Hatteras Island Genealogical and Preservation Society…in a cracked nut shell.

08 Mar

Welcome to the first blog of the first night, that our blog has been in existence. It wasn’t until this evening, say…about two hours ago…that Roberta Estes, who is one of the founders of the Lost Colony Research Group and dear friend, explained that she had thought for some time, that a blog was needed for HIGPS. So…here we are. Welcome. Hope you enjoy this historical ride.



10 responses to “Hatteras Island Genealogical and Preservation Society…in a cracked nut shell.

  1. robertajestes

    March 8, 2011 at 4:06 am

    Congrats Dawn. Now you’re officially a blogger. It’s a wonderful way to preserve history!

    • Hatteras Genealogical and Preservation Society

      March 8, 2011 at 2:18 pm

      And thank you for the idea. I believe you are right, it is a wonderful way to preserve history. HIGPS, looks forward to keeping our members and those who stumble upon our blog, educated, informed, and entertained. Perhaps not in that order though 🙂

  2. wanda gray oneal

    March 8, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    this is so exciting thanks dawn for all your hard work

    • Hatteras Genealogical and Preservation Society

      March 8, 2011 at 2:33 pm

      Hi Ms. Wanda (AKA…Hollywood),

      Thank you so much for your words. They mean so much and make all we do, worth while.
      Yourself and everyone from the island, are part of our history. Future generations will see
      these stories and learn of their heritage from a time long ago. That is an awesome thing.

  3. Liz Browning Fox

    March 8, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Hi, Dawn, for all of us who really don’t know……please tell us the advantages of a blog. FB is a great conversation & notification. Why the blog?

    • Hatteras Genealogical and Preservation Society

      March 8, 2011 at 10:14 pm

      Hi Liz,

      I had posted a reply earlier, but don’t have a clue as to where it ran off to. The reason for the blog is for search engine purposes. We have our FB group set up as a private group
      to help keep spammers under control and our post on there do not show up when using search engines. And this blog is going to be used a little different than our FB group’s page. This blog will be a place for me to post on a more personal type level. Plus, I am trying to find someone who is willing to become our Web Editor and help assist with answering queries and to help keep FB active. This group is growing very quickly and with that growth, things are changing quite a bit. We’re just trying to accommodate all aspects of that.

  4. Yvonne Owens Parks

    April 10, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Trying to locate any Paines from Tyrell Co. whose descendent
    was my 4th great grandmother and may have been Indian or part. She m. Wm. Owens in 1801

  5. Marta Martinez

    October 20, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Hello to all who are interested in Hatteras Island history. My name is Marta Martinez. I teach art at Cape Hatteras Secondary School. In conjunction with the Dare County Arts Council, I am hosting a guest artist to paint a mural with my students entitled: Faces of Hatteras Island Past and Present.
    On Saturday October 29th, from 12-2pm in the CHSS Media Center, I am inviting all interested
    individuals to bring pictures of Hatteras Island residents, past and present who have shaped our island.
    We will have scanners available to scan your pictures onto a computer for possible inclusion on the mural.The guest artist will be on hand to talk with you about your pictures. Lunch will be served free of charge.Please consider coming!We need community support and your old photographs!
    R.S.V.P. (252) 216-6436 Marta Martinez or

    • Kitty Mitchell

      December 2, 2011 at 1:10 am

      Cool project! Who is your guest artist?

      • marta martinez

        December 2, 2011 at 1:22 pm

        Hello Kitty,

        The mural is completed and it turned out great. The name of our guest artist is Tunde Afolayan.
        He paints in an abstract expressionistic style, so the mural is in bright vivid colors,
        You can see more about him and his work on his website:


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