By Jim Moses for the Ionia Sentinel-Standard—What is genealogy if not the recording of the history of our lives? We are born, we live, and we die. I read somewhere that our personal history is the dash between the dates on our tombstones. It is the time that is hidden from the world unless we … Continue reading Family Tree: What is genealogy?
By Kristen V. Brown for Gizmodo—Liza Lizarraga has spent hours combing through paper and digital archives to track her family’s history the old-fashioned way, and she has spit in a test tube to find out what morsels of her family’s history might be revealed by her DNA. In September, though, Lizarraga will walk the same … Continue reading Genealogy Tourism Is Booming as Americans Search for Identity in DNA and Abroad
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 Independent (UK): https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/ancestry-dna-family-history-tree-discovery-how-slaves-north-carolina-a8288476.html
Link to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: https://www.myajc.com/lifestyles/new-books-scotland-could-aid-genealogy-research/j7v07TIEn7BJNeN6FEq1ZP/
Sanda Baucom Hight CONTRIBUTING COLUMNIST to the Wilson Times Recently, as I was looking for one particular photograph from our family’s collection, I learned lessons about history and customs of our past. I looked through photograph albums put together by family members years ago, as well as hundreds of individual pictures that have been saved … Continue reading Old photographs reveal family history, bygone customs
The Wilson County Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the assembly room at the Wilson County Public Library, 249 Nash St. The immediate past president of the North Carolina Genealogical Society, Victoria Young, a professional genealogist since 2004 who specializes in Southern U.S., lineage applications and forensic genealogy research, … Continue reading Genealogist to speak at Tuesday meeting
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
WILSON — Bill Ellis, a barbecue legend who built an empire from a humble hot dog stand on the outskirts of Wilson, died Monday of complications from a broken hip. William Lawrence “Bill” Ellis was 83 when he died. Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article135453669.html#storylink=cpy