Timothy Field Beard, FASG, was born at Great Barrington, MA, the son of Stuart-Menteth Beard II, and his wife Natalie Sudler (Turner) Beard. He was married at Christ Church Methodist in New York City, September 12, 1963 to the former Annette Knowles Huddleston, who died in New York City January 28, 1995. She was the daughter of the late William E. Huddleston, Jr., of Clanton, Alabama and Alma F. Robinson of Gadsden, Alabama.
Mr. Beard was educated at the Indian Mountain School, the Berkshire School and was graduated from Williams College and Columbia University. During the Korean War, he was Supply Officer at Bordeaux Air Force Base in France.
Mr. Beard served as Librarian in the Local History and Genealogical Division of the New York Public Library and was formerly Director of the Minor Memorial Library and the Hodge Memorial Library in Roxbury, Connecticut. He is the author of How to Find Your Family Roots (McGraw-Hill, 1977) and is a Fellow the American Society of Genealogists and the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society. Mr. Beard is Past President of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists.
Julian Victor Brandt III, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, is the son of Julian V. Brandt, Jr. and Cather McD. Brandt. He is married to Anne Standish (Read) Brandt. The Brandts have three children and reside in Charleston.
Mr. Brandt was graduated from the The Citadel with a B.A. in History. Mr. Brandt’s career has been in the real estate sale and development sector. His company, of which he is the founder and proprietor, specializes in sales and leasing of historic residential and commercial properties. Mr. Brandt’s company has restored over forty historic properties; many qualifying for historic tax credits and conservation easements.
Mr. Brandt holds membership in several or organizations including:
He is a frequent lecturer on South Carolina, Colonial History and Preservation. The Brandts are members of Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church.
Jane Elizabeth Routt Power, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, is the daughter of Robert Ralph and Maurine Scott Routt. She was married to the late John Michael Power, and has four stepsons: Michael, Stephen, Barry and Jason Power, as well as nine (9) grandchildren and four (4) great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Power received her B.S. in Education, History and English, North Texas State University. During her career she was the Director of Human Resources at Garrett Electronics, Inc. dba Garrett Metal Detectors. Garrett is a world-wide company manufacturing security and hobby metal detectors. Additionally, Mrs. Power has been the president/owner of J&J Power Communications for over twenty-five (25) years; a woman/minority-owned certified advertising specialties, promotion and marketing company.
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Mrs. Power’s avocations include researching and enjoying history and genealogy for over thirty-five years. She is a professional genealogy lecturer and teacher, as well as a frequent guest on “The Family History Show” hosted by Michael Matthews aired on the Texas State Radio Network.
Additionally, Mrs. Power is Past President of the Garland Genealogical Society; a Fellow of Scottish Antiquaries; as well as a member of the National Gavel Society, P.E.O., the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, and an Arkansas Traveler. She holds professional membership in the National Association of Parliamentarians, and the Texas Association of Parliamentarians.
Neil D. Thompson, Ph.D., FASG, an attorney and longtime genealogical editor, with a doctorate in history, is one of the world's great authorities on medieval families.
Dr. Thompson was elected Fellow Emeritus at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Genealogists on November 7, 2020, Dr. Neil D. Thompson, the 100th Fellow, was elected as a Fellow Emeritus, in recognition of his lifetime of contributions to genealogy. Among Dr. Thompson’s many contributions to the field is the journal The Genealogist, which he founded in 1980 and edited and published for many years; it is now published by the Society.
Marlene Rathbun Wilkinson, a native of Oklahoma, is the daughter of Carl J. and Ona Rathbun. Mrs. Wilkinson was graduated from Oklahoma State University where she earned her B.A. in Liberal Arts. She then attended the University of Memphis where she earned her M.S. in Education, with a concentration in General Counseling. Mrs. Wilkinson, now retired, was formerly Director of the Millington Center of Shelby State Community College. She was also a counselor for underprepared students at the Mid-Town and Gill campuses of Shelby State Community College.
Mrs. Wilkinson is married to Captain Edward Lewis Wilkinson, USN (Ret). They reside in Westlake, Ohio. The Wilkinsons have three children: Edward, Martha and Mary; four grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Mrs. Wilkinson is an active member of her community, and is involved with numerous organizations. She is a member of Delta Zeta Sorority and the Saybrook Founders Colony. Mrs. Wilkinson is a former Board Member of the Ten-Ark-Miss Council of the Girl Scouts of America, as well a former Board Member of the Frayser-Millington Metal Health Center. She and her husband are currently members of St. Peter's Episcopal Church Ohio.
In 2001, Mrs. Wilkinson received the Community Service Award from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution for her years of service to her community. Mrs. Wilkinson is a former member of Mensa.
Mrs. Wilkinson has been a vital part of the Navy Relief Society, having served over 5,000 volunteer hours. She is the recipient of the Society's Meritorious Service Award. In the past, she has served as Chairman of Volunteers 1971, 1974-1977; Interviewer 1971-1979; and Layettes 1971-1979. She also retains membership in the Association of Naval Aviation.
Sharyn “Shari” Kelley Worrell, a native of Lynn, Massachusetts is the daughter of Richard Allen and Norma Lovett (Gregory) Kelley. She has a son, Ryan Richard Worrell, Esq. and enjoyed a career as a flight attendant; now retired. She has three grandsons; Ryan, Jr., Daniel and Oliver. Shari is involved with numerous avocational pursuits and devotes significant time to the lineage society community, where she has served in many organizations in various capacities.
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Shari is very active in volunteer organizations, including, at various times: Boy Scouts of America where she developed religious growth programs and was awarded Den Leader of the Year Award, Chartered Organization Rep of the Year and the Servant of Youth Award; President of the Good Shepherd Hospital Auxiliary where she created an ongoing Children’s Art Display in the Cardiac wing; served on the Los Angeles MDA board and co-founded the Young Women’s League for Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Shari is a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and has held many roles, including: Secretary of the Congregation; Assistant Superintendent of Sunday School; Secretary of the Board of Education; Public Relations Chair for the school and church.
Additionally, she is a member of the Clipped Wings; the Speakers’ Bureau for Los-Angeles Based Flight Attendants; and the Immanuel Lutheran School Education Foundation.
Shari also lobbied for three years for the exoneration of the remaining six “Salem Witches” whom were executed in 1692. On October 31, 2001, Acting Gov. Jane Swift (of Massachusetts) signed the Bill into Law, exonerating all six. Shari’s Committee held a Memorial service in June 2002 in Salem, Massachusetts for these martyrs.
She holds membership in numerous genealogical research societies and family associations. They include: Barrington Historical Society; Essex Society of Genealogists; Isaac Cummings Family Association; New England Historic Genealogical Society; New Hampshire Historical Society New Hampshire Society of Genealogists; Swift River Valley Historical Society; The American Genealogist; Topsfield Historical Society; Towne Family Associations.