Posted By:Milancie Adams
Subject:Re: Owsley, Housely, Ousley Meeting 2007
Post Date:April 28, 2007 at 10:06:14
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The Owsley society will meet this year in Charlottesville Virginia. You do not have to be a society member to attend.   Milancie    
"Mark you calendars and make your reservations now for the 2007 Owsley Family Historical Society Annual Meeting to be held June 7th-9th, 2007 in
Charlottesville, Virginia.

We will start with early registration and a dessert social on the evening of
Thursday June 7, 2006 -a time for cousins to share genealogical information,
scrapbooks, photos and generally get caught up since our last meeting in
Chattanooga. Friday, June 8th, will begin with our annual business
meeting-including an update on plans for the August OFHS English Heritage
Tour by the Farnsworths. Later on Friday and Saturday will be an update on
the latest Owsley Surname Project DNA findings by Floyd Owsley and Ronny
Bodine, a talk on tracing German ancestry by Ronny Bodine and a presentation
on our royal Irish ancestry by Sheila Patterson- plus some surprises!

Friday lunch will be at the hotel. Supper is on your own with cousins. On
Saturday, June 8th, we will carpool to the historic eighteenth century
Michie Tavern for a wonderful lunch served by attendants in period costume
and a tour of the Tavern and Museum. Our meeting will conclude with our
Saturday night banquet at the hotel.

While in Charlottesville, we will be staying at the Doubletree Hotel- this
is the same hotel we used for our 2003 meeting and it was a popular choice.
Charlottesville is located in a beautiful and historic area of the country.
Nearby attractions include Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and the University
of Virginia which he also designed. One can visit Ash Lawn, home of
Jefferson's friend and fellow President, James Monroe. A little further
afield is Poplar Forest, which Jefferson built as a retreat from the bustle
of Monticello.

For those who have a few more days, historic Jamestown and Virginia's
colonial capital, Williamsburg are within driving distance. The Library of
Virginia's extensive historical collection is in Richmond.

To register for the meeting, contact Sheila Paterson at or
Connie Howard at Hotel reservations can be made by
calling the Doubletree Hotel Charlottesville at 434-973-2121 . Be sure to
mention that you are coming for the Owsley Family Historical Society

Another big announcement it looks like its a go to visit Tiverton the estate of Frederick Owsley a brother of HBO on Sat. Charolette who family have lived on the estate and her ancestors who also lived there on estate in Frederick time will be our guide.   Milancie  

Subject: 2007 OFHS ANNUAL MEETING - BIG ANNOUNCEMENT !!! Dear Members,
  This evening, Connie Howard, this year’s Program Director, received word from Dr. Douglas Owsley that he has been able to clear his schedule and attend our Annual Meeting in Charlottesville. Dr. Owsley is head of the forensic anthropology department at the Smithsonian Institution and is well-known to our membership. Dr. Owsley is a much sought speaker at academic gatherings and commands a substantial speaking fee, but we have had the great fortune of having Dr. Owsley attend our meetings on two previous occasions, in May 1993 in Richmond, Virginia and in June 2003 in Charlottesville.   On Saturday, 9 June, Dr. Owsley will give a lecture and slide presentation on the forensic analysis of 17th-century St. Mary’s City, Maryland, which  was the original center of the Maryland colony, founded in 1634 and Jamestowne, Virginia, considered the first permanent English settlement in what is now the United States.   Following his presentation in 2003, Dr. Owsley took time to autograph a biography that had been written about him. This book, No Bone Unturned, by Jeff Benedict, is now available only in paperback from for $11.86. If you are planning on attending, consider ordering the book and bring it with you.   Now, having made this exciting announcement, I encourage you to make your plans on attending. Time is running out to make hotel reservations at the Double Tree where we stayed in 2003. Be advised that although the cost for the OFHS per night is $99.00, plus tax, the regular rate for all others is $144.00. Connie did some serious negotiating to secure this rate. The hotel’s toll-free number is 1-800-494-9467. The hotel will only hold rooms for our meeting until 5 May. Thereafter, you may be lucky to find a room at the Super 8 or Motel 6. If you are planning on attending and have not yet sent in your registrations to Connie Howard, PLEASE fire off an e-mail to her at and give her a heads up that your registration is in the mail.
This email is being sent to all the membership for whom I have email addresses. Pass the word to whomever you can about the meeting and make your plans on attending. Have a safe trip.
Best regards,
Ronny  Ronny Bodine President, OFHS