FGG News


The Fearrington Genealogy Group shares interests such as personal and area histories, general research techniques, and advances in technology. We cordially invite newcomers to join us at our monthly meetings, 3-5 p.m., on the second Tuesday, September through May, at the Gathering Place and on occasional research trips.

Our monthly meetings will be virtual via zoom until it is safe to meet at the Gathering Place.

Our presenters on November 10th at 3pm will be:

Reece Jones will review some basics on how to clean up data entries on the FamilySearch.org Family Tree and how to transfer source data from FamilySearch to a computer-based genealogy database.

Marcia Herman-Giddens will give us highlights from the talk she planned for us last March when Covid forced us to cancel Gathering Place meetings. It begins with Ancestry DNA results that so far have brought many new cousins to her attention and some previously unknown family history. The story has yet to be unraveled but may Involve slaveholders and a forebear who was Civil War blockade runner in Caribbean waters. She will cover the early steps in trying to track down the mystery which grows evermore curious. More to come!

WORKSHOPS are temporarily cancelled.

This year we plan to have beginner (both genealogy beginners and "technology beginners") workshops on the fourth Tuesday of each month and DNA workshops on the third Tuesday of each month.

The next DNA Workshop will be at the Gathering Place on TBD at 3 - 5 pm.

The next Beginner Workshop will be at the Gathering Place on TBD at 2 - 4 pm.

These are informal sessions that you can use to work with other members on your family research. All sessions will be in the small conference room of the Gathering Place.