Scheduled GCGS Meetings:
Other Genealogical Events of Interest:
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 new 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.
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13 January 2014 - The Heritage Research Center of the High Point Public Library 6:30-7:45 pm in the Morgan Community Room, 1st Floor High Point Public Library. "A Beginner's Guide to Jumping the Pond, Part II" - Larry Cates provides the second part of a very basic introduction to English records. The focus will be on 17th century sources for Southerners with immigrant ancestors who arrived during that period. In this unit, we'll explore strategies for finding locations where your ancestors may have originated in England. A detailed case study will be presented. No pre-registration required. For further information, contact the library at (336) 883-3637.
15 March 2014 - The North Carolina Genealogical Society's Workshop - Have no fear of the Ides of March! Make your plans to visit Wilmington, North Carolina, and spend the day with Gerald (Jerry) Smith, CG. Participants will learn about metes, bounds, and mapping in this hands-on workshop. To be held in the New Hanover Public Library, the workshop will be co-sponsored by NCGS and the New Hanover Public Library. Due to its hands-on nature, the workshop will be limited to 40 participants. Look for details in the registration flyer to be posted on the NCGS website and in upcoming issues of the NCGS News.
28 April 2014 - The Heritage Research Center of the High Point Public Library 6:30-7:45 pm in the Morgan Community Room, 1st Floor High Point Public Library. "Follow the Land, Find the Lineage" - Larry Cates presents this program on the use of land records in genealogy, focusing on various American land-related sources including state and federal land grants, title deeds, deeds of trust, and land litigation. He explores how land was conveyed and how and when these instruments were recorded. He explores the implications of various land record categories for genealogists. No pre-registration required. For further information, contact the library at (336) 883-3637.
7 - 10 May 2014 - The National Genealogical Society 2014 Family History Conference will be held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia. For genealogists of all skill levels, the program will feature ten tracks per day covering a broad array of topics including records for Virginia and its neighboring states; migration into and out of the region; military records; state and federal records; ethnic groups including African Americans, Germans, Irish, and Ulster-Scots; methodology; analysis and problem solving; and the use of technology including genetics, mobile devices, and apps useful in genealogical research. Click here for registration information and a link to the Conference Brochure. Conference registration begins 1 December 2013.
19 May 2014 - The Heritage Research Center of the High Point Public Library 6:30-7:30 pm in the Morgan Community Room, 1st Floor High Point Public Library. "Using FamilySearch and your Local Family History Center" - Michele Doyle of the Greensboro Family History Center of the LDS Church will provide an introduction to using the free FamilySearch website, with its virtual smorgasbord of genealogical records on-line. She will also explain how to use your local Family History Center (in Greensboro, High Point, or Winston-Salem) to get access to remote genealogical sources on microfilm for a small fee while minimizing travel expenses and saving time. No pre-registration required. For further information, contact the library at (336) 883-3637.
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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 FamilySearch’s 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.