Auction in Wilson, North Carolina, circa 1974-1986. To view more slides from this collection, visit DigitalNC.
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."
By Kenneth H. Thomas Jr.—For the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Many of us began our genealogy journeys visiting cemeteries and searching for tombstones. If a relative is buried in a city cemetery, there’s usually (but not always) an office record and a map showing where. But many ancestors are buried in rural cemeteries, either in family graveyards … Continue reading Keep the memory of an ancestor alive by documenting death
By Henry Louis Gates Jr. and NEHGS Senior Researcher Meaghan E.H. Siekman Differing surnames and living arrangements complicate the search for the parents of an ancestor born during Reconstruction in North Carolina. Dear Professor Gates: I am curious to know who the parents were of my paternal great-grandfather Turner Bond (1868-1925). He was a self-employed … Continue reading Tracing Your Roots: Who Were My Kin Born During Slavery?
By Brian Shrader, WRAL anchor/reporter ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — Capitol Broadcasting bought more than just an abandoned textile mill when the company purchased Rocky Mount Mills four years ago. The firm, which is also the parent company of WRAL TV, bought an iconic site near the Tar River that has loomed large and played a … Continue reading UNC Chapel Hill team aims to preserve Rocky Mount Mills history
If you and a relative have tested your DNA at different companies, you can compare your results at a free third party site – GEDmatch.com – which also has many additional, useful tools for analyzing your DNA and looking at match lists. Learning to use those tools may take some time as they are not … Continue reading Getting Started with GEDmatch
Price's Seed Store, Wilson, North Carolina, circa 1974. See more slides from this collection at DigitalNC.
Recorded Webinar with Katherine D. Benbow Friday, August 3 @ 12:00 am - Sunday, August 5 @ 11:59 pm The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present: Katherine D. Benbow, BA, MSW, LCSW “DNA Testing: The Three Types We Use in Genealogy Research” This recorded Webinar will be freely available to the public from … Continue reading NGS Free Webinar Weekend Aug. 3-5, 2018
As a reminder, Brian Grawburg will be the feature speaker at the WCGS Meeting in September. In addition, all of Joan Howell's cemetery books are available to order online in the WCGS bookstore. —Krista Project pinpoints gravesites before nature reclaims them By Drew C. Wilson | firstname.lastname@example.org | 252-265-7818 Brian Grawburg stops his pickup truck at … Continue reading Searching for Wilson County’s lost cemeteries