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2014 Meeting Programs

May 1st Program Details
Featured Speakers: Mr. John Caknipe
"Piedmont Settlers"

John Caknipe will be the guest speaker for the Granville County Genealogical Society's monthly meeting on May 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the small conference room of the Richard H. Thornton Library in Oxford. Caknipe will discuss his latest book, Southside Virginia Chronicles (April 2014), which focuses on the early foundations and settlers of the Piedmont area.

A southside Virginia native, John Caknipe received graduate degrees from Siena Heights College, Eastern Michigan University and International Graduate School. A college professor for over thirty years, he currently serves on the faculty of Southside Virginia Community College in South Boston, Virginia.

Since 2007, Caknipe has researched and written about the evolution of the Piedmont area. His work was featured in a volume of the Virginia Biography series as well as the credits for the PBS television series "Finding Your Roots" and the NBC television series "Who Do You Think You Are?" He is also the author of Images of America: Around Clarksville, Around South Hill and Chase City and Preachers, Teachers and Confederate Officers: Randolph Macon College -- The Early Years 1830 to 1868 (to be released in Fall 2014).

A former Special Forces U.S. Army disabled veteran of the Vietnam War, John Caknipe and his wife live in Clarksville, Virginia.

Please join the members of the Granville County Genealogical Society at 6:30 P.M. on May 1, 2014 in the small conference room at the Richard H. Thornton Library in Oxford. Visitors are always welcome and are encouraged to join in this presentation.

All GCGS meetings are open to the public and guests are cordially invited to attend.


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