Today marks the last day Rootsweb mailing lists working. Tomorrow, the Rootsweb mailing lists are no more. All messages that had been posted here are saved and archived, will continue to be accessed and read. Subscription, no more Postings, no more Replies, no more BUT ! Successor lists are here, but at another place The successor list for this list is: https://groups.io/g/NorthCarolina-genealogy sorry, no county list for this one, yet but the list owner may create "subgroup" for the county alone, within this state list. Go to the site and "join this group". This is easy step. David Samuelsen, subscriber
would greatly appreciate any info related to death or burial of Sarah Marticia Coe Denny Gauldin B. 1855 Henry County Virginia...living in Rockingham County 1910 died after Apr 11, 1910 THANK YOU
Hello Everyone, I am descended from Thomas Pratt (1828-1865) and Ruth Shelton (1835-1910), both of Rockingham, NC, as far as I understand it. Do any of you know if a picture of ether person exists? I realize it's shot in the dark, but I'm hopeful it might. Thanks, David -- The Virginia Genealogist www.vagenealogy.com
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The Forsyth County Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday evening, June 7, 2016, in the auditorium of the Reynolda Manor Public Library, located at 2839 Fairlawn Drive, Winston-Salem, NC. Our social period begins at 6:30 PM, and the meeting will begin at 7:00 PM. Molly Grogan Rawls, the photograph collection librarian at the Forsyth County Public Library, will present her newest Images of America book, Winston-Salem’s Historic Salem Cemetery.” Salem Cemetery is the privately owned cemetery adjacent to the Salem “God’s Acre,” and since its 1857 incorporation it has become the final resting place for many of the builders and shapers of Winston-Salem. The book not only gives the history of the cemetery but also summarizes the lives and contributions of many of the industrial pioneers, mayors, philanthropists, educators, and other leaders buried there. Readers will find themselves exclaiming, “Oh that’s who that was” or “That’s who did that” as they read the informative captions for the photographs selected from the public library’s photo archives and other sources.
Come on! The lists have risen alive from massive Rootsweb hardware failure. Got stories? Got brick walls to crash through? Got resources to share? Post to the list, not to me. David Samuelsen
The Forsyth County Genealogical Society will meet January 5, 2016 – At 6:30 PM at the Reynolda Manor Branch of the Forsyth County library – 2839 Fairlawn Dr. in Winston-Salem NC. Our guest speaker this evening will be Barbara Kane, Assistant Register of Deeds, from the Forsyth County Register of Deeds office. She will discuss the functions of this government office, and the accessibility of the information that is maintained there. We will gain a greater understanding of how the Register of Deeds office can be a valuable tool for those involved in genealogical research.
Attention, Civil War History Buffs! The Yadkin Valley Historical Association invites you to participate in its 2015 Yadkin Valley History and Genealogy Fair and Conference Theme: Stoneman’s Raid (March-April 1865) in the Yadkin Valley, which includes the counties of Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Caldwell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin; and anyone who is interested. This is a regional fair and conference and open to the public. Saturday, August 15, 2015 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Yadkinville United Methodist Church, 204 West Main Street, Yadkinville, NC 27055 Sponsored by the Yadkin Valley Historical Association, Inc., which regional historians organized in 2006. Ø Chris Hartley, author, Stoneman’s Raid 1865, will discuss the purpose of Stoneman’s Raid and how well it succeeded Ø Ed and Sue Curtis, organizers, Salisbury Prison Symposium, will review the Salisbury Prison and its importance to the Raiders Ø You can exhibit a driving tour of Stoneman’s Raid through your county Ø You can share unpublished information on Stoneman’s Raid Ø You can share the reaction of your ancestors to the Raid Registration (includes 2015 membership in the YVHA, an exhibit table, speakers fees, and lunch) is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Send registration to the Yadkin Valley Historical Association, Inc., John Reynolds, Treasurer, 7618 Rolling Oak Ct., Clemmons, NC 27012. Make check payable to “YVHA”. For a registration form, go to our website: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncyadvha/ or “Yadkin Valley Historical Association”
The Forsyth County Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday, March 3, at the Reynolda Branch Library Auditorium, 2839 Fairlawn Drive, Winston-Salem, NC at 6:30 PM. The guest speaker will be Dr. Nelson A. L. Weller. The subject is titled, "Warts and All". This will explore how to handle sensitive issues and deep dark secrets when we find them in our family's history. He will offer some thoughts and some suggestions. Dr. Weller has a Ph.D. in Genealogy from Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, Ohio, is an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ, and a long-time member of the Forsyth County Genealogical Society, where in the past he has served as both President and board member. He is an experienced presenter, having been both leader and speaker at multiple workshops. Meetings are free and open to the public. Note that the Society does not meet if the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools have been closed owing to weather.
The Forsyth County Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday, February 3, at the Reynolda Branch Library Auditorium, 2839 Fairlawn Drive, Winston-Salem, NC at 6:30 PM. The guest speaker will be Ms. Angenita Boone, a member of the North Carolina Afro-American Historical and Genealogy Society (NC-AAHGS). She is a self-taught genealogist who loves teaching others fun and easy ways to develop their family trees. She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work and is employed as a public health social worker. She has held workshops for her local AAHGS chapter, the National AAHGS and local colleges. She extensively researched families in Gates County, NC, Hertford County, NC Nansemond County, VA and Charleston County, SC. She will shear her broad experience in Afro-American research.
The Forsyth County Genealogical Society meets January 6, 2015. Social at 6:30 PM, program at 7:00. Forsyth County Public Library-Reynolda Manor Branch, 2839 Fairlawn Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27106. Free and open to the public. [If W-S/Fors. Co. schools are closed owing to weather, the Society will not meet.] The program title is: Techniques for Mapping Ancestral Landscapes by Scott Wesson Mr. Wesson resides in northern Davidson County, NC and is an avid genealogist of nearly twenty years. He is employed with an engineering & land planning firm in High Point and specializes in land studies. Scott will be demonstrating techniques used for platting early grants & deeds while sharing insights into the complexities & revelations associated with studying ancestral properties. The use of varying scales will be discussed, along with strategies for overcoming the challenges posed by early land descriptions. The program focuses on creating finished drawings by hand – not using computer programs.
The Forsyth County Genealogical Society will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, November 4 in the auditorium of the Forsyth County Library's Reynolda Manor Branch at 2839 Fairlawn Drive in Winston-Salem, NC. NOTE THIS NEW VENUE! Dr. Cyndi Briggs will present "The Story and the Quest: How We Live Matters". Dr. Briggs states "A year ago, a series of seemingly unrelated events led me to a new passion. I felt compelled to better understand the life of one of my greatest heroes, my grandfather John Briggs, who fought in World War 2, and who died in 2003. My research began with reading, then to interviewing and recording the oral histories of living veterans in Winston-Salem. My research became a writing project, and most recently took me on a three-week solo trek through Europe to visit the sites where my grandfather spent time 70 years ago. " Dr. Cyndi Briggs holds three degrees in psychology and counseling and is a TED Talk Presenter, author, educator, and activist who lives and works in Winston-Salem, NC. Cyndi loves to blog, make art, and travel the world. You can find her online at her website DrCyndiBriggs.com. When she’s not writing, you can find Cyndi out salsa dancing or running with her dog, Daisy.
2014 YVHA FAIR AND CONFERENCE GENEALOGY IN THE 21st CENTURY: Electronic and Digital Tools The Yadkin Valley Historical Association will present its 9th History and Genealogy Fair and Conference on Saturday, August 9, 2014, 8 am – 4 pm, Advent Moravian Church, 1514 West Clemmonsville Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27127. The theme will be Genealogy in the 21st Century: Electronic and Digital Tools. Billy King and Karen Feeney of the Forsyth County Public Library will review database access in the library for software such as Heritage Quest and Ancestry and starter packets for recording one’s genealogy. Cindy Green of the Family History Center at the LDS church on Jonestown Road will review resources available and demonstrate how to compile Genograms. Nelson Weller will review publishing one’s genealogy on Family Tree Maker. Bob Lockett of Wytheville, VA, will give an introduction to DNA Genealogy. John Reynolds of the Forsyth County Genealogical Society will show what to do when one’s paper research and DNA collide. After lunch the Yadkin Valley Historical Association will conduct its 9th Annual Meeting. Each county in the Yadkin Valley is invited to nominate at least two representatives to serve on the Board of Directors. Pre-registration is $20 per person or one person from a history-related organization. It includes lunch and a conference packet. Walk-in registration is also $20, but does not guarantee lunch or a registration packet. For a registration form, contact Cathy Boyer at email@example.com or PO Box 12636, Winston-Salem, NC 27117-2636. Information is also available on the Association’s website: “Yadkin Valley Historical Association” or http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncyadvha/
The Forsyth County Genealogical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting in the Auditorium of the Forsyth County Library- Central Branch, 660 West 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC on Tuesday, July 1, 2013 at 6:30 PM. FCGS member Darla Johnson will present the July program - "Planning a Family Reunion" - tips on organizing a family gathering and utilizing resources for the event. Ms. Johnson is a native of Forsyth County, a graduate of West Forsyth High and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Appalachian Sate University and a Master’s Degree from UNC-Greensboro. She is a Charter Member of the Forsyth County Genealogical Society and serves on its Board of Directors She is a co-author of of "Images of America: Lewisville" (2010 Arcadia Publishing Co.) and a member of the DAR (Col. Joseph Winston Chapter) and other area historical organizations. Johnson accomplished a 28 year career with Forsyth County Public Library, serving as a Children's Librarian, Manager of Audio-Visual Services, and Manager of Reynolda Manor Branch Library. She is currently a nature educator at Tanglewood Park The meeting is FREE and open to the public. See us on the web at www.forsyth gen.org. Facebook, too!
If My Post comes thru on the Travel Pattern of THe LANIER familes to TROUBLESOME CREEK, you will find that the Laniers families are the Edward GRINDON familes of Tapphanna Lands his familes will be the Bird Familes who will develope GRINDONS lands as the William Byrd familes ( same Byrds involved in EDEN LANDS) Edward Grindon is the 2nd group of settlers at this land called Tappahanna in first Deed awards to Virginian settlers The Wall and Lemmons family is in the 4th Group of Settlers in this area THey appear after the INdian Massacare. 1622-1623. THey are Lands owners beside the BYRD FAMILES, Tony
The Forsyth County Genealogical Society will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 3 at 6:30 PM in the auditorium of the Forsyth County Library’s main branch at 660 West 5th Street in Winston-Salem. Author Jill Osborn will discuss her techniques for interviewing people and writing. Both of these skill sets are useful to genealogists. She has worked in a Congressional Office, a lobbying firm and several television news stations. At present she lives in Clemmons, NC, where she works as a stay-at-home mother as well as writing a weekly column for the Clemmons Courier, “Your Neighbor”. She is the author of a book “An Ordinary Town: Extraordinary Neighbors.”
The Forsyth County Genealogical Society will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in the auditorium of the Central Library at 660 West 5th Street in Winston-Salem. James E. Gist will present a program on: "African American Genealogy Roadblocks" James E. Gist is a Winston-Salem native. He is retired from the US Air Force and Lockheed Martin Aerospace. His interest in genealogy began almost 30 years ago when he found an old family Bible and wanted to "fill in the blanks" with his grandmother's help. His family database has grown to over 2400 names. He is looked to as a family historian by the Gists of Chester County, SC. He recently developed and presented a class in African American Genealogy at United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, where he is chair of the Computer Lab Ministry. Note that if the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools have been closed on the meeting date owing to weather, the Society does not meet. Meetings are free and open to the public.
OOOPS! Wrong info on rescheduled date !!!! Notice!! Because of inclement weather on March 4, the meeting of the Forsyth County Genealogical Society was postponed. However the speaker has agreed to reschedule until the next regular meeting. Accordingly, the Forsyth County Genealogical Society will hold its regular meeting on at 6:30 PM Tuesday,APRIL 1, 2014 in the auditorium of the Forsyth County Library Main Branch at 660 West 5th St. in Winston-Salem, NC. Martha R. Brown, a Winston-Salem author, will discuss the writing and publishing of her book ?Holding Sweet Communion?. It is an historical novel, based on Civil War letters written by her great-grandfather. According to the author, ?through seeing, touching and reading personal correspondence of the 1860s, historical characters spoke for themselves, telling things that were never included in history books?. Meetings are free and open to the public. [Note that if the Winston-Salem Schools were closed owing to weather on our meeting date, the Society will not meet.]
Notice!! Because of inclement weather on March 4, the meeting of the Forsyth County Genealogical Society was postponed. However the speaker has agreed to reschedule until the next regular meeting. Accordingly, the Forsyth County Genealogical Society will hold its regular meeting on at 6:30 PM Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in the auditorium of the Forsyth County Library Main Branch at 660 West 5th St. in Winston-Salem, NC. Martha R. Brown, a Winston-Salem author, will discuss the writing and publishing of her book “Holding Sweet Communion”. It is an historical novel, based on Civil War letters written by her great-grandfather. According to the author, “through seeing, touching and reading personal correspondence of the 1860s, historical characters spoke for themselves, telling things that were never included in history books”. Meetings are free and open to the public. [Note that if the Winston-Salem Schools were closed owing to weather on our meeting date, the Society will not meet.]