August 2011 Newsletter

By , July 30, 2011

News Articles of Interest to Durham-Orange Genealogists
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Meeting Announcements
Meeting Minutes
Got Junk?
Are you Looking for Local Barbee Family Info?
Free Webinar – Organization for Success by Karen Clifford
Witcher Knows Where Bodies Buried – Helps Locate Lost Graves
How to Self-Publish a Book and Sell it on Amazon
Queries
Genealogical Glossary
Websites of Possible Interest
Books of Possible Interest
Calendar of Events
Humor
Parting Thought

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D-OGS Meeting For August 2011

This month’s regular D-OGS Meeting will be held on Wednesday evening, 3 August, 2010 at 7
p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church in Southern Village, south of Chapel Hill on US 15-501.
The street address is 800 Market Street. Here is a map: http://tinyurl.com/66r6er6. There is
parking behind the church. Enter the back of the church through a door which opens into the large
meeting room.

Our program will be our annual “Show and Tell”. Have you found that missing relative? Have you
broken through the “brick wall” you have been banging into for years? Do you have some
recommendations for new data sources? Bring your best stories about what you have been doing
over the last year. We will draw numbers to see who get to go first. Please keep your comments to
about 5 minutes so that we will have time for everyone to participate.

In the past, we have used this meeting to “swap” unused or unneeded items with our D-OGS
members. If you have magazines, books, CDs, software, computer hardware or any other
materials that you would like to share with someone else, bring the “goodies” with you to this
meeting. We will set up tables to spread out the “goodies” so folks can shop. If you don’t want to
take your old stuff home, anything left over will be donated to the upcoming Parkwood flea market
where D-OGS will be participating in October.

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D-OGS Meeting Minutes for July 2011

6 July 2011, Christ Church, Chapel Hill, NC
Speaker: Tim West from UNC Southern Historical Collection
The UNC Southern Historical Collection is geared towards scholars more than it is geared towards
genealogy in its collection development and access; you will NOT find family trees or family files in
this collection. You may, however, find records about groups you ancestors may have belonged to.

This collection contains non-print, primary sources – letters, etc; ~ 5000 pieces in the collection,
each has its own finding aid and a small percentage are digitized. You can only access the digital
images through the finding aids. The content contained within the digital images is not mined and
not searchable. All finding aids are searchable through the Manuscripts Department website and
Google search engine.

The North Carolina Collection has more genealogy related materials and print materials (books,
etc). The Rare Book Collection does not have genealogy either, but it does have some good
medieval stuff. The Southern Folklife Collection is a sister collection to the Southern Historical
Collection. The University Archives contains the archives of the University. If you have papers of
an alumni or an alumni ancestor, they will go here. Lastly, there is the Southern Oral History
program
which is a separate program all together.

The NC ECHO portal (http://www.ncecho.org/index.shtml) is a good resource for identifying
institutions within a North Carolina locale.

Contact wilsonlibrary@unc.edu for suggestions or research assistance prior to visiting the
Collection at Wilson Library. You can park at the free park and ride lot on 54 by the Friday Center
or on the street with the 3-hr maximum metered parking (10 minutes / $0.25); or in the Cobb deck
for free after 5 pm or anytime on weekends.

General Meeting (Richard):
We need a President to preside over the meetings. There is not maximum term

August 13 is the Annual NCGS Conference in Southern Pines “Gathering, Organizing, and
Sharing your Family History” by Pamela Boyer Sayer.

Carrboro wants to set up a 1 day Workshop and asking for volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to moderate or organize the CIG meetings

August’s meeting will be the annual Show and Tell and will be held at the Christ Church. Please
bring a story, artifact, research, etc to share;

Karen Vance asked for donations for our Parkwood flea market in October for both our
genealogy/D-OGS table and our white elephant/flea market table. We will also need volunteers
to help with the flea market.

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Got Junk?

Genealogy “junk” that is. If you’re in a de-cluttering mood and come upon any items used in your
genealogy work that you no longer need (books, journals, paperbacks, pamphlets, forms, etc.)
consider donating them for the D-OGS table at the public Parkwood Flea Market on Saturday,
October 1, 2011 (Durham).

We hope to raise funds for our group as well as attract new members to join the fold. Back issues
of our well-received Trading Path journal will also be on sale at a reduced rate.

The Parkwood community is located in southeast Durham, NC near the intersection of Highways
54 and 55, close to the Research Triangle Park. We will have our D-OGS table amongst the many
others at the center on Revere Road a mile or so from Highway 54. The flea market opens at 7
a.m. and closes at 11 a.m. It is a well-attended event held twice a year.

Bring donations to the D-OGS’ meetings on August 3 (Christ United Methodist Church, Chapel
Hill) and September 7 (St. Matthews Church, Hillsborough). Please call Karen Vance at 919-
544-3413 if this isn’t convenient. Call also if you’d be willing to staff the table for an hour or so on
October 1.

And, if someone is interested in setting up a second table (with regular flea market items) as a
secondary source of funds for our group please call and we will help you organize it.
Please donate! Please attend the Parkwood Flea Market on October 1 to search for genealogy
items you might need.

Stop by to say “Hi!”

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Are you Looking for Local Barbee Family Info?

I received this notice and thought others might be interested:

I wanted to let everyone know that I have published a blog that pertains to the research of the
BARBEE surname. I have posted the complete book A Study of the BARBEE Families of
Chatham, Orange and Wake Counties in North Carolina and I am slowly posting the Supplement.
Anyone interested in BARBEES or any of the connecting families may be interested. If you know of
any other family historians who are doing research in this area, also let them know about the site.

http://barbeeresearch.blogspot.com

Thank you, Linda Barbee Thompson
familysearching@earthlink.net
barbeeresearch@gmail.com

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Free Webinar – Organization for Success by Karen Clifford

If your idea of being organized is “the living room floor” then we “kindly” invite you to register for
our free webinar presented by Karen Clifford, Organization for Success scheduled for Wednesday,
August 3, 2011.

Webinar Description

Have you ever found a relative sharing erroneous data on your favorite research line? You’re
willing to take the time to politely point out those errors (to prevent others from being misled), but
the complexity of how to explain your years of research settles upon your brain like a fog. You rally
to the attempt, only to be thwarted by an inability to quickly locate the key supporting documents.
After hours of effort, a numbing paralysis sets in at the realization that in order to adequately
explain your conclusions, you will need to reconstruct your research process. The result -
thousands of individual family relationships that could be explained just STOP, or end up in heaps
of unsubstantiated opinion files on the Internet. People have asked me over the years, how I can
research hundreds of families in the same week, return to a specific spot where I left off fifteen
years ago on a client’s line, and in a short review period take off again. The best way to prevent a
wasteful repetition of work is by consistently using an organizational system that weaves together
paper files, research notes, to do lists, evidence located, and conclusions reached. This incredibly
simple, yet very successful organizational system has been successfully used by thousands of
genealogists. With this system, the essential evidence and its supportive explanations are located
in a safe retrievable place, available for constant re-examination. This frees the mind to focus on a
new hypothesis, to creatively compile a life-time of work, or to calmly summarize your work for
others. In fact, this organizational system makes the entire research process more efficient.

The live webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, August 3, 2011, so register today to reserve your
virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited. Go to
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/418309408 to register.

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Witcher Knows Where Bodies Buried – Helps Locate Lost Graves

ANOLA — Jack Mavins says “witching” a lot but allows that “I really should say ‘dowsing.’ ”

No, witching sounds better. Graves and witching go together like corpses and suspicious deaths.

Mavin, 79, is a witcher of lost and unmarked graves, searching out unknown burial sites on windy
hilltop cemeteries and vacant corners of old farmyards for the past 20 years.

Mavins claims to not only find where the bodies are buried but also determine whether it’s a male
or female, and whether it’s an adult, adolescent or child. He uses two welding rods and they will
cross each other where the body lies and uncross once he’s walked past. The welding rods will
spin counter-clockwise for a female — no jokes, please — and clockwise for males.

He says he can also tell whether it’s animal or human. Humans lie straight whereas animals are
typically on their side, often curled with their legs in front of them. The only thing he can’t say is
why it works. Perhaps the dead rise ethereally from their graves and mischievously whack the
metal rods when Mavins passes. Like others who claim to witch, usually water and then it’s usually
called ‘divining’, Mavins thinks it’s nothing out of the ordinary, really. His two sons can do it; his wife
and daughter can’t.

Mavins honed his witching skills at the Millbrook Cemetery in the RM of Springfield, where he was
custodian for 10 years. It was a good place to start. The Millbrook Cemetery is one of the oldest in
Manitoba, dating back to 1881. He mapped out the cemetery, determining where the unmarked
graves were, and cross-referenced that information with cemetery records kept in the memory of
the previous custodian.

Kathy Stokes, president of the Manitoba Genealogical Society (MGS), says Mavins’s work is
invaluable. Thanks to Mavins, Springfield has some of the best catalogued cemeteries in the
province.

That’s vital to the MGS. An MGS initiative has so far catalogued 1,362 cemeteries in the province,
transcribing to paper all the information on headstones before weathering makes inscriptions
illegible. There are still about 150 cemeteries to do. Most of the work has been with cemeteries
outside the city and some of the cemeteries are pretty small and on private farm fields.

But it has also done the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery in Winnipeg, with its roughly 12,000
graves, and Elmwood Cemetery that’s home to 51,000 graves.

Springfield is Manitoba’s oldest rural municipality, started in 1873, and also the largest. Mavins has
catalogued the four main cemeteries in Springfield. There are another 16 small and mainly private
cemeteries in the RM, including Hutterite colony graveyards.

He also does private work. In one case, Mavins helped a Prairie Grove man detect where two
children were buried on a property over half a century earlier. “They were buried right between two
trees outside his living room window,” he said.
Another time, “I was at a family picnic in Ontario and the family had a baby sister who died in 1943.
They thought they knew where the body was but weren’t sure. I found it and now it has a
gravestone.”

In another case, Mavins said, a family knew it had a cemetery plot with five burials but didn’t know
which family members were buried there. “I witched it and could tell them the number of adults,
adolescents and babies,” he said. From that, the family determined the identities.

“Yes, it’s for real,” maintains MGS’s Stokes. Stokes was a complete skeptic, she said, until Mavins
gave a demonstration and then had her try to find an unmarked grave.

He handed her the L-shaped welding wires and she walked and “all of a sudden they just crossed,
bang, like that. I was startled. I was standing on a grave.”

Many regard it as Ouija board-like bunk. There are only unproven theories, such as witchers have
high levels of electricity in their bodies that help them somehow detect objects beneath the earth.

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How to Self-Publish a Book and Sell it on Amazon

(The following article is from Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright by Richard
W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the
newsletter is available at http://www.eogn.com. )

Amazon has a service to help anyone self-publish books. It works with genealogy books as well as
with almost any other topic. Even better, publishing with Amazon means that your new book is also
listed in Amazon’s catalog and is available for anyone to order at Amazon.com. However, I don’t
think many people know about this service. At least, I didn’t know about it until recently and the
three genealogists I asked today admitted they had never heard of it. That may not qualify as
“many people” but it is enough to motivate me to write this article.

I haven’t had a chance to test self publishing on Amazon myself, as I don’t have a book manuscript
lying around, ready to go. However, I can repeat the instructions:

1. Go to Amazon’s self-publishing web site, CreateSpace, at https://www.createspace.com/
and create a free account.
2. Select the size of the pages in the book you wish to publish and then download a Microsoft
Word template for that size of book.
3. Copy your manuscript into the template. That template will determine left and right side
pages, generate page numbers, generate the table of contents, and more. You should paste
in only the raw text without any formatting at all. The template will handle the formatting for
you although you can make some adjustments after the template has finished its work.
4. Make a cover. You can do all the art work yourself or hire it out or use one of CreateSpace’s
pre-defined formats combining their templates with images, fonts, etc.
5. Save the result as a PDF file and then upload it to CreateSpace. The CreateSpace service
will even assign the ISBN number, if you wish. You also need to determine the price of the
finished book.

CreateSpace will then send a proof to you. If you approve, the finished book will be in
Amazon.com’s catalog within two or three business days.

The royalty paid to you varies widely, depending upon the price you set and the size of the book,
meaning the number of pages as well as the physical size of each page. You always know the
royalty before you approve the book so you can back out at any time without making any
commitments. I experimented with several prices on a a 200-page book of varying sizes and the
royalties seemed to vary from 25% to 75% of the final price. In all cases, the royalty payments
appeared to be much higher than that received from traditional publishers.

CreateSpace can also assist with design, editing, and marketing services. However, those services
will cost extra, if you select them.

One of the nice features of CreateSpace is the customer support. If you have any question at all,
you click on an icon that says “Call Me” and, within 30 seconds, a customer service representative
will call your phone.
CreateSpace is “print on demand.” You can:
Always have inventory available without a large, “up front” investment.
Reduce supply chain costs and eliminate warehouse and shipping fees.
Provide broader selection to maximize long tail sales.
Test market new titles without investing in offset print runs.
Offer large print and custom books.

No products are manufactured ahead of time so there is no inventory to worry about, and your
titles are shipped directly to the end customer.

On the downside, the marketing is up to you. Amazon will place your new book in its catalog but
will not do much else. If you wish to advertise or hold book signings, you supply all the work and
you pay all the expenses, unlike traditional book publishers.

CreateSpace can also publish audio CDs, video DVDs, MP3 files for download, and an eBook for
the Kindle. After all, it is a division of Amazon, the company that created and sells the Kindle!

Self-publishing is not for everyone. However, if it appeals to you then you might search for
companies that will work with authors. One of those is CreateSpace, a division of Amazon.com, at

https://www.createspace.com/

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Queries

James O. Harris, 4605 Fairport Road, Oxford, NC 27565 – Email: jfharris65@yahoo.com
Where is Copley’s Cemetery located? The death certificate for John William Jefffreys, who lived
and died in Durham, NC, reflects that he was buried there on 11 Aug. 1927, with the undertaker
being Hall-Wynne (White?). I have his birth and death dates. I need the birth and death dates for
his wife, Fannie Cross (Jeffreys), who died before he did but after the 1920 census. I have been
unable to find her death certificate, so I was hoping to get her birth and death dates from a marker
at Copley’s Cemetery.
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Ann E.Worman, 7058 N. Cleveland St., Effingham, IL 62401 – Email: honeylemon57@hotmail.com
I’m a descendant of Mitchel Lockhart. All I know for sure is he was born in 1805 in Orange Co.
North Carolina; his father had a plantation, I don’t know his name or anything of his parents.
Looking for his birth-date and any and all information of his family. If there’s any descendants left
I’d like to contact them, if possible. Any and all information is greatly appreciated. I’m Mitchel’s
great-great-granddaughter. Thank you.
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Candace Woods, Memphis, TN – Email: cece901@aol.com
I am looking for information on an Emmitt Woods born on 12-2-1862 in Durham, NC. Any
information about him would be greatly appreciated.
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Travis Hudson, 4415 East Downing Circle, Mesa, AZ 85205 – Email: travhudson@cox.net
I could use a whole lot of help here. I am looking for Information on a James Henry Kemp. He was
born in NC around 1795, county unknown. He married a Cyntha Partee, also of NC, about 1818.
They had two children that I know of. 1.) Tabitha J Kemp, b 1820 in NC. She married a Nathaniel
Hickman – 2.) Henderson Kemp, b 1823 TN. He married a Matilda Bennet.
Henry and family moved to Wilson/Smith/DeKalb County, TN area sometime after Tabitha’s birth. I
have found wife Cyntha and children separately in the 1850 DeKalb County, TN census records.
But I cannot find anything on James Henry. Any help here is greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Travis
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Bea Adams King, 2670 Namozine Road, Crewe, VA 23930 -
Email: Beamisskitty@wmconnect.com
I am looking for information on James Asa Adams born around 1839 in Orange County. He
married Jennie Cook. He may have been married before. James had a son named Chesley
Adams that was born in Alamance County around 1858. On one of Chesley’s marriage license it
says his father was Asa Adams and his mother was Jane Adams. Any help would be appreciated.
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Larry Castle, 6515 S. Adams Court, Centennial, Co 80121, 80121 -
Email: larry_castle_180@msn.com
Hi, I am working on the family tree and believe we have ancestors who lived and died in Orange
County. We are looking for any records-birth, death, marriage, obituaries, and cemetery locations. I
don’t know if your records go this far back but the people are; Elisha Cox b. 2-14-1767 in Guilford
d. 11-3-1845 Randolph County, his wife Mary Littler b. 1-2-1778 in Holly Springs d. 6-12-1845 in
Randolph County & they married 12-15-1796 in Cane; Samuel Cox b. 3-28-1728 in Pa. d. 1796 in
Randolph County & his wife Hannah Wierman b. 1727 in Pa. d. Orange County & they married 8-
22-1747; Mincher Littler b. 1745 Cane Creek, Orange County d. 9-2-1769 in Orange County & his
wife Deborah Hadley b. 12-29-1747 in De. d. ? in Cane Creek, Orange County & they married on
9-2-1769 in Cane Creek; Joshua Hadley b. 3-6-1703 in Ireland d. 10-21-1772 in Orange County,
his wife Patience Brown b. 5-25-1712 in Pa. d. 5-23-1783 in Cane Creek, Alamance County. Any
information or guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Larry

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Genealogical Glossary

COURT There were a variety of courts in medieval times:
o Admiralty Court — begun in the 14th century, these courts had jurisdiction over naval
and maritime issues, but also heard disputes involving foreign merchants in England
o Borough Court — similar to the shire court, many boroughs had the own courts
o County (Shire) Court — This court dated back to Anglo-Saxon times, and usually met
twice a year at Easter and Michaelmas. The court was generally presided over by
the county’s earl, bishop or abbot. Later the county sheriff assumed this function.
The court only heard non-criminal matters.
o Chancery Court — the medieval court set up to hear cases against the king’s officers,
or for which no standard remedy or precedence existed. This court also heard
appeals from decisions of the Ecclesiastical Court. The court was presided over by
the King’s chancellor, and tended to follow a very informal procedure.
o Chivalry Court — the court set up to hear heraldric disputes
o Common Pleas Court — the central British Court set up to hear disputes between
individuals, and not involving the King
o Ecclesiastical (Church) Court — the system of courts set up to enforce Canon
(Church) Law. Deacons were trained to serve as judges, with advocates pleading
cases, and proctors preparing the cases. Summoners served process servers. The
church had jurisdiction over family matters, sexual offenses, marriage, divorce,
bastardy, and breach of faith. In case of conflict, the king’s law prevailed.
o Exchequer Court — the central British court hearing disputes centering around debts
or revenue owed to the King
o Hundred Court — dating from Anglo-Saxon times, this court hears minor offenses in a
Hundred, and was presided over by the hundred’s bailiff
o Hustings Court — an infrequent court in boroughs to hear trade disputes
o King’s Bench — the central British court which hears disputes between individuals
and the King. All criminal offenses are heard in this court.
o Manorial (Baron’s) Court — each manor had its own court to regulate agricultural
affairs, labor disputes, and other petty offenses on the manor. The court was
presided over by the lord’s steward. The judgment of the manorial court was called
dooms.
o Pie Poudre Court — a court held at a fair to resolve disputes between merchants
o View of Frankpledge Court — court held twice yearly at Easter and Michaelmas by the
sheriff of a hundred to hear issues about tithing, bread/beer assizes, frankpledge,
and other breaches of local custom
o Ward-Moots Court — a court of a ward, usually presided over by an alderman, to
settle minor offenses

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Websites of Possible Interest

USGS ANNOUNCES INITIAL AVAILABILITY OF 200,000 HISTORIC TOPOGRAPHIC
QUADRANGLE MAPS OF THE USA – 1884-2006
– The following News Release was written by
USGS staff:

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Historical Quadrangle Scanning Project (HQSP) is in the
process of releasing all editions and all scales of more than 200,000 historic topographic maps of
the United States dating from 1884-2006.

For more than 130 years, the USGS topographic mapping program has accurately portrayed the
complex geography of our Nation. The historical topographic map collection contains all editions
and all scales of USGS topographic quadrangles. Files are high resolution (600 DPI) scanned
images of all maps from the USGS legacy collection.

The historical topographic map collection includes all States and U.S. territories mapped by the
USGS. The HQSP creates a master catalogue and digital archive for all topographic maps and
provides easy access to the public to download this historical data to accompany topographic
maps that are no longer available for distribution as lithographic prints.

Historical maps are available to the public at no cost in GeoPDF format from the USGS Store.
These maps are georeferenced and can be used in conjunction with the new USGS digital
topographic map, the US Topo.

Future plans include providing the historical maps in GeoPDF andGeoTIFF formats through The
National Map in the fall of 2011. The GeoTIFFs can be imported into a Geographic Information
System and overlain with other data sources.

More information about this product is available online. Additionally, a video of the HQSP
presentation given at The National Map Users Conference (TNM UC) in May is now available
online
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Books of Possible Interest

GRANVILLE COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY CEMETERY SURVEY BOOK VOLUME 5 IS
NOW AVAILABLE -

Volume 5 of their Cemetery Surveys Series has been released. This valuable
reference book may be ordered through their publisher Lulu.com.

Click on the following link to order this book. The price is $29.00 plus shipping. Expected delivery
is about two weeks from order date. Payment may be made by credit card or Paypal. -

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/GCGS1746

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Calendar of Events

FGS 2011 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – The Federation of Genealogical Societies invites you to the
FGS/ISGS 2011 Conference for the Nation’s Genealogists. Our local host, the Illinois State
Genealogical Society, joins FGS in welcoming you to historic Springfield as we celebrate
“Pathways to the Heartland.” Click here (http://fgs.org/2011conference/registration/) to register -
don’t delay!

FINDING ONTARIO ANCESTORS WORKSHOP – Saturday 6 August 2011 – The Toronto Branch
of the Ontario Genealogical Society and the Canadiana Department of the North York Central
Library are co-sponsoring “Finding Ontario Ancestors”, a one-day summer workshop exploring the
richness of Ontario records. Find out how to get the most from familiar records or discover a new
source to expand your understanding of your Ontario ancestors. You’ll enjoy this relaxed,
information-packed day with speakers who revel in the intricacies and richness of records – and
love to share their knowledge. Early registration rates are available until 15 July 2011. For
program, cost and registration details, visit
www.torontofamilyhistory.org/Finding_Ontario_Ancestors_2011.html.

DUKE HOMESTEAD — SUMMER CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL – 13 August 2011 – This event will be
a treat for the young as well as the young-at-heart. Throughout the day, enjoy music, dancing,
historical crafts and activities, storytellers, and games! Free.

ALAMANCE BATTLEGROUND – Arts, Crafts, Music, and History Under The Pines – 13 August
2011 from 10:00am-4:00pm – Various artists and craftsmen, from the local area and across the
state will display and sell their work. Walter Creech and Mark Spangenberg are a couple of
painters to be featured. The southern gospel group, Journey ‘N Faith, is a scheduled musical
group. Food will be available. See costumed interpreters demonstrate life skills from the 18th
century. The Alamance Battleground Friends will sell baked goods and souvenirs, as well as offer
opportunities to play the game, “Regulators’ Revenge.” There will be something of interest for the
entire family. Come out and support the arts and history! Free and open to the public. Call 336-
227-4785 for more information.

STAGVILLE CINEMA: Jezebel – Saturday, August 13, 2011, 7:00pm to 9:00pm – This 1938 film
introduced Hollywood’s discussion of antebellum life. The film follows the life of a head-strong
woman in antebellum New Orleans, offering visitors a chance to compare plantation life in other
Southern states to Stagville and North Carolina.

CREPE MYRTLE FESTIVAL – 13 August 2011 – Scotland Neck, NC – 252-826-3152

41ST SNEADS FERRY SHRIMP FESTIVAL – Scotland Neck, NC – 910-467-6530

CLAPP FAMILY REUNION – AUGUST 12-14. Information is below:
August 12, 2011
6:00 PM – Traditional German Meal of pork tenderloin smothered in sauerkraut and apples,
German potato salad, and homemade pie at 3452 Harris Road_ RSVP Donna Bonds
(jodobonds@aol.com or 336-993-5782) and send a check for $9.00 per person to Emily Clapp at
263 Clapp Farms Road, Greensboro, NC 27405 by August 7.
7:00 PM – Program – Cemetery Art and Symbolism by Frieda Davison, Dean of the Libraries at
the University of South Carolina – Upstate. The program allows the audience to think beyond
names, dates, and epitaphs to the information gleaned from the various plants, animals, and
angels that appear on them.
August 13, 2011
9:30 AM-Noon – Genealogy Exchange
Join the genealogy exchange at the Clapp Family Library located at 3452 Harris Road. Several
groups will offer books/maps for sale. Make plans for afternoon tours. A tomato sandwich and
leftovers for lunch will be provided.
2:00 PM – Afternoon Tour Options – include a Brick Church cemetery walk with Frieda Davison;
visit Clapp’s Mill Memorial; the Clapp, Gates, and Co. site; area cemeteries such as Stoner’s, St.
Paul’s, and Freidan’s; the Greensboro Historical Museum Exhibit; and Second Saturday at the
Alamance Battleground.
6:00 PM_ Saturday Dinner – Gather at Brick Church for the incredible home-cooked buffet
provided by the Brick Church women. To make reservations mail a check for $12.00 per person to
Emily Clapp or RSVP Bruce Clapp at 336/449-7633.
7:00 PM – Program – In Germany by Bruce and Wendell Clapp who will share photographs from
their trip to Germany and answer questions. Some are in the page 3 article.
August 14, 2011
11:00 AM – Worship at Brick Church, “Der Klappe Kirche”, with the joyful Rev. Kristin Vaughn, a
Clapp cousin. Her services are a “breath of fresh air”!
12:20 PM – Lunch at a local restaurant
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SUMMER WORKSHOP FEATURES PAMELA BOYER SAYRE, CGSM CGLSM – The North
Carolina and the Moore County Genealogical Societies will present Gathering, Organizing, and
Sharing Your Family History on Saturday, 13 August 2011, at the Hampton Inn–Southern
Pines/Pinehurst in Aberdeen, North Carolina.
Scheduled sessions are:
1. Where Do I Go From Here? – Family historians who have exhausted the usual starting places
may need to seek clues in printed or online sources. These clues can guide researchers to such
original governmental records as military service, property holdings, taxes, offices held, court
cases, and more.
2. Our National Treasure: The Library of Congress – The Library of Congress website is chock-full
of genealogical gems. This lecture explores the myriad sources available online. Attendees will
learn how to use the various search features on the website to winnow results.
3. Digitizing Your Way to Organization – How do we organize those piles of notes and boxes of
paper? Learn how organizing records can be easy if we know some basic information about
digitizing and use simple ways to electronically file our research.
4. Sharing Your Family History – Will your many years of genealogical research end up in a trash
bin when you’re gone? Not if you organize it, even a small piece at a time, and share it with others
now. This session demonstrates simple ways genealogists can share the stories they uncover.
For complete details about the talks and registration, go to www.ncgenealogy.org or write to NCGS
Regional Workshop, PO Box 30815, Raleigh, NC 27622-0815. Walk-ins are allowed but there may
be no lunch boxes available at that time.

MCCAIN CLAN TOUR TO NORTHERN IRELAND SEPTEMBER 9-18, 2011 – Please join us in a
formal tour of the McCain Clan. This tour is all inclusive and will include lectures in Omagh at the
Ulster American Folk Park with Dr.’s Brian Lambkin and Patrick Fitzgerald, hands on research and
a trip down St. Patrick’s Trail with Dr. Tim Campbell.
Prices start at $3898.00 per person, sharing excluding airfare. Add on and single supplement
available.
Those looking to explore the North are encouraged to join as well with time to explore all that
Northern Ireland offers. We hope you can join us!
Please inquire at info@timetraveltours.com
Ginger Aarons-Garrison, CTC, Director, Time Travel
P.O. Box 4427, Wilsonville, OR 97070
503-454-0897
Toll free and fax: 877-787-7807
Cell: 503-421-0029
www.timetraveltours.com (http://www.timetraveltours.com/)
MEMBERS OF: ASTA, ICTA, ROTARY, GWA
Twitter: @GingerTT
Facebook: Time-Travel-Tours
Linked In: Ginger Garrison

SEPTEMBER 2011 SALT LAKE CITY RESEARCH TRIP – 25-30 SEPTEMBER 2011
Registration Information – Attendance is by pre-registration only and is limited to 50 places.
Registration will close on 30 July 2011 or earlier if the registration limit has been reached Register
and pay before 30 May 2011 for a 10% EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT
Tour Overview – An exciting opportunity to spend a week at the Family History Library in Salt Lake
City with others from throughout the United States and Canada – our 22nd event in just six years!
This is not a conference or seminar. Apart from a few classes designed to familiarize you with the
Family History Library, our emphasis is to get you working in the Library. To maximize your
chances of success professional researchers will be on hand to provide help and advice at regular
intervals.
Countries Covered – We are able to provide specialized help for research in the United States,
Canada, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Germany. Limited research assistance is also
available for Italy, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. For other countries the regular
Library staff can usually help.
Hotel – The package includes six nights (Sunday night through Friday night, checking out Saturday
morning) at the Plaza Hotel at Temple Square, next door to the Library! Please be aware that the
Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square has a No Smoking and a No Pets policy.
Go to http://www.ancestorseekers.com/slcrt/event.php?id=24 for additional information and
registration.

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Humor

CHOOSING A RESTAURANT
A group of 40 year old buddies discuss and discuss where they should meet for dinner. Finally it is
agreed upon that they should meet at Luigi’s Restaurant because the waitresses there are cute
and have low cut blouses.
10 years later, at 50 years of age, the group meets again and once again they discuss and discuss
where they should meet. Finally it is agreed upon that they should meet at Luigi’s Restaurant
because the food and the wine selection there is very good.
10 years later at 60 years of age, the group meets again and once again they discuss and discuss
where they should meet. Finally it is agreed upon that they should meet at Luigi’s Restaurant
because they can eat there in peace and quiet and the restaurant is smoke free.
10 years later, at 70 years of age, the group meets again and once again they discuss and discuss
where they should meet. Finally it is agreed upon that they should meet at Luigi’s Restaurant
because the establishment is wheel chair accessible and they even have an elevator.
10 years later, at 80 years of age, the group meets again and once again they discuss and discuss
where they should meet. Finally it is agreed upon that they should meet at Luigi’s Restaurant since
they have never been there before.

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Parting Thought

Why waste your money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponents will
do it for you.
-Mark Twain

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If you have any items of interest that you would like to submit for future publication, please contact
Richard Ellington at mailto:richard_ellington@unc.edu or 919.967.4168

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