Dr. Ed Hill will be speaking
Dr. Nelson Weller and Ken
Sell presented their story of their research on Sgt. Finnegan, a deceased
member of a nearby extended care facility.
Sgt. Finnegan was a WWII veteran and had written several letters to
his wife. Using information in the
letters, which were left in Sgt. Finnegan’s personal belongings when he died,
they were able to locate his son in
The meeting will be held at
Davidson County Register of Deeds, David Rickard, will discuss upgrading programs and software to make his office more user friendly. A question & answer period will be provided at the end of the presentation. An article regarding the program appeared in the Dispatch on Friday, July 27th.
Katherine Skipper will present a program demonstrating the proper method of preserving newspaper articles.
The program will be presented by Dr. Nelson Weller. He will share & demonstrate information about "East & West Methods of Plotting Deeds".
Our meeting will be held at
Our program will be concerning the Moravian Archives and Mr. Richard Starbuck will be the presenter.
Tom Magnuson will present a program concerning N.C. trading Paths. Mr. Magnuson is sponsored by the N.C. Humanities Council Speakers Bureau.
Title: What happened to the graves in
cemeteries below the high water mark of
Short explanation: Maps, newspaper
articles, book articles and other materials will be used to develop some of
the history concerning these graves that were removed from
Program Provider: Becky Lassiter
Rev. Roy Cantrell will speak on the
Abbott’s Creek area and what happened to Browntown. The meeting will be held at First Reformed
Dewey Snider will present a program that will cover the early history of Davidson County, focusing on the function of the court of pleas and quarter sessions.
Evelyn Smith will speak on “The Mines and Families of
David Rickard, Davidson County Register of Deeds, will speak on his department and its procedures of recording and storing valuable documents relating to individual’s property, marriage and death certificates and last wills and testaments.
Penn Wood will present the Lore and Legends of Days Long
Gone: Piedmont Quail Hunting
1870-1930. One of the hunting lodges
he will focus on will be the
Tonya Lanier will join us to speak on African Americans of
Maurine Perryman will present a program concerning the History of Baptist Children’s Home and its growth for 125 years.
Jim Little of Thomasville
will speak on the history of the Thomasville Blues, a local battalion formed
during World War I and continuing thereafter.
Jim wrote the history of the unit, “Fathers of the Greatest
Julia Taylor Ebel, an author from Jamestown, will talk about keeping our stories – links to our stories and ways we can make them personal as we pass them along.
Meet and rub elbows with other genealogists in the area. Benefit from other previous research and obtain pointers and advice that may simplify your research.
Maj. James Mills, retired Thomasville policeman and Civil War re-enactor, who plays the role of a Civil War surgeon will display his collection of surgical instruments and give us some insights into surgical practices of the times.
will be presented by a member of the NC
For our April program, Jim Daniel will discuss the historical significance of the York Hill/Trading Ford area going back to the Native Americans, and Sim Delap will discuss recent efforts to preserve York Hill and where that stands right now.
William Deal (retired City of
Chris Watford (
Larry Cates from the
Speaker is Ray Howell III, pastor at
Speaker is Larry Cates,
Speaker is Ben Williams (from Morganton). Topic: Women in the Confederacy
Ed and Sue
Curtis will present a slide show and talk entitled “Looking Into the
Gina Smith will speak on “Cleaning Tombstones”
Martha Brown will speak about her book “Holding Sweet Communion”. The book will be on sale for $15 at the meeting.
Michele Doyle, Director of the Family History Center in Greensboro, will speak on Family Search and LDS Resources.