In a series of posts over the next month our intern, Carla Sarratt will be highlighting the various vendors and activities that will be part of the Government and Heritage Library’s Family History Fair (a 2nd Saturdays program)
A Look at the Family History Fair’s Library Vendors
A library sponsored Family History Fair must have other libraries at the event to share how they are equipped to meet your family history research needs. The Government and Heritage Library is happy to share the honor with the Cumberland County Public Library and the Olivia Raney Local History Library. Both of these libraries feature local historical items in their collection.
Cumberland County Public Library in Fayetteville, North Carolina features print, microfilm, and digital materials related to local history and genealogy. Census records, newspapers, and photographs are available in their Local and State History Room.
Olivia Raney Local History Library in Raleigh, North Carolina offers an extensive network of materials to assist in research. Their resources include city directories, maps, diaries, and military records along with the Lewis P. Watson Photographic Collection.
The Government and Heritage Library, part of the State Library of North Carolina, facilitates patrons’ access to state government information, North Carolina’s cultural heritage, and library resources dedicated to genealogical research. Extensive resources include the North Carolina Newspaper Locator, NCpedia, and North Carolina Family Records Online Collection. If you’re attending the fair on Saturday, August 11th, bring your family Bibles and other family documents to be scanned to be a part of the family records collection and share your genealogy treasures with other researchers.
For more information about the Family History Fair please visit:
For a complete list of vendors and activities please go here: bit.ly/L8Ar5p