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
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
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 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?
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
By lauravasilion While waiting for a voice from Lithuania to respond to my blog questions, I took a detour this spring into genealogy and a new project: a novel set in a Quaker community in pioneer Iowa. No, I am not a Quaker. However, a number of my early Scotch-Irish American ancestors were. Three of … Continue reading A Research Detour Leads to 12 Unexpected Insights About Quakerism
Conference Venue: VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT 1160 1st Avenue King of Prussia, PA 19406 Dates: October 9-14, 2018 Hosts: Family Quest Society (Philadelphia Chapter) World Renowned History and Genealogical Event There is no better place for historians and genealogists than AAHGS’s Annual Conference & Exposition. By attending, you’ll gain the tools, the … Continue reading Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGS) 2018 Annual Conference & Expo
The North Carolina Genealogical Society is presenting "Courting North Carolina: The Courts of the Tarheel State” Part 1, a lecture given by Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL. If you have ever attended one of Judy's lectures, you know you are in for a treat! Her knowledge of the complex court records of North Carolina is … Continue reading Webinar free to the public July 6-8, 2018
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?