Tyrrell County Genealogical and Historical Society (TCGHS)


        The Tyrrell County Genealogical and Historical Society was founded in 1995. It holds regular meetings on the fourth Sunday of each month except in November and December and when the fourth Sunday is a holiday. Meetings are normally held at the Senior Citizens Center in Columbia, NC on Bridge Street at 2:30 p.m. Meetings may occasionally be held at a site of historical or genealogical interest, so be sure to check the newsletter or contact the Society at the address below. Programs are planned for each meeting. Meetings are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.


        The Society mails 11 newsletters a year (November and December are combined) to members to inform them of business and upcoming events. The newsletters also contain selected genealogical information, queries and local obituaries. Queries may be submitted at no cost and material is sought for publication in the newsletter. Journals are published on a semiannual basis in the spring and fall and are included in the membership fee. A list of members with an index of surnames they are researching is also published annually and updated periodically. The address of the Society is Tyrrell County Genealogical and Historical Society, P.O. Box 686, Columbia, NC 27925. If you would like to become a member, click HERE for membership information and a form that may be printed. The membership year is January 1 through December 31. Membership renewals should be paid by the end of February to be considered a member in good standing and continue receiving newsletters and journals. Memberships received after June 1 of each year apply to the next year. TCGHS is a non-profit, tax deductible organization.


        The Tyrrell County Genealogical and Historical Society is also active in preserving local history and publishing genealogical data. To this end it has an active publishing program to make this information more accessible. Click HERE to see a list of publications available from TCGHS and ordering instructions.


        The preservation of family bible records is very important to genealogists. This year the TCGHS launched a project to collect and publish bible records from the local area. If you have a family bible and are willing to share it with others, please click HERE for directions on how to do it. If you know someone else who has such a bible, please make them aware of this project and encourage them to share its information.