Genealogy Roundup

We hope you are all well this December and we look forward to sharing our next post on clarifying identities using records from the North Carolina Digital Collections. In the meantime, here are a few interesting genealogy links from around the web this week.

A Massive New Database Will Connect Billions of Historic Records to Tell the Full Story of American Slavery: the new online database called “Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade,” will launch next year. “It aims to serve as a clearinghouse for information about enslaved people and their captors. Headquartered at Matrix, the Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences at Michigan State University, and funded by a founding $1.5 million grant from the Mellon Foundation, Enslaved will serve as a hub for many smaller digitization projects.”

Denise Levenick shares, “How I’m Preserving Holiday Memories One Year at a Time.”

Tar Heel Discoveries, a week long North Carolina genealogy research program, recently opened registration for their April session.

The Beyond 2022: Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury research project is working to recreate Ireland’s archives and has sought to retrieve as many of the documents as possible through duplicates in other archives. This is great news for anyone with North Carolina ancestors who came from Ireland. They plan to complete the project by June 2020.

Header image available via North Carolina Digital Collections.