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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 9:00 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.


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 and check cancellations there.
We will also post a cancellation notice on this page. Be safe.


Scheduled GCGS Meetings:

  • 21 January 2017, 10:00 am to noon - Arthur Erickson, Greensboro Public Library research librarian, will present "An Introduction to the Genealogy Resources of the Greensboro Public Library" and information about accessing online court records. The meeting will be in the Nussbaum Room on the first floor of the Main Library to the right just inside the entrance. See the address above for the new meeting location.
  • 18 February 2017, 10:00 am to noon - Sallie Gant, Director of Education and Special Programs Emerita at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), will speak about "The Guilford Limner". The work of the artist known as The Guilford Limner was first unveiled in 1983 by the Greensboro Historical Museum through an exhibition and booklet curated and written by museum archivist Karen Cobb Carroll. Carroll's ground-breaking work revealed an amazing group of small, vibrant likenesses of Guilford County citizens painted in the years 1826 and 1827. In the intervening years more than thirty-five additional portraits have come to light, resulting in a much broader chronological and geographical context for this enigmatic artist and bringing us "face to face" with even more of Guilford County's early residents. Sally Gant will discuss these recent findings and her research of this artist who has provided one of the most unique windows into our American past. See the address above for the new meeting location.
  • 18 March 2017, 10:00 am to noon - Peggy Johnson, President of the North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, will dress in the character of her ancestor, Elizabeth Blackwell Frazier, to present "My Name is Elizabeth: The Story of a War Mother 1861-1863". Her journey to find family started in 1962 but fast-forward in 2005 when husband Troy gifted her with a genealogical research program and a new computer. With Aunt Essie, the family historian's passing, her nieces found a farm wagon load of her photos and papers in her two-story. Peggy found a metal, slightly rusty PA map box full of papers which included letters that gave her much of the program she presents about Elizabeth Blackwell Frazier, "A Mother's Story, 1863". See the address above for the new meeting location.
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