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Guilford County Genealogical Society

Greensboro, North Carolina

"Family History Research, Education & Publication"

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We are pleased to announce two new Guilford County Genealogical Society publications are now available through

Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Chatham County, NC, May 1805 to November 1809
Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Rockingham County NC, February 1786 to November 1795

These two volumes, transcribed and indexed by Larry W. Cates, MLIS, editor of The Guilford Genealogist, for the society, are important genealogical tools.
Transcribed minutes of the court of pleas and quarter sessions offer a unique look into daily life in Piedmont North Carolina. This court not only decided minor civil and
criminal matters but also acted as the principal administrative body for the county. In that capacity, it handled matters as diverse as estate settlement, recording of land records,
apprenticeships, bastardy issues, road maintenance, tax assessment, licensing of mills and taverns, and lunacy decrees among many other matters. No other governing body had as many interactions
with ordinary citizens. Even if your ancestors are generally hard to find in public records, you very well may find them here. Paper covers. Perfect bound. 8 1/2 x 11 format. Glossary of legal terms. Fully indexed.
The Chatham volume contains 212 pages and the Rockingham volume, 182 pages. $30 each + shipping and tax.
Click on the name of the volume of interest above to learn more. You will be taken to Prints in 3-5 business days.

Our new meeting location is at the Greensboro Public Library, 219 N. Church Street in downtown Greensboro, NC. Click here for a map.
Downtown deck and on-street parking are free on the weekend. The parking deck arm will be up when you arrive for easy access.
Do not park in the Greensboro Children's Museum lot.

Membership meetings are at 10:00 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month, January through May and September through November.
From 9:00 a.m. until noon on meeting days, GCGS's genealogical exchange journal library is open for members to check out some other societies' journals.
Regular meetings usually end about 11:30 a.m. Non-members are always welcome to attend these free programs. You will find the Society's programs posted on our Events page.


Inclement Weather Notice: TV station WXII has been set up to receive our cancellation notices.
Unfortunately they only post notices such as ours online, not on the TV station. Go to and check cancellations there.
We will also post a cancellation notice on this page. Be safe.


See the recent addition to the Publications page - Click here for a searchable index to the Fred Hughes Map (PC - Control F to find).


Guilford County Genealogical Society membership runs from January 1 through December 31. Click link for Membership Dues Form.


The Guilford County Genealogical Society has been notified of several offers that might be of interest
to Guilford County and/or North Carolina researchers. Go to our "News" web page to see these offers.


The Guilford County Genealogical Society address is:
Guilford County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 4713, Dept. W
Greensboro, NC 27404-4713


The Guilford County Genealogical Society, founded in 1974, is a non-profit organization of about 230 members nationwide, dedicated to genealogy and family history research, education and publication.
Through its educational programs and publications, GCGS promotes interest in genealogy and standards of genealogical research. GCGS also promotes the collection and preservation of family records,
manuscripts, documents and other genealogy materials. Although the primary focus of GCGS is Guilford County genealogy, many of GCGS's programs are of general interest to anyone interested in genealogy.

See the Events page for membership meeting dates and programs.

We are now including other genealogical events of interest on the Events page.
Visit our updated page of local research facilities and recent newsletters posted online for your convenience.

For information about this website or GCGS, contact GCGS by e-mail.
If you are interested in information about a specific family, please see our Queries page.