Come out and Listen to the Doc Branch Band

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Come out and listen to the Doc Branch Band this weekend at the North Regional Library at 221 Milton Road, Durham, NC.  The Doc Branch Band features old time fiddle tunes, bluegrass standards and the band’s original compositions.

Concert will be this Sunday, June 10, at 3pm.

There will be a short conversation with the band members led by Doc Branch historian Peter Kramer before the concert, starting at 3pm.

Sponsored by the Durham Library Foundation

Durham County Library.

See this flyer for details.

Stewart Dunaway

Stewart Dunaway

The Durham-Orange Genealogical Society of North Carolina will hold its next Monthly Meeting at the Bennett Place next Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 7-9 pm. The topic will be The McCulloh Great Tracts – Their Impact on Genealogy Research presented by Stewart Dunaway. All meetings are open to the Public. 

Date: February 1, 2012

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Topic: The McCulloh Great Tracts – Their Impact on Genealogy Research

Speaker: Stewart Dunaway

Location: Bennett Place located at 4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham,
NC 27705-2307 - (919) 383-4345 - http://www.nchistoricsites.org/bennett/

*Note*  Stewart will sell and sign books at the end of the meeting.

About the topic: 

The McCulloh Great Tracts – and their impact on
genealogy research

Henry McCulloh was a typical adventurer in the realm of colonial
politics and economics. He is said to have been a merchant of London,
and his home was at Turnham Green, Middlesex County. He probably became
interested in North Carolina through his relations with Gabriel
Johnston, to whom he advanced considerable sums of money between 1726
and 1733.  McCulloh’s deepest interest in the New World was that of a
land speculator. In 1737, the Crown delivered to Murray Crymble and
James Huey, trustees for McCulloh, warrants for 1,200,000 acres in North
Carolina, on condition that 6,000 foreign Protestants should be colonized.

Related information about the topic:
http://piedmontwanderings.blogspot.com/2010/01/settlers-in-tract-11.html
http://piedmontwanderings.blogspot.com/2010/01/great-tract-11-and-haw-river.html
http://www.carolana.com/NC/Royal_Colony/nc_royal_colony_henry_mcculloch.html

About the speaker:

Stewart Dunaway, formerly an executive of Siemens Telecom (FL), is
retired and now spends time researching colonial and revolutionary war
history in North Carolina. He has published myriad historical books as
well as genealogy-related material from the State Archives. He has
transcribed over 19,000 records from the Archives, now provided in book
form. His books can be found on the internet at:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/sedunaway.
Stewart, his wife Maryellen, and daughter Sarah reside in Hillsborough.

Finding Your Ancestors in the Records of the North Carolina State Archives – Sept 24

The Friends of the North Carolina State Archives Presents, “Finding Your Ancestors in the Records of the North Carolina State Archives”
Saturday, September 24, 2011

Click here for registration information

Location: North Carolina State Archives Auditorium, 109 East Jones St., Raleigh, NC

Schedule of Events:
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Registration Walk-ins are welcome. However, lunch will not be available and the workshop handouts may not be available.
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM A Virtual Tour of the North Carolina State Archives by Debbi Blake
10:30 AM – 10:50 AM Break & Vendors
10:50 AM – 11:50 AM Tar Heels in the Family Tree? A Genealogical Introduction to North Carolina Records by Helen Leary, CG (Emeritus), FASG, FNGS
11:50 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch & Vendors
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Get Excited about Your Pre-1870 N.C. African American Research: the N.C. Archives Can Put Great Resources at your Fingertips! by Diane Richard
2:00 PM – 2:20 PM Break & Vendors
2:20 PM – 3:20 PM Finding Your North Carolina Revolutionary War Soldier or Patriot by Kenny Simpson

Registration is $40.00

Parkwood Flea Market October 1, 2011

As many of you may know, October is Family History Month. In celebration of this, The Durham-Orange Genealogical Society will be hosting a table at a neighborhood flea market hosted by a local subdivision that many of us live in – Parkwood of Durham. See the announcement below:

D-OGS will have a table at the Parkwood Flea Market in which we will sell gently used items particularly genealogy books, magazines, software, etc, that our members have donated in addition to back issues of our Trading Path journal. We will also have membership brochures on hand to give out to interested parties. Please talk to Karen Vance if interested in donating or manning the table during this event.

Please join us on Revere Road in Durham, NC 27713  between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.

(near Highway 54/55 intersection, former Parker Library location)

NC Genealogical Society Workshop on 29 October features Barbara Vines Little, CG

29 October 2011 Raleigh, NC at the North Carolina Museum of History, 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601:

Researching Your Ancestors in Colonial Times will be presented by the North Carolina Genealogical Society in conjunction with the NCGS Annual Meeting. The Speaker will be Barbara Vines Little, CGSM, whose talks will provide the information that can move your research to the next level.

Working With Colonial Records – A look at how to effectively deal with the vagarities of colonial government and the lack of records.
Land and Inheritance – Understanding the law in regard to inheritance, especially of land, is an important tool in interpreting records. Without a thorough understanding of how real and personal property was inherited especially in an intestate estate or under the rules of primo-geniture and entail, it is impossible for the researcher to make accurate assumptions of relationships based upon the inheritance of land.

Backtracking Your Migrating Ancestor: A Methodology That Works – When an ancestor suddenly appears in an area with no obvious clue to his origin, many researchers are lost. Yet carefully combing for clues in the area in which he is found will often provide the answer. This lecture provides a framework for researchers to follow in their search for their ancestor’s origin.

Taxes: Milk Them for All They’re Worth! – Most often used as substitute census, tax lists, when interpreted properly, can provide a wealth of information on individuals, their occupations, families, lifestyles, and antecedents.

Registration and additional information available at: http://www.ncgenealogy.org

Author Carole Troxler visits Mebane Public Library

Troxler Book ImagesHistorians interested in pre-Revolutionary Alamance County will want to join local author Carole Troxler at the Mebane Public Library on
Tuesday, September 20th at 7:00pm. Dr. Troxler will talk about the topic of her latest book, “Farming Dissenters: The Regulator Movement in Piedmont North Carolina”.

Here is the book summary from Amazon: The Regulator Movement grew from the frustration of North Carolina’s backcountry residents–frustration with local officials who ran their offices for personal gain, disregarding the rights of the residents–frustration with a complicated land grant system that did not guarantee clear ownership of land–frustration with a colonial legislature dominated by eastern political and economic interests. In this new study, Dr. Carole Troxler steps back more than two decades before the pivotal Battle of Alamance (May 16, 1771) to examine the issues and their cultural context that fostered the Regulator Movement and determined its progress, and political aftermath. This is the story of local government more interested in its needs than those of its constituents–and of settlers steeped in the Dissenter religious culture who drew on its political orientation to risk activism often cited as a prelude to the American Revolution.

Dr. Troxler is also the co-author of “Shuttle and Plow: A History of Alamance County, North Carolina”.

Wake County Genealogical Society Meeting – Sept 27, 2011

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Olivia Raney History Library, 4016 Carya Drive, Raleigh
Speaker: Craig Scott, President and CEO of Heritage Books
Topic: Research in the National Archives
Guests are welcome — bring a friend!
If you haven’t heard Craig talk before then you are in for a delightful time.  He is a nationally renowned speaker!

Upcoming Seminar with NC Chapter Palatines to America

The North Carolina Chapter of Palatines to America is holding its first Fall Seminar on Saturday, October 1, 2011, at the Wake County Southeast Regional Library in Garner.

Registration information: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncwcgs/palamseminar.pdf

Palatines to America is a genealogical society for those researching German speaking ancestors, with emphasis on migration from the Germanic regions of Europe to North America. For more information, visit their website at www.palam.org.

Free Web Tutorial for New Genealogists

Free Web Tutorial

Family Tree Magazine is offering a free online tutorial to help new genealogists trace their roots. If you are new to genealogy and not sure where to start, then this is the place to be!

When: Sat, Oct 16, 2010 2pm-3pm EDT (1 CDT, 12 MDT, 11 am PDT)
Where: Your computer!

You’ll learn:
• The best places to gather information
• Tips for online searching and genealogy websites
• Records that contain information about your ancestors
• Ways to record and share what you find, including genealogy software

Who should attend:
• People who are completely new to genealogy
• “Armchair researchers” who’ve dabbled a bit with genealogy websites but want more direction
• Intermediate genealogists looking for a refresher on research fundamentals

“Community Dialogue about School Desegration”

Dear Friends,

Don’t miss this upcoming program-”A Community Dialogue about School Desegregation”-part of the North Carolina Collection’s Commemorating Courage series, presented with Duke University’s Pauli Murray Project.

The program will be held this Sunday, August 22, to honor the first African-American students to integrate several of Durham’s previously all white schools and to mark the 50th anniversary of the first of these students to graduate from Durham High School. We invite you to bring your memories of Durham or the places you grew up-to share your stories and learn from the stories of your neighbors.

Thanks for helping to get the word out! I look forward to seeing you on the 22th.

Lynn

Lynn Richardson
North Carolina Collection
Durham County Library
(919) 560-0171