WCGS members and followers should check your email for instructions on how to register for our next virtual meeting. If you are not a member and want to be included, visit our Registration page.You must register for the meeting by October 26.
Date/Time: Tuesday Oct. 27, 2020 at 6:30pm ET
Speaker: Jonathan Underwood, Assistant to the Grand Secretary and Keeper of the Memorials and Archives
Topic: Using Masonic Records in Your Research. Masonic Records are some of the best kept, but most underutilized, records. Freemasons around thw world have a tradition of keeping detailed lodge minutes, correspondence, and membership records. As far as researchers of North Carolina history and genealogy are concerned, most such records pertaining to this state are archived and housed by the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh. While Masonic records in this state date as early as 1754, the majority of intact records span from the mid-1760s through the modern era. Except for records concerning immediate family, most records are available for research up through the first quarter of the 20th Century.
This virtual meeting and presentation is open to all members and newsletter recipients. If you are on one of those lists, you will receive an email with registration instructions closer to the date. If you want to be included in this event visit the WCGS Join page at our website.
When you join WCGS, you will have access to all of our virtual meetings through the end of the year. This is in addition to the member benefits listed on our membership page.
This meeting will be held virtually using the GoToWebinar application and generously hosted by the North Carolina Genealogical Society.