I am a huge fan of the Images of America book series; I even collect them and have a Pinterest map to track the locations of the books I own. So, imagine my delight to see a new one dedicated to Plymouth!
The book is written by Willie Drye. Drye is a journalist and blogger who lives in Plymouth and collected numerous pictures to help tell the historical story of the area. I can’t wait to add this book to my collection! You can learn more about the book on the Arcadia Press website.
What a great concept! The Tyrrell County Genealogical and Historical Society is planning an event this summer to honor all citizens and natives of the county, aged 90 and older. The society is seeking to interview such individuals and develop a publication. Cathy Roberts, the TCGHS President, shared the following to post on the Washington County NCGenWeb site:
In 2011, Ray McClees came before the Tyrrell County Genealogical and Historical Society and told us about an idea he had, named the November Group. His idea was that this group would be composed of TyrrellCounty citizens who were at least 90 years old. McClees felt that the Society or other volunteers could interview the Group members, and that the Society could publish the interviews in one of their publications. McClees also wished there to be a yearly reception to honor the Group members, and he urged the Society to vote to take the November Group on as a project.
The Society members agreed, and plans were put in motion to start doing interviews. Then Mother Nature interfered with a hurricane, and all planning for the interviews and reception kept getting pushed back and back and back. This year though, things will finally get started. The Society is planning on holding the first November Group reception, and it is hoped that this will be the first of many. It will be held in place of our meeting on July 27, 2014, at a place yet-to-be-determined.
The Society is asking people to send us the names, birth dates and contact information of TyrrellCounty natives and residents who will be 90 this year, or who are already over 90. If you know of someone who meets the criteria, then please send that information to us at P. O. Box 686, Columbia, NC, 27925, or you can e-mail it to us at email@example.com
The Society is also looking for volunteers to help with the planning of the reception, and you do not need to be a member of the Society in order to help out, but it would be helpful if you came to our meetings so you could discuss plans with our reception committee members. If you wish to volunteer, please contact us either by mail or e-mail. We’re all looking forward to July, and the opportunity to honor our older citizens.
If you know anyone who is eligible, please contact the society as per the information in the notice above. Washington County was formed from Tyrell so there is bound to be some overlap. Be sure to give it some thought.
I’d love to hear from any Washington County researchers that are on Facebook! FamilySearch has a new NC Genealogy Research page and if you’re on FB, please consider “liking” the page. You can find it at http://goo.gl/OAIYU.
You can stay connected to the page and help answer any questions that arise from other researchers, share pictures of interest, or just share links to resources you find helpful. The Facebook page is not limited to just Washington County, but covers the whole state, so who knows what you’ll discover. An icon-linked picture to the Facebook page, as well as a link to my personal Twitter profile is now included on the right sidebar of the site if you want to connect via Twitter.
Enjoy and participate!
On Saturday, September 18th 2010 Plymouth’s only known remaining Primitive Baptist Meeting House, the Concord Primitive Baptist Church, will have their homecoming celebration!
Featured speaker for the day is Rev. Dr. Bobby R. Taylor. More details in the flyer below.
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Just a reminder
After such a cold two weeks, Wednesday is predicted to be a beautiful day to get out and go somewhere.
WCGS will meet briefly at 2:00 PM at the Masonic Lodge Hwy 32, on Wednesday January 20. Then we’ll go to the Washington County Courthouse in Plymouth where Keith Phelps, Deputy CSC, will guide us on a tour of the Courthouse offices which house the genealogical information we’re all searching for.
This is an excellent opportunity to familiarize yourself with the courthouse and its wealth of records which are now hiding your family’s genealogical secrets. Who better to show us around than one who is in there on a daily basis and is so willing to share with us?
We’ll close the meeting at the lodge where we can talk it out over some Coke and cookies (or something!)
I think this is one meeting you will not want to skip. Keith is anxiously waiting for us at the courthouse.
Please join us Wednesday.
See you then,
Virginia Haire, WCGS President