February is Black History Month and we are holding a series of African American genealogy programs in celebration. Join us at any of the three locations to learn about researching enslaved ancestors. We will cover the types of documents available, where to find them, and what information these documents can hold. Research tips and tricks… Continue reading Black History Month Genealogy Programs
As always, click images for larger size where available... https://youtu.be/NzPqiLXpHDY North Carolina has always been an important producer and consumer of patent medicines. It is the birthplace of the three best known headache relief powders. All three had pretty much the same basic ingredients, powdered aspirin, salycylamide and caffeine. For instance, the original B.C. formula… Continue reading Goody’s goodies in the Camel City…
Celebrate Black History Month at Walkertown Branch Library with a program of African-American music, culture, and history. Local singers W.T. Rajive and Amelia Patel will present the first part of the program. Rajive will discuss his own story as an almost-member of the famous doo wop group the Drifters while relating the black experience through… Continue reading Walkertown Branch Library Program of African American Music, Culture and History, Saturday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m.
Now that you have finished organizing your genealogy research, what next? That's easy. Pick a side. Just look for the family line with the least information or the most intriguing stories. That's your starting point. Focus on missing information. See if you can fill in the gaps. Check out those old stories, even tall tales… Continue reading Tracing a Family.
It's the beginning of 2019, and the commercials for tax products and websites are already invading all of your favorite media sources. This year, taxes are due on Monday, April 15th. Until then, if you haven't already, you will be looking for your tax forms and information necessary to file your taxes. You can find… Continue reading 2019 Tax Forms and Resources
Our calendar is ready for Genealogy Help sessions for the Month of February. North Carolina Collection staff are always available to help you find genealogy resources or get you started with databases but for more individual assistance drop in during the scheduled times or make an appointment for one-on-one help. We hope to see you… Continue reading February Genealogy Help
The Forsyth County Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in the auditorium of the Reynolda Manor Branch of the Forsyth County Public Library, 2839 Fairlawn Dr., Winston-Salem, 27106. The social period will begin at 6:00 pm and the program at 6:30 pm. All meetings are free and open to the public and all are welcome to attend. In… Continue reading Genealogy Society Meeting at Reynolda Manor Feb. 5, 6 p.m.