The Forsyth County Genealogical Society will meet on the first Tuesday of each month, in the auditorium of the Reynolda Manor Branch of the Forsyth County Public Library, located at 2839 Fairlawn Drive, Winston-Salem, NC. The social time begins at 1:45 pm, announcements will begin at 2:00 pm, and the meeting will run approximately one to one-and-a-half hour.
All meetings are free and open to the public. Guests are welcome! Our programs are planned to be both educational and entertaining.
For December 6th we have a Holiday snack (pot luck) high tea. Gather in the Reynolda Branch library auditorium at 2 pm for a pot luck “high tea” and socializing accompanied by recordings and videos of performances of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Our own member and Board member Cindy Green has been a member of this internationally recognized choir. Also will Present of the slate of officers for 2023, to be voted on at the Jan 3rd meeting (only dues paying members get to vote).
For January, 3rd, Dr. Sidney Teague II will speak about researching the story of his uncle Garland Hendrix, a B-24 bomber pilot killed in WWII. An article touching on some of Dr. Teague’s search was the subject of an article by Scott Sexton, published in the Winston-Salem Journal on May 29, 2022. Dr. Teague’s ideas and experience may inspire us with our own research.
The FCGS follows the inclement weather policy of the WS/FC Public School System, should classes be cancelled or dismissed early due to bad weather, the FCGS meeting scheduled for that same evening will be cancelled, as well.
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 2:00 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.