"The Fifty-fifth North Carolina Regiment was organized at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, in the early part of 1862. The companies composing the regiment were: COMPANY A—From Wilson County—William J. Bullock, Captain. COMPANY B—From Wilkes County—Abner S. Calloway, Captain. COMPANY C—From Cleveland County—Silas D. Randall, Captain. COMPANY E—From Pitt County—James T. Whitehead, Captain. COMPANY F—From Cleveland, … Continue reading History of the 55th NC Regiment
Saturday, October 27 @ 8:25 am - 4:15 pm Keynote by Dr. Michael D. Lacopo ”Finding Dead Ancestors is Easy: Finding the Living can be a Challenge!” In addition to the keynote, the Fall Conference on 27 October 2018 will offer four additional sessions, with two lectures to choose from each session. The conference will … Continue reading 2018 NCGS Fall Conference
Tobacco processing in Wilson circa 1974-1986. To view more slides from the collection, visit DigitalNC.
St. John marks major milestone Sunday Annie Ward of St. John AME Zion Church cleans the dust off framed photographs and newspaper clippings that chronicle the church's 150 years of history in Wilson. DREW C. WILSON | TIMES Posted Friday, September 21, 2018 9:10 pm By Olivia Neeley firstname.lastname@example.org | 252-265-7879 This weekend marks 150 … Continue reading Church faithful celebrate 150 years
Before and after photos show Hurricane Florence's impact on Wilson County... See more at The Wilson Times...
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?