In a series of posts leading up to August 11th 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).
Government and Heritage Family History Fair: Featured Presentations
As part of the day’s activities on August 11th we will be featuring two speakers who will be presenting on family history topics.
“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.
North Carolina Native Sylvia Payne is a professional storyteller and serves as a board member of the North Carolina Storytelling Guild. According to her Story Traditions website, she “presents multicultural folktales, stories of history, and North Carolina legends and stories that captivate adults, families, and students.” She encourages her audience members to share their stories as a way of preserving the family and history for younger generations.
“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. 1 p.m.
Lisa Gregory, the Digital Collections Manager of the State Library’s Digital Information Management Program, will discuss the online Family Records collection and what’s inside. She will also identify how to go deeper for genealogy content in our collections using State Publications. Learn more about our vertical file digitization project and how you can access that content and crowdsourcing and how it’s helping researchers find their family.
The North Carolina Digital Collections is a collaborative effort, bringing together items held in the physical collections of the State Archives and State Library of North Carolina. The primary focus is on documentary and state government information from and about North Carolina.
For more on this event please go here: http://www.nccultureevents.com/events_detail.php?g=07169667247a