North Carolina Room staff is heading out to the Library branches in 2015. Join us for genealogy programs designed to help you with your genealogy research. We have a variety of programs planned including African American Genealogy and Tracing Your Civil War Ancestors. All programs are free and Genealogy Starter Kits will be provided.

All programs will begin with an overview of the basics of research and how to organize your materials. The different programs will help you learn what kinds of documents, other than birth, death, and marriage records, you can use to prove ancestry and where to look for those documents.

Introduction to Genealogy
Learn the basics of genealogy research and organization of your materials in the program. Methods for searching the Library genealogy databases including Ancestry and Heritage Quest will be covered.

Intermediate Genealogy
Do you have the genealogy basics down? This class will teach you how to take your research a step or two further by introducing you to other types of records used beyond the census and vital records searches.

Introduction to African American Genealogy
Researching African American ancestors can be difficult in the time period before the Civil War. This program will teach you the basics of how to conduct and organize your research with a special focus on how to find alternate documentation to census and vital records to prove ancestry.

Tracing Your Civil War Ancestors
Do you have a Civil War soldier or officer in your family tree? This program will teach you basic genealogy skills with particular attention to identifying and researching Civil War military records.

Click on the flyer for program schedule. Hope to see you there!

Genealogy Programs 2015

Call 336-703-3070 for more information.