The Forsyth County Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at the picnic shelter at Leinbach Park. Announcements will begin shortly before 3:00 pm, and the program will begin at 3:00 pm.

For our June meeting, Brad Rauschenberg will present “The Hidden Treasures of Crossnore.”  Crossnore School and Children’s Home [previously the Methodist Children’s Home] at 1101 Reynolda Rd. is a non-profit organization providing residential foster care for children in crisis.  Brad has organized the archives found at Crossnore and discovered material dating back to the Davis Military School, which originated in LaGrange, NC, and moved to the Reynolda Rd. property in the 1890’s.

The Forsyth County Library system has lifted restrictions on the number of attendees at any meeting, therefore the meeting for July 5, 2022, will now be held in the auditorium of the Reynolda Branch Library, located at 2839 Fairlawn Drive Winston-Salem, NC 27106. We will retain our afternoon meeting time, and will gather beginning at 2:30 pm, with announcements beginning shortly before 3:00.

Our speaker on July 5 will be MerriKay Brown, presenting “The Journey of Restoration” featuring the Nissen House, a historic structure now located in the heart of Lewisville, NC. Merrikay will discuss the house’s builders, furnishings, collection, and plans to use it going forward. This meeting will be held in the Reynolda Branch Library auditorium, with a start time of just prior to 3:00 pm.

The monthly meeting for August 2, 2022 will be a morning field trip excursion to the Nissen house, available to FCGS members. Additional information will be supplied to our members. If you are not a member of the FCGS, and are interested in joining, please follow the membership link on this page.

We will resume meeting in the auditorium of the Reynolda Branch Library for September 6, 2022 monthly meeting. As long as there are no further interruptions due to health concerns and/or restrictions, monthly meetings of the Forsyth County Genealogical Society will be held at this location moving forward. There may be some time adjustment beginning in September, but only slightly and an afternoon start time will remain a permanent change.

Thank you for your support of the Forsyth County Genealogical Society!

Terri Thrailkill, president


Leinbach Park is located just off Robinhood Rd., almost directly across from Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, and adjacent to Jefferson Middle School.  The directions to Leinbach Park parking lot are:

From Silas Creek Parkway: Exit onto Robinhood Rd and head northwest (toward Sherwood Plaza shopping center) for 1.2 miles, passing Sherwood Plaza on left and continuing to Norman Rd. (directly across from Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church main parking lot entrance). Turn left on Norman Rd, and immediately take a slight left onto Sally Kirk Rd. Leinbach Park parking lot and shelter is on the left. 


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.