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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
  • 19 Sept 2015 - A representative from the LDS Family History Center in Greensboro will tell us how the Center can be used to advance our genealogical research.
  • 17 October 2015 - "Civil War Confederate Soldiers, How to Find Them" - Part 1. Part 1 will be presented by a representative of the LDS Family History Center.
  • 21 November 2015 - "Civil War Confederate Soldiers, How to Find Them" - Part 2. We will explore Confederate Pension Records to find birthplaces, widows and homes of widows, and perhaps the regiment/company your ancestor in the Civil War, how to search the online POW Database for the Confederacy and what to do about brick walls.

Other Genealogical Events of Interest:
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  • 23-25 July 2015 - A Tuscarora Homecoming, New Bern Convention Center, New Bern, North Carolina. This event, sponsored by the Family History Society of Eastern North Carolina, is to be a celebration of the history and people of eastern North Carolina from the earliest times to the present. The event will abound with lectures and exhibits. On Thursday, 23 July the focus will be on Native American heritage including presentations on Tuscarora villages and life along the Neuse before 1711, coastal North Carolina Indian nations before 1711, European settlement, the Tuscarora at Indian Woods in Bertie County, 1717-1803 and the mystery of Baron DeGraffenreid and his mapmaking. Family history is Friday's emphasis, with lectures on genealogical resources at East Carolina University's Joyner Library, burned county research, finding ancestors in court record, and finding ancestors as children. Saturday is Tuscarora Heritage Day at the Convention Center with Tuscarora-focused talks, crafts and cultural demonstrations including a Tuscarora games exhibition at Union Point Park. There will be a concurrent family history fair with presentations on, finding ancestors in other vital records, and finding ancestors at the North Carolina State Archives and Library. Participation in Friday's family history research seminar and in the various suppers planned for each day comes with a fee. Sponsored by the Family History Society of Eastern North Carolina. For more information see,
  • 7-9 August 2015 - Clapp Family Reunion - Click here for information.
  • 8 August 2015, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Descendants Gathering at Alamance Battleground State Historic Site, 5803 South NC 62, Burlington, NC 27215. Visit Alamance Battleground for a special opportunity to learn more about the people involved in the Battle of Alamance and the art of genealogy! Descendants of Regulators, Militia, and Allen family are invited to exchange stories and share genealogy research pertaining to the 1771 Battle of Alamance. The names could have come out of an Alamance County phonebook: Allen, Dixon, Teague, Coble, Murray, Jones, Hadley, Lloyd, Graves, Clapp, and Patterson. But these names and more, still familiar today in Alamance County, appeared on a 1768 petition to then Governor William Tryon from a group of men who called themselves Regulators. They were voicing their concerns over corrupt government officials and unfair taxation. Their ancestors are still here, along with thousands of others who probably aren't aware of the connection. On August 8 these descendants and anyone interested in the history of the War of the Regulation will meet at Alamance Battleground State Historic Site near Burlington, NC. Guests are encouraged to exchange stories qnd to share genealogy and artifacts pertaining to the 1771 Battle of Alamance. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. Chris Laforet, producer and director of "The Regulators" documentary, will conduct a presentation on this feature-length movie which documents the Regulator Movement in Colonial North Carolina. At 2:00 p.m. professor emeritus and author Dr. Carole Troxler from Elon University will take the podium and examine the issues of the Regulator Movement through her publication "Farming Dissenters, the Regulator Movement in Piedmont North Carolina". A question and answer session and book signing will follow. In addition, there will be exclusive behind the scenes tours of the Historic John and Rachel Allen House, a kid's activity, and a memorial service. The Clapp family association will have food items for purchase. This event is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated. For more information, click here, call (336)227-4785 or email
  • 3 October 2015 - The 2015 Scotland County Highland Games will be held Saturday, October 3rd on the grounds of the John Blue Home and Historical Complex in Laurinburg, NC. This site contains the John Blue Home and several other historic Scottish-American homesteads. For more information see
  • 15-17 October 2015 - The 36th National Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society Conference will be held at the Richmond Marriott Hotel, 500 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia. "Virginia, Where African American Roots Run Deep: Family History and the National Narrative" Click here for the 2015 AAHGS / Genealogy Conference package. Please get the word out there! Contact with questions or for further information. The Piedmont-Triad Chapter of the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society will provide roundtrip motorcoach services to the Conference for $99 per person. The Bus will leave from Greensboro, NC & Durham, NC. Call 336-547-0178 for more details.
  • 6-7 November 2015 - is bringing Ancestry Day to the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. The event will be co-sponsored by the North Carolina Genealogical Society and the Friends of the Archives in conjunction with the North Carolina State Archives and the Government and Heritage Library.
  • 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.

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