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Saturday, September 23
The Sherrill Family History, Lore, and DNA  (Webinars)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society –September program on Zoom. 
Who were the Sherrill family that settled in WNC? What is lore? What is fact?  How did so many of us in western North Carolina find that we may be related? The presentation includes the associated families Enloe, Dobson, Battle & Davidson.
Presenter:  Gary Muffley, Ph.D., OBCGS and DNA Interest Group.
Gary, a native of Nebraska, is a retired clinical psychologist, having provided adult mental health services to VA hospitals and to the British National Health Service in England. Gary has traveled to & researched in many locations, including Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, & England. His known ancestries include Germanic Swiss, Swedish, German, Alsatian, French Huguenot, Dutch, English, Scot, Irish, and Cherokee & Choctaw. He has tested all types of DNA: yDNA, autosomal DNA, & mitochondrial DNA.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. There is no charge to attend.
If you are unable to attend, register to receive a link to the recording which is sent 24 hours after the program.  
 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information to join the webinar.

Saturday, September 30
Sounds of the Highlands Gala  (Local Events)
Historic Rural Hill
Our friends at Historic Rural Hill are inviting us to join them for an enchanting evening of music and the support of a worthy cause at the Sounds of the Highlands Gala! This gala is organized to benefit Historic Rural Hill and the talented musicians of the Cornelius Youth Orchestras. Immerse yourself in the captivating ambiance of Historic Rural Hill, located in Huntersville.
By attending the Sounds of the Highlands Gala, you will not only enjoy an evening of unparalleled musical excellence with delicious dining, but also contribute to the preservation and growth of Historic Rural Hill and the Cornelius Youth Orchestras. Your presence and support will help ensure the continued success of these invaluable organizations, nurturing the talents of young musicians and preserving 265 acres of history and nature.
Cash bar, silent auction, and raffle will be available for other ways to support these two meaningful nonprofits. Black tie optional. Get tickets and more information at Highlands Gala.

Wednesday, October 11
Monthly Meeting - Researching Your Ancestor’s Brick & Mortar Can Help Break Down Your Brick Wall  (Monthly Meeting)
7:30 pm
Join the Olde Meck October meeting to hear genealogist Michelle Spencer describe how looking into your ancestor's business may help you break down your brick walls.

Saturday, October 14
York County Library Genealogy & Family History Expo  (Conferences)
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Courtyard by Marriott, Fort Mill, SC
Don't miss this special event!
* 12 Sessions from seven speakers, including Sunny Jane Morton, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, Craig Scott, Lisa Lisson, and Cheri Passey.
* Topics include Finding the Truth in Old Family Stories, Church Records, Digging for Records on FamilySearch, Overcoming Record Loss, Female Research, Research in South Carolina, and Law & Slavery.
* Exhibitor and vendor section.
* Giveaways and door prizes, including books, DNA testing kits, and free subscriptions to genealogy websites and software.
* Catered luncheon.
* Absolutely FREE.
Registration begins September 1. 803-203-9218. John Skardon, genealogy librarian.

Saturday, October 28
NCGS Fall Conference and Annual Meeting  (Conferences)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
McKimmon Center, Raleigh, NC or Virtual

NCGS is proud to present the 2023 Fall Conference, Annual Meeting, and Awards event in Raleigh, NC. Attendance may be either in person or virtually, featuring four presentations by Shannon Combs-Bennett, QG. Shannon's topics will include using DNA in genealogy, how lineage societies can assist with family history, as well as a case study based on methodology used in a TV genealogy show!


Find more information and register at NCGS Fall Conference.

Wednesday, November 8
Diane Richard - Goldmines in Colonial North Carolina Records  (Monthly Meeting)
7:30 pm
We are pleased to have Professional Genealogist Diane Richard join us in November to speak about the goldmines of information available in North Carolina records. Diane will share many details about what information exists, where to look for it, and what gaps exist during this time period.

Wednesday, December 13
Olde Meck Holiday Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
7:30 pm
Join us to celebrate the holidays and this year's accomplishments for Olde Meck! We will also install officers for the 2023 Board of Directors.

Saturday, April 20, 2024 through Sunday, April 21, 2024
Loch Norman Highland Games  (Local Events)
Historic Rural Hill
The Loch Norman Highland Games is a traditional Scottish festival that takes place annually at Historic Rural Hill, located near the shores of Lake Norman. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the event.
The festival celebrates Scottish heritage and culture through a variety of events, activities, and competitions. Visitors can enjoy traditional Scottish music and dance performances, as well as athletic competitions such as caber tossing, hammer throwing, and tug-of-war.
In addition to the athletic events, there are also cultural demonstrations, including Scottish food and drink, historical reenactments, and educational presentations about Scottish history and culture.
The Loch Norman Highland Games is known for its sense of community and inclusivity. Visitors are encouraged to participate in the events and competitions, and there are activities for all ages, including a children's area.
For tickets and camping passes go to 2024 Loch Norman Games.

Thursday, May 16, 2024 through Saturday, May 18, 2024
2024 NGS Virtual Family History Conference  (Conferences)
The theme for the 2024 National Genealogical Society Conference will be Expanding Possibilities. This conference will be virtual and will run from May 16-18, 2024. Sessions will be focused on innovation and finding new ways to solve problems in genealogy. Attendees can choose from dozens of new lectures for family history researchers at all levels by the nation’s premier genealogical speakers.
Look for more details in upcoming months at