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NCGS 2019 Fall Conference

A two-day event Friday and Saturday, 1-2 November 2019 at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC Keynote Speaker: Roberta Estes Roberta Estes is a founding pioneer in the field of genetic genealogy. She is also the author of one of the most popular blogs on that subject: http://www.DNA-eXplained.com. Roberta has been … Continue reading NCGS 2019 Fall Conference

Out of Sight: Connections Exhibit Opening

Date & Time: Friday, May 24th, 5:30 pm Location: Imagination Station Science & History Museum, 224 Nash St SE, Wilson, North Carolina 27893 Details: Brian Grawburg has been photographing cemeteries and has found around 12 undocumented sites in Wilson County so far. During his documentation and exploration, he discovered surprising connections between the Proctor, Whitley, … Continue reading Out of Sight: Connections Exhibit Opening

Wilson Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies

The Nineteenth Annual Catalogue of the Wilson Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies, Session of 1889-1890 can be viewed on Archive.org here. Starting on page 20, a list of students was published, including their parent or guardian and place of residence. An interesting find for those hard-to-establish female ancestors, particularly those who fall into the missing … Continue reading Wilson Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies

Searching Confederate Pensions

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

‘There’s history behind these graves’: Teens clean overgrown African-American graveyard

From The Wilson Times: Posted Sunday, November 25, 2018 6:40 pm By Olivia Neeley olivia@wilsontimes.com | 252-265-7879 Several teens headed out to an unfamiliar place last week. But once they arrived, they immediately got to work. They knew they were about to be part of something much bigger than themselves. “It’s probably the last place … Continue reading ‘There’s history behind these graves’: Teens clean overgrown African-American graveyard