Friday, September 17, 2021

WCGS is seeking 2 Volunteers for Communication Outreach team - Facebook page and Blog Author

The Wake County Genealogy Society is looking for volunteers to fill two positions within our Communications Outreach team. Both these roles function to serve our existing membership and make our services known to potential members interested in genealogy in general and in research specific to our locale. 

1) An administrator for the Wakecogen Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wakecogen/

2) A blogger to take over posting to the Wakecogen blog: https://wakecogen.blogspot.com/

Both positions include curating and sharing content including:

Genealogy skills

Research resources and methods

Topics of local and family history interest

Wakecogen events publicity

Late breaking news and schedule changes

No experience is necessary

We will work with you to show you the ropes. If you are interested in being an active voice in the WCGS online community and developing stronger connections within this great group, please contact our volunteer coordinator Saundra Cropps via email,  info@wakecogen.org

We look forward to adding you to our team!


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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Visit the Wake County Genealogy Society Website for Updates

The Wakecogen Blog is taking a break. Visit the Wake County Genealogy home page or Wakecogen Facebook page for event updates and late breaking news or schedule changes.

If you are registering for WCGS virtual meetings through the end of 2021, start here.

If you are registering for GenHelp through the end of 2021, start here.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Wake Wednesday: What did Wake County look like before all the development?

Just look at this wonderful postal map of turn of the century Wake County. It will certainly help you visualise a quiter, more pastoral Wake County. I used this map recently to determine the location of a cemetery in the relocation zone of Falls Lake. Things look so different now. 

Roads displaced by Falls Lake

This map is available online from the North Carolina Collection at UNC. This is a rural delivery route map circa 1910 - 1919. It covers the whole county and provides a context that is just not available to us today. Take a look. Keep a link handy. 

Source: Wake County c.1910-1919, US Postal Delivery Routes


I bet you will be visiting this map as often as I will. 

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