The Regular Meeting of The Forsyth County Genealogical Society will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 in the auditorium of the Forsyth County Library’s Central Branch at 660 West 5th St. in Winston-Salem. Please join us at 6:30 PM for refreshments. The program starts at 7:00 PM. The meeting is free and open to the public.


Bob Lockett, past president and current board member of Wythe County, Virginia, Genealogical and Historical Association, will make a presentation entitled “DNA and Genealogy: A basic Course.”  The presentation will explore the basics of biology and cell structure and explain what DNA is and what characteristics of it are useful in Genealogy. An example of a DNA study on a family with German roots will be shown and discussed.


Analysis of DNA is fast becoming a standard tool for tracing your ancestry.  Every serious genealogist should be knowledgeable about the pros and cons of using DNA in their research.  Hope you can all attend.


Inclement weather note:  If the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools are closed owing to weather, the Society will not meet.