Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Feb 9 - Virtual Event - African American Genealogy Program - Forsyth County Public Library

Thanks go to Barbara McGeachy for sharing this event with us. This program is offered by the Forsyth County Public Library via Zoom. From the announcement:

Are you looking for African American ancestors? All interested are invited to our African American genealogy program. At this hour long session, we will discuss where to start, what records are available, the research process, and African American genealogy online databases. We encourage you to come with questions. Register using this form by Tuesday, February 9 at 4 P.M.

This program will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, February 9 at 7 P.M. Registration required! 

Link to Registration.

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Monday, January 25, 2021

Upcoming Virtual Event - Underground Railroad in NC - Jan 27

This event just passed through my Facebook feed and looks interesting. Registration is required. Register via email. Contact: van@steveworrell.com.

Details for the event were shared via the NC Friends Historical Society Facebook feed:

History of the Underground Railroad in NC - Virtual Event

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Quaker involvement in the Underground Railroad in North Carolina with discussion led by Max Carter, PhD and Dr. Adrienne Israel. This is sponsored by the High Point Historical Society and the High Point Museum. Registration is required. Virtual event via Zoom

Link to event post.

Saturday, January 2, 2021

January 2021 Events of Interest

Wake County Genealogy Society has two virtual events scheduled this month, our GenHelp session on Jan. 7 and our Virtual WCGS meeting and presentation on Jan. 26. In addition to these several other interesting virtual events have been offered since the last newsletter was published on Dec 26. All are virtual and most are free. The exception being the DNA eConference on Jan. 30 which requires payment and a modest fee. Early bird pricing is offered and detailed at the link.

Jan. 7
WCGS GenHelp - free genealogy assistance for hobbyists
Details and Registration

Jan 11
Reading Old Handwriting
Online event offered by the Library of Virginia
Hosted on Zoom—no registration required.
Details and access

Jan 11
Who Are We? The Cultural Phenomenon of Home DNA Testing 
Virtual presentation offered by Wake County Public Libraries
Details and Registration

Jan 14
Preview Screening of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. & Virtual Discussion with Laurel Saunders, President of NC Genealogical Society
Details and Registration

Jan 26
WCGS January Virtual Meeting & Presentation - Wake and Its Beginnings in Colonial Johnston County
Details and Registration

Jan 30
A Winter of DNA eConference
Virtual daylong conference offered by Family History Fanatics
Early bird discount through Jan.22
Details and Registration

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