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November 20th, 2013:

Family History Fair Wrap Up

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Family-History-2013-WEB-TeaserA great big thank you goes out to all who attended the 2nd Annual Family History Fair presented by the Government and Heritage Library, State Archives of North Carolina and the Friends of the Archives.

Thank you to our speakers, exhibitors ,and attendees as well! It was a wonderful success!  A special thank you goes to the support of the Friends of the Archives.

Remember as you can always use the Government and Heritage Library and the State Archives of North Carolina’s resources to research your family history. For more information please go here:

Government and Heritage Library:                                                                               http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ghl/resources/genealogy.html

Email: slnc.reference@ncdcr.gov   Phone: 919.807.7450

State Archives of North Carolina:                                                                                            http://www.ncdcr.gov/archives/Home.aspx   

Email: archives@ncdcr.gov  Phone: 919.807.7310

Photographs from the 2nd Saturdays Family History Fair

All photographs by Mathew Waehner, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

State Archivist Sarah Koonts

State Archivist Sarah Koonts welcomes everyone to the 2nd Annual Family History Fair, October 26, 2013.

Archivist Debbi Blake gave a presentation entitled, “Before the Vital Records Law: What’s a Family Historian to Do?” describing alternatives to the recording of births, deaths, and marriages. North Carolina’s vital records law wasn’t enacted until 1913 and there was no systematic, statewide method for creating and preserving these data.  In her presentation, Blake talks about alternative ways to find the data similar to that now recorded in vital records.

Archivist Debbi Blake gave a presentation entitled, “Before the Vital Records Law: What’s a Family Historian to Do?”  In her presentation, Blake talked about alternative ways to find the data similar to that now recorded in vital records.

Professional genealogist, Diane L. Richard, principal of MosaicRPM explores the enigmatic world of genes and the double helix in her presentation, “Who’s Your (Great-Grand) Daddy?: The basics of DNA testing for Genealogy.”

Professional genealogist, Diane L. Richard, principal of MosaicRPM discussed the enigmatic world of genes and the double helix in her presentation, “Who’s Your (Great-Grand) Daddy?: The basics of DNA testing for Genealogy.”

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