Government and Heritage Library
Ask a Genealogist @ the Family History Fair
October 26, 2013, 9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
This service is on a first-come first-served basis
Free consultations will take place in the Government and History Research Room (1st floor of Library)
Are you hitting a brick wall in your family history research or don’t event know where to begin? Need some assistance with documents from your German ancestors? Ask a genealogist or certified German translator for assistance!
Professional Genealogists will be available for fifteen minute time slots for free consultations.
Genealogists that will be available on 10/26:
*Jeffrey L. Haines, CG: South Atlantic states, British West Indies, Great Britain
*Melanie Holtz, CG: 18th-20th century Italian research with extensive experience in southern Italy and Sicily
*Helen F. M. Leary, CG Emeritus, FASG: North Carolina and Virginia (author of North Carolina Research)
*Diane L. Richard, Southeastern states
*Judy Rysdon, North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee
*Ann C. Sherwin, German to English ATA certified translator
Barnetta McGhee White, Ph.D. – Dr. White, author of Somebody Knows My Name: Marriages of Freed People in North Carolina, By County will be available to discuss African American family research.
Please note that genealogists are only available during their designated shifts. Availability is subject to change.
A great big “thank you” for all of our genealogists for their time and expertise!
In a series of posts leading up to October 26th we will be highlighting the various vendors and activities that will be part of the Family History Fair sponsored by the Department of Cultural Resources’ North Carolina Government and Heritage Library, the State Archives of North Carolina and the Friends of the Archives.
Here are libraries and archives that will be part of this year’s Family History Fair:
The State Archives of North Carolina collects, preserves, and makes available for public use historical and evidential materials relating to North Carolina. Its holdings consist of official records of state, county, and local governmental units, and copies of federal and foreign government materials. In addition to these official records are private collections, organization records, maps, pamphlets, sound recordings, photographs, motion picture film, and a small reference library. In all, the Archives houses over 50,000 linear feet of permanently valuable materials containing millions of individual items. The State Archives is part of the Division of Archives and Records, Office of Archives and History and the Department of Cultural Resources.
2nd Annual Family History Fair Exhibitors
Confirmed vendors as of October 22, 2013
- A B Pruitt (bookseller)
- Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (Piedmont/Triad Chapter)
- Cumberland County Public Library
- Esther’s Place – Heritage Inspired Jewelry and Gifts
- Friends of the Archives
- Gaston County Public Library
- Genealogy Research of North Carolina (bookseller)
- Government and Heritage Library
- Historic Jamestown Society: Operator of Mendenhall Homeplace, an Interpretive Center of the “Other South.”
- Interwoven Heritage Services
- Joel Lane Museum
- Dr. Laura C. Edwards, researcher and author
- North Carolina Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists
- North Carolina Genealogical Society
- Olivia Raney Local History Library
- Raleigh Family History Center
- State Archives of North Carolina
- N.C. Historical Books by Dunaway (bookseller)
- US Daughters of 1812 – Capt. Johnston Blakeley Chapter
- Wake County Genealogical Society
- Yates Mill Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (more…)