Finding Black Roots in a White World

Boyd family portrait

— Presented by J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA — Learn how to find African American family members in the pre-1870 United States. Utilize the tools and techniques that will help you identify and find resources to lead you to a family.

Masonic Lodges, Odd Fellows, and Secret Societies

— Presented by J. Mark Lowe — Fraternal and Masonic organizations are groups of people bound together for social, religious, philosophical or philanthropic purposes. Learn about the records available and how to determine if an ancestor was a member of an organization.

North Carolina Taxes: People, Places, Time & Delinquency

Tax Release List image

— Presented by J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA — Discover the variety of North Carolina tax records, and how they can tell you more than the amount due. Learn where they are located, and when to look at alternate sources for information.