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2009 Meeting Programs

February 5th Program Details
Featured Speaker: Mr. Earl Ijames
Program Title: "Black Confederate Soldiers"

The monthly meeting of the Granville County Genealogical Society 1746, Inc. will be held February 5, 2009 at 6:30 P.M. in the Richard H. Thornton Library Conference Room.

After a short business meeting, the program will concentrate on  Black History Month.  In February the society traditionally focuses on black families, heritage, achievements and culture.  We are honored to have as speaker for the evening Earl Ijames whose subject will be Black Confederate Soldiers.

Mr. Ijames was born in Winston Salem, NC, where he was a graduate of the George Washington Carver High School. In 1991 he graduated from North Carolina State University.  Most of his professional career was spent at the North Carolina State Archives. In June 2008, he was made Curator of African American and Community History at the North Carolina History Museum in Raleigh.  He has an excellent reputation as a skilled researcher and contributer to numerous community outreach events, as well as participating in many varied community services such as Chairman, Economic Development, Wendell Chamber of Commerce,Wake County Historic Preservation Commission, Charter member of the East Wake  County Kiwanis Club, leadership roles in the East Wake Academy Board, coach or assistant coach for Youth football and basketball Leagues among other  activities.

He is married to Eugenia Parham,, who has family roots that run deep in Granville County. They have three children.  In 1996, he and his wife moved a Victorian Ranch House from Zebulon, NC to Wendell, NC.  Currently they are living in the house and are restoring it.

Meetings of the Granville County Genealogical Society are open to the public, and guests are always welcome.  Both members and guests are urged to join Earl Ijames at the Thornton Library in Oxford as he presents his tribute to Black History Month



Questions or comments send to: GCGS.office@gmail.com
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