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New Service: Book-a-Librarian

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Want to get a little extra help on your research project? The Government and Heritage Library is offering a new service called Book-a-Librarian where you can do that.  Free 30 minute consultations are available by calling or emailing our library ahead of time. Kay Tillotson and Erin Bradford, genealogy reference librarians, are available to advise you with genealogy questions, while Beth Hayden can assist you with NC statistics and demographics, and Steve Case can help with legislative history. When you contact us to schedule an appointment, we will match you up with the best librarian for your research needs.

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Digital Collections: New Additions – State Parks

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In celebration of the North Carolina State Park Centennial, several State Parks publications are available in the Government and Heritage Library’s State Government Publications digital collection.

These Division of Parks and Recreation publications include:

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Materials range from the 1950s to the 2000s and highlight the storied history of North Carolina’s natural parks, including their initial planning and development and their growth over time.

To learn more about the State Park Centennial and special events in celebration of the past 100 years, visit NC Parks – Celebrate Our Centennial.

To explore the history of North Carolina State Parks, please visit NCpedia’s state parks collection and NCpedia’s 100 year state parks timeline.

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1965 Guide to NC State Parks

Please email andrea.green@ncdcr.gov with any questions about these new additions to the North Carolina Digital Collections.

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Library Closing: Thanksgiving 2015

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Turkey, J.J. Davis Farm, Cape Hatteras, NC, 1909. From the H. H. Brimley Photo Collection, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC.

Turkey, J.J. Davis Farm, Cape Hatteras, NC, 1909. From the H. H. Brimley Photo Collection, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC.

The Government and Heritage Library  will be closed Thursday, November 26th –  Saturday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Regular hours will resume on Monday, November 30th. Have a good holiday!

 

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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