2017 Meeting Programs
February 2nd Program Details
Featured Speakers: Jessie McLam & Bonnie Breedlove
"Cemetery Surveys and Methods"
The program for the February 2, 2017 meeting of the Granville County Genealogical Society will be presented by the Society Cemetery Committee. Ms Jessie McLam and Mrs Bonnie Breedlove, co-chairs of the committee, will bring us up to date on the cemetery surveys, and discuss how cemeteries are surveyed. They will also discuss how to take surveys and methods for improving the readability of weathered grave markers. Photographs of grave markers around Granville County will be shown.
Ms. McLam grew up in Whiteville NC, graduated from Campbell College, and came to Oxford for employment. She retired from the Granville County Department of Social Services in 1997. She loves research, and has worked on many genealogies. Her 'cemeterying' has been slowed due to knee problems. She is president of the Granville Grays Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy. She is chairman of the North Carolina Division, UDC, Graves & Grave Markers Committee. She is also a member of the John Penn Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Granville County Historical Society, and Murfreesboro Historical Association. She serves as a docent at the Granville County History Museum.
Mrs. Breedlove, born in Moore County, was raised in Granville County. She attended Granville County schools, graduated from Croft Business College in Durham and is retired from Nortel Networks. She is a member of the Granville County Board of Elections and is presently working with the Granville County Library System. She began 'cemeterying' at an early age when she would visit family cemeteries with her father. She has surveyed or been involved with surveying approximately 400 cemeteries in Granville County and has published four cemetery books for sale by the Society.
Please join members of the Granville County Genealogical Society in attending this meeting, to be held at 6:30 P.M. on February 2, 2017 in the conference room at the Richard H. Thornton Library in Oxford, N.C. All GCGS meetings are open to the public, and visitors and guests are always cordially invited to attend.