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Genealogy Roundup

Make your Covid-19 story part of history today. “The State Archives of North Carolina is interested in preserving and sharing stories from the COVID-19 era from people all around the state. The Archives is seeking original, first-person materials that document this pandemic, including personal accounts and journals; photographs and videos; ephemera, such as signage about store closures or shortages of supplies, home lesson plans, or advertisements; and oral histories. The North Carolina Museum of History collects and preserves artifacts relating to the history and heritage of North Carolina and is seeking objects to help tell the story of the pandemic such as personal protective equipment (particularly items manufactured in North Carolina); items associated with frontline “essential” workers; and objects associated with life during quarantine, volunteer efforts, medical research, social distancing and more.”

Discover other public history initiatives aimed at preserving the stories and events of this unprecedented time in history.

Do you have ancestors who migrated to the midwest? Consider submitting a session proposal for the Midwestern Roots 2021 conference. They are looking for classes that respond to the question, “How did the many communities who immigrated and migrated to the Midwest impact its story?”

Head to the North Carolina Digital Collections and Digital NC for fascinating online resources that are readily available while libraries and archives are closed for in-person visit.

Are you part of a local North Carolina Genealogy Society that’s being impacted by Covid-19? We are here to help! We will host your regularly scheduled meeting online, at no cost to your society. We also have ten, pre-recorded webinars available for you to use, in case you don’t have a speaker available. For more information, visit ncgenealogy.org/covid19.