The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC


November 21, 2013

Genealogical Society honored for publications

TARBORO — The Edgecombe County Genealogical Society has been honored with two North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) 2013 awards for two of its publications. The awards were presented at the NCGS annual meeting during the Fall Workshop on Nov. 9 at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh.
The “award for excellence in periodical publishing” for a newsletter published by a local North Carolina genealogical society went to “Lines & Pathways of Edgecombe County,” edited by Zora Drake-Richman. Accepting the award were Ms. Drake-Richman and Betty Cobb Batchelor. This polished, well laid-out quarterly featuring current society news and events, as well as interesting family-related and historical articles, was commended for promoting and sharing the rich heritage of one of North Carolina’s oldest counties.
The “award for excellence in publishing for a book of secondary source material” was presented to the Edgecombe society for its “Edgecombe County, North Carolina - Greenwood Cemetery, Volume III,” edited by Janice Dew. Ms. Dew and Frankie Powell accepted the award. The updated survey of this large Tarboro cemetery, which includes a number of old family graveyards moved here from other locations, was praised as an excellent resource for genealogists and for its organization of tombstones by row numbers, which should serve as a model for all cemetery books.


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