Wake County Genealogical Society, North Carolina
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Tuesday, May 22 through Tuesday, May 22
Researching Early New England Ancestors  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
 
Speaker: Jane Bartlett
 
Those who can trace their roots to the first century of European settlement of New England (beginning with the landing of the Mayflower in 1620) are fortunate to have ancestors who expected that the major events of their lives would be part of the public record.  My presentation will focus on the resources readily available for researching in this document-rich part of the country.
 
Bio:  Most of my English ancestors arrived in the New World either with the Mayflower at Plymouth Plantation in 1620 or came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony during the next twenty years during what-was-called The Great Migration....and nearly all of them stayed in Massachusetts for the next several hundred years.  I was born in Vermont of parents whose roots can be traced to that period of emigration.  My own New England family research began in the late 1980s when, as an extra duty, I was assigned to head the Genealogy Department in the El Paso (Texas) Public Library.  It's been an obsession since.
 
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, 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
 
In the late 1860s freed slaves founded Oberlin, 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 has been designated a History Overlay District. Come learn about the contributions the people of Oberlin and their decendants 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
 
Church records can reveal ancestor’s origins, provide names of parents, birth and death dates, and give us a glimpse into their lives. Join us as Diane Richard steps us through the many available resources.
 
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.