Durham-Orange Genealogical Society
Durham-Orange Genealogical Society
Our Mission
We are an active genealogical community dedicated to the research and preservation of family history of Durham and Orange counties. We provide research assistance and educational opportunities to our members and the public through outreach programs, monthly meetings, newsletters, and forums. We meet once a month to hear speakers on topics about general research techniques, North Carolina maps, Indian Trading Paths, cemetery records, advances in technology, DNA results and so much more. Our meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month from 7 to 9pm and they alternate between Durham and Orange counties. Our meetings are free and open to the public. A schedule of our events can be found on our Events page and announced in our popular monthly newsletter.   
Membership Benefits
Membership is open to anyone interested in researching in Durham and Orange counties. Benefits include: 
  • Monthly Meetings on the 1st Wed of the month at 7 pm alternating between Durham and Orange County
  • Access to the Members-Only section of our website: membership list, speaker handouts, and member forums
  • Access to our Surname Database - you may use your membership ID to contact members with like surnames
  • Monthly Newsletter with information on local events, monthly meeting minutes, research tips, and society news
  • Access to back issues of our journal The Trading Path
  • Membership runs for one year from date of payment
  • Individual Membership - $20.00
Join Online! - Pay your dues via credit card or PayPal and get instant access to our website resources
Membership Application - Please download, print, fill out and mail to us along with your dues to 
The Durham-Orange Genealogical Society
PO box 4703
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-4703