Wake County Genealogical Society, North Carolina
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Tuesday, August 25 through Tuesday, August 25
Three to the Third Power: A Trifecta Strategy for Genealogy Research  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
On-line Virtual Meeting (Free)
Speaker: Connie Knox, Genealogy TV
 
What is three to the third power or 33?  How can that relate to genealogy research?  In this discussion we’re going to explore a new concept created by Constance Knox, a professional genealogist and owner of Genealogy TV.  She’s calling it the “Trifecta of Genealogy Research Strategies.”
 
This virtual meeting and presentation is open to all members and newsletter recipients. If you are on one of those lists, you will receive an email with registration instructions closer to the date.  If you want to be included in this event visit the WCGS Join page



Tuesday, September 22 through Tuesday, September 22
Infamous Characters, Notorious Villains: History of the Melungeon People  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
On-line Virtual Meeting (Free)
Speaker: Heather Andolina
 
After her grandmother is diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, historian Heather Andolina begins to uncover her unique genetic past and finds that she is the decedent of a mysterious group of people known as Melungeon. Andolina travels all over the east coast in search for answers and discovers the haunting history of the Melungeon people, filled with their own folklore, heritage and heartbreaking tales of discrimination. Join us as Heather discusses her journey and the making of a documentary of her discovery that the Melungeon people were truly a melting pot of diversity to offer a disturbing account of the strange and unforgiving history of race in America.
 
This virtual meeting and presentation is open to all members and newsletter recipients. If you are on one of those lists, you will receive an email with registration instructions closer to the date.  If you want to be included in this event visit the WCGS Join page



Tuesday, October 27 through Tuesday, October 27
Using Masonic Records in Your Research  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
On-line Virtual Meeting (Free)
Speaker: Jonathan Underwood, Assistant to the Grand Secretary and Keeper of the Memorials and Archives
 
Masonic Records are some of the best kept, but most underutilized, records. Freemasons around thw world have a tradition of keeping detailed lodge minutes, correspondence, and membership records. As far as researchers of North Carolina history and genealogy are concerned, most such records pertaining to this state are archived and housed by the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh. While Masonic records in this state date as early as 1754, the majority of intact records span from the mid-1760s through the modern era. Except for records concerning immediate family, most records are available for research up through the first quarter of the 20th Century.
 
This virtual meeting and presentation is open to all members and newsletter recipients. If you are on one of those lists, you will receive an email with registration instructions closer to the date.  If you want to be included in this event visit the WCGS Join page



Tuesday, December 1 through Tuesday, December 1
After You are Gone; Future Proofing Your Genealogical Research  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
On-line Virtual Meeting (Free)
Speaker: Thomas MacEntee
 
Have you ever considered what will happen to your years of genealogy research once you're gone? Learn how to ensure that your hard work carries on.  Through a combination of planning, common sense, and new technologies, we'll review how to create an action plan for preserving your genealogy research.
 
This virtual meeting and presentation is open to all members and newsletter recipients. If you are on one of those lists, you will receive an email with registration instructions closer to the date.  If you want to be included in this event visit the WCGS Join page



Tuesday, January 26, 2021 through Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Elizabeth Reid Murray Collection  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
 
Speaker: Todd Johnson
 
Join us as Todd Johnson provides an in-depth overview of the amazing Elizabeth Reid Murray Collection with its focus on Wake County communities and people. Todd is the  Executive Director of the Johnston County Heritage Center and author of several books about local history.
 
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  Social time: 6:30; Announcements: 6:45pm. Presentation will start at 7:00.