Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tyrrell County Genealogical and Historical Society MEETING CANCELLED

This meeting has been cancelled due the approach of Hurricane Irene. This post will remain in place for your information. See:
Tyrrell County Genealogical and
Historical Society
August 2011 Meeting
The Tyrrell County Genealogical and Historical Society will hold its August meeting on 28 Aug 2011 at the Senior Citizens Center located in the Columbia Medical Center. The address is 406 Bridge Street, Columbia, NC 27925. (Directions are included at the end of this article.)

Jennifer Sheppard, a Professional Genealogist with the Lost Colony Research Group, Genealogy~DNA~Archealogy will be the guest speaker.  Ms Sheppard will talk about the Lost Colony Research Group’s ongoing search for descendants of the so called “Lost Colony”. She will share information about the group’s research, DNA testing and the archaeology digs taking place on Hatteras Island. A DVD of the April 2010 dig in Buxton  will also be shown. In addition she will have conch shells (found in one of the middens) on display at the meeting.   

The DVD includes interviews with Roberta Estes, Administrator for the Lost Colony Research Group showing the types of artifacts found during that particular dig. Also included is a spot with Anne Poole, Principal Researcher for the Group, explaining native middens, their content; and information on how the Indians would have used these items in their daily lives.  

The public is cordially invited to attend this meeting and all “drop-ins” are welcome. 

Directions to the Tyrrell County Genealogical and Historical Society’s meeting

Take Route 64 to Columbia.  At the stoplight, turn left onto Broad Street (if coming from the Outer Banks, you would turn right). Continue on past Main Street, to Bridge Street and turn right onto Bridge Street. (406 Bridge St., Columbia, NC 27925). Then turn left into the parking lot - this is the Columbia Medical Center Complex.  Please Note: the parking lot is one-way.

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