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People Not Property
Tuesday, July 23 through Tuesday, July 23
People Not Property  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
ZOOM
Presenter:  Tammy Brunner, Wake County Register of Deeds
 
What are slave deeds and what can we learn from them? "Slave deeds" are property deeds--bills of sale, deeds of trust, divisions of property--registered with county courts and registers of deeds that contain information about enslaved individuals. Sometimes these individuals are listed only by number, but more often they are listed by name and age, providing invaluable historical information for historians and genealogists. Learn about the work of the Wake County Register of Deeds and the People Not Property project that helped pull out these names and information about these sometimes forgotten people. 
 
 
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* Presentation starts promptly at 6:30 pm.



An Adoptee Searches for Roots
Tuesday, August 27
An Adoptee Searches for Roots  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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Presenter:  Monika Fleming
 
Raised as an only child, I was born in Germany and adopted by an American family. Once my adoption was revealed, I began searching for connections to another family. This program is about a 30+ year journey through documents, historical records, and finally DNA to uncover family that now includes a step-sister, half brothers and sisters, and dozens of nieces and nephews and even a great generation spread over three countries.
 
 
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Tracing Land Ownership Over Time: Forwards, Backwards, and from the Middle
Tuesday, September 24
Tracing Land Ownership Over Time: Forwards, Backwards, and from the Middle  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
ZOOM
Presenter:  David McCorkle
 
Reconstruct historical communities by following land ownership over time. Records can be traced backwards from today, forwards from the original owner, and points in between.
 
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* Presentation starts promptly at 6:30 pm.



Using Genealogy Research Plans with Connie Knox (recorded video)
Tuesday, October 22
Using Genealogy Research Plans with Connie Knox (recorded video)  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
ZOOM
 
Keep your thoughts organized with a Research Plan Worksheet. This easy to use plan can be used as you research your ancestors. Here you can keep a running list of records you need to find either when researching at home or on the road. Time is always precious when researching and this is a huge timesaver when you are prepared in advance!
 
This is a pre-recorded video. Following the video, we will open the floor for discussion and Q&A. Come armed with your best research organization tips to share!
 
 
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* Presentation starts promptly at 6:30 pm.



Civil War Prisoner of War Records
Tuesday, December 3
Civil War Prisoner of War Records  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
ZOOM
Presenter: Craig R.Scott
 
An ancestor who spent time in a military prison camp is likely to have records that other soldiers do not have. The purpose of this lecture is to focus on the records created by Union and Confederate prisons about prisoners of war and where they can be found.
 
 
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Be a Super Sleuth!  Accessing and Using Images on Family Search
Tuesday, January 28, 2025
Be a Super Sleuth! Accessing and Using Images on Family Search  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
ZOOM
 
Presenter: Jill Morelli, CG, CGL

Did you know that Family Search is placing their recently digitized material online in less that 24 hours after it is scanned? Did you know that they were placing them, not in the Catalog but in Images? This makes the images tab (under Search) as the most up-to-date repository of records--not the Catalog. These records are also not yet indexed and so they cannot be accessed using a surname search. What is a Super Sleuth to do? We will learn how to access these records and perhaps how to use other tools to find your ancestor in the document easier. You will want to see what FS has put on line in the geographic area where you are researching! Treasures await!
 
Join us!  Free and Virtual!
 
 
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* Presentation starts promptly at 6:30 pm.



We CAN Successfully Research Pre-1870 Enslaved & FPOC Ancestors
Tuesday, February 25, 2025
We CAN Successfully Research Pre-1870 Enslaved & FPOC Ancestors  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
ZOOM
Presenter:  Diane L. Richard
 
Researching and documenting the enslaved (and Free Persons of Color (FPOC)) and their ancestors before the 1870 census can be extremely challenging. But this research is NOT necessarily impossible. Many types of records might and DO mention the enslaved. We’ll discuss a few obvious records and then dive into less explored collections of records where relevant information might be found! Once the Civil War ended, the formerly enslaved and FPOC were usually documented as colored/black/negro regardless of their previous status – be careful of what you presuppose! And don’t assume you won’t/cannot document your pre-1870 enslaved and FPOC ancestors.
 
 
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Gravestone Symbolism
Tuesday, March 25, 2025
Gravestone Symbolism  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
ZOOM
Presenter:  Robin Simonton
 
Genealogists use gravestone information to document death information, but often a burial marker provides more than biographical information. Gravestones, like any record, should be analyzed, but doing so requires us to think beyond genealogical research. In this presentation, we will explore types of cemeteries, the anatomy of a marker, and the hidden information the marker provides.
 
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