The Genealogical Society of Davidson County will host a major genealogical Swap Meet on Saturday, September 19, 2009 from 10am to 3pm. Currently, Societies from Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, and Randolph Counties have committed to participate as well as Lexington Library’s History Room. Becky Lassiter will also have a book on the Nifong family. The location of this event will be at the Robbins Recreation Center on Hargrave St in Lexington. The society is still seeking individuals or organizations who wish to share genealogical data. At this time, I'm trying to reschedule work so I can attend this very import meeting. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Belinda Rodgers.
Friday, July 31
The Briles Information Network has received word of the passing of Donald Eugene Norwood, who passed July 30, 2009 at Margate Health and Rehab Center. Mr. Norwood was married to Marlene Briles, daughter of the late Charleston and Moleta Kearns Briles. Below is her death notice for Mr. Norwood. The databases have not been updated to reflect this passing . Mr. Norwood was an amateur radio operator (W4HEQ) and now is a silent key (SK)
WEST JEFFERSON-Donald Eugene Norwood, age 64, passed Thursday morning, July 30, 2009 at Margate Health and Rehab Center. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, the Kinderton Chapel in Advance, NC; Rev. John Ferree and the Rev. Owen Peeler officiating. Born in Miami, Florida on Wednesday, August 9, 1944 to the late Charles Alfred and Frances Parish Norwood. Survived by his wife of 39 years, Marlene Briles Norwood; a daughter, Elizabeth (Beth) Norwood Fischer and husband, AJ, of Charlotte; a brother, Ron Norwood and wife, Jane, of Eden, NC; a grandson, Eric Fischer; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harold and Edith Briles, of Asheboro; two nieces, and three nephews also survive.-Boone Family Funeral Home
Friday, July 24
Thursday, July 23
What do you need to view an RSS Feed
Viewing the BIN Feed is very simple. You will need a reader and yes most or all of them are FREE! The BIN recommends using Google Reader, Mozilla Firefox, MY Yahoo, and FEED Demon. We have tried all of the above and believe these are the best on the Internet.
How does RSS Feeds work
After you download or find a reader, come back to the BIN and look for this RSS logo or something similiar to it.
You can click on it or right click on it to retrieve the address of the feed. Simply put the RSS address into your reader and that's it! You now will receive updates for the BIN without having to visit the site. Example: Let say you visit ten genealogy sites a week and enjoy reading the content of those sites. Instead of visiting each of the sites individually, simply subscribe to their RSS feed and check your reader to see if the site has posted updates or added new material. Now of course, we encourage everyone to visit the BIN often to research our extensive databases of surnames. If you have any questions regarding the RSS feed, please contact us directly!
Thursday, July 16
The Death Index is a vital part of the BIN. This spreadsheet contains family members who have passed and the BIN has verified their death personally. This index has now reached over 1418 names! The BIN verifies deaths by four different ways: Death Certificates, obituaries, photos of gravesite, or verification from a genealogist. This databases lists the name of the deceased, dates of birth and death, parents and spouse's name, location of the body, and what method the death was verified. In closing, we have these sources on hand here at the BIN.
Monday, July 13
Sunday, July 5
World Famous Television Producer Adam Briles has been added to the Famous Briles Page. Well, he was already on the page...we just added a picture, added some impressive bio notes, and gave him his own page! The BIN hopes to add his lineage to the databases soon. Please check back and hopefully Adam will send us his lineage. The BIN will also post a major update later this week...so stay tuned!
Are you following us on Twitter yet? Well, why NOT! It's easy, free, and painless! The BIN now provides updates and breaking news via Twitter and Facebook, along with the main web site here. Simply log onto Twitter, create an account, and follow the BIN. Our login page is "Brilesinfo" with our Twitter listed here. Just a side note: The Randolph County Gen Web Project is also on Twitter. The RCGWP will post death notices and updates to genealogy research as they happen on Twitter. Follow the project by clicking on their site here. Become Twitter-fied and follow the Briles Information Network today!