Durham-Orange Genealogical Society
Durham-Orange Genealogical Society
Why the Scots-Irish Immigrated to America
by John Miles
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 7:00 PM
D-OGS is more than happy to announce that we are continuing with in-person free meetings for the public as well as making them available via Zoom for D-OGS members who cannot attend.
Many settlers in North Carolina as well as other parts of the county are of Scots-Irish descent.  Please join us on Wednesday, September 1 at 7:00 PM at the OWASA Community Center, 400 Jones Ferry Rd, Carrboro, OR ONLINE via Zoom, to hear Scottish descent and expert John Miles present “Why the Scots-Irish Immigrated to America”.  Scots-Irish Americans are descendants of Presbyterian and other Protestant Dissenters from various parts of Ireland, but usually from the province of Ulster, who migrated to North America during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Most of these emigres from Ireland had originally been settlers from England and Scotland who had gone to Ireland to seek economic opportunities and freedom from the control of the Anglican Church of England & the Scottish Episcopal Church.
Information for members attending online has been emailed to D-OGS members.  Please contact us if you have not received it. 
Please see our Events Page for more information

Videos of D-OGS Meetings are now online!

We have added a new section on the members-only portion of this website with videos of meetings starting in the Fall of 2020, along with a few older ones that were on YouTube.  Our plan is record all meetings going forward for members to view, but note that some speakers will not allow us to record and as expected there are sometime technical problems.  Here is the list of recordings available now.
Details about each recording can be found in the history of past events section
  • A British View of the American Revolution, presented by Dr. Hugh Dussek, November 4, 2020
  • D-OGS 2020 Annual Meeting, NC Research Help, and Trivia Quiz! Held December 3, 2020
  • Family Legends and Stories: What to Believe, presented by Ken Thomas, February 3, 2021
  • Making English Connections, presented by Bob Dawes, April 14, 2021
  • Member Show-and-Tell for 2016, held August 3, 2016
  • Planting Roots: Building Online Family Trees and GPS-ing Family Graves, presented by Taneya Y. Koonce, June 2, 2021
  • Preserving Your Family Documents, presented by Jennifer Blomberg, November 2, 2016
  • Tales from a Genealogy Volunteer, presented by Reece Jones, February 1, 2017
  • Using City Directories as a Genealogical Aid, presented by Jeff Houser, March 3, 2021
  • Using the State Archives of NC Discover Online Catalog (DOC), presented by Lauren Murphree, October 7, 2020