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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!

More info: http://bit.ly/Oct27research

 

 

NC Digital Collection Updates

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North Carolina Digital Collection Updates!

We have 2 updates to share about the North Carolina Digital Collections: the Family Records Collection has a new homepage and a new look and we have added some more State Fair Premium Lists to the State Fair Digital Collection!

Family Records Collection – New Look

The State Library of North Carolina recently redesigned their website. Along with this change, we collaborated with reference staff at the Government & Heritage Library as well as staff at the State Archives of North Carolina to incorporate the Family Records Collection’s previous design into the North Carolina Digital Collections.

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The new homepage for the Family Records Collection

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Getting Ready for Ancestry Day 2015

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Ancestry Day is this week (on November 6th and 7th) and lots of people are coming! I know some will come to the State Archives of North Carolina and the Government & Heritage Library,  (GHL) so here is some information to help you prepare. This post will be a bit long and a mixture of links to past posts and other online sources as well as information.

Let’s start with the difference between the State Archives of North Carolina  and the Government & Heritage Library. In summary, the Archives contains original documents such as deeds, wills, and court records. On the other hand, the GHL has published books, many of which are abstracts, indexes, and transcriptions of the original records located in the Archives. These are especially helpful with court minutes and deed books which have no easy way to go through them other than page by page. Learn more about the difference here.

You also need to know what to bring (or not bring) to the GHL and the Archives when you research. Biggest MUST is photo ID – either your driver’s license or state issued ID. You can’t get in the building without it. Also, if you plan to visit the Archives, you need ID to get in the search room. Learn more here

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Free Genealogy Workshop: Using Private Collections for Genealogical Research

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Using Private Collections for Genealogical Research

August 22, 2015, 10-11a.m.

Join us for a free genealogy workshop presented by the North Carolina Government and Heritage Library and the State Archives of North Carolina.

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Hand drawn family tree, Bullard Family Bible Records, State Archives of North Carolina.

Materials such as family papers, church and organizational records can be valuable resources when conducting genealogical research. Join us as we discuss private collections, what kinds of information you can find and the holdings of the North Carolina Government and Heritage Library and State Archives of North Carolina.

Program will be held at the Archives/State Library Building
109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh, North Carolina.

To register or for more information please call (919)807-7450 or email slnc.reference@ncdcr.gov.

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