As you know, our meetings have been suspended since our first canceled meeting that was scheduled for April 7, 2020. Unfortunately, the pandemic situation has not improved, and I will not schedule group gatherings until it is PROVEN that such gatherings are safe. Therefore, although I hope that we can resume meetings this fiscal year, which runs through August, 2021, I can’t project any expectations for meetings resuming until more is known about the transmission and control of this terrible virus.

Please rest assured that our society has not disbanded, and your board of directors stay in touch with one another periodically, as FCGS business requires attention.

Terri Thrailkill, President FCGS

For more information about future plans, click HERE.


We enjoy the richness of each member’s family history and support one another in exploration. We have many helpful resources for members.

The Forsyth County Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization that was formally organized in 1982. Its mission is to promote the preservation of local history and to help genealogists in their pursuit of accurate ancestral information. We assist genealogists, both new and seasoned, through educational programs, workshops, projects and publications. We believe that only by encouraging the efforts of those who are interested in preserving the knowledge of historical events, and developing a deeper understanding of those who came before, can we discover how we became the people and communities we are today.

Regular meetings of the Society are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm in the auditorium of the Reynolda Manor Branch of the Forsyth County Public Library at 2839 Fairlawn Drive in Winston-Salem, NC. We provide programs of genealogical and historical interest. Visitors are always welcome!

The Society publishes a quarterly Journal that was the recipient of an Award for Excellence in Periodical Publishing from the North Carolina Genealogical Society. Material published includes transcriptions of primary source material, “how-to” articles, complied family histories, and much more relating to Forsyth and its parent and neighboring counties. The Society also publishes abstracted and transcribed records.

This website was provided by a generous gift from Paul Jerry Sumner, charter member of FCGS in 1982, and holder of many officer positions over the intervening years.