Friday, October 22, 2021

Heads Up: There are some really interesting learning opportunities happening soon!

We are grateful for our Genealogy Friends! It took an email trail of several people for these great opportunities to reach my desk so that I could share with you. Thanks to Richard Ellington of the Durham-Orange Genealogy Society for starting that chain.

Events:

Lisa Kobrin will present a program on Pine Hill Cemetery and the general history of Alamance County cemeteries via Zoom on Tuesday October 26 at 2:30 pm.  This is sponsored by the Alamance Community College history club and is open to the public.  The Zoom link is available at the following Facebook events page https://www.facebook.com/events/851109758911384/

 

The State Library of NC will sponsor an online program about using the State Library and State Archives in genealogy research on Thursday October 28 at 1 pm.  See the details and register online at https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/news/events/family-history-starts-here-using-state-library-and-state-archives-your-research 

The program will be recorded and may also be watched after the event on the State Library’s YouTube channel youtube.com/statelibrarync<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-ClbdzAy9XFi1pJem1FSQ__;!!HYmSToo!ME1GP01Vqgr2CIKnhc2yr2UtWziZ316XbglBE8YWlECOwCk7KNLB8gv_qpOfakSf_zy4Jw$>

  

Join Rich Thompson, manager of Town Creek Indian Mound, and Lawrence Dunmore, Tribal Historian and renowned storyteller of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation on Tuesday November 2, 7 PM as they discuss the history of Town Creek Indian Mound and Native American Creation Stories. 

This session is free and open to the public via Zoom.  It's part of a week-long series of events highlighting the launch of the James Webb Telescope sponsored by Alamance Community College, Alamance County Public Libraries, and Alamance Parks. 

Email eweislak@alamancelibraries.org to register and receive a Zoom invite.

These are fantastic topics. Hope you find something you like!


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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Wake Wednesday: Perfect for the season, missing cemetery, buried treasure!

Thanks to Heather Leah at WRAL for bringing this great story to our attention. 

High House (as in High House Road in Cary) and the buried treasure of Fanning Jones. Great read.
https://www.wral.com/buried-treasure-in-cary-the-ghostly-legend-of-the-abandoned-high-house/19933263

PS. - (update 10-20-2021 1pm) 
As I read this fascinating story, near the end of it I was directed to another article written for the Friends of Page-Walker Hotel in Cary. This one is equally interesting and a bit broader in scope. Fascinating if you live in Wake County. Even more so if you have Jones, Alford, Liles, Williams and other associated Cary area families in your tree. Grab a coffee or hot tea and check it out. 

https://friendsofpagewalker.wildapricot.org/Cary-Me-Back/9342448


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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Wake Treasures - Vol 30, Issue 2 is available at the wakecogen website

Congratulations to Wake Treasures editor Donna Shackle and her team. Wake Treasures is the recipient of the 2021 North Carolina Genealogical Society’s Award for Excellence in Periodical Publishing (Journal). This is a fantastic accomplishment. Donna and her group of volunteers certainly represent WCGS well. 

Here is a note about what you can expect in this latest edition of the journal from Donna:

Fall is here as is the newest issue of our journal.  In this issue, Wake County Genealogical Society’s President, Carla Stancil, has written two articles: “How the Goat Cart Became a Photo Prop”; and “Remembering Mamie Allen”, a recollection regarding her dear aunt.  Over the next year Wake Treasures will be featuring a short series on the Wake-County-based Allen family.  This issue includes the completion of the 1897 Raleigh Colored School Census and highlights items from the Crowder Collection held at the State Archives of North Carolina.  This collection includes several diary entries from an unknown male that gives us a glimpse into the past.  Following these articles are the Wake County Civil Action Papers Concerning Land, 1814.
 
It is my hope that you enjoy this issue, and as always, I want to thank the volunteers who keep the journal in publication.  If you enjoy the journal and would like to become a part of the journal team, please reach out to me at Journal@wakecogen.org and I will be happy to discuss volunteering opportunities.
 
Happy Reading, Donna, editor
 
To download this new edition, log into the Members Area and go to the Wake Treasures webpage. And if you have personal stories of people, places, and events connected to Wake County, please consider sharing them for inclusion into future editions!



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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Upchurch and Allied Family Newsletter - Oct 2021

 For those of you following the Upchurch and Allied story, here is your link to the latest news.

Footprints, Oct 2021


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Friday, October 15, 2021

Registration Open for October 26 WCGS virtual Meeting and Nov 8 GenHelp session

We are so lucky to have nationally renowned genealogy lecturer and blogger Judy Russell with us in October. There is still time to register for her presentation and for the November 4th GenHelp session. Please visit our Registration page.


October 26, 6:30pm - WCGS virtual meeting
Topic - Finding the Law
speaker - Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
The Legal Genealogist

Time and time again, we're told as genealogists that we need to look at records in the context of the law at the time and in the place where the records were created. Easier said than done! With 50 states and the federal government all passing laws, how do we find the laws we need, for both North Carolina and beyond?
 
This presentation is open to all, there is no cost to attend.  
Registration now open.

 
Next GenHelp Session - November 4, 6:30pm
Got a burning research question that you just can't seem to find an answer for? For research tips and clues, sign up for our next virtual session.
Click here to register to for GenHelp. Scroll down to the GenHelp registration section. 

Both these event are free and open to all. 
Register for both!



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Monday, October 11, 2021

Wake County Genealogical Society Meetings for 2021 - Virtual

Upcoming WCGS Meetings (all meetings virtual through the end of 2021) -

December 7 @ 6:30pm - Virtual
Topic Finding Clues to Your Ancestors Hidden in Social History 
Speaker:  Lisa Lisson
Social history tells the story of our ancestors’ lives and fills in the gaps in our genealogical research. Understanding how our ancestors lived and the events that impacted their lives leads to sharing their full stories and connections. This lecture explores how to find and include social history into your genealogy research.
 
This presentation is open to all, there is no cost to attend.



**WCGS will meet virtually through December 2021**



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