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Free Genealogy Workshop: Finding Your Female Ancestors

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FREE WORKSHOP

Finding Your Female Ancestors

August 23, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Home Demonstration on Canning, Mrs. Jane McKimmon, ca. 1908-1917.  Courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina

Home Demonstration on Canning, Mrs. Jane McKimmon, ca. 1908-1917.
Courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina

This program will explore resources and practices in finding the women in your family tree using research tools and materials in the Government and Heritage Library and State Archives of North Carolina.

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NC County of the Week: Henderson County, NC

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This week’s North Carolina County of the Week is Henderson County, North Carolina! henderson

This week  (July 20 – 26) we’ll highlight the people, history, geography, and natural heritage of this county located in the mountains of North Carolina.

We’ll showcase the documentary history and collections of the Government & Heritage Library and our sister agencies in the Department of Cultural Resources and other heritage institutions throughout the state.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and join in the conversation by using the hashtag #nccotw.  And don’t forget to visit us on Pinterest for our Henderson County board where we’ll showcase a range of historic images.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ncghl
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ncghl/henderson-county-nc
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ncpedia

Facts for the Fourth: North Carolina Edition

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Facts for the Fourth!

Some interesting and fun facts related to the Fourth of July and North Carolina

Guest post written by Beth Hayden, Demographics and Reference Librarian

fireworks2Whether your destination is to the beach, the mountains, or you are just planning to stay at home, consider a few facts and figures this Fourth of July holiday.

AAA predicts that nationwide 41 million people will travel this Fourth of July holiday (July 2-6). This would represent a 1.9% increase over the 40.3 million who traveled last Independence Day.

Source: http://newsroom.aaa.com/tag/fourth-of-july/

Of the 7,400,424 cars and trucks registered in North Carolina, many are expected to travel to some destination on the 74,945.77 miles of paved roads in our state.

Source: http://linc.state.nc.us/ and NC Department of Transportation
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North Carolina County of the Week: Swain County

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Swain County, NC

North Carolina County of the Week for June 29 – July 5, 2014

This week’s North Carolina County of the Week is Swain County, NC!  This week we’ll highlight the people, history, geography, and natural heritage of this county in the mountains.

We’ll showcase the documentary history and collections of the Government and Heritage Library and our sister agencies in the Department of Cultural Resources and other heritage institutions throughout the state.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and join in the conversation by using the hashtag #nccotw.  And don’t forget to visit us on Pinterest for our Swain County board where we’ll showcase a range of historic images  of Swain County.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ncghl
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ncghl/swain-county-nc
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ncpedia

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