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Next Meeting – “The War of 1812 in the Lower South”

By , January 3, 2012

War of 1812

The January 2012 D-OGS Meeting will be held on Wednesday evening, 4 January, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Christ United Methodist Church offices in Southern Village, south of Chapel Hill on US 15-501. The street address is 105 Market Street, rooms 103 & 105. Here is a map: http://tinyurl.com/cby3fytThis address is the office building for Christ Church and is across the street from the church. There is parking on the streets around the church.

Our speaker for January will be D-OGS member Ann Myhre. Ann’s topic will be “The War of 1812 in the Lower South – the Rest of the Story.” James McEwen, Ann’s great-great-great-grandfather, served as a Captain and a Major in the war in the lower South. He and other members of his family left stories about the war and their service from their perspective. A great-great-grandfather, Joel Regen, also served but left only official records; he was a private. What official records are available for those who served, and how do we find them?

Ann Regen Myhre grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee, but has lived in Garner more than two-thirds of her life. She has a BA and an MS in Biology from East Tennessee State University and a BS from NCSU. She has taught, worked in a lab and was a church administrator. She began her genealogy search over 55 years ago and has researched her ancestors and those of her family members in New England, the South including Texas, the upper Midwest, Canada, Norway and the Czech Republic. She and husband John have two married children and two grandchildren.

Ann has provided this related information about the topic:

http://www.warof1812.ca/intro.html

http://www.ancestry.com/militaryrecords

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812

http://www.history.com/topics/warof1812

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.

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.

museum of durham history

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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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”.

Wake County Genealogical Society Meeting

By , September 12, 2011

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Olivia Raney History Library, 4016 Carya Drive, Raleigh
Speaker: Craig Scott, President and CEO of Heritage Books
Topic: Research in the National Archives

Guests are welcome — bring a friend!

If you haven’t heard Craig talk before then you are in for a delightful
time. He is a nationally renowned speaker!

Upcoming Seminar with NC Chapter Palatines to America

By , September 12, 2011

The North Carolina Chapter of Palatines to America is holding its first Fall
Seminar on Saturday, October 1, 2011, at the Wake County Southeast Regional
Library in Garner.

Registration information:
www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncwcgs/palamseminar.pdf

Palatines to America is a genealogical society for those researching German
speaking ancestors, with emphasis on migration from the Germanic regions of
Europe to North America. For more information, visit their website at
www.palam.org.

Courtesy of Ava Nackman

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