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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

 

 

Announcing RootsMOOC: Free Online Genealogy Course

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RootsMOOC is a free, open, online course and a friendly introduction to family history research in the U.S. using commonly available sources. The staff at the State Library of North Carolina’s Government and Heritage Library will help you learn about the most useful sources, tools, and techniques for getting your research off the ground. By the time you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a good start on your own genealogy research and you will know how and where to keep digging.

Participants in this course will have the opportunity to complete an ancestor chart, conduct interviews with family members, and share their own research progress with fellow participants. You’ll be challenged to go beyond the sources that are available online, identify local genealogy societies and libraries in your area, and connect with experts who can help you wherever your search takes you.

This project created by Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library and the State Library of North Carolina and was made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services(more…)

Genealogical Services FAQ: Birth and Death Certificates

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Questions I often receive are along the lines of “My ancestor was born in 1850. How can I get his birth certificate?” or “My ancestor died in 1740. How can I get his death certificate?” (more…)

2nd Annual Family History Fair: Full List of Exhibitors

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2nd Annual Family History Fair Exhibitors

Confirmed vendors as of October 22, 2013

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