Durham-Orange Genealogical Society
Durham-Orange Genealogical Society
 
Upcoming Meetings
February 2020 Meeting -  Using Maps and Mapping Tools in Genealogy
Presented by David McCorkle
 
DATE: Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 7:00PM to 9:00PM
LOCATION: OWASA Community Center, 400 Jones Ferry Rd, Carrboro NC
 
It's great to find the exact location or at least general area where you ancestors lived on a modern map, but that alone is only part of the story.    In addition to helping find your ancestor's home, maps can provide clues to questions like where to find county and state records, who were their neighbors, what migration routes they used, why they might have settled in that area, what church they attended, where they are buried, what newspapers to search, and much more.  David will discuss the many historical and modern maps available online, where to find them, and how to use them.  He will also discuss and demonstrate various mapping tools that allow you to combine different types of maps and data to help with your research.
 
All D-OGS meetings are free and open to the public.
 

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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...