Local NGS 2017 Events and Repositories

Local NGS 2017 Events and Repositories

Local Events

Society Night at the Museum

Do you have ancestors from several different parts of North Carolina? Would you like to talk to people who live where your ancestors lived? Come visit with genealogical and historical societies from all over North Carolina at our Society Night at the Museum, 11 May 2017, from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  Spread throughout the floors of the beautiful … Read more . . .

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Durham Day Tour

Experience the old South by visiting historic Stagville Plantation, Duke Homestead, and Bennett Place, with lunch on your own at Cracker Barrel. The Durham Day Tour is offered as a pre-conference event on Tuesday, 9 May 2017.  Durham is home to one of the largest plantations in the pre-Civil War South called Stagville. Comprising several thousand … Read more . . .

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NC Artisans and Crafters

Where can you enjoy the beautiful and varied talents of North Carolina artisans and crafters? Come to the North Carolina Genealogical Society’s Pig Pickin’ BBQ and Bluegrass Event at the Holshouser Building on the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. We will be showcasing many different artisans who work in a variety of mediums. You will have the … Read more . . .

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Bluegrass at the NCGS Pig Pickin’ BBQ

Where can you enjoy a foot-stomping good time with a fantastic bluegrass band? Come to the North Carolina Genealogical Society’s Pig Pickin’ BBQ and Bluegrass Event at the Holshouser Building on the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. You will be greeted by the sounds of the Grass Cats, an award winning bluegrass band from the Raleigh area. They … Read more . . .

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“Nobody’s Daughter: A Spotlight on the Neighbors”, a Luncheon with Helen F. M. Leary

Most seasoned genealogists know of Helen F. M. Leary, CG Emeritus, FASG, FNGS. Before I personally knew Helen Leary, I was in awe of her. When Helen came in to research at the State Archives of North Carolina, everything would get very quiet. There would be little whispers and some people would hold their breath. … Read more . . .

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North Carolina BBQ and Bluegrass

We are so looking forward to the North Carolina BBQ and Bluegrass Event to be held 10 May 2017 during the NGS Conference. As will all “events,” you don’t need to be and NGS nor NCGS member, nor even attending the conference to participate. That makes this a great event to bring a spouse, family … Read more . . .

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Downtown Raleigh at Night Trolley Tour

Take a ride through downtown Raleigh on the historic trolley! A knowledgeable docent will narrate the history of the capital city as you pass Mordecai Historic Park, Bicentennial Plaza, the Joel Lane Museum House, Fayetteville Street, City Market, the Governor’s Mansion, the Capitol building, and more. Discover how close you are to wonderful restaurants, shopping, … Read more . . .

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Raleigh Day Tour

Learn about the history of Raleigh and enjoy a Southern-style meal when you sign up for the historic Raleigh Day Tour, which will be offered as a pre-conference event on Tuesday, 9 May 2017. First Stop Joel Lane House. Did you know that the city of Raleigh is one of the few purpose-built capital cities … Read more . . .

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Local Repositories

Stranger to the State Archives of North Carolina?

If you are like a lot of people, you either dislike going to a new repository or you go and miss some of the important things that you need because you didn’t realize they was there. Well, NCGS has solved those predicaments for you when you come to Raleigh for the NGS Family History Conference … Read more . . .

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Research at the State Archives of North Carolina

Special Search Room Hours for NGS 2017 Sunday, May 7: Closed Monday, May 8: 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday – Wednesday, May 9-10, Friday May 12: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Saturday, May 13: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. On behalf of the State Archives and the NC Department of … Read more . . .

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Genealogy Research at the Olivia Raney Local History Library

The Olivia Raney Local History Library is a branch of the Wake County Public Library system that specializes in local history and genealogy. The library first opened in 1901 in downtown Raleigh, but reopened in its current Carya Drive location in 1996. The Library’s many research collections focus on historical and genealogical materials relating to … Read more . . .

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RACE Exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

While in Raleigh for the NGS 2017 Family History Conference, be sure to visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, which will be hosting The Race Exhibit. A project of the American Anthropological Association, the exhibit features stories of race from biological, cultural, and historical viewpoints. Viewing race from unique perspectives across the United … Read more . . .

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Photographs and Audiovisual Materials in the State Archives of North Carolina

Films, videos, audio recordings, photographs, and other images are found in many record groups held in the State Archives of North Carolina in addition to the obvious – the Audiovisual Materials Unit collections in the Special Collections Section. The State Archives has rich and diverse holdings of all sorts of audiovisuals and, wherever they are … Read more . . .

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Genealogy Research at the North Carolina Room, Oxford, North Carolina

Located just an hour north of downtown Raleigh is the North Carolina Room at the Richard H. Thornton Library, 210 Main Street, Oxford, North Carolina. We hold some 4,500 books, 80 manuscript collections, and hundreds of vertical files and maps with a special focus on the northern North Carolina Piedmont and Southside Virginia. Of course, … Read more . . .

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Baptist Historical Collection: A Unique Resource for Genealogists

The North Carolina (NC) Baptist Historical Collection (also known as the Ethel Taylor Crittenden Collection in Baptist History) documents the history of North Carolina Baptist associations, churches, institutions, organizations, and individuals. The collection is used by researchers across the state as well as nationwide for genealogical research. The North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection is comprised … Read more . . .

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Research at the NC Government and Heritage Library

Welcome National Genealogical Society conference attendees! We are excited to host family historians and genealogists at the North Carolina Government and Heritage Library (GHL), which is part of the State Library of North Carolina and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. We celebrate the study, understanding, and appreciation of North Carolina’s rich cultural … Read more . . .

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Research at the Joyner Library in Greenville, NC

If you’re interested in genealogy records for eastern North Carolina counties, consider visiting the Special Collections Division at Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, which is just an hour-and-a-half drive east from Raleigh. The Special Collections Division is the home of Manuscripts and Rare Books, the North Carolina Collection (county history or family … Read more . . .

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