Please note the location change for the WCGS Meeting on Jan. 28! We will be meeting at the Register of Deeds located at 101 Goldsboro St. E. in Wilson. At 7 PM, Lisa Stith will be giving a presentation on what kinds of documents can be found at the Register of Deeds. We hope to … Continue reading WCGS Meeting Jan. 28
Confederate pension applications are available to view free of charge on the North Carolina Digital Collections website. I have found it helpful to initiate a search for a pension application by entering "Wilson County" in the first search box. Make sure you put the term in quotation marks. From there, type the surname you are … Continue reading Searching Confederate Pensions
Is the tail wagging the dog in your genealogy research? Resist the temptation to jump at each hint and online family tree. Instead, take the lead in your own research and follow the scent of each clue with genealogical best practices. Here’s how… Almost as soon as you start adding information to your family tree … Continue reading HOW TO USE ONLINE GENEALOGY TREES AND HINTS WISELY
On August 30th from 2 to 4 pm, Natalie Copeland of the Wilson County Public Library will present "Digital Resources for Genealogists."
The North Carolina Civil War & Reconstruction History Center is collecting stories about North Carolinians who lived during the Civil War and Reconstruction era. If you have a story to share about your ancestor, please submit it on the NCCWRCHC web page at http://nccivilwarcenter.org/share-a-story or mail it to 824 Branson St., Fayetteville, NC 28305.
Saturday, June 23 @ 8:25 am - 4:00 pm The Speakers Forum Returns! And it’s bigger and better than ever! After an absence of several years, another NCGS Speakers Forum will take place at the State Archives of North Carolina in Raleigh on Saturday, 23 June 2018. Both aspiring and experienced speakers will present lectures … Continue reading 2018 NCGS Speakers Forum
Link to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: https://www.myajc.com/lifestyles/new-books-scotland-could-aid-genealogy-research/j7v07TIEn7BJNeN6FEq1ZP/
The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, located inside of Wilson Library, was named a finalist for the nation’s highest library award. Given to libraries and museums across the United States by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Medal for Museum and Library Service is the highest honor in the nation for a … Continue reading North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is up for the highest library honor
As a graphic designer obsessed with hand-lettered typography, I could not tear myself away from this gallery of illuminated pedigrees created by Pennsylvania Dutch families between 1740 and 1860, courtesy of the National Archives: Frakturs are elaborate illuminated folk art created by the Pennsylvania dutch between 1740 and 1860. They came in a variety of forms including birth, … Continue reading Works of Art: Revolutionary War Frakturs of the Pennsylvania Dutch
Photo by JAMES H. WALLACE, Richmond Times-Dispatch This is an exciting development out of Richmond, Virginia! Approximately 300 pages of colonial Virginia wills have been returned to Virginia. The pages were apparently carried off as a war prize by a Union soldier. The recovered pages, torn from a Charles City will book when the … Continue reading Charles City records taken by Union soldiers during Civil War are now returned