Wake County Genealogical Society, North Carolina
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October Meeting

Using Military Records
Tuesday October 22, 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Drive
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!  Social time: 6:30-7:00.Presentation will start at 7:00.

WCPL Genealogy Series - Oct & Nov

If you are in the local area of Raleigh, you may be interested in attending a genealogy-series talk at one of the Wake County Public Librarys. Download the topics and details here!

Wake Genealogy Watch - Fall Edition!

It's the start of a new year for the Wake Genealogy Watch with the release of Vol. 3 Issue 1!  As always, this WGW issue gives you lots of great articles and hints to advance your research!  If you have always wondered about WorldCat, Ted Bainbridge will introduce it to you AND will give you examples of how he has benefited from using it in his own research.  If you're a crafter as well as a genealogist, you will love Jackie Nobles art tribute to her grandmother!  Do you have a Revolutionary War soldier in your tree?  Then Ann Myhre's article on Rev War record resources can help you find details about their service!  And if DNA is your new genealogy obsession, then Cyndi Deal's article about DNA tools is what you are looking for!  Of course you will also find the latest news about WCGS activities, as well as all the upcoming events for WCGS and other local organizations.  As always we welcome your articles, comments, or other items for the newsletter, so please contact Cyndi at newsletter@wakecogen.org if you have something to share.
Photo Note: If you choose to read a printed version of this newsletter, some of the photos will be difficult to view due to size constraints. Please refer back to the online edition where you can enlarge the photos to accommodate better viewing.  This recent issue of the Newsletter may be downloaded from the WCGS Newsletter page.  Enjoy!

Transcription Parties!

Have you got a couple of hours available on a Saturday to help WCGS transcibe historical documents for publication in our journal?  If you do, visit the WCGS Events page to see when and where we are meeting to perform this valuable work and pay it forward!  Come any time convenient for you!
If you are unsure of your skills or about the transcription process in general, then this free webinar is right for you!  The NCGS editor,  Diane L. Richard, has recorded a virtual session on how to transcribe.  This one-hour training provides examples, tips, tricks, and resources in best practices for transcribing documents for publishing and for genealogical research in general. To view "Accurate Transcription for Historical Records", click on the title and scroll down to the viewing window.  Then we hope you will join us at a party or visit our Projects page to find the right transcription project for you!

WCGS on Lulu!

Did you know you can purchase WCGS journals (new and archived) on Lulu? Visit the Wake County Genealogical Society Bookstore here.


Reminder: WCGS has moved to Cameron Village Regional Library! Be sure to set your GPS to the new spot!

Dec 3rd Meeting Find-a-Grave
WCGS members Mary Ann Loss and Carol Stahl will tell you why they love cemeteries and how to get the most out of Find-a-Grave

Jan Meeting - Quaker Research
WCGS member Ann Myhre will introduce us to her ancestor Daniel Bills - a Quaker who fought in the Revolutionary War!

Summer of DNA Handouts!
Download Handouts from "Summer of DNA" section on the WCGS Publication page.

WCGS Blog site
Find our Blog site here to keep up with all the research hints and local activities of interest to Wake County researchers.

Volunteer needs
Near or far, there is always a way you can help WCGS!

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