Wake County Genealogical Society, North Carolina
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A Peek into Wake Treasures

Looking for names in Wake County? Visit our Spotlight page for the first of a new series which presents a peek into abstractions published in our journal, Wake Treasures.  Each peek will look into a different article to give you a taste of the sources WCGS has worked to transcribe.  This peek is for “Customers of the William Hill General Merchandising Store” from the ledger in 1806-07.  Be sure to check back in the future for new peeks!

And Speaking of Ledgers...

When visiting Duke’s Rubenstein Library recently, Diane L. Richard, our Wake Treasures editor, acquired some images from two ledgers – Ferguson Family (believe Wake Forest area, 1870s) and John W Harris (Wakefield area, 1820s).
She could use some help getting the photocopied pages transcribed for use by present and future Wake County researchers.  If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact Diane.  Thanks in advance!


September 27, 2016
Summer Break Breakthroughs
and Other Genealogical Adventures 
 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27610
Speaker: YOU the members and friends of WCGS
Our first meeting after the summer break is an opportunity to share your recent research activities.  Did you attend a reunion?  Research in Salt Lake City or Washington, DC?  Study at an institute?  Conduct research overseas?  Take a genealogy cruise?  Make a breakthrough using DNA?  We'd love to hear about it!  Five or more members will have the opportunity to share a breakthrough.  Everyone can share which state or country they are currently focused on, and we can all learn and be inspired by each other.    
Contact Barbara McGeachy, Program Coordinator, to reserve your 5 to 7-minute spot.  A computer and projector will be available for those who would like to share a PowerPoint presentation or images and photos via a flash drive. 
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  Refreshments will be served during social time after the presentation.


More about DNA

The North Carolina Genealogical Society and the Wake County Genealogy Society's summer workshop on "Genes and Genealogy: Interpreting and Using DNA Test Results" presented by the "Genetic Genealogist", Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD was a sell-out success! 
And the workshop inspired our first SIG (special interest group) on analyzing DNA data.  A resource coming out of the SIG is Cyndi Deal's blog page of DNA on-line resources which can help all of us develop a better understanding of DNA testing and methods for analyzing the data.  Whether you are a newbie or have already begun using DNA testing, visit Cyndi's blog page to find some helpful links.


WCGS on Lulu!

Did you know you can purchase WCGS journals (new and archived) on Lulu? Visit the Wake County Genealogical Society Bookstore here.


October Meeting: DIY Photo Restoration

Linda Hames will share how she improved old photographs using Adobe Photoshop Elements and how to use the photo transfer techniques for T-shirts, coffee mugs, a tablecloth, and other items.

Amazon Smile
WCGS is a Member of AmazonSmile--help earn funds for our society! When shopping at amazon.com, please use http://smile.amazon.com/ch/56-1392575. When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Wake County Genealogical Society, Inc. Bookmark the link and you will be supporting us every time you shop! THANK YOU!

War of 1812 Pension
Find out how you can help FGS digitize 7.2 million pages of the War of 1812 pension records. Contributions are tax-deductible and records will free on Fold3. Please help if you can!