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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.

Scheduled GCGS Meetings:

  • 17 October 2015 - "Civil War Confederate Soldiers, How to Find Them" - Part 1. Part 1 will be presented by Michele Doyle 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.
  • December - no meeting
  • 16 January 2016 - Dewey Meeks will present a program on the ins and outs of FindAGrave.
  • 20 February 2016 - To be announced.
  • 19 March 2016 - To be announced.

Other Genealogical Events of Interest:
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  • 28 September 2015 - At 6:30 pm, a beginner's series of five family history programs kicks off in the Morgan Room of the High Point Public Library with An Introduction to the Federal Census. Marcellaus Joiner will lay out the content, reliability, and accessibility issues surrounding this most fundamental of genealogical records. No preregistration.
  • 3 October 2015 - The North Carolina Genealogical Society's Fall Workshop and Annual Meeting will be held at McKimmon Center in Raleigh. J. Mark Lowe, CG, will present four lectures on Using Migration Patterns and Research Methods to Track Your Ancestors. Visit the NCGS website for details and registration.
  • 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 - in conjunction with the NC State Library, the NC State Archives, and NCGS, will bring Ancestry Day to the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. This two-day extravaganza will include opportunities to meet Ancestry representatives and learn from their experts. Numerous classes will be offered. You can register and pay for admission at Ticket sales end 2 November.
  • 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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