Friday, December 18, 2020

Wake County Genealogical Society Meetings for 2021 - Virtual

 Mark your calendar for the first WCGS meeting and presentation of 2021. 

Date: January 26 at 6:30pm

Topic:  Wake and Its Beginnings in Colonial Johnston County
Speaker:  K. Todd Johnson

There is always a beginning, and for many of us with family from Wake County, our ancestors came from the east, passing through Johnston County. It is important for family historians to realize that Wake County was originally formed in 1771, being cut from pre-existing Johnston, Cumberland, and Orange Counties.
 
Join us for this talk by K. Todd Johnson, director of the Johnston County Heritage Center. He will speak about the citizenry of early Johnston County while touching on key historical developments predating and influencing the formation of Wake County. Drawing from resources at the Johnston County Heritage Center, including Elizabeth Reid Murry’s Wake County history (Volume 1), Todd’s presentation will cover items in her collection related to the early colonial period. He will also touch on the importance and impact of America’s first revolution known as the Regulator Movement. Come join us as we explore this exciting part of the story of who we were before the formation of Wake County.
 
This virtual meeting and presentation is open to all, but registration is required. 
Topic:  Where to Find Family Stories 
Speaker:   Barbara McGeachy
Registration - TBA

March 23 @ 6:30pm
Topic:  Native Americans, Africans and Europeans in North Carolina History: A Brief History of the Evolution  
Speaker:   Dr. Arwin Smallwood
Registration - TBA


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