Forsyth County Genealogical Society meets January 6, 2015.

Social at 6:30PM, 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.

Items needed (not necessarily at the program)

~ Pencil & fine point pen

~ Protractor

~ Engineer’s/Architect’s Scale

~ Graph Paper

~ Deed to work from

~ Magnifying Glass