Events


The North Carolina Room’s temporary location at the Forsyth County Government Center will be closing to the public on Friday, July 14 at 5:00 pm in preparation for our collection move to the new Central Library.

We will reopen when the new Library opens later this summer. We hope to see you in our bright new space!GovCtrClosingJuly14

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Summer is coming and it’s a good time to rev up your genealogy research. The warm weather brings families together for graduations, vacations, weddings, and day trips. Talking about past vacations, trips, and events can offer up lots of helpful information and insights for your research.

Our free genealogy programs are designed to help you get the information you want. Genealogy 101 is our beginner program that gets you stared with the basics of genealogy research and an introduction to online research. Genealogy 202 takes your research up a level with database search techniques and expanded records research information.

So enjoy the summer months with family and friends at the backyard barbecue, on the beach, at the lake, or anywhere in between and when nostalgia gets people talking be ready to listen!

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Come and learn a little bit about local history at this free event.

Enter your address here Reynolda Manor Branch Library for directions.

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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

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