Wake County Genealogical Society, North Carolina
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March Meeting Cancelled

Our March WCGS Meeting by George Thomas has been cancelled as a precaution for all our participants. We will reschedule it for the near future. Stay turned for further updates, and stay well till we meet again.

Wake Genealogy Watch - Latest Edition

The Spring 2020 Issue (Vol.3 Issue 3)  of our award winning newsletter, Wake Genealogy Watch, is now available online for reading or download.
This issue contains the following topics:
• Facebook for Genealogy - a survey of the many groups found within the walls of Facebook relating to all topics of research, historic context, techniques and even genetic genealogy. Harness the power of Facebook for your research.
• Cynthia Gage shares a very useful tip about tracing newspaper articles to their original location for the most complete coverage and details.
• Reunion planning guides and tips.
• A heads up on an upcoming workshop featuring Thomas Jones. It is close enough for a road trip. You may want to mark your calendar.
• A query request from one of our readers.
• Another very full calendar of events.
 As always we welcome your articles, comments, or other items for the newsletter, so please contact Cyndi at newsletter@wakecogen.org if you have something to share.
Photo Note: If you choose to read a printed version of this newsletter, some of the photos will be difficult to view due to size constraints. Please refer back to the online edition where you can enlarge the photos to accommodate better viewing.  This recent issue of the Newsletter may be downloaded from the WCGS Newsletter page.  Enjoy!

Wake Treasures - Vol 28, Issue 4 Released!

Final  "Message from the Editor - Diane L. Richard"
Vol 28, Issue #4 of Wake Treasures is somewhat bittersweet as this is my last issue as editor.  I have loved the journey and the challenge to try and provide useful content to readers.  With the next issue Donna Shackle will be the new editor.  She introduces herself in the full "Message from the Editor" on page 3 of the new journal.
With this issue we continue to share stories of Philip Upchurch and Carey Faison and their Wake County families.  We also share some birth records from 1895 provided by the Cary DAR chapter, and we continue our exploration of tax records with information from 1802.  Finally Sue Harvey introduces us to a church important to her family.
Best wishes to y'all wherever your genealogical journey may take you.
To download this new edition, log into the Members Area and go to the Wake Treasures webpage. And if you have personal stories of people, places, and events connected to Wake County, please consider sharing them for inclusion into future editions!

Transcription Sessions

Have you got a couple of hours available on a Saturday to help WCGS transcibe historical documents for publication in our journal?  If you do, visit the WCGS Events page to see when and where we are meeting to perform this valuable work and pay it forward!  Come any time convenient for you!
If you are unsure of your skills or about the transcription process in general, then this free webinar is right for you!  The NCGS editor,  Diane L. Richard, has recorded a virtual session on how to transcribe.  This one-hour training provides examples, tips, tricks, and resources in best practices for transcribing documents for publishing and for genealogical research in general. To view "Accurate Transcription for Historical Records", click on the title and scroll down to the viewing window.  Then we hope you will join us at a party or visit our Projects page to find the right transcription project for you!

WCGS on Lulu!

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


Find out about two great multi-webinar opportunities coming up in March!

May Meeting - Genealogy Q&A: Crowdsourcing the Answers
Join Carla Stancil, our WCGS President, as she leads our May meeting. Bring your questions and problems - beginner or advanced - and let the wisdom of the crowd help you!

Summer of DNA Handouts!
Download Handouts from "Summer of DNA" section on the WCGS Publication page.

WCGS Blog site
Find our Blog site here to keep up with all the research hints and local activities of interest to Wake County researchers.

Volunteer needs
Near or far, there is always a way you can help WCGS!

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!