On January 14th, UNC-TV will be holding a special event to promote Season 7 of Finding Your Roots. Ten (10) participating attendees will be eligible to win a one-year subscription to the North Carolina Genealogical Society and reference guide. (Click link below for rules and more information.) The virtual event begins at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan.… Continue reading Special Viewing of Find Your Roots Tomorrow
Recently, we received an email from a scout in Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts of America), Sarina Horner. She belongs to Troop 729, an all female troop of the Scouts BSA. She had decided to make a fun geocaching experience for those wanting to learn more about downtown Winston-Salem, its history, and the Scouts BSA.… Continue reading Geocaching for Winston-Salem’s Downtown
Are you a beginner to genealogy or do you just need a refresher? All interested are invited to our introduction to genealogy program. At this hour long session, we will discuss where to start, the basics of genealogy, how to collection information from family and even objects, and how to do online research. We encourage… Continue reading Intro to Genealogy
They've done done it again! There's more Ancestry at home where the rest came from. Ancestry has extended your home use of the library's Ancestry Library Edition. You are able to use the database from home until March 31, 2021 now. All you need is your library card # and PIN to sign in. Call… Continue reading More Ancestry…?! Believe it!
We are featuring a new program from the North Carolina Collection all about family history, crafting, and genealogy. At this hour long session, we will discuss collecting stories from your family, doing family oral history interviews, and how to craft different kinds of memory books or mementos. We encourage you to come with questions. This… Continue reading Creating Family Memory Books
We are featuring a new program from the North Carolina Collection all about family recipes, family history, and a touch of genealogy. At this hour long session, we will discuss collecting recipes from your family, doing cooking interviews, getting down recipes that your family member does by feel/memory, preserving these recipes for years to come,… Continue reading Creating Family Recipe Books
We are featuring a new program from the North Carolina Collection all about burials and genealogy. At this hour long session, we will discuss different types of burial grounds, the symbolism on gravestones, what to do when visiting your ancestor's graves, and more. We will leave time at the end for any questions from the… Continue reading Learn How to be a Graveyard Detective
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?
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…