Don’t forget to attend this great event!
“Getting to Know Your Family: the Family Records Collection of the State Archives and State Library”
Date: October 6
Location: State Archives/Library Building Auditorium
Time: 12 noon—1:00 p.m.
Tracing your ancestry isn’t easy. Often the only place some marriages, births, and deaths are recorded is in the family Bible. The State Archives and the State Library of North Carolina have partnered to create North Carolina Family Records Online. The online collection currently contains a selection of over 700 Bible records (lists of birth, marriage, and death information written in North Carolina family bibles) from the 2000+ copies of various donated family Bibles held by the North Carolina State Archives. The State Library’s six volume Marriage and Death Notices—indexes of marriage and death announcements appearing in five North Carolina newspapers from 1799 to 1893—rounds out this collection. Join archivist Druscie Simpson and librarian Amy Rudersdorf in a discussion of what these records might reveal about your family.