Wake County Genealogical Society, North Carolina
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Monday, September 24 through Monday, September 24
Free Genealogy Webinar  (Wake and Neighboring Counties)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Olivia Raney Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC
 
Topic: 25 Simple Research Hacks Every Genealogist Should Know
Presenter: Lisa Alzo
 
For more information, call the library (919) 250-1196.


Wednesday, September 26 through Wednesday, September 26
NC Land Grants Overview  (Wake and Neighboring Counties)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Online - Georgia Genealogy Society
Speaker: David McCorkle
 
This is a free online webinar, though registration is required.
 
For more information and to register, visit GGS: NC Land Grants.


Saturday, September 29 through Saturday, September 29
Free Storytelling Festival  (Wake and Neighboring Counties)
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Oak View County Park
4028 Carya Dr.
Raleigh, NC
 
Enjoy a day at the park and listen to stories from professional storytellers.  Live music, wagon shuttle, activity tents, and food vendors.
Lawn seating.  Bring your blanket or chair.



Monday, October 1 through Monday, October 1
Free Genealogy Webinar  (Wake and Neighboring Counties)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Olivia Raney Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC
 
Topic: Importance of Newspapers for Family Research
Presenter: MyHeritage Webinars
 
For more information, call the library (919) 250-1196.


Thursday, October 4 through Thursday, October 4
Scottish Highlanders in Colonial and Revolutionary North Carolina  (Wake and Neighboring Counties)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Joel Lane House Museum
160 S. Saint Mary's St.
Raleigh, NC
 
Speaker: Andrew Collins
This talk will explore the emigration of Scots to North American colonies and specifically North Carolina during the eighteenth century.  Many Scottish Highlanders who emigrated to North America arrived in the port town of Wilmington and then travelled up the Cape Fear River, where they settled and formed a unique Scottish community in the colony of North Carolina.  This Scottish community began taking shape only a few decades before the American Revolution.  During the Revolution, many Scottish Highlanders took up arms as loyalists to Gret Britian.  This talk will bring the history of the their emigration and settlement in North Carolina to life, as well as their involvement in the American Revolution.
Cost: $16 (public)


Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7
Highland Games  (Statewide)
3:00 pm to 12:00 pm
Laurinburg, NC (Various sites)
 
Clan societies have booths, athletic and damce competiotions, music, food, vendors, etc.
 
Cost: varies
For more information, visit Highland Games.


Saturday, October 6 through Saturday, October 6
ECC Continuing Education: Identifying and Preserving Photos  (Wake and Neighboring Counties)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Norfleet House
Edgecombe Community College Campus (about 80 miles from Raleigh)
2009 W. Wlson Street
Tarboro, NC 27886
 
Presenter: Monika Fleming
Cost: $25
Email flemingm@Edgecombe.edu to reserve a seat.


Saturday, October 6 through Saturday, October 6
Free Heritage Day  (Wake and Neighboring Counties)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Historic Oak View County Park
4028 Carya Dr.
Raleigh, NC
 
An old-time "county fair" event featuring lots of live animals, antique farm equipment displays, heritage crafts, handmade items, live music, antique cars, horse-drawn carriage rides, cane pole fishing, kids activities, and much more.
 
Food available for purchase.


Monday, October 8 through Monday, October 8
Free Genealogy Webinar  (Wake and Neighboring Counties)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Olivia Raney Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC
 
Topic: Remote Research in the Databases of the DAR Genealogical Research System
Presenter: Rick Sayre
 
For more information, call the library (919) 250-1196.


Wednesday, October 10 through Wednesday, October 10
Free Genealogy Class for Beginners (2nd Wednesday)  (Wake and Neighboring Counties)
9:00 am to 9:45 am
Government & Heritage Library (Genealogy Room)
109 E. Jones St.
Raleigh, NC
 
Library Staff will discuss how to get organized in your research and basic genealofy concepts and techniques.  No appt needed.
 
For more infomation, visit State Library Genealogy Classes.


Friday, October 12 through Friday, October 12
Conservation Assistance Day  (Wake and Neighboring Counties)
NC Museum of History
5 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
 
The Conservation Branch of the North Carolina Museum of History is offering advice for the public on preserving textiles, photos, and other items (silver, books, papers, etc.)  Free but appointments are required.  To make an appointment, call 919-807-7823.
For additional information, visit the Conservation Assistance Day webpage.


Friday, October 12 through Friday, October 12
OLLI Family History Group  (Wake and Neighboring Counties)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
McKimmon Center
Conference Room 232
1101 Gorman St.
Raleigh, NC
 
Topic: Finding Records in FamilySearch
Presenter: Barbara McGeachy
 
Note: Membership in the NC State OLLI program is required to participate in these monthly presentations.  Annual membership is $50.  For more information visit OLLI at NC State.


Sunday, October 14 through Friday, October 19
Tar Heel Discoveries - Guided North Carolina Genealogical Research  (Wake and Neighboring Counties)
State Archives of North Carolina and Government & Heritage Library
109 E. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
 

Operated by Diane L. Richard and Vickie P. Young

Have you ever been frustrated when visiting a new repository (or one you haven’t been to in a while) by not knowing how to efficiently utilize its holdings? Interested in learning from experts on North Carolina history and genealogical research topics? Have you come to a “brick wall” and don’t know which resources to consult? Want to touch original documents relating to your ancestors? Then consider joining us for a week of learning and new discoveries!

Designed to accommodate genealogists with varying levels of research experience, Tar Heel Discoveries offers personalized, individualized support and instruction over five days at the North Carolina State Archives and Government & Heritage Library in Raleigh. Two week-long sessions (15-20 April and 14-19 October) are offered in 2018. Registration is now open!

For program details (fees and what is included) and more information, visit www.tarheeldiscoveries.com or email us with questions at info@tarheeldiscoveries.com.

Diane and Vickie have over 25 years combined experience as full-time professional genealogists specializing in North Carolina research and are members of a number of industry organizations, including the national and local chapters of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS), and the National Genealogical Society (NGS).



Monday, October 15 through Monday, October 15
Free Genealogy Webinar  (Wake and Neighboring Counties)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Olivia Raney Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC
 
Topic: Strategies for Using FamilySearch
Presenter: Shannon Combs-Bennett
 
For more information, call the library (919) 250-1196.


Monday, October 22 through Monday, October 22
Free Genealogy Webinar  (Wake and Neighboring Counties)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Olivia Raney Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC
 
Topic: Using Emigrant Guides for Genealogical Research
Presenter: Julie P. Miller
For more information, call the library (919) 250-1196.


Wednesday, October 24 through Wednesday, October 24
2018 NARA Virtual Genealogy Fair  (Wake and Neighboring Counties)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Online - US National Archives
This is a free online workshop presented by staff from the US National Archives and viewable on Youtube.
 
For more information visit NARA 2018 Virtual Genealogy Fair.


Saturday, October 27 through Saturday, October 27
N.C. Genealogical Society Fall Conference  (Wake and Neighboring Counties)
8:25 am to 4:15 pm
McKimmon Center
1101 Gorman St.
Raleigh, NC
 
A multi-track conference with two lectures to choose from during each session with a focus on how to find your most elusive ancestors using both traditional and DNA research.
 
Speakers: Dr. Michal Lacopo, Diane L. Richard, Ginger Smith, Jeffery L. Haines
 
Cost: $69 members/$79 non-members
For more information, visit NCGS Fall Conference.
 


Monday, October 29 through Monday, October 29
Free Genealogy Webinar  (Wake and Neighboring Counties)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Olivia Raney Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC
 
Topic: Researching your Franch and Indian War Ancestor
Presenter: Craig R. Scott
 
For more information, call the library (919) 250-1196.



Saturday, November 3 through Saturday, November 3
ECC Continuing Education: Cemetery Preservation  (Wake and Neighboring Counties)
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Norfleet House
Edgecombe Community College Campus (about 80 miles from Raleigh)
2009 W. Wlson Street
Tarboro, NC 27886
 
Presenter: Monika Fleming
Cost: $50
Email flemingm@Edgecombe.edu to reserve a seat.


Saturday, November 10 through Saturday, November 10
ECC Continuing Education: Military Records  (Wake and Neighboring Counties)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Norfleet House
Edgecombe Community College Campus (about 80 miles from Raleigh)
2009 W. Wlson Street
Tarboro, NC 27886
 
Presenter: Monika Fleming
Cost: $25
Email flemingm@Edgecombe.edu to reserve a seat.