Once again and with great pleasure we are hosting the Sketchbook Legacy project sponsored by Art for Art's Sake. Ms. Miller's 8th grade art class from Meadowlark Middle School, has been working hard creating sketchbooks for this year's exhibit. And for the first time we were able to host an open house here in the… Continue reading Sketchbook Legacy is Back.
It's almost that time...that's right - census time! A time when all genealogists and family historians rejoice at seeing a new Federal population census. New family members, old family members, where will they be and who will they be living with? Mark your calendar now, April 1st is coming up soon. You can find the… Continue reading 1950 Census coming…
Forsyth Creek Week is almost here. In addition to our photograph display celebrating our love of all things water-related, we invite you to come inside the North Carolina room where we have more for you to look at and explore. We thought it might be fun to learn a little bit about some of the… Continue reading Creeks of Forsyth County
We're back again this year with our Black History Hunt for Forsyth County. We have handouts and a display up all month long. We have a new display this year featuring yearbooks, a reel on George Black and his significance, and more. Items on Atkins and Carver High Schools The hunt will cover some of… Continue reading Black History Hunt
Every year FamilySearch (familysearch.org) puts on RootsTech, a conference for genealogy enthusiasts to come, learn, and network. It is the world's largest family history conference. This year there will be 1,000s of sessions to attend, keynote speakers, an Expo Hall with companies all over the globe, lots of networking options, and more. Did I mention… Continue reading RootsTech 2022 Registration open
We are offering introduction to online genealogy as a program here at Forsyth County Public Library for 2 dates this month: Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. at Paddison Memorial Branch and Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. at Central Library's Computer Learning Center. Expect to learn about how to start your genealogy research, where… Continue reading Introduction to Genealogy
The postcards exhibit that was up over the summer in the North Carolina Collection will be back in the coming weeks. Since the beginning of October, there has been a display up for Piedmont Airlines. Piedmont was a Winston-Salem-based airline that started in 1948 and was absorbed into USAir in 1989. The exhibit includes interesting… Continue reading Piedmont leaving, postcards coming
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 are pleased to invite you to come learn about Native American genealogy with the library. Expect to learn about different Native American records, tribes local to this state, and what's available on the databases. This program will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. It will be available in-person and online over… Continue reading Native American genealogy
Did you know there was a ghost in Old Salem? Well...there's more than one! But for this post, we'll just focus on the tale of the Little Red Man who was said to have haunted the Single Brothers' House. The Little Red Man had the earthly name of Andreas Kremser. He came from up north… Continue reading A ghost in Old Salem…!