Durham-Orange Genealogical Society
Durham-Orange Genealogical Society

D-OGS 25th Anniversary Celebration

D-OGS 25th Anniversary Celebration
When:             October 7th, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Where:            OWASA Community Center, 400 Jones Ferry Rd., Carrboro, NC
Who:               All D-OGS members, new and old
What:              Come out and celebrate 25 years of D-OGS!
Join us for our 25th Anniversary Celebration this October 2015! 
D-OGS was started in 1989. Our mission was to establish a genealogical community dedicated to the research and preservation of family history of Durham and Orange Counties. Providing research assistance and educational opportunities to our members and the public through outreach programs, monthly meetings, newsletters, and a journal were also critical elements of our mission and are still being carried out today.
October is Family History Month but it is also D-OGS' 25th Anniversary! For our 25th Anniversary Celebration, we will celebrate the highlights of our Society and its members in some of the following ways: 
  • Charter members will attend to talk about what it was like to start D-OGS
  • Members will talk about how they came to join D-OGS and what their first year was like in the society
  • We will highlight D-OGS accomplishments in the genealogical or historical fields
  • We will celebrate those members we have lost but loved
  • We will show off our scrapbooks and photo albums
  • Highlight members’ family from Durham and Orange Counties
  • We will have a transportation list for ride-sharing to and from the event
  • We will eat food and have a good time
Ride Share:
Please call Carol Boggs at (919) 967-3646 to schedule a ride to and from this event.
Hope to see you there!
The 25th Anniversary Celebration Committee

Upcoming Meetings - We have published several of our upcoming meetings to our EVENTS page. ‚Äč
  • Sep 2nd, 2015 - 7pm - Suzy Barile - Undaunted Heart: The True Story of a Southern Belle and a Yankee General
  • Oct 7th, 2015 - 7pm - D-OGS 25th Anniversary Celebration
  • Nov 4th, 2015 - 7pm - Rusty Edmister will discuss How to Capture Oral Histories of our loved ones through video
  • Dec 2nd, 2015 - 7pm - D-OGS Annual Birthday Party at Golden Corral
D-OGS is now on Facebook!  
Visit the D-OGS Facebook page to exchange stories and photos about your Durham and Orange county ancestors; learn about upcoming events; and ask questions about your brickwall ancestors. Genealogists and researchers are on hand to answer your questions and to help you find the resources to aid in your research. Stop by and say “Hi!” 
The Trading Path -  now available for download from the Members Download Files section of the website. Thanks to all of our volunteers for all the transcribing work they did to make this edition successful and informative!
1920 Census Index - This has been published to our new website under the "Indexes" Link
Queries - Queries are now being published in our Forums Board. If you have a query to post, feel free to do so. If you would like to respond to a query, you can do so in our Forums section. 
Surname Page - We are starting with a fresh Surname Page. Please visit your member profile and enter the surnames you are researching. This is a great way to connect with other people researching your surname. You should take advantage of this!