An August Message from the President

Thank you for visiting the Olde Meck website.
It was just recently I heard a comment of "summer almost being over", but I disagree! We might be in the waning months of summer, but there's still plenty of it left to enjoy!
I hope you have enjoyed your summer so far, and have plenty of plans for what's left. I also hope that you've had some opportunities to connect with other family members and add some leaves to your family tree. What I love about genealogy, and learning about a person's past, is the stories that are recounted, or discovered, during that course of research. I wonder what sort of interesting stories you've discovered in your family?
The Family Research Center has seen a wonderful increase in interested volunteers to contribute towards the many projects that are happening there. We hope to be open more hours during the week as soon as we can coordinate schedules. Be sure to visit our site for regular updates on our expanded hours, as well as special events that Olde Meck will be participating in over the coming months.
If you are visiting this website and are not a member of Olde Meck, I would encourage you to reach out to us and learn how you can become a member of our Society. You do not have to be a native of Mecklenburg County to join us; we welcome anyone who has an interest in genealogy, as we can all learn from each other and make connections that we may not have known about beforehand.
Again, thanks for visiting the website and I hope to see you at a future Olde Meck meeting.
- Jeff

Family Showcase - George Houston Moore

Shown here are Houston Moore and Mariah McCrary Moore, the Great Grandparents of Olde Meck member, Lou Jean Moore Johnson. Houston and Mariah raised their family in the mountains of Transylvania County in the late 1800’s. Lou Jean has provided some fascinating pictures that show the George Houston Moore family of the 1890’s, and her Grandfather and Father in the mid-1900’s. To see these pictures and more info on the George Houston Moore family, click here.

Monthly Meeting Location Changed

Due to construction at Aldersgate, Olde Meck has changed the location of our monthly meetings. Until the construction has finished, we will meet in the Chapel of the Asbury Care Center, another building on the Aldersgate grounds.
You will continue to enter the complex through the guard gate on Willard Farrow Drive. Either ask the gate attendant for directions or follow the instructions here and map shown below:
Continue past the guard gate down the hill, but turn right at the sign for Asbury Care Center, before you get to the usual turn onto Cole Drive. Continue straight, past the Continuing Care Center on your right until you come to the second right, which takes you to the circular parking area in front of the building.
Enter at the covered front door. The Chapel, where we will meet, is inside the door on the left. Look for the Olde Meck signs to guide you.

August 22
Research Library Unveiling
Annual Meeting & Research Library Unveiling The Mount Holly Historical Society invites you to their monthly program and this year's Annual Program, "Mount Holly Historical Society: Year in Review".   TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2017 7:00 PM We will also ...
August 26
Backcountry Days
The Charlotte Museum of History presents Backcountry Days, a free, family-friendly event that highlights 18th century daily living in this region.The event will include activities, exhibits and an ice cream social. Olde Meck is going to participate as well, and ...
August 30
Federation of Genealogical Societies 2017 National Conference
Pittsburgh will provide a wonderful historical backdrop with its rich genealogical resources for this four day genealogy event with local host Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. FGS Conference
September 2
Genealogy Research: Finding Your Ancestors
Program offered the first Saturday of every month. Learn to trace your roots and family history. Get research tips from an experienced genealogist.
September 8
Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center
Sacred Landscapes of Lancaster County: Bus tour of the regions decorated gravestones and an early meetinghouse. Second day conference, speakers on culture, genealogy, and history.