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Wake County Genealogical Society - March Meeting & Presentation

March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library, 4016 Carya Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27610

Topic: North Carolina in WW1

Speaker: Jackson Marshall, Deputy Director of the North Carolina Museum of History

This presentation will focus on researching our ancestors who participated in WWI. Jackson will discuss how he pieced together the NC soldier histories with documents, photos, battlefield trips, and his oral history project. While his research applies directly to North Carolina soldiers, the records apply to other U.S. soldiers as well.

R. Jackson Marshall is the lead curator for the "North Carolina and World War I" exhibit at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh which has officially become the most-visited exhibit of record in museum history. This free, interactive multimedia exhibit commemorates the centennial of US entry into World War I and focuses on North Carolina’s role in the "War to End All Wars" on the western front in France and Belgium. Visitors experience a re-created trench warfare environment to discover what life was like for Tar Heel soldiers, who entered the war in 1917. The exhibit is open until Jan 6, 2019.

Jackson has a personal interest due to his grandfather's war service. Jackson wrote "Memories of World War I: North Carolina Doughboys on the Western Front" which describes the Great War as seen through the eyes of North Carolina soldiers who fought on the western front in Belgium and France. He interviewed many veterans to record their memories and provide a unique perspective on the war.

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Link to Jackson's book on Amazon:

All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public. Bring a friend! Refreshments will be served during social time before the presentation. Meeting with presentation starts at 7:00.

Tar Heel Discoveries

15-20 April 2018 & 14-19 October 2018
State Archives of North Carolina & Government and Heritage Library, 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh, NC

Operated by Diane L. Richard and Vickie P. Young

Introducing: Tar Heel Discoveries - Guided North Carolina Genealogical Research

Diane L. Richard and Victoria P. Young announce the formation of their joint business venture offering individuals the opportunity to maximize results when researching their North Carolina ancestors.

Designed to accommodate genealogists with varying levels of research experience, Tar Heel Discoveries offers personalized, individualized support and instruction over five days at the North Carolina State Archives and Government & Heritage Library in Raleigh. Two week-long sessions (15-20 April and 14-19 October) are offered in 2018. Registration is now open!

Diane and Vickie have over 25 years combined experience as full-time professional genealogists specializing in North Carolina research and are members of a number of industry organizations, including the national and local chapters of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS), and the National Genealogical Society (NGS).

Have you ever been frustrated when visiting a new repository (or one you haven’t been to in a while) by not knowing how to efficiently utilize its holdings? Interested in learning from experts on North Carolina history and genealogical research topics? Have you come to a “brick wall” and don’t know which resources to consult? Want to touch original documents relating to your ancestors? Then consider joining us for a week of learning and new discoveries!

For program details (fees and what is included) and more information, visit or email us with questions at moc.seirevocsidleehrat|ofni#moc.seirevocsidleehrat|ofni.

North Carolina Genealogical Society 2018 Speakers Forum

23 June 2018
State Archives of North Carolina, 109 E Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601

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