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Wake County Genealogy Society - September 26 Meeting: Reunion!

Remember 1982? Postage was 20 cents when you mailed queries to journals. Gas was 91 cents/gallon as you drove to courthouses and archives. Editors Lynne Belvin and Harriette Riggs and countless others contributed to The Heritage of Wake County, North Carolina (published in 1983). Let's celebrate the 35th anniversary of WCGS!

Our first meeting after the summer break is an opportunity to share your recent genealogy activities. Did you attend a conference? Conduct research overseas? Study at an institute? Take a genealogy cruise? Make a breakthrough using DNA? We'd love to hear the highlights! All past and current members are encouraged to attend.

Five or more members will have the opportunity to share their stories. Contact Barbara McGeachy, Program Chair (gro.negocekaw|smargorp#gro.negocekaw|smargorp), to reserve your 5 to 7-minute spot. A computer and projector will be available for those who would like to share a PowerPoint presentation or photos.

All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public. Bring a friend! Refreshments will be served during social time after the presentation.
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27610

Please Join Us!

2017 NCGS Fall Conference

October 28 @ 8:25 am - 4:15 pm


Register now for this year’s expanded fall event, offering a keynote lecture followed by four additional sessions, with two lectures to choose from each session. Learn research techniques to use in North Carolina’s “burned” counties, how to find records that breathe life into family history, methods and resources to successfully identify African American ancestors in the pre-Civil War South, World War I research methods and resources, how to use GEDmatch tools, and how DNA research helps prove ancestral connections.

The conference is being held at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, North Carolina.

November 3 – 5, 2017 - 18th Gathering of the Cornish Cousins

“If Picks and Shovels Could Talk”

Registration Information:
$150.00 per person - Includes trolley transport to all events, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, workshops about the mining history of the Gold Hill area, evening entertainment, Cornish cream tea in Gold Hill, tours of Gold Hill and historic cemetery. Optional tours of Salisbury and Reed Gold Mine also available.

Friday morning – Optional tour ($10) – Narrated trolley tour of Historic Salisbury and the Fulton Street neighborhood, where many of the mine owners, investors, and captains lived.

Friday afternoon – Optional tour ($10) – Narrated trolley tour of Reed Gold Mine with visitors’ center orientation film, museum, underground guided tour.

Friday evening – Dinner buffet at Historic Trolley Barn and Entertainment

Saturday – Welcome and Opening Session at Trolley Barn
Lunch at Morgan Ridge Winery with luncheon speaker
Afternoon at Gold Hill – Self-guided walking tours
Visit shops in restored village buildings
Trolley rides to cemetery
Cream Tea

Saturday evening – Pasty Dinner at Trolley Barn
Concert of Cornish music by Brass Ensemble from Catawba College

Sunday morning – Brunch at RailWalk Brewery, Noon dismissal
Self-guided Tours (before or after Gathering or instead of Optional Tours)

Pfeiffer College Library – located in Salisbury and said to be the finest geneology library east of Salt Lake City

Rowan Museum - Salisbury 1854 courthouse, example of pre-Civil War architecture, houses artifacts and displays on the life and history of Rowan County.

North Carolina Transportation Museum – 3 miles north on I-85 in Spencer. Traces the history of transportation in Wagons, Wheels, & Wings. Train rides available. A train-lover’s mecca!

Waterworks Visual Arts Center – in Salisbury next to the Trolley Barn. Exhibits North Carolina artists’ work.

Registration Times: Friday, Nov. 3 –
9:00 to 10:00
12:00 to 1:00
3:00 to 5:00

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