Saturday, March 16, 2019

Upcoming Events and Learning Opportunities for March

There are lots of fun events happening in the next 2 weeks. Many seem to focus on family history writing.

Coincidence? Or that little nudge that we all need?

I also want to alert you to the fact that the last day to sign up for the NCGS Virtual Conference is Sunday, March 17. Hurry. That is tomorrow or today if you are getting this blog forwarded to your email!!

Now, for the list --

20 March
Genealogy Course: #3
Presented by Raleigh SeniorTechEd @ Knightdale Recreation Center
Covers more features of including working with other sites such as Find A Grave. Fee is $10. More info and registration at their website.

21 March
Piedmont Trails Live Chat Event on Facebook. 9am - 5pm
Genealogy Brickwalls, Family Researching Tips, Understanding Local and National History. Includes migration and the early routes. Discussions about free genealogy research tips, understanding family traditions, locating records and much more. This will be an all day event and will include participants from the group page, the main Piedmont Trails fb page and the Piedmont Trails North Carolina forum. More info on the Facebook Page 

22-23 March
NCGS Virtual Conference
2 full days, 8 interesting topics, and 7 expert speakers--is Friday and Saturday, 22-23 March 2019. No matter where in the world you are, you can attend. And, if you can't make it during the conference, you have access to all of the content for 90 days.
Register soon! Registration closes on 17 March. Registration page.

26 March
WCGS Meeting
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library, 4016 Carya Drive, 27610
Seek the Extraordinary: Family History Blogging
Speaker: George Thomas
Why confine your family story to brief snipits presented by way of the single-lined fields commonly used in genealogy based software? Instead, take time to honor the fact that your uniquely personal history has real connections to extraordinary happenings playing out on the world scene. Read more at WCGS website. 

28 March
Writing Your Personal History
Presented by Raleigh Family History Center, 5060 Six Forks Rd. 27609
Speaker-Sister Caryn Winterton
Get started writing your personal history and capturing the stories from your life. Your family's future generations will be strengthened and motivated as they learn from your example, trials and triumphs.
Admission is free. Register here through Eventbrite.

30 March
Research Strategies and Historical Writing -  eConference
presented by Family History Fanatics in conjunction with Pima County Genealogy Society
Speakers and topics will include:
Leslie Carney - What Does the Document Tell Us: Document Analysis
Devon Noel Lee - Synthesize Seven reSources to Bust Brick Walls
Emily Garber - When It Takes a Village: Applying Cluster Research Techniques
Laura Hedgecock - Better Writing Through Research: Enhancing Family History Narratives with Historical Context
Early bird rate of $19.99 until Mar. 22.

Ongoing on Mondays
Olivia Raney Monday Genealogy Webinars
Join ORL each week to view and discuss a webinar from Legacy Family Tree. Featuring different topics each week.1 p.m., Olivia Raney Library. Check website or call for details.

Return to the WakeCoGen Website

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Event alert: Upchurch and Allied Families to meet in Cary in April

If you are following UAFA, you will be interested in the events outlined in their latest bulletin. The four public events take place on April 12 & 13. Events are covered in detail in this weblink.

Allied Families Newsflash