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 Librarylocated 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.

Special opportunity!  

Special Opportunity for fans of Kyle Stimson, historian of the 18th century in Lewisville  His one and only book is now out of print, and 5 of the last copies are available here for $45.00 each

The Great Philadelphia Wagon Road in Forsyth county, NC, 1750—1770   Published 1999

^postage on this book would be at least $15.00—it is 12 X 9 X 1 inch and weights 2 ½ lbs  I suggest that it be bought at a FCGS meeting ( first Tuesday of every month) and hand carried home.


FORSYTH COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY     Programs June 2024  thru  Sept 2024

Meetings change to 6 pm for Jun, July and August.

June 4, 2024   Martha Manning, Katherine Knapp Watts, and Virginia Hart on the “Two Journeys ” Bethlehem PA to Salem (1766 and 2021).   Martha was one of the planners of the route, and wrote the intro of the “muse” Salome Meuer.

July 2, 2024   Larry McRae on “Some History and Genealogy of North Carolina Scots”.  Larry discusses Scottish settlement in North Carolina and tips for exploring Scottish ancestry.

August 6, 2024  Meagan O’Riordan, Archivist, and Sabrina Garity, Assistant Archivist for the Moravian Church in America, Southern Province, will present the current status on the digitization of the St. Phillips Church records, and a history of St. Phillips Church in Old Salem.

Sept 3, 2024  (and back to 2 pm meeting time)  Baxter Cromer will talk about his research into one-room schools in Forsyth County.  Amazing fact:  the 1850 census listed no fewer than 41 one-room schools inthe county.

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.