Finding Your Ancestors in the Records of the North Carolina State Archives – Sept 24

The Friends of the North Carolina State Archives Presents, “Finding Your Ancestors in the Records of the North Carolina State Archives”
Saturday, September 24, 2011

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Location: North Carolina State Archives Auditorium, 109 East Jones St., Raleigh, NC

Schedule of Events:
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Registration Walk-ins are welcome. However, lunch will not be available and the workshop handouts may not be available.
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM A Virtual Tour of the North Carolina State Archives by Debbi Blake
10:30 AM – 10:50 AM Break & Vendors
10:50 AM – 11:50 AM Tar Heels in the Family Tree? A Genealogical Introduction to North Carolina Records by Helen Leary, CG (Emeritus), FASG, FNGS
11:50 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch & Vendors
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Get Excited about Your Pre-1870 N.C. African American Research: the N.C. Archives Can Put Great Resources at your Fingertips! by Diane Richard
2:00 PM – 2:20 PM Break & Vendors
2:20 PM – 3:20 PM Finding Your North Carolina Revolutionary War Soldier or Patriot by Kenny Simpson

Registration is $40.00

NC Genealogical Society Workshop on 29 October features Barbara Vines Little, CG

29 October 2011 Raleigh, NC at the North Carolina Museum of History, 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601:

Researching Your Ancestors in Colonial Times will be presented by the North Carolina Genealogical Society in conjunction with the NCGS Annual Meeting. The Speaker will be Barbara Vines Little, CGSM, whose talks will provide the information that can move your research to the next level.

Working With Colonial Records – A look at how to effectively deal with the vagarities of colonial government and the lack of records.
Land and Inheritance – Understanding the law in regard to inheritance, especially of land, is an important tool in interpreting records. Without a thorough understanding of how real and personal property was inherited especially in an intestate estate or under the rules of primo-geniture and entail, it is impossible for the researcher to make accurate assumptions of relationships based upon the inheritance of land.

Backtracking Your Migrating Ancestor: A Methodology That Works – When an ancestor suddenly appears in an area with no obvious clue to his origin, many researchers are lost. Yet carefully combing for clues in the area in which he is found will often provide the answer. This lecture provides a framework for researchers to follow in their search for their ancestor’s origin.

Taxes: Milk Them for All They’re Worth! – Most often used as substitute census, tax lists, when interpreted properly, can provide a wealth of information on individuals, their occupations, families, lifestyles, and antecedents.

Registration and additional information available at:

Upcoming Seminar with NC Chapter Palatines to America

The North Carolina Chapter of Palatines to America is holding its first Fall Seminar on Saturday, October 1, 2011, at the Wake County Southeast Regional Library in Garner.

Registration information:

Palatines to America is a genealogical society for those researching German speaking ancestors, with emphasis on migration from the Germanic regions of Europe to North America. For more information, visit their website at

Free Web Tutorial for New Genealogists

Free Web Tutorial

Family Tree Magazine is offering a free online tutorial to help new genealogists trace their roots. If you are new to genealogy and not sure where to start, then this is the place to be!

When: Sat, Oct 16, 2010 2pm-3pm EDT (1 CDT, 12 MDT, 11 am PDT)
Where: Your computer!

You’ll learn:
• The best places to gather information
• Tips for online searching and genealogy websites
• Records that contain information about your ancestors
• Ways to record and share what you find, including genealogy software

Who should attend:
• People who are completely new to genealogy
• “Armchair researchers” who’ve dabbled a bit with genealogy websites but want more direction
• Intermediate genealogists looking for a refresher on research fundamentals