Events, Featured, Genealogy, Government Resources

1950 Census, It’s Here!

Finally, after 72 years the 17th Census (1950) has been released. Hard to believe it - genealogists everywhere have been waiting for this moment, including all of us in the North Carolina Collection. What will we find out, better yet, who will we find? North Carolina Collection waiting for the 1950 Census Release. First of… Continue reading 1950 Census, It’s Here!

Events, Forsyth County, Local History, North Carolina History, Winston-Salem

Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m.

"Famous and Infamous Women of North Carolina" Join us for an engaging talk with author, historian, and storyteller Randell Jones. Learn about the fascinating lives of women in North Carolina who dared to live life on their terms. The talk will include special remarks about the subject of our current Women's History Month exhibit, "Lucy… Continue reading Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Events, Genealogy

African American Genealogy coming up

Forsyth County Public Library has 4 upcoming programs on African American genealogy. All 4 are in-person with 2 offering virtual options as well. They are listed below. Come and learn about the unique types of records used in African American genealogy and discover research methods to help you find ancestors in this free program. Genealogy… Continue reading African American Genealogy coming up

Events, Genealogy, Local History

Migration Patterns in African American Genealogy online workshop

Old Salem is offering a new webinar (totally free! but donations are appreciated) about using migration patterns in genealogy research, specifically in African American genealogy research and family history. The online workshop will be led by  Lamar E. DeLoatch, President of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogy Society, Piedmont-Triad Chapter. He is an experienced genealogist with… Continue reading Migration Patterns in African American Genealogy online workshop

Events, Government Resources, Uncategorized

Constitution Day 2021

Tomorrow, September 17th, please stop by the North Carolina Collection and help us celebrate Constitution Day by picking up a free copy of the United States Constitution. Why September 17th you ask? On that day in 1787 in Philadelphia, 38 members of the Constitutional Congress put pen to paper and signed the Constitution. Actually, there… Continue reading Constitution Day 2021