The Surry Co. Genealogical Assn meets 7:00 PM the 2nd Mon. night of each month at Surry Community College, N.C. Dobson, in the Teaching Auditorium unless stated on the Calendar different .
Calendar for 2018
Jan 27, 2018– Ancestor Fair, Mt. Airy Regional Museum of History, Main St. Mt. Airy. 10:00-5:00.
Feb 12, 2018-7:00 in room C101 (Where the book store is) at Surry Community College
building C- Bud Cameron will tell us about the Methodist Church and the people who came here in 1771-1865. What is the history of The Methodist Church in Surry Co., N.C. Who was the people who came here with the church. Why did they come here and where did they come from. Bud has pastored several churches here and Salem Methodist where he pastored one time is where this family went to church. They are going to have their Family Reunion here this Summer. This meeting is FREE, call Esther Johnson for more info. 1-336-831-6437 or email at EPDJ1@triad.rr.com
March 12, 2018– The Surry Co. Genealogical Assn meets March 12, 2018, 7:00 PM the 2nd Mon. night of March in the C Building Room 101 at Surry Community College, N.C. Dobson. This meeting is FREE and The speaker will be *Bud Cameron who will once again tell us about some of the different religions and the people who came into Surry Co., N.C. from 1865 up to 2000. Years ago when a religious group moved it would bring a lot of people with it. We will learn about these people and why they was on the move. Remember at first there were know church buildings for them to meet in. So where did they meet. Come and hear the answer about some of these curious and strange people. Remember they had Foot Washings and Dinner on the Ground and Baptisms in Rivers.
For more information call Esther Johnson- President of The Surry Co. Genealogical Assn 1-336-831-6437 or email EPDJ1@triad.rr.com
April 9, 2018-7:00 in the Teaching Auditorium at Surry Community College building A-Dr. David Wright who is over the Library at Surry Community College will speak to us about Web pages where we can do research.
May 14, 2018, 5:30-Trip to see Granite around Mt. Airy. This is the trip we planned for Sept. 2017 and the storm that we had been having all around us was so bad we canceled the meeting, but we have not forgot about it and we will give more information about this trip as time gets closer.
June 11, 2018
July 9, 2018
Aug.13, 2018– Trip to Register of Deeds to do research.
Sept.10, 2018– History Trip around the county
Oct. 8, 2018-
Nov. 12, 2018- 6:00 Research in The Carlos Surratt Research Room at Surry Communty College, Dobson, N.C.
Dec.10, 2018- Christmas Party
Calendar for 2017
The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History and The Surry County Genealogical Assn. will sponsor a FREE Family History and Genealogy Swap Meet Saturday Jan.28, 2017 at 10:00 until 5:00 on the 3rd floor of The Museum at 301 North Main Street, Mount Airy, North Carolina, 27030, Telephone: 336.786.4478. 1-This year we are asking anyone who has ever had family that worked at our quarry, “The North Carolina Granite Corp.” which is the largest opened faced granite quarry in the world and we want them to come as our special guest that day and we hope they will bring pictures of their family and the quarry and share them. 2-Also they are asking anyone who has every been in a Beginners Genealogy Class spondered by the Museumand taught by Esther Johnson to come as a special guest that day. 3-Also anyone connected with any History or Genealogy Group is invited to come and set up for this Swap Meet and advertise your group and sale any books or maps or etc from your group and all authors are invited to come and put out your book’s to sale. 4- The big thing will be, everyone is invited and you are ask to bring your genealogy and display so everyone can make connections and find new family information. 5- There will be a copy machine so you can make copies of info. For a small fee. Bring your Laptops and set up. Watch for more information . You can also call Esther Johnson1-336-831-6437 or email her at EPDJ1@triad.rr.com We will have someone at the Swap meet to help you look up names on Ancestry.com. Also they can show you their DNA so you can see what your’s will look like when you get it. Be sure and bring any old Bibles you have and old letters, and old pictures, or diaries or Scrap Books also old Obituaries. Sometimes all it takes is 1 name or 1 date and it may have been something you have looked for, for years. You can email Esther Johnson=EPDJ1@triad.rr.com or call 1-336-831-6437 or call the Mt. Airy Regional Museum 1-336-786-4478. If you do not know one thing about Genealogy or your Family come anyway and see what is going on
The Surry County Genealogical Assn will meet Monday 13 Feb 2017 at 7:00 in The Teaching Auditorium at Surry Community College, Dobson. This meeting is FREE.For more information call Esther Johnson-President at1-336-831-6437 or email EPDJ1@triad.rr.com
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Surry County and Its Early Settlement With an Interest in the Scottish Connection
By Dennis W. “Bud” Cameron Will be presented at the February meeting of the
Surry County Genealogical Association Monday Evening February 13th 7:00 PM
Teaching Auditorium, Surry Comm. College.
This program presents an overview of groups settling in the Surry County area with a particular focus on the coming of the Scots in the late 19th century and their settlement and work in the Mount Airy Granite Quarry.
Bud Cameron, is a student and teacher of history, and has a great interest in things Scottish. Havew you had your DNA done? Do you connect with any of these families?
March / April 2017
The Surry County Genealogical Assn. meeting for March.This program comes in 2 parts. The first night will be March 13, 2017 at 7:00 in The Teaching Auditorium at Surry Community College at Dobson, N.C. It will be about Women’s DNA. This meeting like all of our meetings is FREE.
The 2nd meeting will be April 10th at 7:00 at Surry Community College in The Teaching Auditorium. Do you know where your family came from? Do you have Indian in your family?
What about all of the people who came here to work in our Quarry, (The Mt. Airy, North Carolina Granite Quarry) from different countries, are you kin to those people? Have you had your DNA done. Did you know that they use to only do DNA for men but now women can have their DNA done. This is so important that this man Robert Lockett will be here 2 different times to speak at the Surry County Genealogical Assn. meeting.
The first night will be March 13, 2017 at 7:00 in The Teaching Auditorium at Surry Community College at Dobson, N.C. It will be about Women’s DNA. Course Outline for DNA: The Basics This presentation has two basic parts; the first defines what DNA is, using biological terms,charts and pictures. We then examine properties of DNA that are useful for determining Family relationships, such as the Y and X chromosomes.
Next the presentation will look at what you get when you use a commercial DNA testing company and what you receive for your money and how you can use that information to establish family relationships. Finally a case study of the Repass family will be used to show how DNA testing in the USA and Switzerland was used to verify a Family relationship. Key areas covered: DNA Y-chromosome (Male Line) X-chromosome (Male & Female Line) Allele Haplogroup (Migration Patterns) Genes Markers (SNP,s & SRT’s) Family Example- Shows DNA from immigrant descendants in USA to relatives in Switzerland. Common ancestor of both lines was in the 1500’s. Robert S. Lockett will do this program.
For more information call, Esther Johnson-President of The Surry County Genealogical Assn. 1-336-831-6437 or email, EPDJ1@triad.rr.com We are a
non profit organization.The Group was Formed in March 1981.Our Meetings are FREE and membership is $15.00 a year for an individual Membership and $17.00 a year for a Family. Individual or Family both receive 4 Journals a year, but a Family membership means everyone in the family can vote on everything we vote on. Calendar for 2016 and you will receive 4 Journals a year with genealogy and history about families from this area.
The Surry County Genealogical Assn. meeting will be May 8,2017 at 7:00 PM at Surry Community College in the Teaching Auditorium. This meeting like all of our meetings are FREE. The speaker will be
Greg Cheek who will speak on Recruiting Foreigners at Salisbury Prison
Much attention has been given to the recruitment of Confederate POW’s into the Federal Army during the War Between the States. However, far less information is available on the recruitment of Federal POW’s into the Confederate Army. This program explores the subject of galvanizing of Federal Irish POW’s into Confederate Service. Emphasis is given to recently discovered historical documents and information on recruitment activities at Salisbury Prison and the battles in which these Irish recruits fought for the South! For more information call, Esther Johnson-President of The Surry County Genealogical Assn. 1-336-831-6437 or email EPDJ1@triad.rr.com.
The next meeting of The Surry Co., N.C. Genealogical will be June 12,2017 at 7:00 at Surry Community College in The Teaching Auditorium (A Building) and the speaker will be Tina Smith, Museum Educator at Wake Forest Museum of Anthropology, who will speak on “How to Identify Native Americans in your Family History. This meeting is FREE and everyone is invited. For More information call Esther Johnson, President of The Surry Co., Genealogical Assn or email
The Surry Co. Genealogical Assn. will meet July 10, 2017 in The Teaching Auditorium at Surry Community College, Dobson, N.C. at 7:00. The speaker will be Melvin Miles who has wrote a book, from Siam To Surry on the Bunker Conjoined Twins. It will tell you of the Miraculous Birth of the Conjoined Twins Eng & Chang Bunker, Biologial Family, Early Years, Travel to America, World Tours, Settling in North Carolina, Romance, Marriage, Parenting 21 Children, Genealogy, Life in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Their Final Exit, and Burials. This meeting is Free and everyone is invited. For more information call 1-336-831-6437 or email Esther Johnson-President of The Surry Co. Genealogical Assn. EPDJ1@triad.rr.com
The Surry County Genealogy Assn. will meet Monday night 14 Aug. 2017, at 6:00 P.M. at the Register of Deeds Office at Dobson, N.C. Remember we always meet the 2nd Monday night of the month. The Register of Deeds Office is open at night one time a year, so people can come do research. If you want to know how to do research in the Register of Deeds Office this is the time to come. Park across from Burger King. There will be members of the Genealogy Assn. on hand to give you help. Everyone is invited. These meetings are FREE. for more information call 1-336 – 831-6437 or email EPDJ1@triad.rr.com
The Surry Co. Genealogical Assn. will meet the 9 Oct. 2017 at 7:00 in the Teaching Auditorium at Surry Community College, Dobson, N.C. The speaker will be Mary Frances Frye who who lives in the Indian Grove area of Surry Co. and she will speak on Deb Shinault who married David Johnson. Mary Frances lives in the Indian Grove Community of Surry Co., N.C. and Indian Grove was known at one time as Indian Graves because the Indians lived there. But it was also known as other things and the one she will speak about is Deb Shinault Johnson and when Deb died her obi. said the last of the well known Fortune telling family. It was said that people would come hundreds of miles for Old Deb to tell them about all kinds of things, when to plant their crop’s and when to wein their baby. Since this is the month of Halloween this will be a good time for this meeting and maybe she will tell us about the Headless Horseman who was known to ride his horse in the area or the man who lived there and on the Census they listed him as a Witch Doctor. This meeting is Free and if you have any questions call Esther Johnson-President of The Surry Co. Genealogical Assn. or email her at EPDJ1@triad.rr.com
The Surry County Genealogy Assn. will meet, 13 Nov. 2017 at 5:30 pm, in
the Carlos Surratt Research Room over the Library at Surry Community
College, at Dobson, N.C. Everyone is invited to come do research and we
will be there to help you and we can look up genealogy for you on
Ancestry.com and we can show you what your DNA will look like when you
have it done. These meetings are FREE and everyone is invited. For more
information, call 1-336-831-6437 and you can email Esther Draughn
Johnson, President of The Surry County Genealogical Assn. at
EPDJ1@triad.rr.com. P.S. If someone in your family passes away and
has Old History or Genealogy Books or old pictures remember SCGA
we will take them. Any Books that are not in the Research Room we
will keep and the others we will sale to members. SCGA can use the
money. If you need a tax break give to SCGA. We are Non-Profit.
The Surry Co. Genealogical Assn. will meet Monday Night, 11 Dec 2017 at
5:30 PM Dobson, N.C. at the Lantern Restaurant. This is our Christmas
Everyone has been ask to bring a $5.00 gift something pertaining to
genealogy to exchange. Gifts will be put under the tree and everyone
will draw a number and get a gift. We will also give away a door prize
and who knows maybe other prizes. This is always a fun filled night.
Everyone will pay for their own meal. This year we ask you to bring and
old picture of someone you know but maybe others do not know who it is.
We will see how many can name the pictures. If you play and instrument
bring it and play some music. The Surry Co. Genealogical Assn. invites
everyone to this meeting. Come have fun and fellowship with good
people. For more information call 1-336-831-6437 or email Esther
Johnson- President of The Surry Co. Genealogical Assn. EPDJ1@triad.rr.com