Next Meeting, December 7th, 6pm at Golden Corral in Durham

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By , November 21, 2011


The next general meeting of the Durham-Orange Genealogical Society (D-OGS) will be held on Wednesday evening, 7 December 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Golden Corral on NC55, just south of the intersection of NC54 and NC55. Address: 5006 NC Highway 55, Durham, NC 27713, (919) 544-2275 – Map. There is a “Senior Discount,” if you qualify.

This is not a regular meeting. There will be no speaker or fixed program. This is our annual “birthday party” for everyone to enjoy. Come and enjoy the fellowship of your fellow D-OGS members and their guests. Dress will be as formal or casual as you require.

When you arrive, pay for your meal and proceed to the back right of the restaurant to their meeting/party room. This is a good time to bring your spouse, a significant other, friend or potential new member so that you can introduce them to all those people that you have mentioned during the last year – yes, we plan on having name tags.

eNews December 2011

By , November 21, 2011

The December newsletter is now posted to the website. Check it out!

December Newsletter

Next Meeting, October 5th, 7pm at Duke Homestead

By , September 27, 2011

The next D-OGS meeting will be Wednesday, October 5th at 7pm at Duke Homestead.
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The speaker will be Thomas H. Krakauer, Ph.D. He will be speaking about the Museum of Durham History, a new virtual community that ties elements of Durham’s past together into a cohesive story for generations to come. More information can be found on their website at the Museum of Durham History.

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Orange County Public Library *Parking*

By , September 15, 2011

Thanks to Bill Reid for bringing this to our attention:

**For those of you who are planning to attend the D-OGS Computer Interest Group that is starting back up again this Saturday at 9 am at the Orange County Public Library**

Hey Gang . Listen up! *PARKING !*:

The County has rented parking for the library on the BOTTOM floor of the
parking deck (which is between the library and Weaver Street Market). You
can enter the deck on the bottom by driving past the front of the Market all
the way to the end. Turn right through the gate and go straight as far as
you can and park there. Take the elevator (or climb the stairs) to library
level, turn right for the exit and walk down to the 2nd building.You’re
there..

OR

From Churton St. take Margret to the west. Turn left into the road next to
the library and park if you can find an open space (some are limited time).
If there in nothing open in front of the 2 buildings..Don’t panic. Drive
straight to the gate at the entrance to the Parking deck. It’ll open. Drive
to the bottom deck and park as described above.

I was told yesterday that you will need a number to get out of the Deck. You
can get it in the library.

Sorry this is so complicated but the deck is privately owned (County is
saving $$) and the owner is making all the rules.

Hope to see you there, I need lots of help… Bill Reid


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CIG Meeting at the Orange County Public Library, Sat 9/17, 9-11am

By , September 14, 2011

From Carol Boggs:

Finally!  We have heard from the library and we will meet at the  Orange County Public Library in Hillsborough for our “Rally ’round the CIG” get  together this Saturday, September 17, from 9am to 11am.

We may bring  food, drinks, etc. but must bag out what we bag in and try not to leave crumbs.  <G>

Please plan to bring a friend, neighbor, spouse, or any  newbie who may be interested in any way in what we do at our  meetings. Our meeting will be truncated by the dollar as you will have seen from  the previous message, but that’s all right this time. Two hours will do.

Bring along articles, URLs, resources (or resource people!) to share with  the group. We will discuss what we want to do from here forward and see if there  is a pattern or system that meets our needs. Please think this through ahead of  time so we won’t waste any of our valuable fun learning time head-scratching  over administrative details.

So much has gone on in the world of genealogy since we last met that we  will have no lack of subjects to discuss. Did you see that Ancestry’s stock took  a dive recently? What else is new that pertains to technology and rooting around  in our ancestors’ lives? I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

With great relief,

Carol

UNC Campus Walking Tours

By , September 14, 2011

uncUNC Visitors’ Center to launch ‘Priceless Gem’ tours on Friday, Sept 12, 2011
The Visitors’ Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will begin offering a new series of free tours for the public on Friday (Sept. 16).  Tours in the “Priceless Gem Series,” (which takes its name from a line in the UNC alma mater “Hark the Sound”) will be given most Fridays at 3 p.m., starting from UNC Visitors’ Center, located inside Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, 250 E. Franklin St.

University experts will lead these distinctive walking tours on various topics of interest. From archeology to architecture to the African-American experience to today’s sustainability issues, tours will offer a range of information and perspective.

Here is the schedule for the tours planned for this fall:

Sept. 16, architecture, led by Wendy Hillis, UNC historic preservationist

Sept. 23, “Black and Blue” tour of UNC’s historical landmarks in context of UNC’s racial history, led by Tim McMillan, adjunct assistant professor in the African and Afro-American studies department

Sept. 30, cemetery tour, led by Stephen Rich, Chapel Hill Preservation Society

Oct. 7, Coker Arboretum, led by natural science educator, N.C. Botanical Garden

Oct. 14, Carolina classic historical tour, led by Missy Julian-Fox, Visitors’ Center director

Oct. 28, The Noble Grove: A Walking Tour of Trees, led by Tom Bythell, UNC campus forest manager with Jill Coleman, UNC landscape architect

Nov. 4, sustainability tour, led by Cindy Shea, director of the UNC Sustainability Office, and UNC student EcoReps

Nov. 18, archaeology tour, led by Meg Kassabaum, research assistant, Research Labs of Archaeology

Dec. 2, architecture, led by Wendy Hillis, UNC historic preservationist

UNC Visitors’ Center contact: Missy Julian Fox, (919) 962-1630mjfox@unc.edu

http://uncnews.unc.edu/content/view/4749/107/


Finding Your Ancestors in the Records of the North Carolina State Archives – Sept 24

By , September 12, 2011

The Friends of the North Carolina State Archives Presents, “Finding Your Ancestors in the Records of the North Carolina State Archives”

Saturday, September 24, 2011

This event occurred in the past.

Location:   North Carolina State Archives Auditorium,  109 East Jones St., Raleigh, NC
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM  Registration  Walk-ins are welcome.  However, lunch will not be available
   and the workshop handouts may not be available.
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM A Virtual Tour of the North Carolina State Archives by Debbi Blake
10:30 AM – 10:50 AM Break & Vendors
10:50 AM – 11:50 AM Tar Heels in the Family Tree? A Genealogical Introduction to  North Carolina Records by Helen Leary, CG (Emeritus), FASG, FNGS
11:50 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch & Vendors
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Get Excited about Your Pre-1870 N.C. African American Research: the N.C. Archives Can Put Great Resources at your Fingertips! by Diane Richard
2:00 PM – 2:20 PM Break & Vendors
2:20 PM – 3:20 PM Finding Your North Carolina Revolutionary War Soldier or Patriot
    by Kenny Simpson

Registration is $40.00


				

Parkwood Flea Market October 1, 2011

By , September 12, 2011

As many of you may know, October is Family History Month. In celebration of this, D-OGS will be hosting a table at a neighborhood flea market hosted by a local subdivision that many of us live in – Parkwood of Durham. See the announcement below:

D-OGS will have a table at the Parkwood Flea Market in which we will sell gently used items particularly genealogy books, magazines, software, etc, that our members have donated in addition to back issues of our Trading Path journal. We will also have membership brochures on hand to give out to interested parties. Please talk to Karen Vance kvance112@nc.rr.com if interested in donating or manning the table during this event.

Please join us on Revere Road in Durham, NC 27713 between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.
(near Highway 54/55 intersection, former Parker Library location)

NC Genealogical Society Workshop on 29 October features Barbara Vines Little, CG

By , September 12, 2011


29 October 2011 Raleigh, NC at the North Carolina Museum of History, 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601: Researching Your Ancestors in Colonial Times will be presented by the North Carolina Genealogical Society in conjunction with the NCGS Annual Meeting. The Speaker will be Barbara Vines Little, CGSM, whose talks will provide the information that can move your research to the next level.

Working With Colonial Records – A look at how to effectively deal with the vagarities of colonial government and the lack of records.

Land and Inheritance – Understanding the law in regard to inheritance, especially of land, is an important tool in interpreting records. Without a thorough understanding of how real and personal property was inherited especially in an intestate estate or under the rules of primo-geniture and entail, it is impossible for the researcher to make accurate assumptions of relationships based upon the inheritance of land.

Backtracking Your Migrating Ancestor: A Methodology That Works – When an ancestor suddenly appears in an area with no obvious clue to his origin, many researchers are lost. Yet carefully combing for clues in the area in which he is found will often provide the answer. This lecture provides a framework for researchers to follow in their search for their ancestor’s origin.

Taxes: Milk Them for All They’re Worth! – Most often used as substitute census, tax lists, when interpreted properly, can provide a wealth of information on individuals, their occupations, families, lifestyles, and antecedents.

Registration and additional information available at: http://www.ncgenealogy.org.

Courtesy of Ava Nackman

Author Carole Troxler visits Mebane Public Library

By , September 12, 2011

from Richard Ellington

Historians interested in pre-Revolutionary Alamance County will want to
join local author Carole Troxler at the Mebane Public Library on
Tuesday, September 20th at 7:00pm. Dr. Troxler will talk about the topic
of her latest book, “Farming Dissenters: The Regulator Movement in
Piedmont North Carolina”. Here is the book summary from Amazon:

The Regulator Movement grew from the frustration of North Carolina’s
backcountry residents–frustration with local officials who ran their
offices for personal gain, disregarding the rights of the
residents–frustration with a complicated land grant system that did not
guarantee clear ownership of land–frustration with a colonial
legislature dominated by eastern political and economic interests. In
this new study, Dr. Carole Troxler steps back more than two decades
before the pivotal Battle of Alamance (May 16, 1771) to examine the
issues and their cultural context that fostered the Regulator Movement
and determined its progress, and political aftermath. This is the story
of local government more interested in its needs than those of its
constituents–and of settlers steeped in the Dissenter religious culture
who drew on its political orientation to risk activism often cited as a
prelude to the American Revolution.

Dr. Troxler is also the co-author of “Shuttle and Plow: A History of
Alamance County, North Carolina”.

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