Wake County Genealogical Society, North Carolina
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December Meeting

Tuesday December 3, 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Drive
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.
Carol and Mary Ann would like to tailor their talk around your questions. If you have questions about Find a Grave, cemetery lore, or gravestone care, please contact them via email.
Carol - clks@bellsouth.net
Mary Ann - schatzi04.genealogy@gmail.com
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.

Wake Treasures - Vol 28, Issue 4 Released!

Final  "Message from the Editor - Diane L. Richard"
Vol 28, Issue #4 of Wake Treasures is somewhat bittersweet as this is my last issue as editor.  I have loved the journey and the challenge to try and provide useful content to readers.  With the next issue Donna Shackle will be the new editor.  She introduces herself in the full "Message from the Editor" on page 3 of the new journal.
With this issue we continue to share stories of Philip Upchurch and Carey Faison and their Wake County families.  We also share some birth records from 1895 provided by the Cary DAR chapter, and we continue our exploration of tax records with information from 1802.  Finally Sue Harvey introduces us to a church important to her family.
Best wishes to y'all wherever your genealogical journey may take you.
To download this new edition, log into the Members Area and go to the Wake Treasures webpage. And if you have personal stories of people, places, and events connected to Wake County, please consider sharing them for inclusion into future editions!

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 Sessions

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!

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

Feb Meeting - Internet Archive, JSTOR, & HathiTrust
Join author, editor, professional researcher and sought-after speaker Diane L. Richard for a look at some of her favorite online resources!

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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