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Free Webinar on Backing up Your Data

By , March 10, 2011

 

Legacy software is sponsoring a free webinar on data backup tools and processes on March 23.

“Have you ever experienced a data loss when it comes to your genealogy research? Not yet? Well if not, have you prepared for what might happen if your hard drive fails? What if your laptop is lost or stolen?

Join webinar host Geoff Rasmussen and dynamic presenter, Thomas MacEntee (author of Google for Genealogists webinar-on-CD) for this 90-minute free webinar, Backing Up Your Genealogy Data. You will learn the basics of backing up all your genealogy data including identifying data, common backup methods and how to use free online programs to help you make sure your data will always be available! Participants will learn various methods for backing up their genealogy data including many free online programs such as DropBox, Google Docs, Picasa and more!

The live webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, March 23, 2011, so register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free.”

 

About the presenter

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Thomas MacEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community. Utilizing over 25 years of experience in the information technology field, Thomas writes and lectures on the many ways in which blogs, Facebook and Twitter can be leveraged to add new dimensions to the genealogy experience. As the creator of GeneaBloggers.com he has organized and engaged a community of over 1,300 bloggers to document their own journeys in the search for ancestors.

Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at:

  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain/Arizona
  • 11am Pacific
  • 6pm GMT

Or use this Time Zone Converter.

Here’s how to attend:

  1. Register at www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp today. It’s free!
  2. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar.
  3. You will receive a reminder email during the week prior to the webinar.
  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
  5. Click on the webinar link (found in confirmation and reminder emails) prior to the start of the webinar. Arrive early as the room size is limited to the first 1,000 arrivals that day.
  6. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Other upcoming webinars

Wednesday, March 2, 2011. More Blogging for Beginners with DearMYRTLERegister here.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Building a Research Toolbox with Thomas MacEntee. Register here.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011. Preserving Family Photographs: 1839 to the Present with Maureen Taylor. Register here.

View past webinars

Our webinars are available in the archives at www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp for at least 30 days. Select webinars are now available to purchase on CD:

 

 

 

Civil War Conference May 20th, Raleigh NC

By , March 9, 2011

 

 

The North Carolina Office of Archives and History is sponsoring the first of three Civil War sesquicentennial conferences at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh on May 20, the anniversary of the state’s secession from the Union, entitled “Contested Past: Memories and Legacies of the Civil War.” The agenda features eighteen speakers including the keynote address by David Blight of Yale University.

Registration is $25 which includes refreshments, a boxed lunch, and afternoon reception.

The program can be found here.

 

“History of Patterson Mill & New Hope Creek” – Mar 2, 2011

By , February 23, 2011

The next meeting of the Durham-Orange Genealogical Society will be held March 2, 2011 at the Duke Homestead meeting place in Durham and will feature research historian Stewart Dunaway and his program entitled “Research on the History of Patterson Mill – New Hope Creek”

Meeting Details:
Date: March 2, 2011
Time:  7:00pm
Topic: Research on the History of Patterson Mill – New Hope Creek
Speaker: Stewart Dunaway
Location: Duke Homestead – 2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham, N.C. 27705;  Phone: (919) 477-5498
Note*  Stewart will sell and sign books at the end of the meeting.

About the topic:

The New Hope Creek basin housed numerous grist mills by early pioneers of Orange County. This book documents the complete history of the Patterson Mill, the Patterson family, their land, and how the mill evolved over time. This mill site was involved in a very unique plan with Durham’s famous Erwin Mill Co. A plan for a massive water reservoir for Erwin Mill’s newest plant, will involve this land, which for the first time, is completely documented (including contracts with Orange and Durham County Commissioners). This site is (mostly) persevered by the Duke Forest (Korstian Division), which can be visited by the public through nature trails.

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 -  www.lulu.com/sedunaway Stewart Dunaway, his wife Maryellen and daughter Sarah reside in Hillsborough.

About the book:

The History of Patterson Mill is another great example of grist mill operation in North Carolina. In Orange County, New Hope Creek was a thriving area, as numerous land grants were issued for this basin. Patterson’s mill resides within Duke Forest Preserve (Korstian Division), thereby preserving this area for years to come. This book provides a brief genealogical overview of the Patterson’s as they arrive in Orange County just prior to its formation. These early Granville land grants document their purchase in 1751. Read about this family, the mill’s history, and view the remnants and what they tell us. In addition, read about the amazing plan of Erwin Mill Cotton Company has for purchasing this mill and adjoining land in 1909. Also understand the role Durham and Orange County commissioners played during this amazing plan. This book will challenge tradition and folklore. This book is full of pictures, maps, newspaper articles, land plats and lots of information.


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Jan 25 – Free Lecture on NC Civil War Death Study

By , January 12, 2011

Free Lecture to Discuss Groundbreaking North Carolina Civil War Death Study

A new study shows that while North Carolina still lost the most men in the war of any Southern state in the Civil War, the figures used since 1866 are wrong. Josh Howard, a research historian in the Research Branch of the N.C. Office of Archives, will discuss his work on the North Carolina Civil War Death Study on Tuesday, Jan. 25, from noon to 1 p.m., in the Government and Heritage Library, 109 East Jones St., in downtown Raleigh. The talk is free and open to the public.

The project, spearheaded by Howard, encompasses reviewing the military records, as well as archival and newspaper accounts of military deaths during the American Civil War amongst North Carolina Confederate and Union units. The project also reveals for the first time ever the number of black and white North Carolinians who died in Union service within North Carolina’s total losses, which prior to now have only focused on the Confederate troops. For more information on the lecture, contact Rebecca Hyman, (919) 807-7454, rebecca.hyman@ncdcr.gov.

The Government and Heritage Library is part of the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities, and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Information on Cultural Resources is available at www.ncculture.com.

Old Chapel Hill Cemetery

By , January 5, 2011

This is a repost from January’s program….

Start the New Year right by joining us for the 1st meeting of the year.
We will be meeting in Chapel Hill at the Chapel Hill Preservation
Society, the Horace Williams House, at 610 E. Rosemary Street – see map
here . Our speaker will be Ernest Dollar,
Executive Director of the Preservation Society. Ernest will be speaking
on the work exploring grave-sites that the society has been sponsoring
in the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery. I’m sure that this will be a very
informative session. Ernie always has interesting material to present.

Happy New Year!

– Richard

Apex Historical Society Presents “Pluck, Perseverance and Paint – Apex, North Carolina: Beginnings to 1941″

By , November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Halle Cultural Arts Center
237 North Salem Street, Apex, North Carolina

FREE (limited seating)

Warren Lee Holleman and C. P. “Toby” Holleman make one of two planned
presentations as part of the Apex Historical Society and Halle Cultural Arts
Center Speaker’s Series on the History of Apex.  The second presentation of
this series will be made January 25, 2011.

Description of book:

“Pluck, Perseverance and Paint – Apex, North Carolina: Beginnings to 1941,”
first published in 1973, at the time of Apex’s Centennial Celebration, has
been revised and expanded to five times its original length.  The new book
is 340 pages in length and features 160 photographs, maps, and
illustrations.  The book’s title is drawn from Apex’s first motto,
describing the virtues of her early citizens and the tools required to turn
a swampy “Log Pond” into a bustling community.

“Pluck, Perseverance and Paint” covers not only early Apex, but all of
western Wake County prior to World War II.  The new edition presents both
written and oral histories of the Apex area on such topics as slavery, the
Civil War, Reconstruction, the Roaring Twenties, and the Great Depression.
While learning about the history of Apex, readers will also learn about the
history of central North Carolina, the South, and the entire United States
during this formative period of our nation’s history.  And because the book
is written with both intelligence and wit, the reader will be entertained as
well.

Apex Historical Society Website/


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Free Workshop at the Government and Heritage Library

By , October 29, 2010

If you missed the last FREE workshop, now’s your chance to sign up for next one at the Government and Heritage Library in Downtown Raleigh.

Date: November 16, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Location: Government and Heritage Library, 109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh

Trading Path Vol 20, No. 3 Now Posted

By , October 27, 2010

The latest version of the Trading Path Journal is available online in the members-only section of the website. I have included a copy of the Table of Contents below.

If you are a current member, you can access the journal here. You will be required to log in with your user name and password.

If you do not know your log in or have forgotten your user id or password, please email me at grs3275@yahoo.com. If you would like to become a member and take advantage of what membership in D-OGS has to offer you, please fill out our membership application online here and mail it in with a check for $20.

If you cannot see the image posted above, please email me at grs3275@yahoo.com and let me know ASAP.

Free Beginner Genealogy Workshop, Oct 20, 2010

By , October 14, 2010

**Update** This workshop is now closed. Check back with the Government and Heritage Library Blog for details on upcoming workshops.

The North Carolina Government and Heritage Library is offering a Beginner Genealogy Workshop, on October 20, 2010 in Raleigh, NC – Have you always wanted to research your family tree and don’t know where to begin? Then this workshop is for you!

In honor of October being Family History Month the Government and Heritage Library is hosting a Beginner Genealogy Workshop. This free workshop is geared to the absolute beginner and will introduce participants to the Genealogy Collection of the Government and Heritage Library. We will show you how to get started with your own family history research.

October 20, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Government and Heritage Library – Genealogical Services, 109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC

Space is limited – Sign up by Oct. 18th. To sign up please contact Rebecca Hyman, Reference and Outreach Librarian, (919)807-7454.

Dr. Colleen Fitzpatrick on DNA and Forensic Genealogy

By , October 6, 2010
Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD

Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD

Please join us tonight at 7 p.m. at the Duke Homestead Visitor’s Center for a talk by Dr. Colleen Fitzpatrick. Colleen Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., is the author of two of the best-selling books in genealogy. She has been featured on NPR’s Talk of the Nation radio program (July 2005), and has written cover articles for Internet Genealogy (June 2006), Family Tree Magazine (April 2006) and Family Chronicle (October 2005). Colleen writes a regular column for Ancestry magazine. Her book Forensic Genealogy has been widely recognized for its innovative forensic science approach to genealogical research.

DNA & Genealogy was commissioned by Family Tree DNA for its Second Conference on Genetic Genealogy in November 2005, and has been called by readers as “the ideal handbook for anyone starting out in genealogy using the DNA tools available” and “the book to get for someone starting or running a surname project.” Colleen consults with television and documentary production companies on Forensic Genealogy and DNA & Genealogy.

Colleen’s day job is as a recognized expert in high resolution optical measurement techniques, with many years experience working for NASA and the National Science Foundation. But in Forensic Genealogy and DNA & Genealogy, Colleen shows that you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to get the most from your genealogical materials.

Colleen’s presentation will be “Forensic Genealogy (CSI Meets Roots)” – Gives an overview of analyzing old photographs, database mining, and DNA”.

Bring a friend with you and come to this meeting. You do not want to miss this program! If you already have copies of her books, bring them with you. Colleen has agreed to autograph her books and will have copies available for purchase there.

Forensic Genealogy – $26.50
DNA & Genealogy – $22.50
The Dead Horse Investigation – $25.50

Please bring cash or check (We don’t do credit cards.)

You can check out the books on her website:


Directions to the Duke Homestead Visitor’s Center:


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