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.
Quarterly Meeting: Guest Speaker: Ann Cope Mueller
“Finding Hidden Huguenots in Your Family Tree” will be the
fascinating topic of the next meeting of the GSRS, on Sunday,
April 8, 2018, at 2:30 pm at the meeting room of the Madison-
Mayodan Public Library, 611 Burton Street, Madison, NC
27025. Guest speaker Ann Cope Mueller describes the
persecution of these Protestants in Catholic France which led
to the dispersion of the Huguenots first to many points in
Europe, and then to the United States, emphasizing the
contributions they have made.
Ann Mueller became interested in Huguenot history when
researching the lives of her Huguenot ancestors who
originated in LaRochelle, France. Through her study of
Huguenots in America Ann has reached the conclusion that the
French Protestant refugees who came to America between
1620 and 1787 and their descendants had enormous influence
on the formation of our country. She will share reasons why
many of us might have ‘hidden Huguenots’ in our family trees.
Ann serves on the Board of the NC Huguenot Society,
manages a Facebook page highlighting Huguenot history
(Huguenot Society of North Carolina), and was the keynote
speaker at the 2015 State Meeting. In her professional life
Ann is a Career Executive with the US Postal Service,
managing a team of professionals who buy all of the
Information Technology and Telecommunications devices for
Postal facilities throughout the country. She has an MBA from
UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and an undergraduate
degree in English and History from George Mason University.
Spring Swap Meeting
Bring your family information, pictures, questions, charts, and a
heavy dose of curiosity for the Spring Genealogical Swap Meet to
be held 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, April 28, 2018, in the
Meeting Room at the Francisco Community Building, 7104 NC
Highway 89 West, Westfield, NC.
Don’t forget that the third and final session of the DNA workshop
being presented by Robert S. Lockett to members of GSRS will be
given at the Spring Swap Meet. He will speak to us at 11:00 am
on that day. Mr. Lockett plans to do one more program for us in
which he will cover other aspects of DNA and how to use it in
genealogy. The program is estimated to last an hour and fifteen
minutes. His outline is as follows:
*Review the four types of DNA and their biological characteristics
that are useful for genealogists.
*A quick look at centimorgans and how they are used in
*Haplogroups: What are they and how did I get into mine?
*DNA Testing Companies Update: review the five major
companies and compare their offerings, data bases and prices.
*A quick look at two sister’s ethnicity results and why they may
If time allows:
*Review the DNA testing results and findings from two historical
*Czar Nicholas of Russia
*King Richard III
We will provide a copier at a nominal fee if you find goodies you
need to copy. We will also provide heavy refreshments for
nibbling during the day as there are not many places to go near
there for food. It might be a good idea to bring a snack or
something to put on the refreshment table to share. There will
be tables and chairs and room to spread out your materials.
Books will be available for sale. If you are particularly interested
in a book, you may want to contact Linda Ellington (336 634-
0635) or Butch Johnson (336 548-1603) in advance so they can
be sure it is available. Everyone is welcome, so come and bring a