Wake County Genealogical Society, North Carolina
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Tuesday, March 26 through Tuesday, March 26
Seek the Extraordinary: Family History Blogging  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
 
Speaker: George Thomas
 
Why confine your family story to brief snipits presented by way of the single-lined fields commonly used in genealogy based software? Instead, take time to honor the fact that your uniquely personal history has real connections to extraordinary happenings playing out on the world scene. From the desires of Lord Hyde, the head of a French Queen, and the real brains behind the Confederate States of America …to life in Venice, the Houston shipping harbor, and the gold fields of North Carolina; the happen chances of a kitty cat, a Jewish neighbor, and the boy next door have vastly changed the way George perceives his family’s history. Enjoy this evening of storytelling as George Thomas presents recently embraced twists in his own family story he discovered using ordinary sources.
 
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, April 23 through Tuesday, April 23
The Ladies of the Olla Podrida Club  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
 
Speaker: Laurel Sanders
 
Women’s clubs became popular in the early 1900s as a means of social, educational, philanthropic, and political engagement. Surviving records provide information of cultural, biographical and genealogical significance. Using the records of the Olla Podrida Club of Raleigh as an example, we will explore their potential value and where to find them.
 
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, May 28 through Tuesday, May 28
Using Newspapers to Enrich Your Ancestor's Story  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
 
Speaker: Cynthia Gage
 
While obituaries and wedding announcements can provide summarized information about your ancestors, other sections of the newspaper can offer a better understanding of their day-to-day lives.  This presentation will explore some of these benefits of newspapers and introduce you to some techniques and sites to help improve your success and keep track of your finds.
 
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 25 through Tuesday, June 25
Ancestry Shared Matches and Leeds Color Matching  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
 
Speaker: Sallie Szymczyk and Cyndi Deal
 
Part 1 of the "Summer of DNA" teaches a fairly simple process useful for both beginners and others. Tonight's speakers will step through the Leeds process.  This system will improve your analysis of your shared matches from Ancestry (or other DNA test sites) by sorting them using a color matching process.  The results can be very revealing! 
 
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 23 through Tuesday, July 23
What are the Odds Tool  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
 
Speaker: Jean Lansford
 
Part 2 of the "Summer of DNA" presents another tool useful for beginners and more.  This process will help you figure out where you fit on a match's tree.
 
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 27 through Tuesday, August 27
DNA Q&A  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
 
Speaker: Panel
 
Part 3 of the "Summer of DNA" is a meeting to help you with your DNA related questions!  Bring your kit IDs, questions, and puzzles; and we will brainstorm!
 
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.