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Drop-In Genealogy Class – Second Wednesday of the Month

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Free Drop-In Genealogy Class: Second Wednesday of Month 

Free Drop-In Genealogy Class, November 8, 2017. 9AM-9:45AM, 109 E. Jones Street Raleigh, NC

Please join us on the second Wednesday of the month for a free drop-in class on how to get started in genealogy and family history research! The staff of the Government & Heritage Library will show you how to get stay organized in your research and basic genealogy concepts and techniques.

Class details:
2nd Wednesday of the Month – 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Government & Heritage Library:
109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC

Future class dates http://bit.ly/GettingstartedGHL

December 13, 2017

January 10, 2018

February 14, 2018

March 14, 2018

April 11, 2018

May 9, 2018

June 13, 2018

July 11, 2018

August 8, 2018

September 12, 2018

October 10, 2018

Census Tips: 1870 Census

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The 1870 census was the ninth federal census. Census day was June 1, 1870. Information collected in 1870 was almost identical to 1860. In the ten years between 1860 and 1870, 4 new states were created. Some of these states were previously territories or area that were included in territories. Kansas became a state in 1861, West Virginia in 1863, Nevada in 1864 and Nebraska in 1867. There were also several territories new in 1870. Arizona became its own territory, as did Colorado. Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming were all part of both Nebraska and Washington Territories and now their own Territories. All states that existed in 1870 were enumerated and there are no missing records in 1870.

Map of North Carolina during the 1870 census
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Streaming Tips for the Virtual Family History Fair

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Start @Home: North Carolina Virtual Family History Fair

Start @Home North Carolina Virtual Family History Fair

Will you be tuning into the 2017 North Carolina Virtual Family History Fair?

Watch free online live streaming genealogy/local history presentations starting at 10AM, EST, https://livestream.com/naturalsciences/VFHF 

Presented by the North Carolina Government and Heritage Library and the State Archives of North Carolina. Presentations will focus on local collections and resources for local and family history research. Local records, libraries and archives are a treasure trove of excellent information to Start @Home for research. For a complete schedule of presentations please go here,  https://www.ncdcr.gov/family-history.

 

Tips & Tricks for successful viewing of the Virtual Family History Fair via Livestream:

  • A PC or laptop is recommended for best quality stream.
  • A wired internet connection is strongly recommended.
  • Download the Livestream app if viewing on mobile device.
  • Make sure your volume is turned up (PC, speakers, etc.).
  • Do a pre-event run-through prior to the broadcast.
  • There will be a link to the streaming presentations via – https://livestream.com/naturalsciences/VFHF 
  • Direct link to NC Dept. of Natural & Cultural Resources Livestream.com channel – https://livestream.com/naturalsciences

Help from Livestream:

 

 

Genealogy Classes

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Join the Government & Heritage Library for a free monthly drop-in class on how to get started in genealogy and family history research!

The first class will be held on October 25th and then afterwards it will be offered on the second Wednesday of each month. Library staff will discuss how to get stay organized in your research and basic genealogy concepts and techniques. Join us in a relaxed atmosphere. No appointment is needed as all classes will be drop-in.

Program details

When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Where: North Carolina Government and Heritage Library, West mezzanine level 109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC
What: The first class will be on Getting Started with Genealogy

We look forward to seeing you

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