Mark your calendars for the very first Government and Heritage Library Family History Fair part of 2nd Saturdays to be held on Saturday, August 11th in the Cultural Resources Building, 109 E. Jones Street in Raleigh from 10am – 2pm!
The Family History Fair will provide information and guidance for experienced family history researchers and beginners alike. For more information please go to: http://nccultureevents.com/events_detail.php?g=07169667247a or call (919)807-7450.
“We Have Stories to Tell: Family and Personal Stories” by Sylvia Payne, B.A. Sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholars Program. 11 a.m.
“Exploring the North Carolina Digital Collections: Tips and Tricks for Genealogists and Historians” by Lisa Gregory, Digital Collections Manager, Digital Information Management Program, Government and Heritage Library. 1p.m.
“Ask the Genealogist”
Members of the North Carolina Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists will be available for fifteen minute time slots for free consultations. This service is on a first-come first-served basis. There will also be a German translator on hand to help decipher old German handwriting. Please bring your German documents for translation assistance.
North Carolina Family Records Scanning Station
Bring your NC family Bibles and brief genealogies and letters to be scanned to be part of the “NC Family Records Online Collection” Staff from the Government and Heritage Library and State Archives will be on hand to scan NC family records. Have questions on what to bring in please contact – Druscie Simpson, Head, Information Management Branch State Archives of North Carolina, (919) 807-7319
Confirmed vendors as of July 31, 2012:
- A/V Geeks
- Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center Local and State History Room
- Esther’s Place Heritage Gifts by Lisa
- Family History Society of Eastern North Carolina
- Friends of the Archives
- Genealogy Research of North Carolina (bookseller)
- Government and Heritage Library
- Historic Jamestown Society: Operator of Mendenhall Homeplace, an Interpretive Center of the “Other South.”
- Historical Publications – Department of Cultural Resources
- Interwoven Heritage Services
- Joel Lane Museum
- Dr. Laura C. Edwards, researcher and author
- North Carolina Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists
- North Carolina Genealogical Society
- Olivia Raney Local History Library
- Raleigh Family History Center
- State Archives of North Carolina
- N.C. County Records by Dunaway (bookseller)
- Wake County Genealogical Society
- Yates Mill Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution