Posts tagged: Workshop

Finding Your Ancestors in the Records of the North Carolina State Archives – Sept 24

By , September 12, 2011

The Friends of the North Carolina State Archives Presents, “Finding Your Ancestors in the Records of the North Carolina State Archives”

Saturday, September 24, 2011

This event occurred in the past.

Location:   North Carolina State Archives Auditorium,  109 East Jones St., Raleigh, NC
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM  Registration  Walk-ins are welcome.  However, lunch will not be available
   and the workshop handouts may not be available.
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM A Virtual Tour of the North Carolina State Archives by Debbi Blake
10:30 AM – 10:50 AM Break & Vendors
10:50 AM – 11:50 AM Tar Heels in the Family Tree? A Genealogical Introduction to  North Carolina Records by Helen Leary, CG (Emeritus), FASG, FNGS
11:50 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch & Vendors
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Get Excited about Your Pre-1870 N.C. African American Research: the N.C. Archives Can Put Great Resources at your Fingertips! by Diane Richard
2:00 PM – 2:20 PM Break & Vendors
2:20 PM – 3:20 PM Finding Your North Carolina Revolutionary War Soldier or Patriot
    by Kenny Simpson

Registration is $40.00


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:

Courtesy of Ava Nackman

Upcoming Seminar with NC Chapter Palatines to America

By , September 12, 2011

The North Carolina Chapter of Palatines to America is holding its first Fall
Seminar on Saturday, October 1, 2011, at the Wake County Southeast Regional
Library in Garner.

Registration information:

Palatines to America is a genealogical society for those researching German
speaking ancestors, with emphasis on migration from the Germanic regions of
Europe to North America. For more information, visit their website at

Courtesy of Ava Nackman

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.


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

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

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.

Our Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors

By , March 12, 2010

The North Carolina Genealogical Society presents “Our Irish and
Scots-Irish Ancestors” with Fintan Mullan and Brian Trainor of the
Ulster Historical Foundation, Monday, 15 March 2010 at the North
Carolina Archives Auditorium, 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
(directions). Registration and welcome is from 1:30 until 1:45 p.m. The
program runs until 5:00 p.m.

Registration is $15 for members, $20 for non-members.

For additional information, or to register via US Mail, see the
Registration Form, or by registering through our web store.

The agenda for the day includes:

1:30 p.m. — Registration and Welcome
1:45 – 2:35 p.m.— “Emigration from Scotland and Ireland to America”
2:50 – 3:40 p.m.— “The Ulster Plantation: Sources for 17th Century Families”
3:55 – 5:00 p.m. — “Solving Our Brickwalls: Practical Internet Tutorial and Resolving Research Queries”

Registrants will be able to attend all lectures. See for parking information.

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