Monday, October 29, 2018

WCGS Trifecta at NCGS

Wake County Genealogical Society is the proud recipient of three awards from the North Carolina Genealogical Society at its October 27, 2018  Conference and Meeting.
Awards are as follows (left to right in photo):
-Excellence in Periodical Publishing-Journal:  "Wake Treasures,"   editor Diane L. Richard.
-Excellence in Periodical Publishing-Newsletter: "Wake Genealogy Watch,"  editor Cyndi Deal.
-Excellence in Web Presence-WCGS website: webmaster Cynthia Gage.
Photo - Steve Deal

A full description of the categories and winners can be viewed on the NCGS website.
Congratulations to WCGS. Thanks and appreciation to the winners. We are indebted to them and their teams for the hours of hard work and dedication to produce a quality product on an consistent basis. This speaks well for our society as a whole.  
Way to go Team Wake!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Upchurch and Allied Families Update

Do you have roots or a strong interest in Wake County?
Allied Families are families who are from Wake and surrounding counties who have lived here, intermarried and interacted here for generations. Phil Upchurch has been collecting information on these families for 60 years or more.
He opened an office in Cary for the purpose of preserving this information on websites and on Ancestry Trees in 2016. We have been meeting there on Thursdays from 2-4, and beginning on October 6, 2018 we will also be meeting on Saturday afternoons from 2-4. In addition to digitizing Phil's collection, we will copy photos brought to us and we can't help sharing stories as we work. Drop by and see if this is your cup of tea. Or just share a cup and a story with us. Check us out at and