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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

 

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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Streaming Tips for the Virtual Family History Fair

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Start @Home: North Carolina Virtual Family History Fair

Start @Home North Carolina Virtual Family History Fair

Will you be tuning into the 2017 North Carolina Virtual Family History Fair?

Watch free online live streaming genealogy/local history presentations starting at 10AM, EST, https://livestream.com/naturalsciences/VFHF 

Presented by the North Carolina Government and Heritage Library and the State Archives of North Carolina. Presentations will focus on local collections and resources for local and family history research. Local records, libraries and archives are a treasure trove of excellent information to Start @Home for research. For a complete schedule of presentations please go here,  https://www.ncdcr.gov/family-history.

 

Tips & Tricks for successful viewing of the Virtual Family History Fair via Livestream:

  • A PC or laptop is recommended for best quality stream.
  • A wired internet connection is strongly recommended.
  • Download the Livestream app if viewing on mobile device.
  • Make sure your volume is turned up (PC, speakers, etc.).
  • Do a pre-event run-through prior to the broadcast.
  • There will be a link to the streaming presentations via – https://livestream.com/naturalsciences/VFHF 
  • Direct link to NC Dept. of Natural & Cultural Resources Livestream.com channel – https://livestream.com/naturalsciences

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Census Tips: 1860 Census

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The 1860 census was the eighth federal census. Census day was June 1, 1860. Information collected in 1860 was almost identical to 1850. In the ten years between 1850 and 1860, two new states were created: Minnesota in 1858 and Oregon the following year. There were also several territories in 1860. New Mexico (which included Arizona) and Utah (included parts of Nevada and Colorado) territories were included in 1850. New territories in the 1860 census include the following: Kansas (includes area that became Colorado), Nebraska (includes parts of the area that became Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming), Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma, the enumeration of non-American Indians), and Washington (created when Oregon became a state, included parts of what became Idaho, western Montana and northwest Wyoming). All North Carolina counties that existed in 1860 were enumerated and there are no missing records.

Map of NC showing county borders. Text: North Carolina 1860

 

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