Hyde County Historical & Genealogical Society holds spring meeting

Published 5:55 pm Wednesday, June 5, 2019

From Hyde County Historical & Genealogical Society

SWAN QUARTER — Over 75 people attended the Hyde County Historical & Genealogical Society’s spring meeting on May 19 at the Mattamuskeet School Library. The featured speaker was Morgan Harris, former Mattamuskeet School teacher, coach and superintendent, who presented a slideshow presentation giving a brief history of Hyde County. Society President Linda Gray Mayo, also spoke about the local history resource section in the school library, which now has over 1,000 catalogued documents to help researchers. The library is available during school hours.

The spring issue of the Society’s journal, “High Tides,” was available at the meeting. This 79th issue of the journal includes tables of marriage records from early Hyde County records assembled by Linda Gray Mayo, the Beulah Primitive Baptist Church cemetery survey done by Horace A. Braswell I, abstracts of Hyde County Deed Book H as well as interviews with two senior citizens over 100 years old and other articles. Copies of the spring journal, as well as other Society publications, are available from R.S. Spencer, Inc. in Engelhard.

The mission of the Hyde County Historical & Genealogical Society is to preserve the history of Hyde County and its people. For more information see the Society’s Facebook page by searching @HydeCountyHistoricalAndGenealogicalSociety or find us at  www.ncgenweb.us/hyde.

FOR RESEARCHERS: The local history section in the Mattamuskeet School Library offers a wide variety of material for researchers. (Hyde County Historical & Genealogical Society)