The Heritage Research Center of the High Point Public Library (High Point, N.C.) sponsors the Heritage Book Club, moderated by Larry W. Cates. Roughly quarterly, the club chooses fiction and/or non-fiction books related to a particular historical issue or topic that would be of interest to genealogists exploring ancestors in the Southeastern United States.
Sometimes participants will all be reading the same book or books. Sometimes they will have the option to pick from a list of books and bring the the information from their individual choice to share with others on the forums. One need not always read the books recommended. As long as a book is directly related to the topic, members may suggest their own selections.
Our in-person meetings will focus on how the various books we are reading relate to one another and the topic we’ve chosen. We will also reflect upon the circumstances, challenges and decisions faced by our ancestors. It is very important that we connect what we are reading to our family history research.