The North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) and the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society (OBCGS) will co-sponsor a workshop, Tools for Successful Research, on 26 July 2014. We hope you will join us for the full-day workshop (online registration | PDF registration form) featuring Rev. David McDonald, CG. It will be held at the Calvary Episcopal Church located at 2840 Hendersonville Road in Fletcher, North Carolina, just south of Asheville.
The full-day workshop will feature four lectures on topics to help genealogists perform successful research:
“Franklin County, NC Destroys 100 Year Old Records” was the byline of an article posted on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter last week.1 Along with many who read the account of the herculean efforts of local historian Diane Taylor Torrent and others with The Heritage Society of Franklin County, NC,2 I was appalled and outraged. It seemed a matter that should have come to the attention of the North Carolina Genealogical Society, but it was confirmed that no one on the board had been contacted through official channels. One board member, Jordan Jones, who is also President of the National Genealogical Society, was contacted in his role as a voting member of the Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC), a joint committee of NGS, the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS).3 By the time this communication was received, however, the records had already been destroyed. Although the eventual outcome to this misfortune would likely not have been altered, certainly resources though NCGS’s affiliation with the National Genealogical Society and the Federation of Genealogical Societies would have had an impact on the public awareness of the evaluation process to facilitate a larger community discussion.
The North Carolina Genealogical Society and the New Hanover County Public Library is proud to present Gerald “Jerry” Smith, CG, for a one-day workshop on "The Metes and Bounds of Land Plats in Genealogy: Understanding, Drawing, and Using Land Plats to Solve Research Problems."
|Hilton Wilmington Riverside Hotel - 301 N Water St||Hoge-Wood House - 407 S 3rd St|
|Best Western Coastline Inn - 503 Nutt St||Hotel Tarrymore - 102 S Second St|
|Blue Heaven Bed & Breakfast - 517 Orange St||Riverview Suites - 106 N Water St|
|C W Worth House Bed & Breakfast - 412 S 3rd St||Rosehill Inn - 114 S 3rd St|
|Camellia Cottage - 118 S Fourth St||Stemmerman's Inn - 130 S Front St|
|The French House - 103 S 4th St||Taylor House - 14 N 7th St|
|Front Street Inn Of Wilmington - 215 S Front St||The Verandas - 202 Nun St|
|The Graystone Inn - 100 S 3rd St||The Wilmingtonian - 101 S 2nd St|
Phyllis Matthews Ziller has been awarded first place in the Genealogy Newsletters category in the annual Excellence-In-Writing Competition, sponsored by the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors.
Phyllis edits the NCGS News, the bimonthly newsletter of the North Carolina Genealogical Society, which is published electronically at www.ncgenealogy.org. The award was based on two issues of the newsletter: September and November 2012.