Microfilm is dead...there is a new way to read newspapers...and thanks to the hefty fee that we pay, YOU can read the Winston-Salem Journal every day for free, in color, zoom in, zoom out, copy text and images, as long as you don't try to use any of it for profit...for that you will still… Continue reading Access Winston-Salem Journal…easy steps, 1, 2, 3, etc…
It seems everyone is sending off DNA to be tested these days. They want to know more about themselves and their heritage. DNA testing can help answer a lot of questions but it can also leave you with a lot of questions. Basically, DNA is a part of every cell's structure and acts as the… Continue reading It’s all in the DNA.
Once upon a time, Frances Griffin, the director of PR for Old Salem, embarked on a bus tour of other restored colonial villages in the eastern USA. When she returned, I asked her how it had gone. She sighed and said “Fam, when you have seen one pewter fork, you have seen them all.” Few… Continue reading The only one in the world…
Welcome to June and Summer Reading! This year's theme is A Universe of Stories. Check out our Summer Reading calendar at any of the branches and online. The Kick-Off will be Friday, June 7th at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library for children, teens, and adults. We hope to see you there! Click here for… Continue reading Summer Reading & June Genealogy Help Calendar
Have you ever wondered about your home's history or the people who lived there before you? Ever caught yourself saying, "If these walls could talk"? Perhaps we can help. The North Carolina Collection has some great resources for hunting down your home's history. First, begin with a deed search which you can do online at… Continue reading House History Hunting.
Do you remember the old Union Station? If you do, the City of Winston-Salem, in partnership with Winston-Salem State University is looking for you to share your memories. Do you have photos of you or your family at the station? Train riders at the Union Train Station as they depart for an excursion to Raleigh,… Continue reading Union Station History Project
Potholes are a common nuisance and one of the most frequently complained about problems in any city, and Winston-Salem is no different. If you would like to notify the city of a pothole or other street repair need, there are two easy methods you can take advantage of to make the City of Winston-Salem Streets… Continue reading Potholes – How to easily report them