Friday, Jan. 11, 10:30 a.m.—Noon

HIGH POINT LIBRARY, Book Lovers’ Room (3rd Floor)
Heritage Book Club (Winter Meeting)
Larry Cates (336)883-3637  larry.cates@highpointnc.gov

Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in Colonial America

We'll make good use of the long winter months to read our way through David Hackett Fischer's massive but very entertaining book about the British origins of four colonial cultures: New England Puritans, Middle Colony Quakers, Southern Cavaliers/Commoners, and Scots-Irish Border Reivers. These seminal cultures have distinct regional British cradles. Fischer explores them through rites of passage, religion, speech, food, architecture, social relations, and many other aspects of culture.

Heritage Book Club
Our Book Club meets for three to four topics per year (usually three sessions per topic). The intention is to provide genealogists with social and political history they can use to frame and contextualize their ancestors. Books are provided free of charge, but you must contact Larry about four weeks prior to the first meeting to reserve a place.

larry.cates@highpointnc.gov    (336) 883-3637

 


Monday, Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.

Deciphering Old Handwriting: A Primer

High Point Library, Morgan Community Room

 Key to your genealogical success is fluency in reading old records and decoding a variety of handwriting styles -- some formal, some individual and idiosyncratic. You cannot always depend on transcribers and indexers to get it right! Larry Cates walks you through a few techniques to perfect your facility for reading old handwriting.


Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:00am

Guilford County Genealogical Society, General Meeting
Greensboro Main Library, 219 N. Church Street, Meeting room at entrance.

Dr. Bill Partin will present James and Dolly Madison, America’s First Power Couple
We will learn the power First Lady Dolly shared with James as an early leader in National politics.
Dr. Partin was born in North Carolina and historian professor at several colleges in eastern and central U.S. Some members may know Dr. Partin as history professor at Salem College. Bill is back in our community helping groups learn about ancestry that made us what we are today.


Friday, Feb. 1, 10:30 a.m.—Noon

HIGH POINT LIBRARY, Book Lovers’ Room (3rd Floor)
Heritage Book Club (Winter Meeting)
Larry Cates (336)883-3637  larry.cates@highpointnc.gov

Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in Colonial America

This book's discussion Fridays, Jan. 11, Feb. 1, Feb. 22, Mar.15

We'll make good use of the long winter months to read our way through David Hackett Fischer's massive but very entertaining book about the British origins of four colonial cultures: New England Puritans, Middle Colony Quakers, Southern Cavaliers/Commoners, and Scots-Irish Border Reivers. These seminal cultures have distinct regional British cradles. Fischer explores them through rites of passage, religion, speech, food, architecture, social relations, and many other aspects of culture.

Heritage Book Club
Our Book Club meets for three to four topics per year (usually three sessions per topic). The intention is to provide genealogists with social and political history they can use to frame and contextualize their ancestors. Books are provided free of charge, but you must contact Larry about four weeks prior to the first meeting to reserve a place.

larry.cates@highpointnc.gov   (336) 883-3637

 


Saturday February 16, 2019 10:00am

Guilford County Genealogical Society, General Meeting
Greensboro Main Library, 219 N. Church Street, Meeting room at entrance.


Monday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.

High Point Library, Morgan Community Room, Library

 Using Social Media for Genealogy

 A recent revolution in online communication has transformed the way genealogists network. Some of us old-schoolers have found ourselves left out of the loop, but we have so much to offer! What is the most effective way to use social media channels to reach out to others? Marcellaus Joiner of the HRC explores your options.


Friday, Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m.—Noon

HIGH POINT LIBRARY, Book Lovers’ Room (3rd Floor)
Heritage Book Club (Winter Meeting)
Larry Cates (336)883-3637  larry.cates@highpointnc.gov

Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in Colonial America

Fridays, Jan. 11, Feb. 1, Feb. 22, Mar.15

10:30 a.m. — Noon

 

We'll make good use of the long winter months to read our way through David Hackett Fischer's massive but very entertaining book about the British origins of four colonial cultures: New England Puritans, Middle Colony Quakers, Southern Cavaliers/Commoners, and Scots-Irish Border Reivers. These seminal cultures have distinct regional British cradles. Fischer explores them through rites of passage, religion, speech, food, architecture, social relations, and many other aspects of culture.

 

Heritage Book Club

Our Book Club meets for three to four topics per year (usually three sessions per topic). The intention is to provide genealogists with social and political history they can use to frame and contextualize their ancestors. Books are provided free of charge, but you must contact Larry about four weeks prior to the first meeting to reserve a place.

larry.cates@highpointnc.gov

(336) 883-3637


Monday, Mar. 11, 6:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.

High Point Library, Morgan Community Room, Library

Further Adventures in Genetic Genealogy

 Larry Cates has been hard at work using his own atDNA results and those of three close relatives to explore difficult aspects of his ancestry where public records have proven inadequate. He believes you cannot get enough examples of how to apply genetic results to your brick walls. Here are three more cases from his research files.


Friday, Mar. 15, 10:30 a.m.—Noon

HIGH POINT LIBRARY, Book Lovers’ Room (3rd Floor)
Heritage Book Club (Winter Meeting)
Larry Cates (336)883-3637  larry.cates@highpointnc.gov

Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in Colonial America

Fridays, Jan. 11, Feb. 1, Feb. 22, Mar.15

10:30 a.m. — Noon

 

We'll make good use of the long winter months to read our way through David Hackett Fischer's massive but very entertaining book about the British origins of four colonial cultures: New England Puritans, Middle Colony Quakers, Southern Cavaliers/Commoners, and Scots-Irish Border Reivers. These seminal cultures have distinct regional British cradles. Fischer explores them through rites of passage, religion, speech, food, architecture, social relations, and many other aspects of culture.

 

Heritage Book Club

Our Book Club meets for three to four topics per year (usually three sessions per topic). The intention is to provide genealogists with social and political history they can use to frame and contextualize their ancestors. Books are provided free of charge, but you must contact Larry about four weeks prior to the first meeting to reserve a place.

larry.cates@highpointnc.gov

(336) 883-3637


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:00am

Guilford County Genealogical Society, General Meeting
Greensboro Main Library, 219 N. Church Street, Meeting room at entrance.

DNA: Beyond the Basics, Part 1

Presenter Robert Lockett will conduct an hour-and-fifteen-minute session on DNA, Autosomal (atDNA) and Mitochondrial (mtDNA), and talk about the testing companies that are available on the market and what they offer


Saturday, Apr. 13, 3 p.m. — 4 p.m.

High Point Library, Morgan Community Room

Better Together: Linda Allred Cooper Discusses the

Allred Family Organization (AFO)

 We live in an era when genealogy is often a solitary pursuit conducted at home, online in the wee-hours. But what if we were better at pooling our resources and knowledge with others? Linda Allred Cooper has a story to tell about the advances the Allred Family Organization was able to make through their collaborative research, newsletter, website, and family gatherings. Old school but effective. Attend and learn, whether you are an Allred descendant or not.

 

 

Saturday April 20, 2019 10:00am

Guilford County Genealogical Society, General Meeting
Greensboro Main Library, 219 N. Church Street, Meeting room at entrance.

DNA: Beyond the Basics, Part 2

Presenter Robert Lockett will conduct an hour-and-fifteen-minute session updating points from the program in September 2018, and more information on the testing companies and relevant changes/discoveries in DNA


Friday, Apr. 26, 10:30 a.m.—Noon

HIGH POINT LIBRARY, Book Lovers’ Room (3rd Floor)
Heritage Book Club (Spring Meeting)

SPRING—General Jackson and the Infancy of American Populism

Fridays, Apr. 26, May 10, May 24

10:30 a.m. — Noon

Book Lovers’ Room (Third Floor), Library

 

Our seventh president comes up a great deal in  current political discussion. Andrew Jackson was a compelling personality, a war hero, a frontiersman and lawyer, an exponent of popular dissatisfaction. Irascible, fiery-tempered, forceful, distrustful of    institutions, yet firm in his commitment to Manifest Destiny and to the Union, Jackson was among the most influential men of his time. We'll find out more about him as both a man and a politician, and we'll assess his legacy.

 

Heritage Book Club

Our Book Club meets for three to four topics per year (usually three sessions per topic). The intention is to provide genealogists with social and political history they can use to frame and contextualize their ancestors. Books are provided free of charge, but you must contact Larry about four weeks prior to the first meeting to reserve a place.

larry.cates@highpointnc.gov

(336) 883-3637


Friday, May 10, 10:30 a.m.—Noon

HIGH POINT LIBRARY, Book Lovers’ Room (3rd Floor)
Heritage Book Club (Spring Meeting)

SPRING—General Jackson and the Infancy of American Populism

Fridays, Apr. 26, May 10, May 24

10:30 a.m. — Noon

Book Lovers’ Room (Third Floor), Library

 

Our seventh president comes up a great deal in  current political discussion. Andrew Jackson was a compelling personality, a war hero, a frontiersman and lawyer, an exponent of popular dissatisfaction. Irascible, fiery-tempered, forceful, distrustful of    institutions, yet firm in his commitment to Manifest Destiny and to the Union, Jackson was among the most influential men of his time. We'll find out more about him as both a man and a politician, and we'll assess his legacy.

 

Heritage Book Club

Our Book Club meets for three to four topics per year (usually three sessions per topic). The intention is to provide genealogists with social and political history they can use to frame and contextualize their ancestors. Books are provided free of charge, but you must contact Larry about four weeks prior to the first meeting to reserve a place.

larry.cates@highpointnc.gov

(336) 883-3637


Saturday May 18, 2019 10:00am

Guilford County Genealogical Society, General Meeting
Greensboro Main Library, 219 N. Church Street, Meeting room at entrance.


Friday, May 24, 10:30 a.m.—Noon

HIGH POINT LIBRARY, Book Lovers’ Room (3rd Floor)
Heritage Book Club (Spring Meeting)

SPRING—General Jackson and the Infancy of American Populism

Fridays, Apr. 26, May 10, May 24

10:30 a.m. — Noon

Book Lovers’ Room (Third Floor), Library

 

Our seventh president comes up a great deal in  current political discussion. Andrew Jackson was a compelling personality, a war hero, a frontiersman and lawyer, an exponent of popular dissatisfaction. Irascible, fiery-tempered, forceful, distrustful of    institutions, yet firm in his commitment to Manifest Destiny and to the Union, Jackson was among the most influential men of his time. We'll find out more about him as both a man and a politician, and we'll assess his legacy.

 

Heritage Book Club

Our Book Club meets for three to four topics per year (usually three sessions per topic). The intention is to provide genealogists with social and political history they can use to frame and contextualize their ancestors. Books are provided free of charge, but you must contact Larry about four weeks prior to the first meeting to reserve a place.

larry.cates@highpointnc.gov

(336) 883-3637


Monday, Jun. 3, 6:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.

High Point Library, Morgan Community Room, Library

Conquering a Common Surname: A Case Study

 Do you have a Smith, a Jones, a Davis, a Thomas, a Johnson, or a Williams hiding up your family tree? When there are so many people with these names living in every location, how do you determine which are related and which aren't? How do you press the line back from its earliest appearance in one location to its previous home? Well, Larry Cates of the HRC has a few things to say about this. He has all of these ancestral surnames, including two Jones lines and two Williams lines.