Tuesday, February 25, 2014

2014 March 20 Raleigh - FHC Obituaries



March 20, 2014 (Third Thursday) at 7 pm to 8 pm
Raleigh Family History Center (LDS Church) on 5060 Six Forks Road

Topic:  Year of the Obituary- FamilySearch has declared 2014 the “Year of the Obituary” and is working with partners and the larger genealogy community to collect and digitize millions of obituaries from the United States, with other countries soon to follow. The goal for this year is to index 100 million names from these historical documents, including the name of the deceased, relatives, and all other individuals found in each document.

Learn the ins and outs of participating with this project. Even if you have already done some indexing, there are some peculiarities that go along with obituaries that it would be good to learn about before you attempt to join in. Get a good head start on indexing obituaries by learning some tips and tricks to help make things more clear..

Cost:  Free
Register at http://raleighfhc0114.eventbrite.com or call 919-783-7752 and leave a message.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

2014 November 10 (Monday) Raleigh - Civil War Lecture - Rose Greenhow, Part II

The State Archives Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee presents a lecture given by Debbi Blake of the State Archives of North Carolina. The presentation will be the second half of the lecture titled "A Thorn in the Union's Side: Rose O'Neal Greenhow" will be given as a conclusion to the earlier presentation given on November 9, 2011. This lecture will follow Greenhow from her imprisonment to Europe, and her downing while attempting to re-enter the Confederacy.

When: November 10, 2014, 12 Noon - 1 Pm

Where: Auditorium of the Archives and Library Building, 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, N.C.

Cost:  Free

For more information about the N.C. Civil War Sesquicentennial, see http://www.nccivilwar150.com/

2014 August 11 (Monday) Raleigh - Civil War Lecture - Blockade Runners

Blockade-Runner - Typical style used to run the blockade at Cape Fear


The State Archives Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee presents a lecture given by Andrew Duppstadt of the State Historic Sites of North Carolina. The presentation will be an introduction to the development and use of blockade runners by the Confederate government and civilian companies to deliver material through the Union Naval blockade to Southern ports.

When: August 11, 2014, 12 noon - 1 pm

Where: Auditorium of the Archives and Library Building, 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, N.C.

Cost:  Free

For more information about the N.C. Civil War Sesquicentennial, see http://www.nccivilwar150.com/

2014 May 12 (Monday) Raleigh - Civil War Lecture - Peace Movement and William W. Holden

The State Archives Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee presents a lecture given by Chris Meekins of the State Archives of North Carolina. The presentation will be a survey of the peace movement in North Carolina during the American Civil War, and the involvement of William Woods Holden in the growth of the movement.

When: May 12, 2014, 12 noon - 1 pm
Where: Auditorium of the Archives and Library Building, 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, N.C.
Cost:  Free
For more information about the N.C. Civil War Sesquicentennial, see http://www.nccivilwar150.com/

2014 February 10 (Monday) Raleigh - Civil War Lecture - Prisoners of War

Event poster for the February 10, 2014 Civil War lecture on Prisoners of War.

The State Archives Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee presents a lecture given by Bill Brown of the State Archives of North Carolina. The presentation will focus on the care and treatment of prisoners of war in both Union and Confederate prison camps.

When: February 10, 2014, 12 Noon - 1 Pm
Where: Auditorium of the Archives and Library Building, 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, N.C.
Cost:  Free
For more information about the N.C. Civil War Sesquicentennial, see http://www.nccivilwar150.com/

Monday, February 3, 2014

2014 October 25 Raleigh - Family History Fair (save the date)


Saturday Genealogy Programs

Join us for free genealogy programs presented by the North Carolina Government and Heritage Library and the State Archives of North Carolina


Saturday, October 25, 2014: Department of Cultural Resources Family History Fair

The third annual event will include speakers presenting on various genealogy topics, a vendor fair and activities for all ages in the lobby of the building.

Location: Department of Cultural Resources Building, 109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Cost:  Free

This is a "Save the Date" announcement -- more details will be forthcoming later this year.

2014 August 23 Raleigh - Finding Your Female Ancestors


Saturday Genealogy Programs

Join us for free genealogy programs presented by the North Carolina Government and Heritage Library and the State Archives of North Carolina

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10-11a.m.:  Finding Your Female Ancestors

This program will explore resources and practices in finding the women in your family tree using research tools and materials in the Government and Heritage Library and State Archives.

Location: Department of Cultural Resources Building, 109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh, North Carolina.

To register or for more information please call (919)807-7450
or email slnc.reference@ncdcr.gov.

It's free - they just need to know how many people to expect.