Durham-Orange Genealogical Society
Durham-Orange Genealogical Society
Upcoming Meetings
** IMPORTANT *** The June 2020 D-OGS meeting will be online only.  Because of technical/security/attendee limitations were are restricting it to members only.  Please check your email for details. 
Finding and Understanding NC Court Records by David McCorkle
Courts have always had the role of dealing with crimes and disputes, but in the past they also handled much more routine items that can be of great interest to your research.   Please join us ONLINE on Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00PM to hear David McCorkle present Finding and Understanding NC Court Records.    Courts handled many functions now done by other government offices such as proving deeds, probate, petitions, taxes, appointment of local officials, licenses, bastardy, manumission – the list goes on.  To complicate things the type of courts and what they were responsible for has changed over time.   This discussion will help you know not just what you can find but how and where to find it.


The Trading Path wins Award for Excellence in Publishing from NCGS

At the NCGS Annual Meeting held on October 3rd, 2015, D-OGS received the "award for excellence in periodical publishing for a journal published by a North Carolina genealogical society" for the Trading Path journal. Journal editor Ginger R. Smith received the award. Read more...