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Free Genealogy Workshop Schedule for 2015

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Saturday Genealogy Programs

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


February 21, 2015, 10-11a.m.: Finding Your African-American Ancestors

This session introduces research techniques for finding African-American ancestors prior to 1870.  We will discuss slave laws during this time period and what materials are available at both the Government and Heritage Library and the State Archives.


Family History Fair Vendors, Saturday, October 25, 2014

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Family-History-2014-Postcard-WEBFRONTVisit with our vendors!

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North Carolina Numbers: Back to School, 2014

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Posted on behalf of Elizabeth Hayden, Demographics and Reference Librarian.

As the days of summer dwindle, schools have geared up to welcome back students. The familiar sight of the big yellow school bus is greeting commuters on North Carolina roads once again. With the new school year, let’s take time to consider some numbers about North Carolina schools and students. See how much the state has changed!


NC County of the Week: Carteret County

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This week’s NC County of the week is Carteret County, North Carolina! Named for Lord Proprietor John Carteret, it was then formed in 1722 from Craven County.

Carteret County, NC

This week (August 17-23) we’ll highlight the people, history, geography, and natural heritage of this county located in the Coastal Plain of North Carolina.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and join in the conversation by using the hashtag #nccotw. Also, visit our pinterest board about Carteret County!




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