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We usually meet in the fellowship hall at
Peace United Church of Christ located at 2714 West Market Street
in Greensboro just off W. Wendover Avenue. The fellowship hall is located in the rear of the building.
Park in the back and enter the door nearest N. Lindell Road. Click here for a map showing our meeting location.

Meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month, January through May and September through November. GCGS's genealogical exchange journal library is open for members to check out some other societies' journals from 9:00 a.m. until noon on meeting days. Regular meetings usually conclude about 11:30 a.m. Non-members are always welcome to attend these free programs.

Scheduled GCGS Meetings:

  • 17 October 2015 - "Civil War Series I: How to Find Your Lost Yankee Soldier-They Weren't All Bad!" We will look at Enlistment Records, Northern Pension Records, Fold3, 1890 Veteran's Census as we trace the journey of a Civil War Yankee. Part 1 will be presented by Michele Doyle of the LDS Family History Center. Michele has been doing Family History work for almost 30 years.
  • 21 November 2015 - "Civil War Series II: Confederate Soldiers, How to Find Them". We will explore overlooked sources to find the journey of our Southern Civil War soldier. Michele Doyle of the LDS Family History Center will also present this program. Michele has been doing Family History work for almost 30 years.
  • December - no meeting
  • 16 January 2016 - Dewey Meeks will present a program on the ins and outs of FindAGrave.
  • 20 February 2016 - To be announced.
  • 19 March 2016 - To be announced.

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  • 15-17 October 2015 - The 36th National Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society Conference will be held at the Richmond Marriott Hotel, 500 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia. "Virginia, Where African American Roots Run Deep: Family History and the National Narrative" Click here for the 2015 AAHGS / Genealogy Conference package. Please get the word out there! Contact with questions or for further information. The Piedmont-Triad Chapter of the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society will provide roundtrip motorcoach services to the Conference for $99 per person. The Bus will leave from Greensboro, NC & Durham, NC. Call 336-547-0178 for more details.
  • 25 October 2015, 3:00 to 4:30 pm, 1st Floor Morgan Room, High Point Public Library, 901 N. Main Street, High Point, NC. Dr. Deborah Holden will discuss using Family Finder-style DNA testing to complement records-based family history research. Autosomal DNA testing is popular due to its low cost and the promise of identifying distant cousins. There are also advantages for adoptees in search of birth families. Dr. Holden is a medical doctor and a professional family historian who specializes in forensic genealogy. You can find out more about her at her website, No preregistration is required
  • 6-7 November 2015 - in conjunction with the NC State Library, the NC State Archives, and NCGS, will bring Ancestry Day to the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. This two-day extravaganza will include opportunities to meet Ancestry representatives and learn from their experts. Numerous classes will be offered. You can register and pay for admission at Ticket sales end 2 November.
  • 4-7 May 2016 - National Genealogical Society Family History Conference will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

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