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What's New?

AGS Genealogy Meeting
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Meeting Room, Currituck Public Library, 4261 Caratoke Hwy, Barco, NC 27917
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Genealogy Assistance Night

All Albemarle Genealogical Society (AGS) meetings and presentations are free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Lois Meekins, AGS Newsletter Receive Awards

Albemarle Genealogical Society has a New Address!

Albemarle Genealogical Society
PO Box 2931
Elizabeth City, NC 27906-2931

AGS Officers:

Carol White, President
Dorothy Hocutt, Vice-President
Laura Ostrander, Secretary and Newsletter Committee Chair
Newell Cannon, Treasurer

New Genealogy Resources

New genealogy website, "History At Home: A Guide to Genealogy" has been added to Genealogy Links in the "Genealogy How-To" section. This website, available from HomeAdvisor, was recommended by Mrs. Courtney Phillips' kids who are studying genealogy for a family tree project. Thanks for this excellent resource! Please check it out.

Recent Books Added to the Currituck County
Public Library in Barco:

Free African Americans of Maryland and Delaware; from the colonial period to 1810; by Paul Heinegg

The African Americans; many rivers to cross; by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Help Me to Find My People; The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery; by Heather Andrea Williams

In Search of our Roots; How 19 extraordinary African Americans reclaimed their past; by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Recent Items Donated to the
Currituck County Public Library

Minutes of the Providence Baptist Church

Thanks to the generosity of Harvey Roberts and the trustees at Providence Baptist Church, we were able to hold in our hands a nearly 200-year old record book from the church. They have been copied and will be scanned and indexed in the near future. An index to the record book is in the Genealogy Indices sidebar link.

Beginning in April 1826, the records detail the formation of the church by members of the Baptist Church at "Cowenjock." Listed are Francis Ackis, Caleb Ballance, Lydia Ballance, W. D. Barnard, Isaac Baxter, Malichi Corbell, Elizabeth Cowell, William Doxey, Lovie Dozier, Sarah Etheridge, Samuel Ferebee, Sr., Samuel Ferebee, Thomas C. Ferebee, James G. Hall, Samuel Tatum, Benona Trueblood, and Arthur West.

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