Durham-Orange Genealogical Society
Durham-Orange Genealogical Society

Jan 7, 2015 D-OGS Monthly Meeting

Presentation: The Rise and Fall of the Textile Industry in Orange County
Speaker Name: Richard Ellington
Date: 07 January 2015
Location: Orange County Public Library
Address: 137 West Margaret Lane, Hillsborough, NC 27278
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/mkEvT[1]
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Program Description:
Orange County has a history with several types of mills. The cotton mills make up a big piece of this history. These mills have been a presence since the late 1800s. The economic impact on the county has been somewhat sporadic mostly because of nationwide economic problems. We will look at where and how the mills took hold and how they slowly disappeared.
Speaker Biography:
Richard was born and raised in Carrboro, North Carolina. His mother’s family moved there from Durham about 1912 so his grandfather could work in the Durham Hosiery Mill #4, now Carr Mill Mall. The Dillehay family lived across the street from the mill.
Richard retired at the end of 2010 from UNC-Chapel Hill after 43 years in the IT division. His family connections in the central North Carolina area go back over 200 years. He is actively researching the Ellington, Dillehay, Cole, Cheek and Brown families in this area as well as several of his wife’s family lines. He has been a member of D-OGS since 1992 and has served as President, Vice-President/Program Chair and newsletter editor for several years.

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, Richard Ellington, Karen Vance, & Ava Nackman - email your ideas for speakers, topics and venues to vicepresident@dogsnc.org


The 1920 Orange County Census is Here!

If you have ancestors from Orange County, North Carolina, you might be able to find them on the 1920 Federal Census. Our members spent many hours transcribing this census report and we have made it available FOR FREE on our Site for your use. Please note that the actual images are NOT uploaded to the site. This is an index only. 
This is a listing of 17,895 residents of Orange County during the early months of 1920. The list was compiled from the census listings for the county. The names are listed alphabetically. The surname is first, followed by the given name (or first initial) and the middle initial, if this was recorded. Following the name are two sets of numbers. The first number is the number of the family in order of visitation. The second number, which follows the slash (/), is the Enumeration District. 
A Description of the Enumeration Districts is also included on this page. 



Do you have an elusive ancestor who is proving to be a brickwall and you would like help with it? 
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Any D-OGS member can reply to your QUERY and offer assistence with your brickwall. They will also be picked up by the Google Search Engine, so there's no excuse for not taking advantage of this unique opportunity!
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Note: All D-OGS Queries are now being posted to our Forums.  Any member can post a query and all queries are open to the public. However, only members can respond to queries. 


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).