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Lois Meekins, AGS Newsletter Received North Carolina Genealogical Society Awards, October 2017

The Award for Outstanding Contribution to North Carolina Genealogy for an individual whose longtime genealogical contributions have greatly enhanced the study of family history in North Carolina was presented to Lois Johnson Meekins, AGS Charter Member.

The Award for Excellence in Periodical Publishing for a newsletter published by a local North Carolina genealogical society recognizes AGS Newsletter, published by the Albemarle Genealogical Society and edited by Laura Pool Ostrander and included feature articles by Marcia Erickson Hawkins, June Dunton Klag, and Jane Miller Brumley.

Albemarle Genealogical Society Address

Albemarle Genealogical Society
PO Box 36
Barco, NC 27917

AGS Officers:

Dorothy Hocutt, President
Jackson Bell, Vice-President/Program Chair
Barbara Bell, Secretary
Newell Cannon, Treasurer
Laura Ostrander, Newsletter Editor

New Genealogy Resources

New genealogy website, "History At Home: A Guide to Genealogy" has been added to Genealogy Links in the "Genealogy How-To" section. This website, available from HomeAdvisor, was recommended by Mrs. Courtney Phillips' kids who are studying genealogy for a family tree project. Thanks for this excellent resource! Please check it out.

Recent Books Added to the Currituck County
Public Library in Barco:

Free African Americans of Maryland and Delaware; from the colonial period to 1810; by Paul Heinegg

The African Americans; many rivers to cross; by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Help Me to Find My People; The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery; by Heather Andrea Williams

In Search of our Roots; How 19 extraordinary African Americans reclaimed their past; by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Recent Items Donated to the
Currituck County Public Library

Minutes of the Providence Baptist Church

Thanks to the generosity of Harvey Roberts and the trustees at Providence Baptist Church, we were able to hold in our hands a nearly 200-year old record book from the church. They have been copied and will be scanned and indexed in the near future. An index to the record book is in the Genealogy Indices sidebar link.

Beginning in April 1826, the records detail the formation of the church by members of the Baptist Church at "Cowenjock." Listed are Francis Ackis, Caleb Ballance, Lydia Ballance, W. D. Barnard, Isaac Baxter, Malichi Corbell, Elizabeth Cowell, William Doxey, Lovie Dozier, Sarah Etheridge, Samuel Ferebee, Sr., Samuel Ferebee, Thomas C. Ferebee, James G. Hall, Samuel Tatum, Benona Trueblood, and Arthur West.

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