Wake County Genealogical Society, North Carolina
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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
 
Freed slaves founded Oberlin in the late 1860s, which became 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 is designated a History Overlay District. Come learn about the contributions the people of Oberlin and their descendants 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
 
Discovering where denominational records are held, what might be available, and how to access them can challenge us.  Increasingly though, helpful finding materials are being published or placed online to assist in nonsecular research. Fortunately, we also find online archives (digitized records) of religious records we can access from home. This increased access to these incredibly valuable and insightful records enriches our family history research. Let’s explore how to research the spiritual affiliations and faith-based lives of our ancestors. General resources and strategies will be discussed as well as some specifics regarding Methodist, Quaker, Baptist, Moravian, Presbyterian, and the records of other denominations.
 
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 23 through Tuesday, October 23
Becoming American: An Immigrants Story  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
 
Speaker: Various
 
In partnership with the Wake County Public Libraries and specifically with the Olivia Raney Local History Library,  this program will look at the many reasons our immigrant ancestors departed their home country, their struggles in doing so, and the uncertainties and complexities they encountered in a new country. The focus will be on North Carolina and Wake County immigrants.
 
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, December 4 through Tuesday, December 4
Preservation NC  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
 
Speaker: Myrick Howard
 
Founded in 1939, Preservation NC is North Carolina’s only private nonprofit statewide historic preservation organization. Its mission is to protect and promote buildings, landscapes and sites important to the diverse heritage of North Carolina. Preservation NC  enjoys a national reputation, having been cited by the National Park Service as “the premier statewide preservation organization of the South, if not the Nation” and the National Trust for Historic Preservation as “the model organization of its kind.”  Join us to hear the stories behind the "saves" and learn more about this important resource.
 
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.