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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 9:15 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:
  • 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
  • 20 January 2018 - Michele Doyle and Dorothy Tucker will help us tell our genealogy and photos in a story that will pass our work to other family members.  www.preservingyourheritage.com

    When you sit down to write the story of your life, you might begin with a series of questions to prompt you. Or you might begin by writing your most vivid memories. But what if you started with some of your most priceless possessions? This workshop will help you add a visual dimension to your life story as you learn how to use your precious photos to write your memoirs.

  • 17 February 2018 - TBA
  • 17 March 2018 - TBA
  • 21 April 2018 - Ginger Smith will give a DNA presentation.
Other Genealogical Events of Interest:
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  • 13 January 2018 (Saturday), 10:30 AM to Noon - Lecture Gallery, High Point Museum, 1859 East Lexington Drive, High Point - a FILM "The Forgotten Ones of Oakwood Cemetery" (Documentary) - Phyllis Bridges will share her latest production concerning those buried in the African American section of the City Cemetery. She and a reenactor will bring to life the stories of individuals long forgotten but crucially significant to the history of our city. No preregistration necessary. For further information, contact the library at (336) 883-3637.
  • 26 January 2018, 9 February 2018, & 2 March 2018, 10:30 AM to Noon - WINTER BOOK CLUB at the High Point Public Library 3rd Floor Book Lovers Room - "Southern Honor: Masculine Culture and Violence in the Antebellum South" - A deep sensitivity to personal and family honor is said to have persisted in the South before the Civil War, leading to norms of aggressive and violent behavior among men. The culture of dueling, roughhouse fighting, some forms of domestic violence, and lynching are all said to have their roots in this cultural complex. We'll read Bertram Wyatt-Brown's seminal, but highly controversial book. No preregistration necessary. For further information, contact the library at (336) 883-3637.
  • 12 February 2018 (Monday), 6:30 to 7:45 PM - The Heritage Research Center of the High Point Public Library in the Morgan Community Room, 1st Floor High Point Public Library presents "Al Campbell Remembers" - Al Campbell, former editor and founder of the High Point Tribunal Aid, High Point's only African-American focused newspaper, published in the mid-1970s, will discuss the history of that publication and its importance to the community. No preregistration necessary. For further information, contact the library at (336) 883-3637.
  • 12 March 2018 (Monday), 6:30 to 7:45 PM - The Heritage Research Center of the High Point Public Library in the Morgan Community Room, 1st Floor High Point Public Library presents "Identity Crisis: Sorting Out Identically-Named Individuals in Your Family History" - The name is the same, but are they the same person? That is a question that all genealogists tackle regularly. What if there are several people with the exact same first and last names living in a particular neighborhood? How do I tell which one is mine? One individual with a certain name lived in County A in the 1760s. A person with the same name lived in County B in the 1780s. Is it the same person moving from one county to another, or are they two separate people? Larry Cates of the HRC will tackle this challenging issue, the problem of identity, and explain why it is important to subject theories of identity to rigorous testing before drawing any genealogical conclusions. No preregistration necessary. For further information, contact the library at (336) 883-3637.
  • 13 April 2018, 4 May 2018, & 25 May 2018, 10:30 AM to Noon - SPRING BOOK CLUB at the High Point Public Library, 3rd Floor Book Lovers Room, High Point Public Library, "Southern Eats: The Evolution of a Regional Cuisine" - The story of Southern cooking across time is also the story of altered landscapes and the various cultures which alternately clashed and intermingled here. The evolving Southern table reflects changes in social relationships, crops, technology and environment, and, in recent decades, the intrusion of large-scale agribusiness, mass culture, international influences, and prepared foods. This season we take up the topic of Southern eats as a reflection of the people we have been and the people we will become. No preregistration necessary. For further information, contact the library at (336) 883-3637.
  • 16 April 2018 (Monday), 6:30 to 7:45 PM - The Heritage Research Center of the High Point Public Library in the Morgan Community Room, 1st Floor High Point Public Library presents "Sitting Pretty: A History of NC's Furniture Industry" - For much of the second half of the twentieth century, the names of North Carolina companies such as Broyhill, Drexel, Henredon, and Thayer-Coggin represented the best in American furniture manufacturing, and High Point earned the title of "Furniture Capital of the World." But the furniture industry in the state is actually more than 300 years old, and this illustrated presentation follows that history from the early eighteenth century to the present. Presented by Dr. Kenneth Zogry, teacher, scholar, public historian, and curator. No preregistration necessary. For further information, contact the library at (336) 883-3637.
  • 30 April 2018 (Monday), 6:30 to 7:45 PM - The Heritage Research Center of the High Point Public Library in the Morgan Community Room, 1st Floor High Point Public Library presents "Sifting Through the Ashes: Overcoming Record Loss in Genealogy" - What happens when public records are destroyed due to fire, flood, or custodial negligence? Is the situation totally hopeless? Well, partly, it depends on how much has been lost, but only very rarely is so much missing that no theories of relationship are possible. Larry Cates of the HRC will present some general strategies for overcoming record gaps and provide you with examples taken from his own work. No preregistration necessary. For further information, contact the library at (336) 883-3637.
  • 27 May 2018 (Sunday), 3:00 to 4:30 PM - The Heritage Research Center of the High Point Public Library in the Morgan Community Room, 1st Floor High Point Public Library presents "Meet the Experts: Genealogists Discuss Their Toughest Cases" - In this panel discussion, four local genealogical experts discuss some of the hardest research questions they have ever faced. They give brief descriptions of the problems, their strategies, and how they eventually arrived at satisfying answers. Learn from their mistakes as well as their triumphs. The hour ends with questions, at which point they will offer you advice on some of your dead-end monsters. No preregistration necessary. For further information, contact the library at (336) 883-3637.
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