Friday, January 26, 2024

2024 Wake County Genealogical Society Virtual Meetings - next - January 23, 2024

Join us for the next Virtual Meeting from WCGS!

Tuesday, Feb 27 @ 6:30pm - Virtual

Topic Roots of Hope: Rediscovering the Legacy of John Hunter
Ernest Dollar, Director of the City of Raleigh Museum

A chance discovery led to an incredible merging of past and present. While working on an exhibit at Dix Park, Ernest Dollar found record of John Hunter, an enslaved man from the plantation where the State Hospital was later constructed. The genealogical detective work began with Hunter's birth in 1760 and ultimately led to the return of living descendants in 2019. His work was profiled in an award-winning documentary and has reshaped the Park's conversation on its complicated past.

This virtual meeting and presentation is open to all, but registration is required.  *

*Please register by 4pm day of meeting.
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Tuesday, March 26 @ 6:30pm - Virtual
Topic Walk Where Your Ancestors Walked: Virtual Heritage Travel 
Lisa Lisson

Tuesday, Apr 23  @ 6:30pm - Virtual
Topic:  Genealogical Research at UNC-Chapel Hill's Wilson Special Collections Library
Speaker: Jason E. Tomberlin, Head of Research and Instructional Services; Interim Curator, North Carolina Collection

Tuesday, May 28 @ 6:30pm - Virtual
TopicAre You Calling My Granddad a Liar? Family Lore and What To Do With It
Speaker: Jessica Conklin

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