October is Family History Month. Although we are at the end of the month, there are still ways to celebrate this month and resources located in our library to use all year long.
A bit of history about Family History Month; some organizations have been celebrating their own “family history month” as far back as 1990, but it wasn’t until 2001 when Congress passed the first resolution (Senate Resolution 160) declaring October 2001 as Family History Month. They again declared October as Family History Month in 2002 (Senate Resolution 330), and in 2003, former President George W. Bush issued a Presidential Declaration officially declaring October as Family History Month.
We have a variety of resources in our library here to help you with your research. Throughout the coming year, I will be talking about different aspects of our collection. For now, you can view some of our online resources.
- If you are new to genealogy (or just need a refresher of the basics), check out Getting Started in Genealogy - http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ghl/resources/genealogy/gettingstarted.html
- If you have ancestors that once lived in North Carolina and later moved out of state, check out Tracking an Ancestor Back to North Carolina - http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ghl/resources/genealogy/trackingback.html
- Planning to come to GHL and do some research? See what electronic sources we have available for in-house research (and a few available by remote access for NC residents) – http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ghl/resources/bytype.html
- If you would like to see what microfilm and books are available, how about searching our catalog? – http://go.dcr.state.nc.us/vwebv/searchBasic?sk=en_US_slnc