Castle Genealogy receives award

Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 12:28 PM

Community Contributor - Pam Toms

Sharon Castle and the Castle Genealogy Project Work Group have been honored as one of two recipients of the North Carolina Genealogical Society’s 2018 “Award for Excellence in Publishing” for a book of family history relevant to North Carolina genealogy for George and Ruth Castle: Our Family’s Journey 1613-2016.

The awards were presented at the NCGS annual meeting during its fall conference on Oct. 27 at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh, N.C.

This history of the Castle family, whose journey included Quaker communities in Orange and Surry counties of North Carolina, was praised as beautifully written and illustrated. Combining extensive research, social history, and an interesting narrative, the book was commended as a great example of how to write a family story.

It features a helpful glossary of Quaker terms and an index of full names, locations, and subjects such as cemeteries, Quaker meetings, quilts, recipes, and schools. The book may be ordered at the Castle Family Website.