Triad History Day

Saturday, April 6, 2019,  10AM through 3PM
Greensboro History Museum

UNC-G Triad History Day

Join us for the first annual Triad History Day on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 10AM until 3PM, at the Greensboro History Museum (130 Summit Ave, Greensboro, NC 27401). Triad History Day is a one-day public festival focused on Triad history, both the stories and the people who preserve them. The event will feature a “history hall” with displays from history organizations, a series of lightning round talks focused on local history, as well as booths focused on oral history, preservation advice, and digitization of community materials.


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 13, 2019, 8:00am - 4:45pm

24th Southwest VA Family History Institute

Wytheville, VA   276-228-2445 www.wcgha.org 

Annual Historical and genealogical seminar about Southwest Virginia  sponsared by Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association.


 

 

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


Alamance Battleground Descendants Gathering

Saturday, Apr 20, 9 am to 4 pm

Alamance Battleground State Historic Site

5803 NC 62 South Burlington, North Carolina 27215

 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE – VISITORS CENTER

10 a.m. – James Pugh, Regulator Sharpshooter: A Conundrum Unfolded

Dr. Stephen Compton, Local Historian and Collector

11 a.m. – The Regulator Landscape: Mapping the World of the Regulators

Mark Chilton, Orange County Register of Deeds

1 p.m. -  Making the Most of Your DNA Testing Investment

Larry Cates, Local Historian and Genealogist

2 p.m. -  1768 in the Backcountry: What Was Happening, Where and Why?

Dr. Carole Troxler, Elon University

3 p.m. – Some Ways to the Battleground: Likely Roads Used by Regulators

Tom Magnuson, Trading Path Association

LIVING HISTORY – JOHN ALLEN LOG HOME

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The Healer’s Calling: Women & Medicine in the Backcountry

Shannon Walker, Historic Interpreter, Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson


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


Saturday, April 27, 2019 2:00pm      DNA Session 2, by Robert Lockett

MARC Historic Complex in the old Rockingham Courthouse

Museum & Archives of Rockingham County

1086 N.C. Hwy 65, Wentworth, N.C.

Covering detsils of mtDNAand atDNA, testing companies and their databases. How to use your DNA test results.

https://www.themarconline.org/events.html


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.


Saturday September 21, 2019 10am

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

Guilford County Register of Deeds Office will give an overview of available county records and how to use in searching for links to our ancestors.