Posts tagged: Genealogical Societies

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!

NCGS Conference Attended by Local D-OGS Members

By , November 17, 2010

The North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) held its fall workshop and annual meeting in Raleigh this weekend, and several D-OGS members took part. This year’s featured speaker was Paul Milner who presented the topic “Finding Your British Isles Ancestors” and to say he did it with thoroughness is only puting it mildly. The two days’ worth of information was enough to keep the attendees busy for an entire year of research and we came away with a whole new armamentarium of tools and techniques to use in prying our ancestors out of the old record books and cemeteries. Paul was well-informed, engaging and indefatigable throughout the two days, and was still good-natured enough at the end of the second day to agree to have his photograph taken with the D-OGS members who attended. We are maintaining our tradition of staging these post-presentation photo ops. The event was highly enjoyable and well worth the drive, so if you have British ancestors and missed this opportunity to hear him speak this time, be sure to watch for his name to appear again in another venue.

Paul Milner and D-OGS Researchers NCGS 2010

Photo courtesy of Carol Boggs, November 13, 2010. From left to right: Elizabeth Hamilton, Rob Elias, Cathy Elias, speaker Paul Milner, Karen Vance, Ginny Thomas, and Carol Boggs

Article written by Carol Boggs

Genealogy Jamboree in Lexington Sept 18, 2010

By , September 15, 2010


The Genealogical Society of Davidson County, NC, will host their 2nd
Genealogy Jamboree this Saturday, September 18 from 10 am – 3 pm at First
Reformed UCC Educational Bldg located at the corner of East Center Street
and North Salisbury Street [abt. 1 block down from court square] in
Lexington (see map below).

The event is **free** to the public & is designed as a day of sharing genealogical and historical data with those who have an interest.
Those who attend will visit table by table of interest to them and speak
with the participants on a one-on-one basis during the event. [No
reservations are needed to attend-stay as long as you like!] Parking &
entrance to the event will be in the back of the bldg.

At the present time the following will have displays and share data and
information with those who attend:

Genealogical Society of Davidson County, NC
Genealogical Society of Guilford County, NC
Genealogical Society of Forsyth County, NC
Lexington Library History Room, Davidson County Public Library
Heritage Research Center, High Point Public Library
Tonya Lanier
Frances Tysinger Robinson
Randy & Anne Hepler
Bonnie Jones
Becky Lassiter
Melissa Gregory
Elizabeth Saunders
Ray Haupt

We continue to seek participation from those who have ‘roots’ in Davidson
County who may have family histories and/or publications they have created,
old documents and/or photos they may own, etc. on genealogical and
historical data relating to this county. We further seek participation from
adjoining county genealogical societies and libraries to come share about
materials and resources they have available to aid genealogical/historical
researchers or those who may have a general interest in learning more about
their local history in surrounding counties.

Setup space is free but limited and **participants must pre-register no
later than noon on Friday, 17th**. Contact us at the email addy given

For more information please visit our website at: or email us at

Hope to see you on Saturday!

Belinda Rodgers
President, GSDC

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D-OGS Website Featured on Taneya’s Genealogy Blog

By , August 16, 2010

The Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Annual Conference is going on this week in Knoxville, Tennessee. For those of us who aren’t able to attend the conference, Taneya offers several suggestions on what local genealogical societies can do to increase membership, attendance, and participation through technology and social networking.

In her blog post FGS and Genealogy Publishing 2.0, Taneya mentions our own D-OGS website as an example of a genealogical society that publishes their newsletter online as well as our quarterly journal, The Trading Path.

I think we are half way there to achieving her vision of how a genealogical society should be represented on the web. Our newsletter is online in both html and PDF formats. Our journal is also online to dues paying members in our members only section of the website. I hope to have a table of contents and an index of our journal available to our website patrons in the near future so they can get a taste of what we have to offer.

Comments, suggestions, or questions??? Feel free to reply below.

2010 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference

By , February 12, 2010

Registration for the 2010 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, scheduled for 18-21 August 2010 in beautiful Knoxville, Tennessee, is now open. This year’s conference theme is “Rediscovering America’s First Frontier,” and is co-hosted by the East Tennessee Historical Society and the Kentucky Historical Society.

The conference schedule includes 173 presentations by 73 noted speakers, including a large number of sponsored luncheons with speakers. There will be two exciting evening events: “Come Sit a Spell: Ballads, Mountain Stories, and Country Fare,” organized by the host societies; and the annual gala FGS banquet, “An Evening in Old Appalachia,” which will be held at the fascinating Museum of Appalachia.

The exciting program includes a completely redesigned “Focus on Societies” day that will present societies’ officers, as well as their members and volunteers, with all new programs and focus group sessions to help improve their operations and effectiveness.

ProQuest is sponsoring Librarians Day, a full day of free sessions for librarians and archivists that includes a tour of the outstanding McClung Historical Collection of the Knox County Public Library.

will present an extensive track of sessions about its resources and projects that you won’t want to miss. will present a free day of classes for the public and conference attendees on Saturday, plus they will offer free document scanning sessions to attendees by appointment throughout the conference. The Genealogy Guys Podcast will also be there to record a “live” session at the conference.

The Exhibit Hall will be filled with a wide array of vendors and organizations, and a special Spotlight on Societies area will showcase local and regional genealogical and historical societies. There will be extended Exhibit Hall hours on Friday evening, followed by a gala reception, hosted by FamilySearch, to kick off the 1812 Pension Files Digitization Project.

There are more activities and research opportunities too numerous to list. However, you can learn all about the 2010 FGS Conference and register for this exciting four-day event at the Conference Website. Be sure to also visit or subscribe to the FGS Conference Blog for lots more information and travel advice.

We look forward to seeing you in Knoxville in August!

Cherel Henderson and Pat Oxley

National Conference Co-Chairs

2010 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference

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