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!
Halloween is just around the corner and our minds turn to scary things like ghosts and zombies. But there are scarier things out there and I am here to tell you there is nothing scarier to a librarian than unread books and documents. Sitting on the shelf day after day waiting for someone to pick… Continue reading ZOMBIE DOCUMENTS
We know that people have been cleaning out and sorting through lots of memories over the past year. We are looking for yearbooks, more specifically high school yearbooks from Forsyth County and Winston-Salem in particular. If you happen to come across a yearbook from any of the schools listed below - please think about donating… Continue reading Call for Yearbooks
We're back with a whole new group of talented young artists. Sketchbook Legacy - a project in collaboration with Art for Art's Sake - started last year at Meadowlark Middle School. The spring project asked Mrs. Miller's 8th graders to create a sketchbook or altered book. "Stay Positive & Covid Negative" - Kayla Harris Some… Continue reading Sketchbook Legacy 2021
Sketchbook Legacy - a project in collaboration with Art of Art's Sake, began at Meadowlark Middle School in Mrs. Miller's art room. The spring project asked her 8th graders to complete a sketchbook or altered book. Some books are based on songs. "Rolling in the Deep" (by Adele) - Emma Hanes "Desperado" (by the Eagles)… Continue reading Sketchbook Legacy
March is women's history month and what better way to celebrate than to do a little digging into the history of some of the most important women ever - the women in your family. Just like last month, you will want to look at those oh so beautifully organized records and pick a female relative… Continue reading Are you my Mother’s Mother’s Mother ?