Happy Fall to everyone! 🍂🍁🎃 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
Once upon a time, there was this guy named Roy Thompson, who worked for Piedmont Publishing Company, the publisher of the Winston-Salem Journal and the Twin City Sentinel. When he was in reporter mode, Roy was one of the best reporters the local newspapers ever had. But it was his columnist mode that made him… Continue reading A half century of Ask SAM…where is it going?
The last day to respond to the 2020 Census is September 30. Only one week left! The census is an important measure of the population and determines how federal funding is distributed between states and how voting districts are organized. You can respond online or by calling. It only takes a few minutes to complete.… Continue reading One Week Left To Be Counted!
Say the word “Viking” and most people see an image of blonde, blue-eyed Scandinavian warriors. But a recent exhaustive study of DNA extracted from over 400 Viking burial site says that that image should show much more diversity in its content. Since many of those who derive from western European ancestry have bits of Viking… Continue reading Vikings were not exactly who we thought they were…
Come join us on September 17th as we celebrate Constitution day. Pick up a free copy of the constitution and check out your civics knowledge. If you can't make it by to pick up a copy click on the link below. Click here for online version One of the great things about being a Federal… Continue reading Happy Constitution Day!
Your family tree is just waiting for you to connect the dots. Whether you're just starting out in genealogy or you're trying to find that elusive black sheep family member, we are here to help. You have access to resources like Ancestry Library Edition, MyHeritage Library Edition, North Carolina county records and more from the… Continue reading The Virtual Genealogist Is In
What's in your attic? That's a good question and the NC Collection decided to take it up! We've brought out all our interesting items from our archives for you all to see. They range from photographs to dolls and more. We know that not everyone can come out to see the exhibit. So, we're taking… Continue reading Treasures from the NC Collection on Display
At 6:30 PM, Monday, February 26, 1979 a new exhibit opened at the Central Library on West Fifth Street in Winston-Salem. It was created by Vernon Logan, the local leader of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, headed nationally by David Duke. It consisted of documents and artifacts, including hoods and robes, relating… Continue reading It all began at the Central Library, 660 West Fifth Street…
Have you been putting off doing your genealogy even though you know Ancestry is available for at home use? Well, no worries - Ancestry Library Edition is available for at home use through August 31 now. Woohoo! All you need is your library card # and PIN to sign in. If do not have a… Continue reading Ancestry at Home until August 31
George Scott, who hit a few while becoming one of the Twin City’s most popular minor league players ever, called his home runs “Long Taters”. On April 8, 1920, Babe Ruth hit three “Long Taters” in an exhibition game at Piedmont Park in Winston-Salem, yet came away with nothing more than two doubles and a… Continue reading Babe Ruth’s strange day in the Twin City…