Archives, Collection Spotlight, New Acquisitions

Collection Spotlight

This past week the Forsyth County Central Library was thrilled to partner with The University of North Carolina at Greensboro's Library and Information Studies program to host three graduate students for their Alternative Spring Break program.  The students worked the entire week to inventory and process a new collection the library has received from the… Continue reading Collection Spotlight

Great Links & Resources, Local History, New Acquisitions

More City Directories Available

Fresh from the Digital North Carolina Blog  World War II era Winston-Salem city directories now online   Forsyth County Public Library has provided four more city directories documenting Winston Salem and the surrounding area. These directories cover 1940-1945, adding to the set that was previously available. The large volumes can be extremely useful for many types… Continue reading More City Directories Available

About the NC Room, Events, New Acquisitions

A Happy 40 Year Anniversary Celebration

The North Carolina Room turned 40 last week on Monday, June 15th and we had a wonderful celebration. The Friends of the Central Library sponsored our event. Lots of people stopped by to say thanks and to enjoy birthday cake, shortcake, fresh strawberries & blueberries, and lemonade. Balloons and flowers really made the affair festive.… Continue reading A Happy 40 Year Anniversary Celebration

Collection Spotlight, New Acquisitions, Our Treasures

Collection Spotlight

Our first Collection Spotlight of 2015 features two books from our North Carolina monograph collection.  These books have come to our collection by way of a generous donation of the Bethabara Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. The first, The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook edited by Frances H. Kennedy is a historical account… Continue reading Collection Spotlight

About the NC Room, About this blog, Events, Genealogy, Great Links & Resources, Local History, New Acquisitions, Our Treasures, Photograph Collection

70,459 is a lot more than 59,999…

On August 27, 2013 we posted a thank you to our loyal friends for having reached a total of 60,000 hits on our blog. See it here: 60,000 is one more than 59,999… A couple of weeks ago, we hit 70,000, and now the total is 70,459...we've averaged almost 2,500 hits per month since August and… Continue reading 70,459 is a lot more than 59,999…

Genealogy, Great Links & Resources, New Acquisitions

New Resources for Genealogists

Thanks to the generosity of the Colonel Joseph Winston Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, we're pleased to announce that we now have South Carolina in the American Revolution and New York in the American Revolution by Eric G. Grundset, the first two volumes of the new DAR Source Guides on… Continue reading New Resources for Genealogists

Local History, New Acquisitions

New old maps…

A couple of days ago, while looking for something else, as is often the case, I found a couple of maps that we did not know we had. Both were produced in 1930 by the Winston-Salem Industrial Commission. One shows the rail connections from the Twin City to other destinations in the the Carolinas / Virginia… Continue reading New old maps…