Saturday Genealogy Programs

Join us for free genealogy programs presented by the North Carolina Government and Heritage Library and the State Archives of North Carolina



February 21, 2015, 10-11a.m.: Finding Your African-American Ancestors

This session introduces research techniques for finding African-American ancestors prior to 1870.  We will discuss slave laws during this time period and what materials are available at both the Government and Heritage Library and the State Archives.

May 2, 2015, 10-11a.m.: Using the North Carolina Digital Collections for Genealogical Research

Join us for an overview of all things family records in the North Carolina Digital Collections. We will cover materials from several digital collections of the State Library and State Archives, including Family Records, State Publications, Alien Registration and Naturalization Records, War of 1812 Pay Vouchers, 1901 Confederate Pension Applications and Women, Marriage, and the Law.

August 22, 2015, 10-11a.m.: Using Private Collections for Genealogical Research

Materials such as family papers, church and organizational records can be valuable resources when conducting genealogical research. Join us as we discuss private collections, what kinds of information you can find and the holdings of the Government and Heritage Library and State Archives.                    

All programs will be held at the Archives/State Library Building, room 208, 109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh, North Carolina.

To register or for more information please call (919)807-7450

or email


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