Durham-Orange Genealogical Society
Durham-Orange Genealogical Society
Lost Cemeteries - Between Land Records & Genealogy
 by Edwin D. Averette, III
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 7:00PM
Modern technology such as aerial drones can be used along with traditional research methods to discover not only lost cemeteries, but also the location of home sites and other items of archaeological and historical interest.  Please join us on Wednesday, October 4 at 7:00 PM at the OWASA Community Center, 400 Jones Ferry Rd, Carrboro, OR ONLINE via Zoom, to hear Edwin D. Averette present Lost Cemeteries - Between Land Records & Genealogy. Edwin will share about his research and use of technology to delve into the interrelationship between cemetery layout, land records, and family genealogy to figure out the probability of where lost people are buried across our landscape.   Although his focus is on Eastern North Carolina, his methods can apply to any cemetery anywhere.
For in-person attendees, please note the speaker will be presenting remotely but you can still come and chat with your fellow members.
OWASA Community Center
400 Jones Ferry Rd
Carrboro, NC 27510
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2022 Mar Granville County Resources for Researchers Mark Pace
2022 Feb Unlocking the Life of an English Rose Diane L. Richard
2022 Jan Understanding Land Grants from Lord Granville David McCorkle
2021 Dec D-OGS Annual Meeting & Birthday Party 2021 D-OGS Members
2021 Nov Apprentices, Orphans and Bastards Mark Chilton
2021 Oct Researching Military History Monica and Martin Fleming
2021 Sep Why the Scots-Irish Immigrated to America John Miles
2021 Aug D-OGS Member Show & Tell for 2021 D-OGS Members
2021 Jul Stroll Through Ledgers and Explore Ancestors’ Everyday Lives Diane L. Richard
2021 Jun Planting Roots: Building Online Family Trees and GPS-ing Family Graves Taneya Y. Koonce
2021 Apr Making English Connections Bob Dawes
2021 Mar Using City Directories as a Genealogical Aid Jeff Houser
2021 Feb Family Legends and Stories: What to Believe Ken Thomas
2020 Dec D-OGS Annual Meeting & Birthday Party 2020 D-OGS Members
2020 Nov A British View of the American Revolution Dr. Hugh Dussek
2020 Oct Using the State Archives of NC Discover Online Catalog (DOC) Lauren Murphree
2020 May Genealogical Research on 18th and 19th Century Epidemics and Health Diane L. Richard
2017 Feb Tales from a Genealogy Volunteer Reece Jones
2016 Nov Preserving Your Family Documents Jennifer Blomberg
2016 Aug D-OGS Member Show & Tell for 2016 D-OGS Members