“Native American Roots” Republished by the Granville County Genealogical Society

Hello readers – exciting news!

My blog entry on the “Grandfather Clause” Voting Registrations was republished in the Granville County Genealogical Society’s quarterly journal. The name of the journal is called “Granville Connections” and the issue is Volume 22, Number 2, June 2016.

Granville County Geanealogical Society
Front page of the quarterly journal “Granville Connections” which is published by the Granville County Genealogical Society. My blog post on the “Grandfather Clause” Voting Registrations is included in this issue. © Granville County Genealogical Society 1746, Inc


Membership in the society includes digital and/or hard copies of the quarterly journal. If you are not a member, do not worry, the entirety of my blog entry that was included in the journal can be read here.

You can learn more about the Granville County Genealogical Society as well as sign up for membership on their website here. The society has published several books including cemetery surveys which are also available for purchase on their website.

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Homepage of the Granville County Genealogical Society’s website http://www.gcgs.org


A brief summary on the history of the organization:

The Granville County Genealogical Society 1746, Inc. is a non-profit organization, which was organized in August 1994 from a group that places emphasis on Genealogical material concerning persons or activities in the area of Granville County. The Society was expected to have a slow start, but with enthusiasm and hard work of members, the society is at a point far ahead of what was expected. The society has over 245 members from every state in the U.S.
The Cemetery Committee is presently involved in surveying, cataloging and collecting cemetery data from church cemeteries, city cemeteries, family owned cemeteries, etc. for future publications. Plans are to publish several books with the data that has been collected to date.

Source: http://www.gcgs.org/aboutus.htm

I’m delighted that my research will be read by a broader audience and I thank you all for the support. Please continue to keep sharing these blog posts, so that the history of our ancestors will live on forever.


5 thoughts on ““Native American Roots” Republished by the Granville County Genealogical Society

  1. Congratulations. I think this will direct more researchers to this excellent blog. Your research has put me back on the path to find my ancestors true identify. I descend from James Prince who listed on the 1762 List from the Baptist district of Granville County next to Bash Jones. In Surry County VA were they lived prior to removing to NC, my ancestors were associated with the Tann, Sweat and Haithcocks and Ivy families. In fact some researchers believe James Prince’s mother was an Ivy. James is believed to have married a Brooks. another name associated with present dat Lumbees. I believe i connect to the Chavis family through another line. Your work, and the work of Forrest Hazel save our ancestors from being lost.
    Thank you.

    Charles Orear
    St. Louis, MO.


  2. I am a descendant of Nancy Mildred Byrd Griffith, 1760 – 1887, who married George Griffith in 1778. Both of her parents are listed only as “Native American Byrd.” I have not taken a DNA test yet, but I would like to know what ethnic group Nancy’s parents may have been. I would like to research her parentage by contacting members of that group or tribe and tracing her through written or oral tradition. Thank you for any help you can give me. Through Nancy Byrd Griffth, I am apparently related to a number of prominent people, and I would like to know more about her origins.


  3. I am trying to find information on the mother and father of Tom Chavis ,born 3/1/1873 died 1/3/1948, I believe Toms father was called Alvie Chavis? Tom Chavis and his wife Ms. Mary Ann Page Chavis were residents of Chatham county NC.


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