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Walkertown Branch, Forsyth County Public Library…2 PM…Saturday, February 18, 2017

Fam Brownlee will talk about the history of local black theaters and “A Giant of His Race”, a feature film shot by the North State Film Company  in Winston-Salem in 1921 and shown across the nation…come join the discussion…refreshments served…

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The Forsyth County Genealogical Society meets Tuesday, February 7, 2017, in the auditorium of the Reynolda Manor Branch of the Forsyth County Public Library, 2839 Fairlawn Dr., Winston-Salem, 27106. The social period will begin at 6:30 pm, and the program will begin at 7:00 pm. All meetings are free and open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Our topic at this meeting will be, “Five Row: The Lost Village of Reynolda,” presented by Phillip Archer, Director of Programing and Bari Helms archivist, with the Betsy Main Babcock Reynolda House Museum of Art. Five Row was a community within a community where African-American farm employees lived with their families, some of whom also worked as domestics in Reynolda House. This community was the subject of a play produced in 2014 by Peppercorn Children’s Theatre, and our speakers will educate us on this significant, yet lost, part of our city’s history.

The FCGS follows the weather policy of the WS/FC Public Schools. Should school be canceled or dismissed early due to weather, any meeting that same evening will be canceled, as well.

 

The Forsyth County Genealogical Society meets

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, in the auditorium of the Forsyth County Public Library-Reynolda Manor Branch, 2839 Fairlawn Dr., Winston-Salem 27106.

The social period will begin at 6:30 pm, and the program will begin at 7:00 pm. All meetings are free and open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

 

We are excited about our guest speaker this month, Barry McGee, a local publisher who will describe the various methods of publishing a book from compiled genealogy files. Whether interested in publishing a few copies for family keepsakes, or your goal is to produce a book suitable for marketing, he will explain the process, options, and costs and what is available utilizing current publishing technology. So come to the meeting this month and let Barry tell you how to convert all of those sheets and notes you’ve collected into book form.

Direct inquiries to FCGensociety@triad.rr.com or to ForsythGenealogy@gmail.com

 

 

Linda Stine, Assistant Professor of the Historical Archaeology at UNC-G, will present a free public lecture. The topic of her presentation is “Seeking the Courthouse: Archaeology and Remote Sensing at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park”.

This lecture is sponsored by the Walkertown Area Historical Society.

“Seeking the Courthouse: Archaeology and Remote Sensing at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park”
presented by Dr. Linda Stine
Tuesday, September 20th at 6:30 pm

Walkertown Branch Library
2969 Main St. Walkertown, NC 27051
Call 336 703-2990 for more info

Click here for driving directions

Join us for a free genealogy program at the Georgia Taylor Community Center on Tuesday, July 19 at 10 am. We will have Genealogy Starter Kits available for you to get started organizing your genealogical research. Seats are limited so sign up here!

Learn tips for searching online databases, types of resources available in the NC Room and beyond, and ways to organize your materials. Call us for more information at 336-703-3070. We hope to see you there!

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The Forsyth County Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday evening, June 7, 2016, in the auditorium of the Reynolda Manor Public Library, located at 2839 Fairlawn Drive, Winston-Salem, NC. Our social period begins at 6:30 PM, and the meeting will begin at 7:00 PM.

Molly Grogan Rawls, the photograph collection librarian at the Forsyth County Public Library, will present her newest Images of America book, Winston-Salem’s Historic Salem Cemetery.” Salem Cemetery is the privately owned cemetery adjacent to the Salem “God’s Acre,” and since its 1857 incorporation it has become the final resting place for many of the builders and shapers of Winston-Salem. The book not only gives the history of the cemetery but also summarizes the lives and contributions of many of the industrial pioneers, mayors, philanthropists, educators, and other leaders buried there. Readers will find themselves exclaiming, “Oh that’s who that was” or “That’s who did that” as they read the informative captions for the photographs selected from the public library’s photo archives and other sources.

Winston-Salem's Historic Salem Cemetery

Are you interested in starting your family’s genealogy? Have you started and need some ideas for how to search online? Come to our free program at the South Fork Community Center on June 6 @ 3 pm. FCPLs North Carolina Room librarian, Karen Feeney, will show you some research tips and tricks for searching online library resources, free websites, and how to use the resources in the NC Room to find your ancestors.

Genealogy Starter Kits will be available for all attendees.

Call 336-703-3070 for more information.

Directions: South Fork Community Center

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