Sunday, March 7, 2021

WCGS - Wake Genealogy Watch - Spring 2021 - Newsletter now available

The Spring 2021 Issue (Vol.4 Issue 3) of our award-winning newsletter, Wake Genealogy Watch, is now available online for reading or download. 

You can visit the WCGS website  or access through this link - Wake Genealogy Watch, Spring 2021

This issue contains the following topics:

  •          Read about the role Wake County’s creation played in a tumultuous historical event as we celebrate her 250th year.
  •          RootsTech Roundup – Read about and access all the wonderful online content. It is still free and will be for one year.
  •         WCGS GenHelp - This summary of one of the sessions shows what types of questions are asked and the range of guidance that is offered.
  •          Ted Bainbridge spotlights Cyndi’s List, the invaluable aggregate genealogy site, and offers tips for searching and navigating the site.
  •          Esley Hunt was a portrait photographer who worked in Orange and Wake counties from the 1840-60s. He is renowned for his Civil War portraits. Read more about Esley and access a free eBook about him.
  •         Cynthia Gage shares the two digital collections pertaining to North Carolina and offers tips to navigate them.
  •          Read about a new research venture NC Historical Records Online and possibly collaborate with them.
  •         Meet our board members. This time we welcome our new Treasurer and new VP/Communications. We also spotlight a Director and our Membership Chairperson.
  •          As always, a packed events calendar and links to so very much online content.

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 to the online edition where you can enlarge the photos to accommodate better viewing.  Enjoy! 

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