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Newspapers to be digitized in 2013!

By , January 2, 2013

newspaperDigital NC, the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, has announced a new round of newspapers that are slated to be digitized in 2013 and contributed to the North Carolina Newspapers project. Among them is Durham’s own The Carolina Times  from 1965 – 1972. Digital NC is a statewide digitization and digital publishing program housed in the North Carolina Collection at UNC-CH. They work with libraries, historical societies, genealogy societies, and archives across North Carolina to digitize and publish historic materials online in order to provide access to the materials.

Here is a list of several other newspapers slated to be digitized in 2013:

Title Years Nominating Institution
The Enterprise (Williamston) 1901-1932 Martin Memorial Library
Forest City Courier 1919-1931 Rutherford County Public Library
Danbury Reporter 1872-1945 Danbury Public Library
Elkin Tribune 1930-1940 Elkin Public Library
Central Times (Dunn) 1891-1895 Harnett County Public Library
County Union (Dunn) 1897-1899 Harnett County Public Library
Democratic Banner (Dunn) 1901-1902 Harnett County Public Library
Rocky Mount Herald 1934-1938 Braswell Memorial Library
Rocky Mount Mail 1875-1876 Braswell Memorial Library
Press and Carolinian (Hickory) 1887-1892 Catawba County Library
Hickory Democrat 1906-1915 Hickory Public Library
Polk County News (Columbus) 1902-1921 Polk County Public Library
The Carolina Times (Durham) 1965-1972 Durham County Library
Erwin Chatter (Cooleemee) 1944-1954 Davie County Public Library
Cooleemee Journal 1965-1970 Davie County Public Library
Alamance Gleaner (Graham) 1875-1880 Alamance County Public Library

Protect Yourself and Your Data – Make Your Computer Safe for Data!

By , December 31, 2012

databackupThe January 2013 D-OGS Meeting will be held on Wednesday evening, January 9th at 7 p.m. at the Christ United Methodist Church offices in Southern Village, south of Chapel Hill on US 15-501. The street address is 105 Market Street, rooms 103 & 105. Here is a map: http://tinyurl.com/cby3fyt. This address is the office building for Christ Church and is across the street from the church. There is parking on the streets around the church and the lot behind the offices.

 

 

The speaker will be long-time D-OGS member Richard Ellington. Richard’s program topic will be: Protect Yourself and Your Data – Make Your Computer Safe for Data! He will be talking about things that you need to do to protect your computer and precious data from damage from all sorts
of potential problems – hardware, software, malware, backups and such.

PLEASE NOTE THE MEETING DATE OF JANUARY 9. THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FELT
THAT MEETING ON THE DAY AFTER NEW YEAR’S DAY WOULD NOT HAVE VERY HIGH ATTENDANCE AND OPTED TO MOVE THE MEETING DATE TO THE 9TH.

Free Live Broadcast of Presentations from Rootstech 2012

By , January 30, 2012
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Below is the press release from FamilySearch.org about the presentations that will be streamed live during the Rootstech conference this week in Salt Lake City, UT. Unfortunately, there are no directions on exactly how to access the streaming live video. You can visit the RootsTech.org website for details to be announced. The conference starts on Thursday,  Feb 2nd, 2012, and goes through Saturday, Feb 4th, 2012.  Hopefully they will have directions on how to view the live presentations by then. Usually you just click on the video at the designated time and it chimes in to the live presentation. All times below are Mountain times, so adjust the times accordingly. You can also access all of the syllabi online by clicking on the schedule link and then click on the presentation and then there should be a link to the syllabi which will be downloaded to your pc.

RootsTech Conference Will Broadcast Select Sessions Free Online
SALT LAKE CITY—RootsTech, a leading family history and technology conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 2-4, 2012, announced today that fourteen of its popular sessions will be broadcasted live and complimentary over the Internet. The live broadcasts will give those unable to attend worldwide a sample of this year’s conference content. Interested viewers can watch the live presentations at RootsTech.org. The second-year conference has attracted over 3,000 registered attendees.
The free online sessions include the keynote speakers and a sampling of technology and family history presentations. Following are the fourteen broadcasted sessions and speakers. All times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST):
Thursday, February 2
8:30-10:00 am, Inventing the Future, as a Community (Keynote Address) by Jay L. Verkler
11:00 am-12:00 pm, Do I Trust the Cloud? by D. Joshua Taylor
1:45-2:45 pm, Effective Database Search Tactics by Kory Meyerink
3:00-4:00 pm, Twitter – It’s Not Just “What I Had for Breakfast” Anymore by Thomas MacEntee
4:15-5:15 pm, Eleven Layers of Online Searches by Barbara Renick
Friday, February 3
8:30-9:30 am, Exabyte Social Clouds and Other Monstrosities (Keynote Address) by Josh Coates
9:45-10:45 am, Publish Your Genealogy Online by Laura G. Prescott
11:00 am-12:00 pm, Optimize Your Site for Search Engines by Robert Gardner
1:45-2:45 pm, Genealogists “Go Mobile” by Sandra Crowly
3:00-4:00 pm, Google’s Toolbar and Genealogy by Dave Barney
Saturday, February 4
8:30-9:30 am, Making the Most of Technology to Further the Family History Industry (Keynote Address) by Tim Sullivan and Ancestry.com Panel
9:45-10:45 am Genealogy Podcasts and Blogs 101 by Lisa Louise Cooke
11:00 am-12:00 pm, Future of FamilySearch Family Tree by Ron Tanner
1:45-2:45 pm, Privacy in a Collaborative Environment by Noah Tatuk

Website Update – Queries

By , January 27, 2012

I updated the Query page on the website. It is accessible from the home page as a link across the top. You click on the Queries link and it will take you to the Query page. From the Query page you can 1) Fill out the form to submit a new query or 2) click on the link to “View all Queries on the Website.” The queries page is part of the blog where I post all of the queries that I receive from the online form or ones I receive in email.

Please review these posts periodically because they might contain names of your ancestors or questions on how or where to research persons, places, or records. You can respond to a query by clicking on the “Comments” link at the top of the query post. Or if you cannot get that to work, then send me an email and I will post a reply for you.

I receive quite a few queries and could use some help getting them posted to the website and coordinating with Richard to get them posted in the Newsletter (or the Journal). If you are interested in helping me post queries to the website and/or acting as a liason between people who leave queries and our membership, please let me know. You do not have to live in North Carolina to do this. And you do not have to know how to create webpages either – posting queries is very easy and would be a great learning opportunity for anyone interested in writing a blog!

Ginger

Season 3 of Who Do You Think You Are?

By , January 27, 2012

 

NBC Announces The Celebrities Tracing Their Family Trees On Season Three Of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Premiering February 3

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif.– January 6, 2012– Viewers can take an up-close and personal look inside the family history of some of today’s most beloved and iconic celebrities when NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” returns for its third season on Friday, February 3 (8-9 p.m. ET).

The celebrities who star in the series are Martin Sheen, Marisa Tomei, Blair Underwood, Reba McEntire, Rob Lowe, Helen Hunt, Rita Wilson, Edie Falco, Rashida Jones, Jerome Bettis, Jason Sudeikis and Paula Deen.

The McCulloh Great Tracts by Stewart Dunaway – Feb 1, 2012

By , January 23, 2012
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Date: February 1, 2012

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Topic: The McCulloh Great Tracts – Their Impact on Genealogy Research

Speaker: Stewart Dunaway

Location: Bennett Place located at 4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham,
NC 27705-2307 - (919) 383-4345 - http://www.nchistoricsites.org/bennett/

*Note*  Stewart will sell and sign books at the end of the meeting.

About the topic: 

The McCulloh Great Tracts – and their impact on
genealogy research

Henry McCulloh was a typical adventurer in the realm of colonial
politics and economics. He is said to have been a merchant of London,
and his home was at Turnham Green, Middlesex County. He probably became
interested in North Carolina through his relations with Gabriel
Johnston, to whom he advanced considerable sums of money between 1726
and 1733.  McCulloh’s deepest interest in the New World was that of a
land speculator. In 1737, the Crown delivered to Murray Crymble and
James Huey, trustees for McCulloh, warrants for 1,200,000 acres in North
Carolina, on condition that 6,000 foreign Protestants should be colonized.

Related information about the topic:
http://piedmontwanderings.blogspot.com/2010/01/settlers-in-tract-11.html
http://piedmontwanderings.blogspot.com/2010/01/great-tract-11-and-haw-river.html
http://www.carolana.com/NC/Royal_Colony/nc_royal_colony_henry_mcculloch.html

About the speaker:

Stewart Dunaway, formerly an executive of Siemens Telecom (FL), is
retired and now spends time researching colonial and revolutionary war
history in North Carolina. He has published myriad historical books as
well as genealogy-related material from the State Archives. He has
transcribed over 19,000 records from the Archives, now provided in book
form. His books can be found on the internet at:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/sedunaway.
Stewart, his wife Maryellen, and daughter Sarah reside in Hillsborough.

Orange Co Public Library Program – Get Organized!

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By , January 20, 2012

Get Organized

Monday, January 30,  6:00 PM– 

Get Organized: GO Month – Truths and Myths About Being Organized:

Ever wondered how to get that organized look out of a magazine? Lori Bruhns, time management consultant and professional organizer, will share the truths and myths about being organized and what is real and realistic about getting and staying organized. January is Get Organized Month, so kick off the year with some great tips from Lori. Find out more or register online at the Orange County Public Library.

Bennett Place – Civil War Roundtable

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By , January 13, 2012

Bennett Place marker

Bennett place – Durham Civil War Roundtable – 19 January, 2012 from 6:30 PM until 9:00 PM.

The Durham Civil War Roundtable is open to the public with an annual membership fee of $15.00 to cover the cost of guest speakers, refreshments, and administrative costs.

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Special Discount for RootsTech 2012 Ends January 13th! Register Now!

By , January 11, 2012

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If you haven’t registered for RootsTech 2012 yet, you will want to do so by January 13th to take advantage of the special discount price of $149. The RootsTech 2012 Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 2-4, is a dynamic, one-of-a-kind event.

It is designed to bring technologists together with genealogists of all skill levels, so they can learn from each other and find solutions to the challenges faced in family history research today; hence the lineup of speakers this year from Google, Instructure, Ancestry.com, and FamilySearch!

Check out these exciting evening events:
Thursday, February 2: Exercise your Funny Bone with Comedian Ryan Hamilton
Friday, February 3: Late Night at the Family History Library

Of course, attending RootsTech 2012 is a great excuse to spend some productive research time at the Family History Library any time you want. The RootsTech 2012 Conference venue is practically adjacent to the conference venue in Salt Lake City! Come early, stay late, plan to satisfy your research needs.
Go to RootsTech 2012 to explore the full list of topics, sessions, speakers, and conference offerings.

Take advantage of the special registration rate now. We look forward to seeing you at RootsTech!

Don’t Miss the Final $149 Discount Rate for RootsTech 2012 in Salt Lake City!

* A new family history and technology conference
* February 2-4, 2012
* Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
* The special discount ends January 13, 2012.

RootsTech is sponsored by Microsoft, Dell, FamilySearch, Oracle, the National Genealogical Society, brightsolid, Ancestry.com, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Archives.com, Brigham Young University, and the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Disclaimer: Information about this conference was forwarded to D-OGS from FGS, a supporting organization of RootsTech2012. D-OGS has no affiliation or endorsement of Rootstech at all whatsoever.

Alamance County Genealogical Society – Jan 9, 2012

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By , January 3, 2012

Peggy Boswell will be talking about the Scott Collection. The Alamance County Genealogical Society meets the second Monday of each month except June, July and August, at 7:00 p.m., at the Western Steak House, 142 N. Graham-Hopedale Road Burlington, NC 27215

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