A “Hand-out” for Your Poor Ancestors: Local Parishes, and Counties Stepped Up

Sanitarium, Salisbury, N.C. postcard photo

— Presented by Diane L. Richard, MEng, MBA — Providing relief to those in need is not a modern concept. Throughout history, the records reflect the provision for assistance or relief to those in need. Whether one received food, a dispensation to not pay taxes, support money for a bastard child, was apprenticed, hospitalized in a sanitarium, or facing other struggles, they may have been the recipient of some form of relief for the poor.

Basics of African-Native American Genealogy

— Presented by Angela Walton-Raji — Many African-American families have a family story of an ancestor who was said to be of Native American ancestry. In most cases, there is little knowledge of how this can be studied. This lecture looks at the types of records in which many “blended families” can be examined.

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.

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.

Born NC Preview

NC Rand McNally map

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?

Cherokee Genealogy: The Basics

Sequoyah painting image

— Presented by Anita Finger-Smith — This webinar will demonstrate how Cherokee genealogical research can separate fact from fiction, and will introduce you to basic tribal enrollment criteria, blood quantum requirements, and the documentary evidence available to conduct Cherokee genealogical 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.