The North Carolina Genealogical Society has a great newsletter. Their latest issue can be found here.
The Heritage Research Center of the High Point Public Library is sponsoring a second Field Trip to the North Carolina State Archives on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016. This trip is for folks who need to do research in Raleigh but either cannot drive that far or need special help to guide their research. Each approved individual will be matched with an adviser who will help him or her plan questions and research strategies in advance of the trip; the mentors will also be on-hand June 8th to offer advice and assistance. The cost is $35 per person to cover bus transportation, payable once an applicant is accepted. There are twenty advisee slots. The Heritage Research Center will accept a short, two-page application all during the month of February 2016. No early applications please. Decisions will be made based on whether the applicant has experience using local records (land, estates, wills, tax, court, etc.) and whether she or he has specific questions that can be answered at the Archives. After that, those who apply earliest in the month of February will take priority. A waiting list will also be made. For an application or for more details, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (336) 883-3637. Applications can be sent via e-mail or regular mail to your address.
Saturday April 16th at 10 AM at the Asheboro Public Library.
Presented by Surveyor Glenn Brown
Old and new surveying techniques, problem solving, example plats and surveys.
Seating is limited.
After the meeting, members will vote on Board Members for 2016.
The North Carolina Genealogical Society and the Forsyth County Genealogical Society present:
"Digging Deeper into Your Family History" with Michael D. Lacopo, DVM
Saturday, June 20, 2015
9am t0 4pm
Registration is 9am to 9:30 am
42.00 for NCGS or FCGS members
52.00 for non-members
Price includes lunch
The workshop will be held at:
Knollwood Baptist Church
330 Knollwood Street, Winston-Salem, NC
The full-day workshop will include the following four lectures:
“Deconstructing Your Family Tree: Re-evaluating the evidence.” When information passed on from researcher to researcher doesn’t “add up” it’s time to tear down the walls and rebuild anew. This methodology lecture shows how erroneous conclusions can sneak into our research uncontested. This lecture is especially pertinent today with so many family trees that get cut and pasted into our own research.
“More than the Census: Our Families Did Exist Between those 10-Year Intervals” This lecture will show the researcher that it is important to identify our ancestors’ whereabouts in as many local records as possible. A lot can happen in ten years! If you don’t look harder, you won’t find them.
“Incorporating Social History into Your Research” Family history should be more than names and dates. What motivated our ancestors? Why did they migrate? Who did they interact with? How do social customs of another era affect our research? Social history and its bearing on genealogical research will be covered and a “must-read” bibliography for serious researchers will be discussed.
“She Came from Nowhere” – A Case Study Approach to a Difficult Genealogy Problem”. This lecture illustrates the joys and pitfalls of Virginia research as well as employing a problem-solving approach utilizing social history, female research, and family analysis to identify the parents of Elizabeth Stith, the ancestor “from nowhere”.
Please register and pay online at the NCGS website – www.ncgenealogy.org OR download and print the registration form and mail it with your payment to NCGS Summer Workshop, PO Box 30815, Raleigh, NC 27622-0815. To take advantage of member pricing, you may first join NCGS by visiting the membership section of the website.
Note that only registrations received on or before 10 June 2015 are guaranteed lunch and the workshop packet.
Any changes, including those due to inclement weather conditions, will be posted on the NCGS website.
Note that a limited number of rooms for out-of-town attendees will be held at the Best Western Plus Hanes Mall Hotel in Winston-Salem, NC. Please contact the NCGS about availability.
The 14th Annual reunion in Eldorado, NC at the Eldorado Community Building to exchange information and share stories will be April 25th at 10am. No need to bring food this year since the Uwharrie Fire Department will be having their semi-annual BBQ fund raiser.
This year we will be discussing some of the other early settlers of Montgomery Co. beside the Harris family. The other lines are: Henderson, Hearne [ Hearne ], Haywood, Walker, Morgan, Smart, Dennis, Russell, Coggin[s], Taylor, Talbert [ Tolbert ], Hall, Grissom, Morris, Steed, Tucker, Bell, Sanders [ Saunders ], Mullinix, Johnson, Smith, Hardister, Honeycutt [ Hunnicutt ], Hagler [ Hegler ], & Cranford. Also any other names that anyone would like to bring up. Please let me know any other surnames that you want to add.
Please go the following web site to register http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~westharris/
Click on Register for 14th annual gathering & then when you see Register flashing click on it & send your e-mail.
If anyone has any information on any of these families please come & bring the info with you. Also bring your laptops, scanners, printers, copiers, flash drives, & hard copies of your information. It was decided to open this up to more lines of people & hopefully increase our knowledge of the early settlers of Montgomery County. Please let me know if you are planning to come on this date & what you plan to bring. Thanks.
We've had some Winter weather...a LOT of Winter weather. We're working on getting the latest journal out to everyone but it will be slightly delayed. Please bear with us! It's on the way soon!
Due to all the Winter weather, we've rescheduled our Spring Seminar. It will April 4, 2015. Here's the information:
Our Spring Seminar will be Saturday April 4, 2015 @ 10:00 am at the Asheboro Public Library on Worth Street. We will be hosting Warren Shriver, a researcher of the history behind Christianity's best known hymns. his research efforts will give us insights on ways to go about finding information. Seating is limited. Light refreshments. After the speaker, the Society and its members will vote for officers for 2015.
Hi everyone. Our hometown newspaper did a great feature article on us. Please see the article below!
Courier-Tribune Article from November 23, 2014
These films are part of a series of films taken by H. Lee Waters titled Movies of Local People. The series captures residents of small towns across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia between 1936 and 1942. Digitized from DigiBeta. The shot list for this film was created by library staff from another version of the footage. The sequence of events identified in the shot list should be accurate, but the timestamps are not.
Here's the original URL of the video:
If you see anyone you recognize in the video, please post in the comments.