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Infrastructure Records of North Carolina and Their Use in Genealogical Research

Plank Road Company share certificate

— Presented by Stewart Dunaway —
Infrastructure records consist of roads, bridges, ferry, ordinary and mill records which define the necessary infrastructure to migrate across North Carolina and surrounding states. This presentation will cover the record types and what genealogy information can be found within them.

On the Road Again: Are Your Ancestors Hiding in Road Records?

Vahalla Road

— Presented by Diane L. Richard, MEng, MBA — Roads were built and maintained by the local community, thus the members of the road crews were appointed by the county court. The records provide incredible insight … at a time when few other records were being created.

Colonial to Civil War Records in the North Carolina Archives

Alamance Battleground Marker

— Presented by Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA — Most researchers seem to think that military records are only located in the National Archives. The North Carolina Archives holds a treasure trove of records that cannot be found in Washington, DC. Most of the records are financial in nature.

Born in NC & Living Elsewhere: Making the Connection Back

NC Rand McNally map

— Presented by Diane L. Richard, MEng, MBA — What if you only know born NC from a census, military record, or a child’s death record? Is it possible to figure out where in NC? This webinar will present some rules of thumb and strategies for research into those born NC individuals to determine where in NC they came from.

Mysterious Relatives

African American man portrait

— Presented by Ari Wilkins — Every genealogist has that mysterious relative – the ubiquitous ‘cousin’ who was always around with no obvious family connection. Learn how to analyze and connect these mysterious relatives to your family history.

Courting North Carolina: The Courts of the Tarheel State – Part 2

New Bern Courthouse photo

— Presented by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG®, CGLSM — Our North Carolina ancestors left a treasure trove of records in the courts of their time. Finding the right court and the right records can be a challenge. This webinar will examine post-1868 state records and the records of North Carolina’s federal courts.

Black and White Southern Families in Antebellum Plantation Records

Sandy Point Plantation photo

— Presented by Ari Wilkins — The Southern Antebellum Plantation Records are an invaluable resource to Southern and African American researchers. This presentation will demonstrate the breadth of the collection, and how to navigate and apply the records to personal research.

Courting North Carolina: The Courts of the Tarheel State – Part 1

Statesville Old U.S Court House and Post Office

— Presented by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG®, CGLSM — Our North Carolina ancestors left a treasure trove of records in the courts of their time. Finding the right court and the right records can be a challenge. This webinar will examine colonial and early statehood records.