Friday, January 24, 2020

Family History Affiliate Access - while Olivia Raney is closed for renovation.

I have the details for interim Family History Affiliate access now. I heard from Carrie Lee, the adult services manager at Cameron Village Regional Library last week. She confirms that access to the FamilySearch database at CVRL is now live. There is only one dedicated computer for this service.

To use:
Check in with a staff member at the reference desk – second floor.
Staff will get you logged in.  

CRVL is located at 1930 Clark Ave. Raleigh, NC 27605

It is wonderful that CVRL has worked through the paperwork process to make this irreplaceable access available during the time that ORL is out of commission.

WCGS is surely appreciative of all the staff at CVRL has done to accommodate us and make us feel welcome!

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Reminder - WCGS Meeting - Tuesday, Jan 28, 6:30pm

Join us!

Quaker Patriot Research: Daniel Bills - A Man for His Place and Time
Tuesday January 28, 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Drive
Raleigh, NC 27605
Speaker: Ann Myhre
Join us for the story of Daniel Bills - a Quaker who was a patriot in the Revolutionary War.  We'll highlight the records used in his discovery and some of the other unusual resources that shed light on his life.
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  Social time: 6:30; Announcements: 6:45pm. Presentation will start at 7:00.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020

NGS Conference 2020 Brochure Link

For your browsing pleasure... Who is planning on going to NGS 2020 in Salt Lake City in May?

May 19 -23
NGS Family History Conference - Salt Lake City, UT. Multiple speakers. Multiple tracks. 

Wake Genealogy Watch - Winter 2020 Is available at the website now!

Happy New Year, fellow Wake researchers.

TheWinter 2020 Issue (Vol.3 Issue 2)  of our award winning  newsletter Wake Genealogy Watch, is now available online for reading or download. 

This issue contains the following topics:
• Get Acquainted with the new Wake Treasures Journal Team
• Ann Myhre shares some very useful tips for tackling foreign language translations
• Popular tips, technique, and historical context of 2019 from the WCGS Facebook feed
• Ted Bainbridge shares important points to consider when evaluating sources, information, and evidence
• Cyndi Deal explores the workflow and challenges of researching that Native American family lore
• Another very full calendar of events

 As always we welcome your articles, comments, or other items for the newsletter, so please contact Cyndi at if you have something to share.

Photo Note: If you choose to read a printed version of this newsletter, some of the photos will be difficult to view due to size constraints. Please refer back to the online edition where you can enlarge the photos to accommodate better viewing.  This recent issue of the Newsletter may be downloaded from the WCGS Newsletter page.  Enjoy!

Or, click this newsletter page link to view this and all past newsletter content.

Photo Note: When reading from a printed copy, please refer back to the online edition where you can enlarge the photos for better viewing.

We welcome your feedback, input, and submissions for inclusions in future editions. Please address all concerns to

Visit the WCGS Blog for more events, late breaking news, tutorials, updates and other special posts. 

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Family History Webinar series at Cameron Village Regional Library

The ongoing Family History Webinar series that has been a Monday staple at ORL, will continue on at CVRL, observing the same schedule as before. Join Saundra Cropps at 1pm each Monday to view and discuss a webinar from Legacy Family Tree. Check website or call for details.

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Friday, January 3, 2020

Genealogy Skillbuilder offerings for SeniorTechEd for 2020

I counted no less than 14 different genealogy topic offered by SeniorTechEd starting next week! I see everything from DNA and Genealogy Basics, to Citing Sources and Organizing Strategies. Don't just take my word for it. Check it out now. There is still time to get signed up...

Scheduled Offerings for Eary 2020

Course Descriptions

Please share these links if you know someone just starting their genealogy journey.

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