Sunday, May 30, 2021

We have an opening date for Olivia Raney Library


Word is that Olivia Raney Local History Library is expected to open on June 7. Contact the library for info on scheduling appointments. Subject to change. Watch their webpage. 

When you visit, look for this delightful photo of the children's reading room from the original ORL location. You will find it in the new reading room!


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Friday, May 28, 2021

Monday, May 17, 2021

Reminder to sign up for the May 25 WCGS meeting and the June 3 GenHelp Session

The links to register are here. Be sure to scroll down to the second section if you are looking for the GenHelp session. 

See you there!


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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Ancestry Library Edition Remote Access Extended

Of course they announce this two days after I send out the newsletter! I checked the link every day for a week. It is all good though, because access has been extended. From ProQuest:

Access to Ancestry Library Edition has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.  Remote access will be available until  September 30/2021 and will continue to be re-evaluated.


Details are at this ProQuest link. 


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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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

The Summer 2021 Issue (Vol.4 Issue 4) 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, Summer, 2021

This issue contains the following topics:

·         Get details on our newest Special Interest Group for WCGS members - Family Tree Maker 2019.

·         Ted Bainbridge offers several solid tips for tracking ancestors that disappear from one census to the next.

·         Sometimes you need a large space to expand your tree drawing efforts - either your own or your DNA matches and shared ancestors. You will want to read the ideas on budget friendly white board alternatives including some easy-to-use Microsoft tools.

·         Meet WCGS Webmaster - Cynthia Gage.

·         Read about clever ideas to foster appreciation of family heirlooms in our younger generations with books, albums and other media that create an interactive experience.

·         Meet our board members. The final installment spotlights our President in Training, Monique Bunch and our Past President, Kathy Ruse.

·         As always, stay updated with our 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.

Click this newsletter page link to view this and all past newsletter content.



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Friday, May 7, 2021

Wake Treasures Journal just published. New Issue. New Look!

Volume 30, Issue 1 of our award-winning journal is now available on the WCGS website. Access this issue via the member options after logging on at Wakecogen.org. We can't wait for you to see the new look!

Here are some comments from the journal editor to introduce this issue. 

Dear Readers,

 Spring is upon us, the coronavirus vaccine is here, and life is slowly returning to normal. The pandemic is sure to have honed our online research skills, and I’m sure you’ll be glad to be able to research in person once more as the archives and state library are now offering appointments for in-person research. It is also conference season, with the National Genealogical Society hosting its annual conventionon  virtually in May. Wake County Genealogical Society’s own Diane L. Richard and David M. McCorkle will be presenting and are not to be missed! 


As you may have noticed, this issue has a new cover that we are proud to debut, along with our new logo. This issue of Wake Treasures is full of continued series, such as the final part of Carey Faisons “Railroads, Hortons, and Faisons,” the 1897 Raleigh Colored School Census, Wake County Records Batch #3, Wake County Records of Slaves and Free Negroes, 1721-1829 and Soldiers Home records, while also introducing new content from Debra Blake, a secretary’s report from the Mordecai family, and Trade Licenses of 1876. 


Without the help of an array of volunteers this journal wouldn’t be possible. Please consider submitting your Wake family history, transcribing, or selecting content as the Content Curator. If you are interested in contributing to the journal, please contact me at journal@wakecogen.org. Many thanks to our contributors, transcribers, indexer, and proofreader!

Hope you enjoy,

Donna Shackle, Editor


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