Wake County Genealogical Society, North Carolina
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Tuesday, June 26 through Tuesday, June 26
Jewish Immigration in Eastern North Carolina  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
 
Speaker: Monika Fleming
 
Monika Fleming of Edgecombe Community College is a leading expert in the Jewish migration and experience in eastern North Carolina in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She will discuss when and why they came, where they settled, what records are available for research. She will provide a list of recommended resources (primarily from the Jewish Heritage Center in Durham, NC) as well as share books she has written in Edgecombe County and other books to which she contributed information on Jewish families in NC.   
 
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  Refreshments will be served during social time before the presentation. Presentation will start at 7:00.



Tuesday, July 24 through Tuesday, July 24
Genealogical Resources at the Olivia Raney Local History Library  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
 
Speaker: Judy Allen Dodson, Librarian and Archivist ORLHL
 
Judy Allen Dodson, Librarian and Archivist at Olivia Raney Local History Library in Raleigh, NC, will discuss the many resources and records available to history and genealogical researchers including an extensive map collection and personal collections pertaining to Wake County, NC..
 
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  Refreshments will be served during social time before the presentation. Presentation will start at 7:00.



Tuesday, August 28 through Tuesday, August 28
History of Oberlin Village  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
 
Speaker: Cheryl Williams
 
Freed slaves founded Oberlin in the late 1860s, which became the largest Reconstruction-era black settlement in Wake County.  By 1880, some 160 families lived in Oberlin Village.  They established churches, schools and businesses. They buried their loved ones at the Historic Oberlin Cemetery.  Today, the area is designated a History Overlay District. Come learn about the contributions the people of Oberlin and their descendants have made to Raleigh history.
 
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  Refreshments will be served during social time before the presentation. Presentation will start at 7:00.



Tuesday, September 25 through Tuesday, September 25
Using Church Records for Genealogy Research  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
 
Speaker: Diane L. Richard, Owner & President, Mosiac Research and Project Management
 
Discovering where denominational records are held, what might be available, and how to access them can challenge us.  Increasingly though, helpful finding materials are being published or placed online to assist in nonsecular research. Fortunately, we also find online archives (digitized records) of religious records we can access from home. This increased access to these incredibly valuable and insightful records enriches our family history research. Let’s explore how to research the spiritual affiliations and faith-based lives of our ancestors. General resources and strategies will be discussed as well as some specifics regarding Methodist, Quaker, Baptist, Moravian, Presbyterian, and the records of other denominations.
 
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  Refreshments will be served during social time before the presentation. Presentation will start at 7:00.



Tuesday, October 23 through Tuesday, October 23
Becoming American: An Immigrants Story  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
 
Speaker: Various
 
In partnership with the Wake County Public Libraries and specifically with the Olivia Raney Local History Library,  this program will look at the many reasons our immigrant ancestors departed their home country, their struggles in doing so, and the uncertainties and complexities they encountered in a new country. The focus will be on North Carolina and Wake County immigrants.
 
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  Refreshments will be served during social time before the presentation. Presentation will start at 7:00.



Tuesday, December 4 through Tuesday, December 4
Preservation NC  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
 
Speaker: Myrick Howard
 
Founded in 1939, Preservation NC is North Carolina’s only private nonprofit statewide historic preservation organization. Its mission is to protect and promote buildings, landscapes and sites important to the diverse heritage of North Carolina. Preservation NC  enjoys a national reputation, having been cited by the National Park Service as “the premier statewide preservation organization of the South, if not the Nation” and the National Trust for Historic Preservation as “the model organization of its kind.”  Join us to hear the stories behind the "saves" and learn more about this important resource.
 
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  Refreshments will be served during social time before the presentation. Presentation will start at 7:00.