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!

Exhibits, Forsyth County, Genealogy, Local History, North Carolina History, Winston-Salem

America 250 Celebration

People have been asking why we have a Christmas Tree in our research room. It is not in fact, a Christmas Tree. It is a Patriot Tree πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ! Colonel Joseph Winston Chapter of the NSDAR America 250 Patriot Tree The Colonel Joseph Winston Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution… Continue reading America 250 Celebration

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

Genealogy Library Edition Now Available Through Dec. 31

More Ancestry at home keeps coming! The Ancestry Library Edition database will continue to be available for at home use now through December 31, 2021. You can use this database at home by going to this link and choosing the Ancestry Library Edition link under Library Resources. You will be asked to enter your library… Continue reading Library Edition Now Available Through Dec. 31


Virtual Genealogy Appointments Available

Happy Fall to everyone! πŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒ We hope your fall season is off to a great start. As you adjust to the cold weather and new schedules, don't forget we offer virtual genealogy appointments here at the North Carolina Collection! We offer one-on-one help on any genealogical topic basic to difficult. Use this link to set up a… Continue reading Virtual Genealogy Appointments Available