This page is up to date information on our regular quarterly meetings and
swap meetings that are in the Spring and Fall.
They are free and open to the public.
Please check back often, the information will change as our meeting
times occur through out the year.
Fall Swap Meeting
October 28, 2017
Madison-Mayodan Public Library
611 Burton Street
Madison, NC 27025

Tables will be set up in the meeting room so you can
spread out your genealogical materials to share.  
There will be a printer available for a nominal fee in
case you want to make a copy of your discoveries.
The books published by the James Hunter DAR
chapter will be there to be purchased.  There will be
some at “Sale” prices for a special bargain. If you
especially are interested in one of the books, for
example, one of the Cemetery Books, please email
Linda Ellington ( or Janelle
Johnson ( ahead of time
so that volume will be available.   
There will be food available—but please bring your
favorite dish too, to help out. This is always a fun
way to share our genealogies and find new
information. There are also surprises in store and
you never know what will be brought to be shared.
One of the recent Swap Meets was all abuzz with
scrapbooks of clippings from the early 1900s. The
public is invited and will be welcomed.  There is no
fee charged for attendance. Just come and join us!
Quarterly Meeting:
October 8, 2017
Madison-Mayodan Public Library
611 Burton Street
Madison, NC 27025

Speaker:  Robert S. Lockett Jr. will be our featured
speaker.  He will be speaking on Genealogy and
DNA.  This presentation has two basic parts; the first
defines what DNA is, using biological terms, charts
and pictures. He will then examine properties of DNA
that are useful for determining family relationships,
such as the Y and X chromosomes. Then 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 to use the
information to establish family relationships.  Finally
a case study for the Repass family will be used to
show how DNA testing in the USA and Switzerland
was used to verify a Family relationship in which the
common ancestor of both lines was in the 1500’s.

Bring your questions…this is the speaker who will be
able to answer them.  Please invite guests if you
would like.  We will have good fellowship and good
refreshments…and you may meet cousins!  Mr.
Lockett plans to do two more programs for us in
which he will cover other aspects of DNA and how to
use it in genealogy. The second program will be at
our January 14, 2018, meeting at the Danbury
Library and the third one will be in April at our
Spring Swap in Francisco.  Watch for more
information on these two programs.