Durham-Orange Genealogical Society
Durham-Orange Genealogical Society
Live! From the Orange County Register of Deeds Office
with Mark Chilton
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 7:00PM
Are you researching Orange County records, or county records in general?   The county Register of Deeds office not only handles deeds and real estate transactions, but other important records like marriages and births.  Please join us on Wednesday, August 3 at 7:00 PM ONLINE ONLY via Zoom for a livestreamed tour of the Orange County Register of Deeds (ROD) Office in Hillsborough NC hosted by Mark Chilton, Register of Deeds.  Unlike the standard "virtual tour", this will be live and you can ask questions during the event.   Mark will give an overview of the types of records they have, how to research both in person and online, and give a tour of the facility.   I will be in person at the ROD office to handle the livestream and interactions with the Zoom audience.
Our original plan was to have our July meeting in person at the ROD office, but we had some scheduling conflicts and things were getting a little tricky with the Covid cases rising.  We decided to go ahead and use our normal August meeting time for the ROD tour as online only, and will schedule the annual member "show and tell" for September.   Sorry for any confusion!  If anyone is interested in being at the ROD in person with Mark and I, please let me know and we'll see if we can make that work.  https://www.orangecountync.gov/2642/Register-of-Deeds
Speaker Biography
 Mark Chilton is the Register of Deeds of Orange County, North Carolina. He has a bachelor's degree is Geography from UNC- Chapel Hill and a law degree from NC Central University. As Register of Deeds, he has been working to make old Orange County records more accessible, both by putting more of them on the internet and by creating new search tools - including some that he will be presenting at this meeting.
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2022 Feb Unlocking the Life of an English Rose Diane L. Richard
2022 Jan Understanding Land Grants from Lord Granville David McCorkle
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2021 Nov Apprentices, Orphans and Bastards Mark Chilton
2021 Oct Researching Military History Monica and Martin Fleming
2021 Sep Why the Scots-Irish Immigrated to America John Miles
2021 Aug D-OGS Member Show & Tell for 2021 D-OGS Members
2021 Jul Stroll Through Ledgers and Explore Ancestors’ Everyday Lives Diane L. Richard
2021 Jun Planting Roots: Building Online Family Trees and GPS-ing Family Graves Taneya Y. Koonce
2021 Apr Making English Connections Bob Dawes
2021 Mar Using City Directories as a Genealogical Aid Jeff Houser
2021 Feb Family Legends and Stories: What to Believe Ken Thomas
2020 Dec D-OGS Annual Meeting & Birthday Party 2020 D-OGS Members
2020 Nov A British View of the American Revolution Dr. Hugh Dussek
2020 Oct Using the State Archives of NC Discover Online Catalog (DOC) Lauren Murphree
2020 May Genealogical Research on 18th and 19th Century Epidemics and Health Diane L. Richard
2017 Feb Tales from a Genealogy Volunteer Reece Jones
2016 Nov Preserving Your Family Documents Jennifer Blomberg
2016 Aug D-OGS Member Show & Tell for 2016 D-OGS Members