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.
Spring Swap Meeting:
Come join us Saturday, April 27, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for
the next Swap Meet. At Francisco Community Building,
7104 NC Highway 89W, Westfield, NC 27053. There will be
tables set up to accommodate spreading our genealogical
materials. The society will have a printer available at a
nominal fee to copy “goodies”. Books will be available for
purchase. There will be refreshments. These Swap Meets
are lots of fun—you never know who you will meet or
what conversations will be started. This event is open to
the public. Come and bring a friend!
Next Quarterly Speaker: Bill Partin
GSRS meets next on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 2:30 pm at the
meeting room of the Madison-Mayodan Public Library, 611
Burton St, Madison, NC . Members of the Board of Directors
will meet at 1:30 pm.
Our speaker will be Bill Partin whose topic will be titled "Lord
Cornwallis from Yorktown to India: A Loyal Servant to His
King." Bill writes as a preview, “The career of Cornwallis is
fascinating to consider, if only because one might have thought
his career was over with the humiliating surrender at
Yorktown. Yet he remained in favor with George III and went
on to serve in a variety of important posts (including a peace
negotiation with Napoleon Bonaparte).”
Bill Partin is a native of Scotland Neck, NC (Halifax County)
and holds a B.A. in History from Guilford College and a M.A.
and Ph. D. in History from Ohio State University. He has had
an illustrious career of thirty-three years as a college History
professor at schools in Illinois, Missouri, Alabama, and North
Carolina. The winner of several outstanding teacher awards,
he is now retired and living in Winston-Salem.