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
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
From the North Carolina Genealogy Society: Coming to You Wherever You Are Save the Dates: 22-23 March 2019 NCGS continues to look for ways to reach out to all members across the country and around the world, to inspire you to explore your North Carolina roots and to support your journey along the way. We … Continue reading 1st NCGS Virtual 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?
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
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
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.