Genealogy Roundup

Many exciting things are happening in the genealogy world! We’ve rounded up some articles and podcasts that you may find interesting!

Join us on Wednesday, May 1 at 7 pm for a FREE live webinar Lineage Societies – Choices, Applications and Requirements with Emily Coffman Richardson, EdD.

Have you heard of the Moonshine & Motorsports Trail? The NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is developing a Moonshine and Motorsports Trail to highlight the state’s unique history. Distilling grew out of the state’s rich agricultural and social history and auto racing in North Carolina has grown from occasional competitions among speedhungry moonshiners during the 1930s to a multibillion- dollar industry that attracts legions of devoted followers across the nation and world.

Uncovered Stories, Episode 1: Finding Enslaved Labor in the Treasurer’s and Comptroller’s Papers. Listen to a recent episode of “Connecting the Docs.” This episode discusses the important and often heart-wrenching accounts that they have cataloged in the Treasurer’s and Comptroller’s Papers, a massive collection of financial records dating from colonial times to the early 20th century. Among other stories, you’ll learn about how enslaved laborers working on the Capitol’s construction had the well-honed skills of a master artisan and how a series documenting import and export taxes include record of the trafficking of eighty enslaved persons to work on infrastructure projects in the Great Dismal Swamp. 

FamilySearch recently released Full-Text Searching for Historical Records. This search feature is an exciting new way to find information in over 100 million historical records that have not been indexed, using technology that reads the text on the images. 

Discover how to use WorldCat.org to find countless genealogy resources.