Beaufort County Genealogical Society
President – Ann Basnight
Vice-President – Terria Baynor
Treasurer – Louise Cowell
Corresponding Secretary – Mary Disharoon
Recording Secretary – Vernetta Lange
The Beaufort County Genealogical Society met at Brown Library on 6-3-03. At 7:00 p.m. vice president Terria Baynor welcomed 18 members and guests.
The minutes of the April and May meetings were approved and accepted as read. Mary Disharoon presented a number of newsletters and journals. The Orange County newsletter listed computer addresses of people doing research in England. Craven and Pitt Counties had sent copies of their surname registers.
The treasurer’s reports for April and May were given.
John Oden mentioned Deed Book I is awaiting quotes. Ann Basnight has contacted several publishers, but has nothing concrete yet. He said the June Pamteco Tracings was late to the printers. We’ll receive them in the mail.
Terria Baynor mentioned the Pamlico Memorial Gardens-Oakdale Cemetery Book hit a snag---Martha’s computer broke down. It should be completed and proofed by July.
Deed Book II is at Louise’s awaiting proofreading. Vernetta and Mary Disharoon has volunteered to assist.
Jean Gurkin presented a schedule reflecting the hours of Operation for the Kellenberger Room which houses the Local History and Genealogy Collection of the New Bern-Craven County Public Library. Information is also provided concerning books, microfilm, photographs, vertical files, oral histories and CD-ROM databases. The schedule will be retained in BCGS Archives.
Julie Hicks, Librarian, provides us with a copy of the Foot Print, published by Broadfoot’s of Wendell featuring North Carolina Resources for Libraries and Classrooms. There are publications and study aids of interest to the genealogist. You may call toll free (1-800-444-6963); e-mail them at email@example.com ; or find them on the web at www.broadfootsofwendell.com .
Judy Guthrie motioned, Roger Baynor seconded the motion not to meet in July or August. All present agreed. We will NOT meet in July or August.
Guests Hazel and Ray Bland were introduced. They’re researching the Davis and Paul names through Hyde County. Ben Roberts is researching Lewis, Walker and Edwards.
Lawrence Keech, WDN staff writer, who did the articles on Fred Willard and the Croatan Project related that J.W.M. Productions is scheduled to start filming on this project in July for the Discovery Channel. Funding for DNA research to establish that the people in this area are descendants of Croatan Colonists is pending. The company’s web site is http://www.jwmprods.com/ .
Lawrence is presently working on articles on Piney Woods. He plans to do a series on Bath next summer. He welcomes suggestions from any one willing to share. Contact him at the Washington Daily News 940-4218 or Lawrence@wdnweb.com
Russell Tyson, program chairman said our speaker for September will be Chris Meeking who’ll speak on the Respass/Respess Family. In October we’ll have a speaker from ECU whose subject will be Old Maps.
Roger Baynor motioned, Judy Guthrie seconded to adjourn at 7:35 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Vernetta Lange – Recording Secretary
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