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NEW MEMBERSHIP MEETING LOCATION BEGINNING JANUARY 2017
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.

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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 http://www.wxii12.com/ and check cancellations there.
We will also post a cancellation notice on this page. Be safe.

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Scheduled GCGS Meetings:

  • June, July and August 2017 - no meetings
  • 16 September 2017 - speaker Michele Doyle will tell us "What's New in FamilySearch". For over 25 years, Michele Doyle has brought family histories to life. She enjoys teaching and helping other tell the stories of their family. Through pictures and stories we bring our ancestors alive again. Don't miss her presentation.
  • 21 October 2017 - Michele Doyle and Dorothy Tucker will present a Photo Organizing Workshop: Sorting, organizing, and displaying print and digital photos. They will walk us through steps necessary to sort and organize your photos at home and give tips and tools for using your photos to tell your family stories.
  • 18 November 2017 - Ann Palmer will speak about "Those Elusive Females," the female ancestors are simply tougher to trace than male ancestors. Their maiden names disappeared with their marriage. Their roles in history have been less celebrated and less recorded. Join us explore thinking "out of the box" along the maternal line, discover clues to maiden names, and learn some pitfalls to avoid. Ann is a retired Tampa-Hillsborough County librarian where she served as the supervisor of the Florida History and Genealogy Library for several years. She is a member of several genealogical societies in New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Florida. While living in North Carolina she served as president of the Guilford County Genealogical Society. On a personal level, she has been researching both her and her husband's family ancestry for 20 years. She enjoys developing and presenting program to share with others and especially enjoys researching using census records, cemeteries, and old photographs.
  • December 2017 - No meeting
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  • ON HIATUS UNTIL FALL The Heritage Research Center of the High Point Public Library Book Club is on hiatus until fall. The schedule to be announced.
  • POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 7 May 2017 (Sunday), 3:00 to 4:30 pm - "Roads Less Traveled" - (Basic Genealogy III), The Heritage Research Center of the High Point Public Library, 1st Floor Morgan Room. Expert genealogist Timothy Rackley, well-known for his publications concerning the Tar River section of North Carolina, will lead us through a variety of sources that are frequently overlooked by genealogists including county court records, tax records, school censuses, coroner's records, and others. For further information, contact the library at (336) 883-3637. POSTPONED UNTIL FALL
  • 5 June 2017 (Monday), 6:30 to 7:45 pm - "Military Records for Genealogy" (Basic Genealogy IV), The Heritage Research Center of the High Point Public Library, 1st Floor Morgan Room. Military records exist at both the state and national levels and include a great variety of document types from combined service records to unit diaries and log books to pension files, bounty land grants, muster rolls and pay rolls. Learn the basics with Marcellaus Joiner of the HRC. For further information, contact the library at (336) 883-3637.
  • 19 June 2017 (Monday), 6:30 to 7:45 pm - "Suspicion and Sacrifice: High Point During World War I", The Heritage Research Center of the High Point Public Library, 1st Floor Morgan Room. 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War I. Discover the surprising facts about High Point's mobilization. The war effort brought out valor, thrift and self-sacrifice among those who remained at home, but it also agitated suspicions and tensions among various social groups, dampened free speech, and involved a great deal of propaganda and lock-step regimentation. High Point's experience was similar to that of the nation at large. Learn the surprising facts with Larry Cates of the HRC. For further information, contact the library at (336) 883-3637.
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