Wake County Genealogical Society, North Carolina
Filter by Category:  
Timeframe:

Search:   For:    Search  Clear Search
Listings Per Page: 

Records: 1 to 7 of 7


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.


Saturday, June 29 through Saturday, June 29
Transcription Workshop  (Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library, Raleigh, NC
 By popular request, WCGS is pleased to announce a 2-hour workshop for everyone interested in learning about transcribing historical documents.  This is a skill useful for both producing material for our Wake Treasures journal as well as for our own family history research.  
 

The program will consist of a presentation with tips and examples followed by a live hands-on transcription (with a buddy) session.  Coming to this workshop does not obligate you to participate in future sessions, but we are looking forward to possibly meeting on a regular basis to work together on transcriptions for our award winning journal, Wake Treasures.  Everyone is welcome! The workshop is FREE!

 

All skill levels are welcome!  Please bring a laptop to the session if you have one (not required).  You are welcome to remain in the library following the workshop for additional help or to do research. Olivia Raney library is open until 2pm on Saturdays.  If you have questions, please contact Carla Stancil at CarlaStancil@gmail.com

 



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
Cameron Village Regional Library, Raleigh, NC
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
 
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.



Tuesday, September 24 through Tuesday, September 24
Where in the World? Land Records Using Metes and Bounds  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Cameron Village Regional Library, Raleigh, NC
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
 
Speaker: Barbara McGeachy
 
Deeds in the 20 states such as North Carolina that use metes and bounds can be daunting.  But deeds may contain valuable genealogical information including parentage, maiden and married names of women, names of neighbors, etc, Learn how to find deeds online and offline and how to plat the land.
 
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 22 through Tuesday, October 22
Using Military Records  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Cameron Village Regional Library, Raleigh, NC
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
 
Speaker: Monika Fleming
 
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.