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Evening Hours: Library & Archives Open until 8:00 pm on October 27, 2017

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Extended hours: Friday, October 27, 2017. Open until 8pm. State Archives of North Carolina and Government and Heritage Library, 109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh.

The Government & Heritage Library and State Archives of North Carolina will have evening research hours on Friday, October 27, 2017. Both repositories will stay open until 8:00 pm. Spend your Friday night with us doing North Carolina and family history research.  If you are in town for the the North Carolina Genealogical Society’s Fall Conference  please stop by! Everyone is welcomed!

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Family History Fair: Preserving Family Documents

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“Preserving Family Documents State Archives’ Collections Management Branch Head Jennifer Blomberg and Conservator Emily Rainwater will be available to answer questions and also provide resources for preserving, protecting and caring for family papers and photographs.

We will also have library and archives staff on hand to discuss how to care for digital materials as well.

Please stop by the Preserving Family Documents table during the Family History Fair, 9:00am to 1:30pm. More information on the event:


Family History Fair Vendors, Saturday, October 25, 2014

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Reminder – FREE EVENT, OCTOBER 6. Getting to know the Family Records Online collection

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Don’t forget to attend this great event!

“Getting to Know Your Family: the Family Records Collection of the State Archives and State Library”

Bullard Family Tree

Date: October 6

Location: State Archives/Library Building Auditorium
Time: 12 noon—1:00 p.m.

Tracing your ancestry isn’t easy. Often the only place some marriages, births, and deaths are recorded is in the family Bible. The State Archives and the State Library of North Carolina have partnered to create North Carolina Family Records Online. The online collection currently contains a selection of over 700 Bible records (lists of birth, marriage, and death information written in North Carolina family bibles) from the 2000+ copies of various donated family Bibles held by the North Carolina State Archives. The State Library’s six volume Marriage and Death Notices—indexes of marriage and death announcements appearing in five North Carolina newspapers from 1799 to 1893—rounds out this collection. Join archivist Druscie Simpson and librarian Amy Rudersdorf in a discussion of what these records might reveal about your family.

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