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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”.

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

Next Meeting Sept 7, 7 pm at St. Matthews Church in Hillsborough

By , August 31, 2011
St Matthews Church

St Matthews Church

The September (D-OGS) meeting will be held on Wednesday evening, 7 September 2011 at 7p.m. at St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary’s Road in Hillsborough, NC.

Visit their webiste here: http://www.stmatthewshillsborough.org/

There is parking behind the church and across from the church on St. Mary’s Road.

We will be listening to Rev. Dr. N. Brooks Graebner speak about the historic cemetery at the church and take a guided tour of some of the graves of the prominent and historic persons buried there.

About the cemetery:
The historic St. Matthew’s cemetery is the final resting place for many early leaders of North Carolina, especially those from Orange County. There are 396 marked graves and 11 unmarked. Those buried here include members of local families including Cain, Cameron, Roulhac, Turner, and Webb.

About the Speaker:
The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. N. Brooks Graebner, Rector at St. Matthews. Rector Brooks Graebner came to St. Matthew’s in the spring of 1990, having previously served as the Assistant to the Rector at St. Peter’s in Charlotte, North Carolina. He moved to North Carolina in 1973 to attend Duke Divinity School, graduating with a Master of Divinity degree in 1976. He then continued his studies at Duke, earning a Ph.D. in American Religious History in 1984. By then, Brooks had become an Episcopalian and had entered the ordination process in the Diocese of North Carolina, a vocational decision very much shaped by the time he spent as organist & choir director of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Durham, his sponsoring parish. Before ordination, Brooks also completed a year at Virginia Theological Seminary and a year in the Chaplain Residency Program at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Brooks’ love for the study of church history is very much reflected in his extra-parochial involvements. He currently serves as the Historiographer of the Diocese of North Carolina. He is a past president of the local historical society and for ten years served as an officer & director of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church. He teaches Anglican and Episcopal history in several formation programs of the diocese. He also is a steering committee member of the Durham-based Pauli Murray Project, which is devoted to honoring and extending the influence of this civil rights pioneer, historian, lawyer, and Episcopal priest.

About the church (taken from the web-site):
The General Assembly of North Carolina originally constituted St. Matthew’s Parish in 1752 as the established church in the County of Orange. The parish was reorganized in 1824, and the present church building was begun in 1825 and completed in 1826. It was consecrated by the Right Reverend John Stark Ravenscroft, the first Episcopal Bishop of North Carolina on May 21, 1826.
Letters of the period indicate that William Nichols, principal architect of the old state capital which was burned in 1831, designed the present structure. As far as we are able to learn, St. Matthew’s is the oldest Gothic Revival church building still standing in North Carolina. Nichols worked mainly in the Greek Revival idiom, but he knew Gothic work from both his native England as well as from visits to the northern United States. Nichols also designed Hillsborough’s Masonic Hall (1823). He left North Carolina in 1827 to work throughout the South, and died in Mississippi in 1853. Nichols is being increasingly recognized as one of the South’s finest antebellum architects.
There were others involved in the building of St. Matthew’s Church. As St. Matthew’s first Senior Warden, Francis Lister Hawks, grandson of the architect of Tryon Palace, likely had a great deal of input regarding the building. Walker Anderson, who was a member of the first vestry and who was the nephew of the great North Carolina jurist-legislator, Duncan Cameron, seems to have been the real project director. The master mason was Samuel Hancock, under whose hand John Berry, prominent local architect/builder, learned his skills.
St. Matthew’s Church has had many alterations throughout the years; the tower was added c. 1829 and under the leadership of the Rev. Moses Ashley Curtis, Rector from 1856 to 1872, extensive remodeling of the church was carried out. The east end was enlarged for a recessed chancel with triplet window, sacristy and organ room, and the exposed beam roof was raised c. 1868; the spire was added and the wainscoting was replaced c. 1875. A marble plaque in the narthex records the installation of the bell in 1878 as a Confederate Memorial.
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The tracker-action organ, Opus number 1169, was purchased in 1883 for $1,040 from the Boston firm of Hook and Hastings. The organ is housed in an oak case and has seven ranks. It was removed from the church building on June 2, 2004 and completely restored by John Farmer, Pipe Organ Builders of Winston-Salem, NC. The organ returned to a newly refurbished organ room and was rededicated to God’s service on May 5, 2005.
The church building was thoroughly renovated and repaired in 2007-2008 and rededicated on St. Matthew’s Day, September 21, 2008.


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Photo of the church from Larry Lamb’s panoramio site

Show and Tell Meeting this Wed at Christ Methodist Church

By , July 31, 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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