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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. Non-members are always welcome to attend these free programs.
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20 November 2015, 3 - 4 PM - New free North Carolina Genealogical Society Webinar by Craig Scott, MA, CG, FUGA, "Quaker Records and Migration." A recording of this webinar will be freely available on the web from 4 to 6 December 2015, in case you miss the live presentation. Visit www.ncgenealogy.org.
10 January 2016 - The Heritage Research Center of the High Point Public Library 3:00 PM in the Morgan Community Room, 1st Floor High Point Public Library. The program will be "You Can Go Back to the Plantation" with Lamar DeLoatch, founder of the Piedmont-Triad Chapter, Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. Mr. DeLoatch will discuss the types of records kept by owners to document their slaves and plantations and public records that relate to the plantation experience. This is a difficult area of research, but determined effort will yield results. No preregistration necessary. For further information, contact the library at (336)883-3637.
15 January 2016 - The Heritage Research Center of the High Point Public Library will pursue the topic, "The End of Innocence: World War I Comes Home to America." They will read and discuss Meirion and Susie Harries's The Last Days of Innocence: America at War, 1917-1918. The centennial of American involvement in World War I will soon be upon us. Yet few people are aware of how much the Great War changed this country. It opened deep fissures within American society - racial and ethnic divisions, gender divisions (leading to suffrage in 1920 for women), class divisions between labor and industry, and disagreements over American foreign policy and civil liberties. Many of the social issues confronted by that generation are still important ones for us in the War Against Terror. The Club meets on three occasions (15 Jan, 29 Jan and Feb 19), always on Fridays at 10:30 am in the third-floor Book Lovers' Room of the High Point Library. Contact Larry Cates in December if you want to join them and he will order a copy of the book for you. (336)883-3637 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
No preregistration necessary.
3-6 February 2016 - The 2016 Rootstech Conference will be held in Salt Lake City. Over two hundred lectures will be featured suitable to all ages and skill levels. Rootstech is the largest family history conference in the world with a special emphasis on technology issues. A group of the lectures are streamed for free public consumption. See the website www.rootstech.org.
4-7 May 2016 - National Genealogical Society Family History Conference will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. This gathering has been dubbed, "Exploring the Centuries: Footprints in Time." Registration opens December 1 at the NGS website.
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8 June 2016, High Point Public Library, 901 N. Main Street, High Point, NC.
The Heritage Center at the High Point Library has established a schedule for their second Field Trip to the North Carolina State Archives on 8 June 2016 (a Wednesday). Again this year, the event will be a chance for people who have trouble getting to the Archives or who need help planning a research trip and advice the day of to be partnered with a mentor. The cost is $35 per person, payable within three weeks of being selected, either by check or cash made out to the Friends of the High Point Public Library. Those funds will cover our transportation. The bus will leave from and return to the High Point Public Library parking lot. They will accept applications for twenty slots all during the month of February (Feb 1 to Feb 29) and decisions and mentor assignments will be made by mid-March. The applications (about seven or eight questions) are merely intended to ensure that every person going has significant experience with researching locally (the Archives is not a place to begin your research) and has questions that can be answered (potentially) at the Archives. They also help match you to your mentor. Another introductory class concerning the Archives will be held on Monday night, February 22, at the High Point Public Library. For all the details, see the attached application which you can either mail or scan and return as an attachment to e-mail during the month of February. Apply early in February, because after the first qualifications mentioned above are satisfied, the criterion is first-come, first-served. There will also be a waiting list. Folks on the waiting list last year had a good chance of being selected. Several were tapped later. The application gives full details. If you have further questions, don't hesitate to contact email@example.com or call (883-3637).