A few weeks ago I posted a tip of the week about using timelines to help sort out 2 or more individuals who could be the person you are looking for using the example of Rufus Mitchell and Rufus Mitchell, both of Guilford County and born a year or 2 apart. It got me thinking about other uses for timelines. I also realized that some people may be unsure how to create a timeline so I will use some examples of timelines I’ve created for my own research so you can see how I do it and hopefully that will give you some ideas on creating your own. (more…)
April 13, 2013 Genealogy Workshop: Researching Your Civil War Ancestors
Don’t forget to join us on April 13, 2013 as staff members from the Government & Heritage Library and the State Archives of North Carolina, will discuss the top ten questions regarding Civil War ancestors asked by our researchers. We will cover information on Confederate and Union records, including U.S. Colored Troops.
The workshop will take place in the Auditorium at the State Archives/State Library Building (109 E. Jones Street in downtown Raleigh) from 10-11 a.m. The Genealogy Research Room of the State Library and the State Archives Search Room are open from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m., so you can come before the presentation and stay after to start your research.
Parking is available in the visitor lot, immediately opposite the building (parking is free on Saturdays), along with the Jones St. employee lot (entrance on Blount St.) and in the employee lot opposite the Executive Mansion.
Please note that the workshop was originally scheduled for April 27th, but was re-scheduled to avoid conflicting with other major events in the downtown area.
For more information or to register please call (919)807-7450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winners have been announced and we are so pleased that the Government & Heritage Library blog has been selected as the winner of the 2013 About.com Readers’ Choice Award for “Best Library or Archive Blog with a Genealogical Focus.”
You may view a list of all of the Genealogy Readers’ Choice Award winners at http://genealogy.about.com/od/best_of/tp/readers-choice-2013.htm.
Learn more about the Readers’ Choice Awards at http://awards.about.com/.
Thank you to everyone who voted for us! And a special thanks goes to the person/people who nominated us! Who are you? We would love to thank you personally!