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November, 2017:

Special Library Hours: November 30, 2017, 12 PM – 5 PM

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Librarian and researcher sitting at a table pointing and looking at a book. On Thursday, November 30, 2017 the North Carolina Government & Heritage Library will be  open  to the public from 12 noon – 5:00 p.m. due to a staff meeting.

 Don’t forget you can always consult our website for North Carolina information and online resources, https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ghl. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact us, (919)807-7450 or SLNC.reference@ncdcr.gov.

Drop-In Genealogy Class – Second Wednesday of the Month

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Free Drop-In Genealogy Class: Second Wednesday of Month 

Free Drop-In Genealogy Class, November 8, 2017. 9AM-9:45AM, 109 E. Jones Street Raleigh, NC

Please join us on the second Wednesday of the month for a free drop-in class on how to get started in genealogy and family history research! The staff of the Government & Heritage Library will show you how to get stay organized in your research and basic genealogy concepts and techniques.

Class details:
2nd Wednesday of the Month – 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Government & Heritage Library:
109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC

Future class dates http://bit.ly/GettingstartedGHL

December 13, 2017

January 10, 2018

February 14, 2018

March 14, 2018

April 11, 2018

May 9, 2018

June 13, 2018

July 11, 2018

August 8, 2018

September 12, 2018

October 10, 2018

Census Tips: 1870 Census

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The 1870 census was the ninth federal census. Census day was June 1, 1870. Information collected in 1870 was almost identical to 1860. In the ten years between 1860 and 1870, 4 new states were created. Some of these states were previously territories or area that were included in territories. Kansas became a state in 1861, West Virginia in 1863, Nevada in 1864 and Nebraska in 1867. There were also several territories new in 1870. Arizona became its own territory, as did Colorado. Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming were all part of both Nebraska and Washington Territories and now their own Territories. All states that existed in 1870 were enumerated and there are no missing records in 1870.

Map of North Carolina during the 1870 census
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