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We usually meet in the fellowship hall at
Peace United Church of Christ located at 2714 West Market Street
in Greensboro just off W. Wendover Avenue. The fellowship hall is located in the rear of the building.
Park in the back and enter the door nearest N. Lindell Road. Click here for a map showing our meeting location.

Meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month, January through May and September through November. GCGS's genealogical exchange journal library is open for members to check out some other societies' journals from 9:00 a.m. until noon on meeting days. Regular meetings usually conclude about 11:30 a.m. Occasionally our Computer Users' Group will meet at the conclusion of our regular meetings. Non-members are always welcome to attend these free programs.

Scheduled GCGS Meetings:

  • June, July and August - no meetings
  • 20 September 2014 - Ed and Sue Curtis will present the History of Salisbury Confederate Prison. Sue is President of the organization and Ed is the Editor of the quarterly newsletter to 200+ members. They have a slide presentation which includes information on the history of the prison, and often includes references diaries/letters, and some of the individuals who were there (Col. John Gilmer of Guilford was a Salisbury Prison commandant for a while).
  • 18 October 2014 - Rachel Hiatt and Cindy Green with the Winston-Salem (NC) Family History Center will return and bring us up to date on what's new on FamilySearch is posting new digitized records and indexes every day. Don't miss this informative program.
  • 15 November 2014 - Vann Evans of the N.C. State Archives will be the speaker. Topic to be announced.

Other Genealogical Events of Interest:
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  • 26 July 2014 - The North Carolina Genealogical Society Regional Workshop in Fletcher, NC. The workshop will be co-sponsored by the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society. The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. David McDonald, CG. Look for details in the registration flyer to be posted on the NCGS website and in the NCGS News.
  • 8-10 August 2014 - Clapp Family Reunion - See information below or click here for a pdf document. If you have further questions, email Donna Bonds at
    August 8, 2014
    6:00 PM
    - Friday Meal at 3452 Harris Road will include ham, augratin potatoes, green beans, homemade pies & ice cream and more. Make a check payable to the CFA for $10 per person and mail to Emily Clapp at 263 Clapp Farms Road, Greensboro, NC 27405. RSVP Donna Bonds at 336-584-1111 or by Aug. 2.
    7:00 PM - Program - Benjamin Lynn Clapp Descendants Bill Clapp of the Idaho Great Basin will share history of the life and times of his line of the family.
    August 9, 2014
    9:30 AM
    - Noon Genealogy Exchange Join those researching in the Clapp Family Library at 3452 Harris Road. Newsletters, books and Brick Church afghans available. Enjoy a leftovers/tomato sandwich lunch and plan afternoon tours.
    2:00 PM - Afternoon Tour Options: visit Clapp's Mill Memorial; area cemeteries such as Stoner's, St. Paul's, and Freidan's; Tour Clapp Farms Road; Alamance Battleground program; or plan your own tour.
    6:00 PM - Saturday Dinner Enjoy an incredible home-cooked buffet provided by the Women of Brick Church at the church. To make reservations mail a check for $12.00 per person to Emily Clapp and RSVP Donna Bonds.
    7:00 PM - Program: Sons of Thunder will perform well-loved gospel songs
    August 10, 2014
    11:00 AM
    - Worship at Brick Church, "Der Klappe Kirche"
    12:00 Noon - Lunch at a local restaurant
  • 15 November 2014 - The North Carolina Genealogical Society's Annual Meeting and Workshop will be held in Raleigh. Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, will be the speaker. Judy is also known as The Legal Genealogist, lecturing on a variety of genealogical issues, including the importance of the law to genealogy. Look for details in the registration flyer to be posted on the NCGS website and in the NCGS News.
  • 12 - 14 February 2015 - Two national genealogy events are joining forces in 2015. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) annual conference will take place in conjunction with the FamilySearch RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City. Attendees of one event will be able to participate in the other for an additional fee. Click here for more information.

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