Tuesday, January 3, 2012

January 22, 2012 meeting of the Tyrrell County Genealogical and Historical Society

Anne Poole and Roberta Estes

Jennifer Sheppard, a Professional Genealogist with the Lost Colony Research Group, Genealogy~DNA~ Archaeology will be the guest speaker at the January 22, 2012 meeting of the Tyrrell County Genealogical and Historical Society. 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 TCGHS meets at 2:30 pm on the 4th Sunday of every month except November and December, at the Senior Citizen's Center in Columbia, NC. The physical address of the center is 406 Bridge Street, Columbia, NC 27925. All are welcome to attend.

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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