Durham-Orange Genealogical Society
Durham-Orange Genealogical Society

Upcoming Events

D-OGS and WCGS Joint Meeting
October 14, 2014
"Calling in the Big Guns:  When to Hire a Professional Genealogist, How They Can Help and What to Expect"
Speaker:  Diane Richard
Page Walker House
Join us for a joint meeting between the Durham-Orange and Wake County Genealogical Societies on October 14th at the Page-Walker House in Cary at 7pm. This is an opportunity for members from both groups to meet each other at a centrally located facility. 
We will have a one-hour presentation given by Diane Richard and a panel of 1-3 Professional Genealogists to discuss the ins and outs of hiring a professional genealogist, followed by a question and answer period with our panelists. After the presentation, we will make society announcements and then gather together for a social with refreshments. 
Meeting Details:
When: Tues, October 14, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Page Walker House, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary, NC 27513
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All of our D-OGS Monthly Meetings are free and open to the public. Please join us!

New Committees Forming!

D-OGS Members and Officers have been hard at work creating committees and getting ready to tackle various projects. 
Don't miss out on this opportunity to express your opinions, ideas and creativity.
New Committees are forming! 
Trading Path Journal Committee - tasked to compile, transcribe, and edit materials for the D-OGS Journal
Ginger Smith, Karen Vance, Richard Ellington
Programming Committee - tasked to solicit program speakers for upcoming monthly meetings, develop workshops and education opportunities - Elizabeth Hamilton (Program Chair), Ginger Smith, Jim Ward

Can You Help Me?

This month's query comes from Ben McNutt of Lewisburg, TN. He has the following query from Orange County, NC: 
“I am currently researching one of our oldest (almost) confirmed ancestors. His name was David NUTT. According to an old diary entry from a grandson, he was born to MCNUTT parents. It seems he changed his name sometime in the late 1700′s. As it pertains to Orange County, NC, he was the sheriff (exact year unknown) in the range from 1770′s to 1790′s. Several sources say he was born in Maryland in 1746 and traveled to Pennsylvania, then North Carolina. I am trying to find out more about his early years in hopes of finding out about his parents or siblings. They are listed in several sources, but I can’t find any records of them. David married Rachel CATES, who later moved to Bedford county, Tennessee."
If you have any information pertaining to Ben's McNutt family, please email him directly at 

Do YOU have a query you would like to see featured on our website?  Fill out our Query Submission Form.
To view all queries, click here.

Surname Page

Are We Related?
We have decided to start a fresh Surname List but WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please visit your member profile and enter the surnames you are researching. You do not have to restrict them to Durham and Orange Counties. We welcome surname entries for all locations.
We now have the capability of allowing people to contact you through our surname list. Members and Non-Members alike can contact you for information about your surnames. However, they cannot see your contact information as the email is generated automatically and forwarded to the email address you have on file with D-OGS. It is important to keep your email address updated with the membership chair. (In the future we will be able to edit our own contact information, but for now, please forward all changes to membership@dogsnc.org).