Wake County Genealogical Society, North Carolina
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Tuesday, January 23 through Tuesday, January 23
DNA: Mappring Your Chromosomes using DNApainter!  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
 
The "mystery" program for January is DNA: Mapping your Chromosomes using DNApainter.
 
You've taken one or more DNA tests, you've looked at your ethnicity reports, and you've found some relatives whose DNA matches yours. Maybe you've even loaded your DNA into GedMatch. What's next? Chromosome mapping!
 
We will view and discuss a recent video by Blaine Bettinger about chromosome mapping using a new tool, DNApainter. This tool is currently free. Some WCGS members say it's the easiest mapping tool they have seen. Blaine is an attorney and an expert in DNA. He is also an excellent speaker.
 
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  Refreshments will be served during social time after the presentation.
 



Tuesday, February 27 through Tuesday, February 27
Confederates of Color before and after the Emancipation Proclamation  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
 
Speaker: Earl Ijames, NC Museum of History
 
Earl Ijames has spent more than 20 years researching and documenting the roles of enslaved and free people of color who served in various capacities in the Confederacy and the Confederate Army. He will describe his research methods, how one record led to another, and how he found primary sources which substantiate his findings. Due to the political nature of the project, he found multiple primary sources for each soldier. He will display several artifacts that he used in his research. He will show a few scenes from his documentary "Colored Confederates and U.S. Colored Troops" and will have autographed copies of the DVD of this 75-minute film available for purchase. His talk coincides with the new Reconstruction Exhibit at the NC Museum of History.
 
Mr. Ijames is a 1991 graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in history and minors in economics, English and African-American Studies.He became curator at the North Carolina Museum of History in 2008 following 14 years as a researcher and photographic and reference archivist with the North Carolina State Archives.
 
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend! Refreshments will be served during social time after the presentation.
 



Tuesday, March 27 through Tuesday, March 27
North Carolina in WWI  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
 
Speaker: Jackson Marshall, NC Museum of History
 
Mark your calendar for our WWI 100-year Anniversary Event and check back later for details!
 
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  Refreshments will be served during social time after the presentation.



Tuesday, April 24 through Tuesday, April 24
TBA - Save the Date  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
 
Mark your calendar and check back later for details!
 
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  Refreshments will be served during social time after the presentation.



Tuesday, May 22 through Tuesday, May 22
Researching in New England  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
 
Speaker: Jane Bartlett
 
Mark your calendar and check back later for details!
 
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  Refreshments will be served during social time after the presentation.