Happy 2019. Please mark your calendars for the Friends of Oberlin Village meeting January 28 at 6 pm in the fellowship hall of Wilson Temple United Methodist Church, 1023 Oberlin Road. We will be jumping in to plan our activities and priorities for the new year. Come and let us know what interests you most.
Hope to see you on Monday,
Also of interest
Wake County Public Library system has announced the following event as part of its offerings for Black History Month. Friends of Oberlin member Joe Holt grew up in OV and is active with FOV. Learn more about the Holt Family story by attending:
A History of Sacrifice: The Holt Family's Fight to Integrate Raleigh Public Schools
Saturday, February 9, 2019, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610
Learn what sacrifices the Holt family endured as the first family to initiate the fight for equality in the Raleigh Public School System.
View the documentary, Exhausted Remedies, that shows the Holt family’s courage and dedication to integrate. Following the documentary both Ms. Holt Noel and Mr. Holt will discuss their family‘s legacy and what it means to Raleigh citizens today.
The Fort Family Builders, renowned for their carpentry and finishing settled in Wake county in the late 1700.
"...Frederick and Mary Ann Fort moved from Sussex County, Virginia, to Wake County in the 1780s, along with their son, William Knight. The younger carpenter sons, John and Elias, were born in Wake County and joined William—who was old enough to be their father—in the carpenter's trade, and they were probably trained by him as well. By the 1790s,William Fort was busy at his trade in Wake County, where he took several apprentices to the carpenter's and wheelwright's trades in 1798, 1804, 1809, and 1814. Another brother, Foster, also took an apprentice to the carpenter's trade in Wake County in 1804, but little is known of his work as a carpenter.
The Fort brothers' chief known work is the plantation complex at Fairntosh (1810-1822) in the section of Orange County that became present Durham County. It was built for Duncan and Rebecca Bennehan Cameron..."
Not the original capital of North Carolina, in the early days of the colony, Raleigh wasn't even in the running. You will want to check out this NC Archives blog series for the evolution of the state capital in all its iterations.
Great maps, great stories....A Capital Affair. Read here.
History Fanatics will be producing "A Winter
of DNA" eConference on January 26th. Speakers and
topics will include: Tim Janzen - Maximizing Your Use of GEDmatch Richard Hill - Finding
Family with DNA Testing: A Genetic Detective Story Andy Lee - DNA Tree Building: What to Do When GEDmatch
Matches Don't Respond Maurice Gleeson - Using Y-DNA in Your Family Tree Research The online sessions
will begin at 9am Central Time on January 26th. A final panel
discussion will end the day. All registrants will be able to view the
conference for 30 days. Register
and get your questions answered by some of the most popular genetic
genealogy educators! Presentations are live, not pre-recorded, and you can ask
questions throughout. Price is only $19.99
until January 18th and then it will be $24.99. Also, we will be having
DNA kits and other stuff as door prizes that will be given away. You
don't have to be present to win, but you do have to register.
We all remember the Cardinal Theater Capsule reopened just recently. The oldest time capsule in Raleigh was placed in 1894 to honor NC citizens who served in the Civil War.
I found a great article at Candid Slice online that accounts for several time capsules placed around Raleigh. Do you know of others that exist in the rest of Wake County. If so, please share their locations and what you know about their stories.