Signal Mountain Genealogical Society will meet at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Walden Town Hall, 1836 Taft Hwy. Refreshments will be served, followed by the business meeting and program at 1:30 pm.

 

The program, presented by LaVonne Jolley, is entitled “Colonial Manners and Southern Expressions.” Ms. Jolley is well known for her work in historical and genealogical groups within the area.

 

As always, visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend the Society meeting.

 


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