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NC Genealogical Society Workshop on 29 October features Barbara Vines Little, CG

By , September 12, 2011


29 October 2011 Raleigh, NC at the North Carolina Museum of History, 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601: Researching Your Ancestors in Colonial Times will be presented by the North Carolina Genealogical Society in conjunction with the NCGS Annual Meeting. The Speaker will be Barbara Vines Little, CGSM, whose talks will provide the information that can move your research to the next level.

Working With Colonial Records – A look at how to effectively deal with the vagarities of colonial government and the lack of records.

Land and Inheritance – Understanding the law in regard to inheritance, especially of land, is an important tool in interpreting records. Without a thorough understanding of how real and personal property was inherited especially in an intestate estate or under the rules of primo-geniture and entail, it is impossible for the researcher to make accurate assumptions of relationships based upon the inheritance of land.

Backtracking Your Migrating Ancestor: A Methodology That Works – When an ancestor suddenly appears in an area with no obvious clue to his origin, many researchers are lost. Yet carefully combing for clues in the area in which he is found will often provide the answer. This lecture provides a framework for researchers to follow in their search for their ancestor’s origin.

Taxes: Milk Them for All They’re Worth! – Most often used as substitute census, tax lists, when interpreted properly, can provide a wealth of information on individuals, their occupations, families, lifestyles, and antecedents.

Registration and additional information available at: http://www.ncgenealogy.org.

Courtesy of Ava Nackman

NCGS Conference Attended by Local D-OGS Members

By , November 17, 2010

The North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) held its fall workshop and annual meeting in Raleigh this weekend, and several D-OGS members took part. This year’s featured speaker was Paul Milner who presented the topic “Finding Your British Isles Ancestors” and to say he did it with thoroughness is only puting it mildly. The two days’ worth of information was enough to keep the attendees busy for an entire year of research and we came away with a whole new armamentarium of tools and techniques to use in prying our ancestors out of the old record books and cemeteries. Paul was well-informed, engaging and indefatigable throughout the two days, and was still good-natured enough at the end of the second day to agree to have his photograph taken with the D-OGS members who attended. We are maintaining our tradition of staging these post-presentation photo ops. The event was highly enjoyable and well worth the drive, so if you have British ancestors and missed this opportunity to hear him speak this time, be sure to watch for his name to appear again in another venue.

Paul Milner and D-OGS Researchers NCGS 2010

Photo courtesy of Carol Boggs, November 13, 2010. From left to right: Elizabeth Hamilton, Rob Elias, Cathy Elias, speaker Paul Milner, Karen Vance, Ginny Thomas, and Carol Boggs

Article written by Carol Boggs

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