Wake County Genealogical Society, North Carolina
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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
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!  6:30-7:00 is social time.  Presentation will start at 7:00.



Saturday, October 19 through Saturday, October 19
Transcription Party  (Training)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC
 
Come join your fellow genealogists to work on abstractions/transcriptions of original documents for publication in our Society's journal.  Help reach out to our non-Wake County members and researchers by aiding in this valuable work.  Where would your research be if someone out there hadn't done the work that helped you?  Pay it forward!
 
If you have your own records which need abstraction/transcriptions, feel free to bring those and work along side us to have immediate help when you have questions!


Tuesday, October 22 through Tuesday, October 22
Using Military Records  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
 
Speaker: Monika Fleming
 
The program introduces us to researching military records including an overview of military branches, types of records available, and the available resources online - websites and special museums. If time permits, we will also discuss lineage societies and the types of military information their records hold.  
 
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  6:30-7:00 is social time.  Presentation will start at 7:00.



Saturday, November 16 through Saturday, November 16
Transcription Party  (Training)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC
 
Come join your fellow genealogists to work on abstractions/transcriptions of original documents for publication in our Society's journal.  Help reach out to our non-Wake County members and researchers by aiding in this valuable work.  Where would your research be if someone out there hadn't done the work that helped you?  Pay it forward!
 
If you have your own records which need abstraction/transcriptions, feel free to bring those and work along side us to have immediate help when you have questions!



Tuesday, December 3 through Tuesday, December 3
Find-A-Grave  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
 
Speaker: Mary Ann Loss and Carol Stahl
Does your heart race when you pass by a cemetery? Ever wondered about those engravings on your family's gravestones?  Could you spend hours wondering through graveyards? December is perfect for hearing how these two cazy ladies deal with their addictions to Find A Grave and cemeteries.  Come join us as WCGS members Carol Stahl and Mary Ann Loss try to convince you that cemeteries are an important part of your personal genealogical research and how your sluething skills can help others searching for their ancestors.
 
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  6:30-7:00 is social time.  Presentation will start at 7:00.


Saturday, December 14 through Saturday, December 14
Transcription Party  (Training)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC
 
Come join your fellow genealogists to work on abstractions/transcriptions of original documents for publication in our Society's journal.  Help reach out to our non-Wake County members and researchers by aiding in this valuable work.  Where would your research be if someone out there hadn't done the work that helped you?  Pay it forward!
 
If you have your own records which need abstraction/transcriptions, feel free to bring those and work along side us to have immediate help when you have questions!



Tuesday, January 28, 2020 through Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Quaker Research: Daniel Bills - A Man for His Time and Place  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
 
Speaker: Ann Myre
 
Join us for the story of Daniel Bills - a Quaker who fought in the Revolutionary War.  We'll highlight the records used in his discovery and some of the other unusual resources that shed light on his life.
 
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  6:30-7:00 is social time.  Presentation will start at 7:00.



Tuesday, February 25, 2020 through Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Let's Explore a Few of My Favorite On-line Resources: Internet Archive, JSTOR, & HathiTrust  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
 
Speaker: Diane L. Richard
 
Join author, editor, professional researcher and sought-after speaker Diane L. Richard for a look at some of her favorite online resources!  With a plethora of online resources, it's often hard to know where to look for material.  There are invaluable resources for genealogists not called Ancestry.com or Fanily Search and that weren't even created by or for genealogists!  Many researchers overlook digitized books, journal articles and the like in their quest to learn about their ancestors. This is a mistake! Abstracted and transcribed records fill these volumes.  Historical content oozes from these materials.  Let'e explore some of Diane's favorite places for ferreting out hard-to-access materials that often prove to be a historical gem or nugget of research gold.
 
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  6:30-7:00 is social time.  Presentation will start at 7:00.



Tuesday, March 24, 2020 through Tuesday, March 24, 2020
In Search of Tri-Racial Heritage  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
 
Speaker: George Thomas
 
All of us with roots to the earliest years of NC must consider the importance of racial mixing.  Our skin-based moralities have evolved as have the laws governing the diverse people.  With race as the central theme, George will tell of his ponderings about family and their neighbors who struggled to live among each other.  His story involves whites, free people of color, slaves, murder, and the eventual exodus from our state.  In this words, "a bizarre story line but one worth telling".  He'll also outline the resources used to docunment his story with all its twists and turns.
 
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  6:30-7:00 is social time.  Presentation will start at 7:00.



Tuesday, April 28, 2020 through Tuesday, April 28, 2020
DNA for Beginners  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
 
Speaker: Cyndi Deal
 
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  6:30-7:00 is social time.  Presentation will start at 7:00.



Tuesday, May 26, 2020 through Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Genealogy Q&A: Crowdsourcing the Answers  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
 
Speaker: Carol Stancil, Moderator
 
Join us for an evening of Genalogy Q&A.  Bring on your questions, from beginner to advanced.  Someone in the room is sure to have the answer or at the very least... a clue!
 
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  6:30-7:00 is social time.  Presentation will start at 7:00.