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Old New Hanover Genealogical Society 
New Hanover County Library, 3rd Floor   
The New Hanover Room
April 10, 2017

The General Meeting of the ONHGS took place on April 10th in the New Hanover County Main Library in the New Hanover Room.  Jennifer Daugherty opened the meeting at 6:30 pm and announced that the next meeting will be June 3rd at 1:00 pm at the Latimer House.  It will be a picnic. 

Jennifer introduced Stewart Dunaway who spoke about Claude J. Sauthier and his map making.  Mr. Dunaway spoke about Sauthiers’ family genealogy which was French Huguenot.  He was born in Strasberg, France November 10, 1736 in the Alsace region.  His education is unknown.  Some papers are preserved in the North Carolina State Archives.  His occupation was listed as a Draftsman, but his school papers include architecture designs, drawings, maps and gardens.  Sauthier leaves Europe to come to America in 1767.  The Hillsborough Map is drawn by Sauthier in October 1768   In 1769-1770 he surveys and draws the other nine town maps of North Carolina.  In May of 1771, Captain C. Sauthier is listed as an Engineer in Tryon's records.  From 1771 to 1783, numerous maps attributed to Sauthier were done of New York, New Jersey and Canada, mostly military maps authorized by Governor Tryon.  On return to England, he made a Loyalists Application to be reimbursed for his services, which took a number of years to settle.  He was employed by General Percy, after which he returned to Strasberg to live with his brother and died November 26, 1802.  Following a question period, Jennifer adjourned the meeting.

 There were 16 people present.  Refreshments were served by Carolyn Corbett.

The next Board Meeting will be announced at a later date.
The next General Meeting will meet on Saturday, June 3, 2017, 1:00 pm at the Latimer House. The program to be announced. 

Respectfully submitted,
Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea
Recording Secretary


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society 
New Hanover County Library, 3rd Floor   
The New Hanover Room
March 13, 2017

The General Meeting of the ONHGS took place on March 13th in the New Hanover County Main Library in the New Hanover Room.  Jennifer Daugherty opened the meeting at 6:30 pm and announced future meetings which will include April 10th with Stewart Dunaway, a possible workshop in May and a picnic on June 3rd at the Latimer House.  There were 9 people present.

Jennifer then introduced Carla Sarratt who is the Virtual Services Librarian at the New Hanover County Public Library.  Her topic tonight is entitled “Want to Write A Book?”, subtitle Library Resources for Writers. Carla listed all the sources available In New Hanover County Libraries online and in book form.  We can use the Library catalog particularly in the 808 section and 070 section and 929 which is genealogical writing.   It was suggested that if you want to write a book you write more things, write when you don’t want to, to write when you do want to, you write when you have something to say and you write when you don’t have something to say.  Carla spoke about the Gale Courses which are six week online courses and are free with your NHCPL card and are taught by knowledgeable instructors.  There are writing and publishing courses one of which is “genealogy basics”.  The next session starts monthly.  The next is March 15th and you have two weeks to use if you sign up for it. Another begins April 12th. 

Also available are Films on Demand which can be found on the website www.nhclibrary.org  You do not need a library card for this.  You go on the home page and click E resources and then Films on Demand. 

There is a free self-publishing platform called Pressbooks through which you have complete control of your book.  There are multiple file formats and you can create your own cover.  You can also submit your book to Self-E.  The NC Libraries with Self-E accounts are Alamance County, Beaufort, Hyde and Martin Regional, Cabarrus, Granville, Randolph, Transylvania, Union, and New Hanover Counties. 

Refreshments were served by Carolyn Corbett.  Pete Ambler ate all the cookies.

Jennifer thanked Carla for her informative presentation and adjourned the meeting.

The next Board Meeting will be announced at a later date.
The next General Meeting will be Monday, April 10, 2017, 6:30 pm at the Main Library, 3rd Floor New Hanover Room. The speaker will be Stewart Dunaway.  His topic will be Claude Joseph Sauthier – His Life and Map Making in North Carolina.

Respectfully submitted,
Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea
Recording Secretary


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society 
New Hanover County Library, 3rd Floor   
The New Hanover Room
January 9, 2017

The General Meeting of the ONHGS took place on January 9th in the New Hanover County Main Library in the New Hanover Room.   There were 14 people in attendance, 5 who were visitors.  Jennifer Daugherty opened the meeting and spoke on the topic “Genealogy Beyond the Basics”.  Topics covered were :   Cluster genealogy – check neighbors on census, land records, track children, military records.  Also, land maps and Federal Bureau of Land Management if the folks moved west.  Track the person, not the name, any formal name or possible nickname, and different spellings.  Tips for using Ancestry Library Edition, using the soundex.  Tips using FamilySearch.org, many records aren’t indexed, there is a book section, not all items can be found on line, may have to go to one of the LDS church sites.  Also, touched on the National Archives.
 
Refreshments were served by Carolyn Corbett.

The meeting was adjourned.

The next Board Meeting will be Friday, January 27th, at 3:00 pm in the North Carolina Room.

The next General Meeting will be Monday, February 13th, 2017, 6:30 pm at the Main Library, 3rd Floor.  The speaker will be Diane L. Richard and the topic will be on “The Freeman’s Bureau Records”.

Respectfully submitted,
Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea
Recording Secretary and
Carolyn Corbett


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society 
New Hanover County Library, 3rd Floor   
The New Hanover Room
October 17, 2016

The second General Meeting of the ONHGS for 2016-2017 took place on the 3rd floor in the New Hanover County Main Library in the New Hanover Room.   There were 20 people in attendance.  Beverly Tetterton opened the meeting calling for a presentation of the By-Law changes by Ann Hutteman, Parliamentarian.  Ann made a motioned that the By-Law changes be accepted as presented and was seconded by Carolyn Corbett. which was voted on by those present and was accepted. Joseph Sheppard, head of the search committee, announced that the present officers agreed to continue their positions for the next term and there were no additional nominees.   This was voted on and accepted. 

Beverly Tetterton conducted a presentation of Genealogical Research 101.  You must start with yourself and work back as far as you can.  Also, collect information from your family, especially older members, and collect memorabilia, deeds, read about history of area where they lived, and check your dates to make sure they are correct.  Above all, remember, you can’t believe everything you hear, you can’t believe everything you see on the computer so check your facts.  It is good to stick to one family at a time if you can.  Beverly also listed many other suggestions for places to find clues.  She gave us a list of genealogical websites and suggested using DNA studies.  Following a few questions, the meeting was adjourned.

Refreshments were served by Carolyn Corbett.

The next General Meeting will be October 24, 2016 at 6:30 pm, Main Library, New Hanover Room, 3rd floor.  The topic will be Advanced Genealogy and possibly the Study of DNA.

The next Board Meeting is to be announced.

Respectfully submitted,
Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea
Recording Secretary 


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society     
Main Library, 3rd Floor Downtown
The New Hanover Room
September 12, 2016

The first General Meeting of the ONHGS for 2016-2017 took place on the 3rd floor in the New Hanover County Main Library in the New Hanover Room.   There were 25 people in attendance.  Beverly Tetterton opened the meeting announcing the By-Law changes which will be placed on the ONHGS website [NOTE: THERE IS A LINK FOR THIS ON THE ONHGS.COM MAIN PAGE] and voted on at the next meeting on October 10, 2016.  Three door prizes were offered and won by Mary McLaughlin, Connie Knox and Kathy Riley.  Beverly also announced since October is National Archive Month and Family History Month, ONHGS will give three meetings on Genealogy 101, Advanced Genealogy, and DNA.
 
The North Carolina Room’s Joseph Sheppard completed his presentation on Irish Genealogy Resources.  He started with access to the Library Catalog which includes a number of search engines including Ancestry Plus and then demonstrated all the records available through the library website.  Joseph brought books to the meeting, which are available in the North Carolina Room.  Following further questions, he cautioned us to look for “original” records when using different search engines. 

Refreshments were provided by Carolyn Corbett. Meeting was adjourned at 7:30 pm.

The next General Meeting will be October 10, 2016 at 6:30 pm, Main Library, New Hanover Room.  The topic will be Genealogy 101.
On October 17, the topic will be Advanced Genealogy and October 24, the topic will be The Study of DNA.

The next Board Meeting is to be announced.

Respectfully submitted,
Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea
Recording Secretary 


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society     
St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
12 North 6th Street, Wilmington, NC
May 21, 2016

The last General Meeting of ONHGS for 2015-2016 took place at St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, with an annual society picnic. which began at 10:45 am.  Jennifer and Beverly welcomed everyone as we met in the sanctuary of the church. 

Our speakers, Ann Hutteman and Glenn Tetterton were introduced and began their talks on German Emigration during the 19th Century along with the history of St Paul’s.  To quote Mr. Tetterton, “To understand the large number of Germans seeking new lives in Wilmington, we must first understand the forces that induced them to leave their native homes and communities.” Mr. Tetterton focused on the forces which compelled them to leave their native homes and communities and Mrs. Hutteman focused on the lives they created here in the lower Cape Fear.  Germans began arriving in the colonies beginning in 1683 in Pennsylvania.  In the early 18th century New Bern was settled by German Swiss and Rhinelanders, but it was not until the 1840s that they started arriving in the lower Cape Fear.  Mr. Tetterton’s talk was most informative and Mrs. Hutteman described the development and building of St Pauls’ along with an informative description of the beautiful stained glass windows.  The building of the church began in 1849 and was finally finished in 1869 following the civil war.  St .Pauls’ will celebrate its 158th Birthday on May 31st. 

Lunch, catered by Jacksons Big Oak BBQ, was served in the parish hall, following the conclusion of the talks.  At the beginning of lunch, a memorial was made for Nancy Hoyt, a former Board member and Alma Adcock, the original secretary of the Board, who passed away recently.

Jennifer thanked everyone for coming and the meeting was adjourned. There were 29 people present. 

The next General Meeting will be September 12, 2016. Joe Sheppard will present Part II of the Irish Genealogy Program.

The next Board Meeting is scheduled for June 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm at the North Carolina History Room at the Downtown Library.

Respectfully submitted,
Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea
Recording Secretary


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society     
Northeast Branch New Hanover County Library
Pine Room, 6:30 pm
April 11, 2016

The General Meeting of ONHGS, co-sponsored by the Library, was opened by Beverly Tetterton.  She introduced Fred Willard who is the Director of the Lost Colony Center for Science and Research.  His topic was one of America’s greatest historic mysteries; What Happened to the Colonists of Roanoke Island in 1590?  Mr. Willard mentioned secrets hidden on old maps which by using satellite imaging, metal detecting and by use of DNA, have all led to some startling discoveries that may change the way we think about the “lost” colony.  Willard’s team has come up with the big question, which is “Was it ever Lost?”.  If you would like to understand his research, there is a website for further information: www.lost-colony.com

Following a discussion, Jennifer adjourned the meeting.

There were 62 people present. 

The next General Meeting will be Saturday, May 21, 2016, time to be announced, at St.Paul’s Lutheran Church.  Ann Hutteman will give a history of the church and Glenn Tetterton will be speaking on German ancestry.  This is our year end picnic and box lunches will be available. 

The next Board Meeting is scheduled for June 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm at the North Carolina History Room at the Downtown Library.

Respectfully submitted,
Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea
Recording Secretary 


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society     
Northeast Branch New Hanover County Library
Pine Room, 6:30 pm
March 14, 2016

The General Meeting of ONHGS was opened by Jennifer Daugherty, who introduced Joseph Sheppard, Librarian for the North Carolina Local History Room and Clarendon Courier Editor for ONHGS, who spoke on “Finding Your Irish Roots” a program which will be conducted in two parts.  The second part will take place on September 12, 2016.

Joseph listed some quick facts about Irish Immigrants who were Scotch-Irish, mostly Ulster-Scots, who can be located by viewing passenger lists.  For help with unlocking your Irish Family History, it will be helpful to know place of origin and surnames. Ireland is subdivided into counties with parishes.  There are 32 counties, 2,428 civil parishes and 60,462 town lands.   A good, free, online website for place names is www.irishtimes.com/ancestor. There are many record sources such as Civil Registers of birth, marriage and deaths.  There are Church Registers of baptisms, marriages and burials, along with gravestone inscriptions, also census returns and other record repositories.  There are many on-line sources as well as library catalogs.  The NC Room has many passenger list indexes 1538-1900 for US and Canada, online and in books. 

After a few questions, the meeting was adjourned.

There were 17 members of ONHGS and 8 guests present.

The next General Meeting will be April 11, 2016 at 6:30 at the NE Library, David Paynter Room.  The Program will be Roanoke Colony DNA Speaker from the Lost Colony Foundation.

The next Board Meeting is scheduled for March 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm at the North Carolina History Room at the Downtown Library.

Respectfully submitted, Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea, Recording Secretary 


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society     
Northeast Branch New Hanover County Library
David Paynter Room, 6:30 pm
February 22, 2016

The joint Meeting of ONHGS and New Hanover County Library was opened by Jennifer Daugherty, who introduced Susan DeMarco, the Outreach Librarian.  She, in turn, introduced Emily Gore, Director of Content for the Digital Public Library of America.  Her topic was “Using DPLA as a Resource for Family History Research”.  DPLA has 11.6 million digital records & images indexed and accessible, and is growing.  There were 15 people involved at the beginning and there are 16 content hubs and 12 service hubs, which tie to 1800 institutions. 

The portal is http://dp.la  You use keyword search box in order to interact with DPLA.  Tips for genealogists: Try surname searches (Yours and allied families) basic searches – family bibles, if you know the location and dates.  Searches for primary source materials not directly associated with your family might help break down brick walls.  You can also search for manuscripts and letters, photographs, scrapbooks, map interfaces, time lines, and curated contents of exhibitions and primary sources.  NC family records on line can be found at :  statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/digital/ncfamilyrecords/  

There were 15 members of ONHGS and 57 guests present.

The next General Meeting will be March 14, 2016 at 6:30 at the NE Library, David Paynter Room.  Joseph Sheppard will speak on “Researching Your Irish Roots”.

The next Board Meeting is scheduled for March 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm at the North Carolina History Room at the Downtown Library.

Respectfully submitted,
Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea
Recording Secretary 


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society     
Northeast Branch New Hanover County Library
David Paynter Room
January 11, 2016

The General Meeting of ONHGS began at 6:30pm.  There were 21 members and 23 guests present.  Beverly Tetterton opened the meeting and announced that for
our next General Meeting we will have, as speaker, Emily Gore, Director of Content for the Digital Public Library of America. 

She then introduced our speaker, Jennifer Daugherty, who is the Special Collections Librarian at the North Carolina History Room. 
She spoke on “Using On-Line Newspapers for Family History Research”. 

Mentioned were these free online newspaper sites: 
- Chronicling America-
- Library of Congress;
- Google News Archives;
- Virginia Memory;
- Virginia Chronicle;
- Georgia Historic Newspapers-Atlanta;
- Stars and Stripes-WWI Serviceman Paper;
- Brooklyn Newsstand;
- Newspapercat-searchable index;
- Cyndi’s List-index of newspapers. 

There are subscription databases available from the Library using your library card.
Things to look for in newspapers are:  Marriage and Death notices; Society and Community Notices;  Names of Companies; etc. 
Also you can search state libraries and universities.  After some questions and discussion, the meeting was adjourned.

The next Board Meeting is scheduled for January 25, 2016 at 4:00 pm at the North Carolina History Room at the Downtown Library.

The next General Meeting will be February 22, 2016 from 6:30 at the NE Library, David Paynter Room.  Emily Gore, Director of Content for the Digital
Public Library of America, will speak on “Using DPLA for Genealogical Research”.   

Future General Meeting dates are :  March 14, 2016 at 6:30, NE Library, Pine Room.  Joseph Sheppard will speak on “Researching Your Irish Roots”.

Respectfully submitted,
Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea
Recording Secretary 


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society
Northeast Branch New Hanover County Library
David Paynter Room
December 14, 2015

A lovely Christmas Party was held from 6-7:30pm with 18 members of ONHGS present. 
Everyone brought Christmas cookies and finger foods which was shared.  Jennifer Daugherty and Beverly Tetterton and other board
members planned the party.  Jennifer also held a genealogy quiz which had 12 questions, some of which had two parts.  
The answers were given at the end and some received really neat gifts.  At 7:30 everyone cleaned up and the party was adjourned. 

The next Board Meeting is scheduled for January 25, 2016 at 4:00 pm at the North Carolina History Room at the Downtown Library.

The next General Meeting will be January 11, 2016 from 6-8 pm in the David Paynter Room in the NE Library ,
with a program presented by Jennifer Daugherty, speaking on “Using On-Line Newspapers for Family History”.   

Future General Meeting dates are : 
February 22 at 6:30, NE Library, David Paynter Room.  Emily Gore, director of Content for the Digital Public
Library of America, will speak on “DPLA for Genealogy Research”.

March 14, 2016 at 6:30, NE Library, Pine Room.  Joseph Sheppard will speak on “Researching Your Irish Roots”.

Respectfully submitted,
Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea
Recording Secretary 


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society
Northeast Branch New Hanover County Library
David Paynter Room
November 9, 2015

The third General Meeting of the ONHGS for 2015-16 began at 6:00pm with the computer Interest Group led by Nancy Hoyt.  There were 15 members and 19 guests present.

 At 6:30 pm Jennifer Daugherty introduced Baylus Brooks, who is an East Carolina University student and a candidate in the Maritime Studies Program.   He spoke on Blackbeard’s Family Genealogy and has done extensive research on them in England and in Jamaica.  He also spoke on the different maligning versions of the histories of pirates from the 1700’s and indicated that not all of them are true.  His article in Volume XCII, number 3, July 2015 of the North Carolina Historical Review, edited by Michael Hill and Anne Miller,  is titled “Born in Jamaica, of very Creditable Parents” or “A Bristol Man Born”?, Excavating the Real Edward Thache, “Blackbeard the Pirate”.  Mr. Brooks gave an enlightening overview of the genealogy of Edward Thache, Jr’s family history and brought the pirate from Jamaica into the limelight of all the other versions of  Blackbeard the Pirate.  Brooks offered some of his magazine articles and posters for sale. 

The next Board Meeting is scheduled for November 30, 2015 at 4:00 pm at the North Carolina History Room at the Downtown Library.

The next General Meeting will be December 14, 2015 from 6-8 pm in the David Paynter Room in the NE Library .  We will be having our Christmas Party at this meeting where we will have fun, finger food and genealogy trivia. 

Respectfully submitted,
Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea
Recording Secretary 


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society
Northeast Branch New Hanover County Library
Pine Room
October 12, 2015

The second General Meeting of the ONHGS for 2015-16 began at 6:30pm.  There were 21 members and 2 guests present.

 Beverly Tetterton, President, introduced our speaker, Jack McGeachy,  who was a Librarian at NC State University for 25 years.   Jack spoke about his work on a manuscript which he transcribed , “Cape Fear Sketches and Loafer Ramblings” by the Author of The Wilmington Whistling Society.  A 214 page antebellum manuscript transcribed, together with extensive annotations by Jack McGeachy, published July 2014, which includes 22 tales by an anonymous 1850s Wilmington, NC, author:
--- A literary mystery, discussion of who wrote it, and who took the manuscript to Alabama?;
--- The life of Col. John D.Jones of Wilmington;
--- His family’s misfortunes after the Civil War; and Events from Wilmington History, 1781-1854. 

Jack spoke with much enthusiasm about the process of transcribing this manuscript, the extreme interest he had in learning about travel on the Cape Fear River in the Colonial Period and the passion with which he approached the search for the real identity of the manuscripts author. Copies of the book are available from John A.McGeachy; P.O.Box 30783, Raleigh, NC 27622.  Email inquiries to Jack_McGeachy@ncsu.edu   The list price is $50 each plus $6 shipping.  NC residents please add 6.75% tax ($3.40).  Payment by check or postal money order payable to John A.McGeachy.

Beverly adjourned the meeting and thanked Jack McGeachy for giving such an inspiring talk on doing research.

The next General Meeting is November 9, 2015 in the NE Library, David Paynter Room.   The Computer Interest Group led by Nancy Hoyt will be at 6 pm.  The program will begin at 6:30 pm and the speaker will be Baylus Brooks, who will present his research on the “Family History of Edward Thache”, otherwise known as “Blackbeard”.

The next Board Meeting is scheduled for October 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm at the North Carolina History Room at the Downtown Library.

Respectfully submitted,
Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea

 


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society
New Hanover County Public Library
Landfall Branch
September 21, 2015

The first General Meeting of the ONHGS for 2015-16 began at 6:00pm with the Computer Group led by Nancy Hoyt. There were 12 members and 9 guests present.  At 6:30 Jennifer Daugherty brought the meeting to order.

Jennifer introduced Justine Roach, who is the Business and Law Librarian for the New Hanover County Library.  Her talk “Legal Beagle Genealogy”, discusses how to use a computer program called “Westlaw Next”.  One must be present in the library to use this program.  It covers the Supreme Court from 1778-1806 and more.  It covers the Court of Appeals 1968, etc.  These are legal resources for genealogists.

 There are data bases for lower level cases which can be reached through legal/gov/military.  Another data base for lower level cases is scholar.google.com .  After you enter scholar.google.com select  “case law”. You do not need to be in the library for this.  Another data base is PACER (which means Public Access to Court Electronic Records).  You can use a credit card for this information. 

For Historical Laws of NC use “Westlaw Next”.( http//archives.ncdcr.gov/public/collections/government.records#county ) The document will be available electronically.

Refreshments were made available by Carolyn Corbett.  Jennifer adjourned the meeting and thanked everyone for attending.

The next General Meeting is November 9, 2015 in the NE Library, David Paynter Room.   The Computer Interest Group led by Nancy Hoyt will be at 6pm.  The program will begin at 6:30pm and the speaker will be Baylus Brooks, who will present his research on the “Family History of Edward Thache”,  otherwise known as “Blackbeard”.

The next Board Meeting is scheduled for October 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm at the North Carolina History Room at the Downtown Library.

Respectfully submitted,
Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea
Recording Secretary 


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society
Pender County Public Library
Burgaw, North Carolina
June 6, 2015

     The sixth General Meeting of the ONHGS for 2014-15 began at 11:00am. There were 32 members and 24 guests present.   Beverly Tetterton, President, opened the meeting with a welcome and introduced Mike Taylor, Director of the W. Dallas Herring Carolina Heritage Research Center, an annex of the Pender County Public Library.  He in turn introduced Dr. Jon Bell, PhD, who spoke on “And What Was That Name?”  He has a Master’s Degree in both French and Spanish and has spent years teaching on the Mexican border.  In the last 2 - 3 years, Dr. Bell has spent time doing genealogical research in North Carolina.  His talk at our meeting included local family names from Duplin and Pender Counties and how they derived from different spellings of different languages and also with different pronunciations. 

Following Dr. Bell’s talk, Mike Taylor discussed the North Carolina Genealogy collection of the late Dr. Dallas Herring, formerly located in Rose Hill, donated by the Duplin County Historical Foundation which is now merged with and managed by the Pender County Public Library.  The resources are concentrated on Eastern NC, particularly on Duplin, Pender and Sampson Counties.  Newly available is the Claude Moore Collection from Sampson County.  The Dallas Herring Collection is strongest in Duplin County Families and extends to most of eastern NC and beyond.  The library’s original focus on Pender County is strong in old New Hanover ancestors.  Pender accounted for 8% of Old New Hanover County’s land mass before division in 1875.  Ancestory.com access and a growing number of digitized resources unique to the Heritage Center are also available to visitors (quoted from the brochure from the Heritage Center).  Also the Thomas Byrd land grants maps and books by Leora H. McEachern are located there. 

The next General Meeting is September 21, 2015 at 6:00pm in the NE Library with the Computer Interest Group led by Nancy Hoyt. 
The speaker is to be announced.

The next Board Meeting is scheduled for August 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm at the North Carolina History Room at the Downtown Library.

Respectfully submitted,
Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea
Recording Secretary 


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society
N.E. Branch, New Hanover Public Library
Pine Room
March 9, 2015

The fifth General Meeting of the ONHGS for 2014-15 began at 6:00pm with the Computer interest Group led by Nancy Hoyt. There were 27 members and 11 guests present. Beverly Tetterton, President, opened the meeting with a welcome and an encouragement to join our membership.

She then turned the program over to Jennifer Daugherty, Vice President, whointroduced our speaker, Stewart Dunaway, who talked about "Roads, Bridges,Ferries, Mills and Ordinaries" and their use by historians and genealogists in research. Mr. Dunaway presents a collection of books dealing with county records in the NC State archives in Raleigh. Included in this collection are some state-wide or non-county specific books. The original records are photographed and each image is included in these books. A short transcript is provided for indexing. Table of contents catalogs these records. He has transcribed 39,939 documents from the archives pertaining to Roads, Bridge, Mill, Ferry and Tavern and a total of 52,045 documents including land court records, etc.. Mr. Dunaway has a catalog for his books and can be reached on-line at sedunaway@embarqmail.com . Some definitions from the discussion were : "Private Roads- which are publicly traveled but privately maintained, Public Roads- which are publicly traveled and publicly maintained. Cart Road/Cartway - a private road. An Overseer- A man appointed by the court to oversee a group of hands or residents that live along a public road, which must be maintained two times a year, spring and fall." Jennifer thanked Mr. Dunaway for coming and presenting a most elucidating program.

Special program on Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 2-4pm at the NE Library Branch will be Maureen Taylor, "Identifying and Dating Your Family Photographs".

The next General Meeting is April 13, 2015 at 6:00pm in the NE Library with the Computer Interest Group led by Nancy Hoyt. The speaker will be Angela Robbins Marritt , PhD. The topic will be "Post-Civil War Records and Women".

The next Board Meeting is scheduled for April 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm at the North Carolina History Room at the Downtown Library.

Respectfully submitted,
Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea
Recording Secretary 


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society
N.E. Branch, New Hanover Public Library
David Paynter Room
February 9, 2015

The fourth General Meeting of the ONHGS for 2014-15 began at 6:30pm.  The Computer interest Group met at 6pm, led by Nancy Hoyt. There were 18 members and 8 guests present.   Beverly Tetterton, President, opened the meeting with a welcome and an encouragement to join our membership.   She also mentioned our Christmas Party in December at Ann Hutteman’s home which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Jennifer Daugherty, Vice President, spoke about our future meetings which are outlined in the newsletter. 

Beverly introduced our speaker, Henry Mintz, who is a professional researcher and has worked in most archives on the East Coast.  He answered questions about the Civil War and told us how to look for illusive records.  He discussed Civil War Soldiers from many states and told where some papers are located.  You need to search the State Archives in each state and the National Archives.  The National Archives are located in Washington DC and are open from 9 to 5, Monday through Friday.  There are several indexes printed with lists of different types of soldiers, some of which are located in our Local History Room.  Henry Mintz’ email is henrymintz@yahoo.com.

The next General Meeting is March 9, 2015 at 6:00pm in the David Paynter Room at the NE Library with the Computer Interest Group led by Nancy Hoyt.  At 6:30 pm  Stewart Dunaway will be presenting “How to Find Road, Bridge and Mill Records, as Genealogical Resources” and will tell how the clues in them will help reveal the secrets of your ancestors.  He has researched and compiled volumes for almost every county in the state.  Copies will be available for purchase.

Special program on Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 2-4pm at the NE Library Branch will be Maureen Taylor, “Identifying and Dating Your Family Photographs”.

The next Board Meeting is scheduled for April 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm at the North Carolina History Room at the Downtown Library.

Respectfully submitted,
Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea
Recording Secretary 


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society
N.E. Branch, New Hanover Public Library, David Paynter Room
January 12, 2015

The third General Meeting of the ONHGS for 2014-15 began at 6:30 pm. The Computer interest Group met at 6 pm, led by Nancy Hoyt. There were 13 members and 32 non-members present.

Charlotte Fetterman opened the meeting and introduced Jennifer Daugherty, Special Collections Librarian at the North Carolina History Room, who spoke on "DNA, Your Genetic Heritage". DNA is the chemical name for the molecule that carries genetic information. Four types of DNA are found in the cell. Y-DNA, X-DNA and Autosomal DNA are found in the nucleus. Only the mitochondrial DNA is found outside the nucleus. Jennifer spent an hour explaining the different ways of testing DNA in order for people to find ancestors, to confirm ethnicity, confirm relationships within family groups and many other uses. After the discussion, the meeting was adjourned.

The next Board is January 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm at the North Carolina History Room at the Downtown Library.

The next General Meeting is February 9, 2015 at 6:00pm in the David Paynter Room at the NE Library with the Computer Interest Group led by Nancy Hoyt. At 6:30 pm Henry Mintz will have a program called "Ask the Expert, especially about the Civil War" and please bring your questions. Respectfully submitted,Marjorie F. CuzzocreaRecording Secretary


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society
N.E. Branch, New Hanover Public Library
David Paynter Room
November 10, 2014

The second General Meeting of the ONHGS for 2014-2015 began at 6:30 pm.  The Computer interest Group met at 6 pm, led by Nancy Hoyt. There were 19 members and 12 guests present.   Beverly Tetterton opened the meeting and made a few announcements about the meetings coming up and called upon Dr. Gina McKinley of Cape Fear Community College, a professor of Early American Literature, who proceeded to introduce Christine Hockaday, Graduate Student, and Billy Koch, a Cape Fear Data Technician. Working under Dr. James Burke, they are both CFCC students who began this project and will continue this project until they have included all the counties of the Old New Hanover area. 

The Project is called:  “Let It Be Known: Illuminating, The Pre-Emancipation Records of the Lower Cape Fear Region, Conception Methodology and Future”. Christine and Billy talked about the project from the beginning.  There were 40 students involved from two classes from the summer of 2012 who worked page by page in the deed books and had to work in teams of two, as not everyone could read cursive writing.  Beginning with the slave deeds from 1734-1820 Series I developed over two summers before they were able to publish.  They are now working on Series II and III as of 2014.  Series I can be found in PDF form on the website CFCC.edu.  So far, they have indexed 6,607 items in Series I, covers 1734-1820.  1,518 in Series II, covers 1820-1830.  233 lands and dowers deeds and 5,273 Wills for a total of 13,631 placed in 5 books at the Register of Deeds.  For the future, the Let It Be Known Project can also be found at libkproject.org.  Included counties eventually will be New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Duplin, Bladen, Columbus, Sampson and Onslow.  Following a few questions, the meeting was adjourned.

The next Board is December 1, 2014 at 4:30 pm at the North Carolina History Room at the Downtown Library. 

The Christmas Party will be at Ann Hutteman’s home on December 6, 2014 from 2-4 pm.  

The next General Meeting is January 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm in the David Paynter Room at the NE Library.  The speaker will be Jennifer Daugherty who will talk about separating fact from fiction when using DNA for Genealogy.  “Genealogy and DNA: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly”.

Respectfully submitted,
Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea
Recording Secretary 


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society
Northeast Regional NH County Public Library
October 6, 2014

President Beverly Tetterton opened by welcoming everyone to the first meeting of the ONHGS, 2014 – 2015 sessions. Beverly gave a short talk about the upcoming meetings in November, December and January. In attendance were 16 members, and 11 visitors. Light refreshments were available.

Our guest speaker was David Norris.  He has great experience researching different aspects of genealogy. He contributes articles to many research journals on how to find your ancestors.

David began by reminding us that World War I began overseas in 1914 but the United States didn't declare war until 1917. It took the U.S. awhile to get troops together and trained. They started out sending about 50,000 men at a time. There were about 100,000 casualties. There were many injuries due to the horses they were still using in the military. During this time a lot of women started serving in support roles. Home town newspapers often had info on both men and women serving in the war. Goggle Earth can help trace where the soldiers went during the war. This was the first time each soldier had a specific serial number for identification.

There were training camps in North Carolina: Pope Field; Camp Bragg (Fayetteville); Camp Green (Charlotte); and Camp Polk (Raleigh). The Wilmington shipyard built both wood and concrete ships. During this time typewriters and mimeograph machines came into being.

Passports & pictures are helpful to identify where the soldiers were, Draft registration cards are helpful on how the soldier may have looked. U.S. government thrift cards also may be helpful. Most of the U.S. Army records were destroyed in a fire in St. Louis. Navy, Marine and Air Force records were stored elsewhere. The 1940 census may be helpful as some people were asked about their military experiences.

Cemetery records, tombstones, college yearbooks are other sources. If the person was in the National Guard before regular service, their records might be easier to find. Also if they were a doctor, they may be better documented. There is no complete list of medals won by soldiers.

After a question and answer period ONHGS was adjourned until the next meeting on November 10, 2014.

Nancy Hoyt led the computer interest group prior to the general meeting.

Submitted by Carolyn S. Corbett, Membership


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society
N.E. Branch, New Hanover Public Library
Pine Room and Oak Room
May 17, 2014

The fifth General Meeting of the ONHGS for 2013-14 began at 1:30.   For our celebration of 25 years, 14 members presented displays of Family Charts and Memorabilia which could be viewed in the Oak Room from 9:00 am to 3:30 PM Saturday, May 17, 2014.    A video of the activities of the past 9 years was played during the day. 

Twenty- one members and four guests attended the meeting.    Charlotte Fetterman opened the meeting speaking about the committee and how well we worked together.  She presented each member with a DVD of pictures of the last nine years, taken by our Historian, Linda Lashley.   

She turned the meeting over to Jim Edwards who conducted the business meeting.  The following was his agenda:  We have been operating for the past few years with a committee rather than a Board of Directors to assist in the continuation of the ONHGS and to promote Genealogical Lineage Research until such time as we have elected a new slate of officers.  We have now elected a new Slate of Officers that will serve as the Board of Directors for the next two years.  The following are the results of the election as verified by the nominating committee: President-Beverly Tetterton; V.President- Jennifer Daugherty; Recording Secretary-Marjorie Cuzzocrea; Membership Secretary-Carolyn Corbett; Treasurer-Mildred (Millie) Elledge; Member-at-Large – Michael Whaley. The new board will take over and schedule meetings, time, dates, and locations at the conclusion of this meeting.  There will be a presentation by Carolyn Corbett of the Haskett Award:  The previous working committee will now be dissolved at the end of this meeting.  Presented by the Nominating Committee:  Carolyn Corbett, Marjorie Cuzzocrea, and James Edwards. 

The Haskett Award for 2013 was presented by Carolyn Corbett to Charlotte Fetterman,  who was an early member of ONHGS and has worked diligently on the Board/Committee for the past 9 years. 

Refreshments were served by Carolyn Corbett at the conclusion of the meeting. 

The next Board and General Meetings will be announced at a later date.

Respectfully submitted,
Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea
Recording Secretary 


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society
N.E. Branch, New Hanover Public Library
Pine Room
March 15, 2014

     The fourth General Meeting of the ONHGS for 2013-14 began at 1:30 with the Computer Interest Group led by James Edwards.   Twenty-one members and seven guests attended the meeting.    Charlotte opened the meeting at 2:00 and introduced our speaker Gary Green, Lt.Col.US Air Force, Retired, who had personally introduced himself to each attendee.  The topic was “Utilizing Military Records for Lineage Research”.  Lt. Col. Green who was dressed in Colonial Dress gave us a brief overview of his background which included twenty-three years in the Air Force, teaching ROTC for nineteen years.  He has an interest in the Sons of the American Revolution and became interested in Lineage Research. 

    Records about military service often give dates of service, branch of service, which conflict fought in. Data bases include volunteer units 1775-1902, regular army officers and enlisted men 1789-June 30, 1917, US Navy Officers 1798-1902 and enlisted men 1798-1885, US Marine Corp has some officers 1798-1895 and enlisted personnel 1798-1904. Coast Guard shows revenue cutters and life saving units. Federal records of military service are held in two repositories.  The National Archives Building Washington, D.C. (Revolutionary War to 1912) and The National Archives in St. Louis and the National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis, MO (Late 19th century to present).  Additional records may be found in individual state records and also through Ancestry.com, Fold 3 and many other sources.  Each attendee received a printout of the slide program presented.  Additional copies can be made upon request. 

Charlotte thanked Lt. Col. Green for his informative talk.
   
     The next General Meeting is Saturday, May 17, 2014 (time to announced)  “Celebrating 25 Years” with family heritage displays.  Displays may be dropped off Friday, May 16th in the Pine Room or Oak Room, NE Library from 10-3 pm. 

The next Board Meeting is April 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. – Watkins Room, NE Library.

Respectfully submitted,
Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea
Recording Secretary 


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society
N.E. Branch, New Hanover Public Library, David Paynter Room
January 18, 2014

The third General Meeting of the ONHGS for 2013-14 began at 12:30 with the Computer Interest Group led by James Edwards. Eleven members and sixteen guests attended the meeting. Pete Davis opened the meeting for Charlotte at 1:00.

Charlotte then announced that the May meeting date has been changed to the 16th and 17th. This will be a special meeting for members to have an opportunity to share displays of their lineage research. Thus far seven people have signed up to participate.

Charlotte introduced our speaker, Jim Edwards, who is one of our Past Presidents and former Courier Editor. His topic was on Federal Census and Church Records as two useful and valid resources for lineage research. The Federal Census takes place every ten years over a three year span. (Whenever people came to town they would go to the courthouse to be recorded) There are forms available for each census year. Some of this was not regular because of the war.
- The first Census was 1790.
- In 1820 males and females were listed with more information given about free people and slaves.
- In 1830 adds handicapped people.
- 1840 they are still using numbers for people.
- 1850 everybody in household named and more information given.
- 1860 is the same as 1850.
- 1870 each census adds more information.
- 1880 is the same.
- 1890 used schedule 1 which includes population and social statistics.
- 1900 is the first(and only) time they used month and year of birth and whether a citizen or not.
- 1910 includes veteran status and will name confederate relatives and also gives the language spoken and immigration information.
- 1920 states if you own or rent your home.
- 1930 lists veterans.
- 1940 is the latest census opened.

James Edwards has transcribed records from St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Many churches have not transcribed as much and many are not alphabetized. These records can be used as a secondary record in lineage research.

The next General Meeting is March 15, 2014 Time to be announced – Tentatively the David Paynter Room, NE Library. Speaker will be Gary Greenand his topic is "Utilizing Military Records".

The next Board/Committee Meeting is February 8, 2014 - 10 a.m. in the Watkins Room, NE Library.

Respectfully submitted, Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea, Recording Secretary

Old New Hanover Genealogical Society



N.E. Branch, New Hanover Public Library
David Paynter Room
October 19, 2013

     The Second General Meeting of the ONHGS for 2013-14 began at 1:00 with the Computer Interest Group led by James Edwards.   Nineteen members and four guests attended the meeting.

     Charlotte opened the meeting at 1:30 with a request for each member to send her an email with one or two sentences about lineage research. 

     Judy Ward, our speaker, is a former instructor at Cape Fear Community and Brunswick Community Colleges.  Her topic on  “ Evidence Found In Courthouse Records”, can be considered the most important source of certified records found.  Judy started in 1972 doing research with her Aunt, going to courthouses, archives and other sources of family information.
     The Courthouse records include court special proceedings, wills and estate records. 
     Wills:  testate and intestate.  Can include slave names, place names, dates of death.  If no names, look at inventories, guardianship and people who purchase things at estate sales.
     Court Proceedings:  Court of Common Pleas and Quarterly Sessions.  Probate Court; validates person who signs will and its contents (Includes witnesses, executors and the register of deeds). Divorce Court; Jury lists (for jury duty you had to be a landowner).
     To go to the Clerk of Courts Office, bring pencil, paper, chart, and anything else you might need.  Only use pencil at archives, libraries, etc.  To read original documents, you may need a handwriting book, available through New Hanover Public Library or your own copy from the Genealogical Publishing Company.  An interesting discussion followed after which Charlotte adjourned the meeting.

     The next General Meeting is January 18, 2014 Time to be announced – Tentatively the  David Paynter Room, NE Library.  Speaker will be Jim Edwards and his topic is “Researching with Census Records”.

     The next Board/Committee Meeting is November 9, 2013 - 10 a.m. in the Watkins Room, NE Library.

Respectfully submitted, Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society
N.E. Branch, New Hanover Public Library
David Paynter Room
August 24, 2013

The first General Meeting of the OHNGS for 2013-14 began at 12:00 with the Computer  Interest Group led by James Edwards.   

Eleven members and five guests attended the meeting.

The members leading the Hands-On Beginners Workshop were James Edwards, Ginny Vail, Millie Elledge, Marjorie Cuzzocrea, Charlotte Fetterman, Carolyn Corbett, and Nancy Hoyt.  Linda Lashley was present to photograph the workshop for our scrapbook.  Carolyn Corbett brought refreshments.  Tables were placed around the room with different leaders at each table and they spoke with each person who required help.  The meeting adjourned at 2:30.

The next General Meeting is October 19, 2013, time to be announced – Tentatively the  David Paynter Room, NE Library.  Speaker is Judy Ward and her topic is “Evidence In Court House Records”.

The next Board/Committee Meeting is September 21, 2013 - 10 a.m. in the Watkins Room, NE Library.

Additionally:
October 2: “Diggin’ Your Roots”
October 10: “Online sources pizzazz”
October 24: “Preserving your family memorabilia”
10a.m.-noon at Main Library, 201 Chestnut St., (Corner of 3rd Street)
Advanced registration: jdaugherty@nhcgov.com or phone: 910-798-6305

Respectfully submitted, Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea, Recording Secretary 


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society
N.E. Branch, New Hanover Public Library
Pine Room
May 18, 2013

The last General Meeting of the OHNGS for 2012-13 began at 12:30 with the Computer  Interest Group led by Nancy Hoyt.   Some discussion followed.

Twelve members and seventeen guests attended the meeting.

Charlotte Fetterman opened the meeting at 1:10 pm by introducing our speaker Mrs. Hattie Schmidt. She has collected quilts which have the subject of the “Underground Railroad”.   The Underground Railroad helped runaway slaves escape to possible safety.  Hattie began her interest in the sixth grade because she did a report on Africa and in adulthood helped form the African American Quilting Association.  She received a Bachelors Degree in Home Economics from AT State University and also received her Masters Degree.  She taught for 38 years and retired in 2002.  She brought artifacts and examples of African Art and fabrics, along with the quilts which displayed some of the symbols of the Underground Railroad Code which had been passed down by family members.

The next General Meeting is August 24, 2013 Time to be announced - Hands-On Beginners Workshop in the David Paynter Room, NE Library.

The next Board Meeting is July 13, 2013, 10 a.m. in the Watkins Room.


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society General meeting
Northeast Regional NH County Public Library
April 13, 2013

Charlotte Fetterman opened the meeting of the ONHGS by welcoming everyone to the April meeting of the 2012 – 2013 sessions. In attendance were between 35 to 40 members, and visitors. Light refreshments were available.

Our guest speaker was Dr. A.B. Pruitt.  Dr. Pruitt, is a member of the South Carolina, North Carolina and National Genealogical Societies. He has compiled and published 185 books of early state records from North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Dr. Pruitt gave us a very informative talk on North Carolina land grants in Tennessee. There are few records of early land purchases in the area. Most grants in 1749-1755 were from Virginia. In 1777 the State General Assembly passed the procedures for obtaining a grant for any land in the state. There were changes over the years. Sometimes land warrants became grants. Sometimes the grants weren't used or they changed hands or didn't get recorded so ownership couldn't be proved or grants were counterfeit. These parcels of land had to be surveyed, sometimes they had to wait months before a surveyor could come and do it. It was in 1783 that NC decided to award men who had served two years in the Revolutionary War. Military bounty warrants were issued until 1840. There were five types of grants issued at one time due to special acts of the General Assembly. There are about 1200 in the NC Archives for Tennessee, about 600 are military. It was also interesting to hear how Tennessee was begun.

Dr. Pruitt also offered many books that he has complied of North Carolina county deeds and early Tennessee also.

After a question and answer period the class was adjourned until the next meeting on May 18th, 2013.

Jim Edwards lead the computer interest group prior to the meeting.

Submitted by
Carolyn S. Corbett


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society General Meeting
David M Paynter Room
New Hanover County Public Library, NE Branch
January 26, 2013

At 1 p.m., the computer interest group, with four attendees, was led by Nancy Hoyt. 
             
The first general meeting of ONHGS for 2013 took place Saturday, January 26, 2013.  There were fifteen members and six guests attending.
   
Charlotte Fetterman opened the meeting and welcomed our speaker, Joseph Sheppard.

Joseph Sheppard also introduced Jennifer Daugherty, our new Local History Librarian.
Joseph spoke briefly on his topic, “  Advanced Lineage Research”, using case studies in 1860-1861 from the Wilmington City Directory which tells womens’  occupations, some of which have been indexed by The Bill Reaves Collection.  The 1860 Census was also used. 

Jennifer Daugherty spoke on “Genealology : Beyond The Basics”,  which included; Cluster Generations, Maps and Land Records, Browse State Records, Search National Archives (where there are Military Service Records), Immigration and Naturalization Records, Freedman’s Bureau Records (1865-1872), www.Worldcat.org, Tips and Tricks on doing research, courthouses, most records are not online, do not rely on abstracts, marriage licenses, tax lists, use more than one search engine, keep track of all your positive and negative research,  Family Search Wiki and Track the person not the name.  There were questions asked and Jennifer kindly answered any and all.

After refreshments, Charlotte thanked everyone for coming and closed the meeting.

The next Board/Courier Meetings will be February  9, 2013 at the N.E. Lbrary, Pine Room, at 12:30 p.m. and March 16, 2013 10 a.m. NE Library.

The next General Meeting is scheduled for April 13, 2013 at the N.E. Library.  Speaker will be A.B.Pruitt, who will speak on “The Land Grants belonging to NC in Tennessee”.   
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Respectfully  Submitted,
Marjorie Cuzzocrea, Recording Secretary


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society General Meeting
David M Paynter Room, Northeast Branch of the New Hanover County Public Library
October 20, 2012:  12:30 P.M.

Seventeen members and six guests present.

The computer interest group (5 attendees), was led by Jim Edwards who discussed the latest collections at Ancestry.com and other issues they had about using Ancestry.com.
     
Charlotte opened the meeting and called on Carolyn Corbett who announced the 2011 Haskett Award Winner is to be June Swinson.   

Then Charlotte introduced the speaker, Victor T.Jones, Jr., who is the Special Collections Librarian at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library.   He spoke on “The Swiss and Palatine Story of New Bern 1706”.  The word “hardship” would describe life in the colony but it would also be the reason they came to the colony.  There is no one list of the colonists who came with deGraffenried from Switzerland.  Many were also from a region of Germany known as “The Palatinate”.  Following a question and answer period, the meeting was adjourned.

Next Board/Courier Committee Meeting; Dec. 15, 2012, 10 A.M. Watkins Room , N.E.Library.

Next General Meeting:  Jan. 26, 2013,   N.E.Library :   Speaker:  Joseph Sheppard : Topic and location to be announced.

Respectfully submitted,
Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society General Meeting
David M. Paynter Room, Northeast Branch of the New Hanover County Public Library
Aug 18, 2012, 1 P.M.

Nineteen members and thirteen guests present.

The computer interest group, led by Jim Edwards, discussed the 1940 Census and other recently added collections to Ancestory.com.
  
At 1:20 P.M., Charlotte opened the meeting and told everyone that they are welcome to come to our committee meetings.  She introduced our speaker, Judy Ward.  In discussing “What Your Family Wouldn’t Tell You And Didn’t Want You To Know About Your Native American Past”, Judy mentioned ways to determine whether or not you had any Native American Ancestry; family traditions, travel patterns, in cemeteries (head stones have symbols), physical characteristics, health issues and DNA.  After Judy’s very interesting talk, Bob Jenkins, a local historian, spoke on the Indian Tribes of North Carolina and their connections and where they were located in North Carolina.

Charlotte thanked Judy for her presentation and Bob for his contribution after which the meeting was adjourned. 

Next Board/Courier Committee Meeting; Sept. 22, 2012, 10 A.M. Watkins Room , N.E. Library.

Next General Meeting:  Oct. 20, 2012,   N.E. Library :   Victor T. Jones will be speaking on “The Palatines (Our German Ancestors)”.

Respectfully submitted, Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea


Old New Hanover Genealogical Society General Meeting
David M Paynter Room
Northeast Branch of the New Hanover County Public Library
January 28, 2012

Twenty members and seven guests present.

Following the computer interest group discussion led by Jim Edwards, Charlotte Fetterman opened the meeting with announcements about the remaining meetings of the year.  She introduced Roxanne Moore as an editor of the Courier who asked for people’s nicknames to be used in some way.

Charlotte then introduced Elaine Hinson, who spoke on the construction of the Intracoastal Waterway by Major William A. Snow as Head of the District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from Beaufort, N.C. to the Cape Fear River, which included an artificial canal, later named Snow’s Cut. The waterway was fully finished in 1932.  Elaine told many interesting facts about this endeavor and about Major Snow and his family.

Carolyn Corbett asked for contributions to the Courier as the next deadline is in the next few weeks.

Charlotte thanked Elaine for her very interesting research and for her presentations on two different occasions. 

The Meeting was adjourned.

Next Board/Courier Committee Meeting; Feb.25, 2012.
Next General Meeting: April 21, 2012.

Respectfully submitted,
Marjorie F. Cuzzocrea




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