Curious about your family history? Use that curiosity to start researching your family tree! On Monday, March 21 @ 2:00 pm North Carolina Room staff will show you how to start your genealogical search for your ancestors with a special emphasis on African American genealogy resources. Find out what records are used to prove your ancestry,… Continue reading African American Genealogy Program at Rural Hall Branch Library
Forsyth County Genealogical Society will meet April 7, 2015 at Reynolda Manor Branch Library, 2839 Fairlawn Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106. Social at 6:30 PM; program at 7:00. Two speakers will tell about “New Application Requirements and Use of DNA as Approved Source for Membership in the DAR and SAR.” Fred Learned is President of the… Continue reading Forsyth County Genealogical Society Meeting, April 7 at Reynolda Manor Branch
Although the North Carolina Room has subscribed to genealogical journals and newsletters as well as other magazines and newspapers for many years, it's been difficult to know what titles we had and whether older issues were available. Those days are gone! Now, our periodicals (meaning publications that are issued "periodically") are in the catalog. If you're looking for a… Continue reading Magazines, newspapers, and journals in the NC Room
Al and Tallulah Dahlen were passionate yard sale devotees. Over the years they bought many items. Monday, their son Tom, a retired career Winston-Salem police officer, called me and began describing one of those items. He said that it was an old document, badly deteriorated, dated 1882. He began reading the document to me: "Tribute… Continue reading A crucial document…
On Thursday, as a part of the annual Arts Council fundraising drive, we in the NC Room were handed a small white rubber duck and invited to do something creative with it to help the cause. Since we are about history, and especially family history, we thought we would do the duck's genealogy. Here's what… Continue reading Duck Genealogy…
You can argue all you want, but everybody knows that the greatest UNC-Duke football game happened in 1948, when one great Tar Heel, Art Weiner, used his rear end to block a last minute field goal attempt by future PGA star Mike Souchak to preserve a 21-20 Tar Heel victory over the hated Blue Devils.… Continue reading Greatest Tar Heel Athlete?
On Tuesday, October 2, 2012, the Forsyth County Genealogical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting in the Auditorium of the Main Forsyth County Library at 660 West 5th Street in Winston-Salem, NC. Please join us at 6:30 PM for refreshments. The program starts at 7:00 PM. The meeting is free and open to the… Continue reading Forsyth Co. Genealogical Society, Oct. 2 Meeting