Thursday, January 24, 2019

Update From Friends of Oberlin Village

Dear Friends of Oberlin Village,

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,
Becky Boston

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.

Have you noticed the relocation of the Hall and Graves houses as you pass down Oberlin Road?  See pictures and read about the move at

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Learning Opportunity: Online DNA eConference - Jan. 26, 2019

From Family History Fanatics:

Family 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.

More information is available on the website:

Nice that there is an early bird discount and they have a handy timezone converter on their site. Check it out! - CD

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