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  • Small and Simple Ways to Celebrate Family History Month: Journey to the Past
    This entry is part 3 of 3 in the seriesSmall and Simple Ways to Celebrate Family History Month Family History Month is well underway, but there’s still plenty of time to infuse your life with profound connections from your family’s past.  While FamilySearch is always here to help you make progress researching your family tree, […]
  • Day of the Dead—Fun Activities to Honor Our Ancestors
    Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is a day to celebrate and remember family members and loved ones who have died. It is a popular holiday that is celebrated in many parts of the world, especially in Mexico. It is typically celebrated on November 1 and 2 throughout Mexico, Central and South […]
  • 5 Interesting Facts About LeVar Burton
    Yes, you heard correctly. LeVar Burton is coming to RootsTech 2017. On Friday, February 10, 2017, the wildly popular actor, producer, and director will grace the stage at RootsTech, the world’s largest family history and technology conference. “When I heard that LeVar Burton was coming to RootsTech, I was delighted,” said Ekitzel Wood, who has […]
  • November Webinars from FamilySearch
    November Family History Library Webinars offer a variety of classes covering topics on everything from researching worldwide localities to the learning basics of FamilySearch products. To access the webinar, go to the web link below and click on the word Webinar to enter the classroom. Are you promoting indexing in various languages? Webinars for indexing […]
  • Small and Simple Ways to Celebrate Family History Month: A Cake to Remember
    This entry is part 2 of 3 in the seriesSmall and Simple Ways to Celebrate Family History Month In honor of Family History Month, we’ve compiled a four-part series to share small and simple ways to weave family history moments into present experiences. If you missed it, go back and read “Small and Simple Ways […]
  • 10 Things to Know About Quebec Notarial Records
    Are you ready to learn more about your ancestors who lived in Quebec? Notarial records can provide you with the little details to understand more the life of your ancestor. Whether you’re just getting started or have been exploring those records for some time, our 10 Things to Know can give you the answers you need. Read More
  • Doctor, doctor! Medical directories reveal the legacies of UK medicine
    Spanning more than 350 years, Ancestry’s new UK Medical Registers document the careers of some of the most notable names in British medical history, including the man who discovered Penicillin, Britain’s first recognised female doctor and even a pair of suspected serial killers from the world of medicine. The six new collections, digitised from original Read More
  • Find A Grave Community Weekend Adds 211,655 New Photos
    The third annual Find a Grave Community Weekend took place on October 7th through October 9th across the globe.  Thanks to the hundreds of volunteers across 175 cemeteries who: added 211,655 new photos fulfilled 8,232 photos requests added 203,448 new memorials Here are just a couple of photos and tweets from the weekend of activities:     Read More
  • American Society of Genealogists Inducts ProGenealogists’, Nathan Murphy
    We’re thrilled to announce that Nathan Murphy of our ProGenealogists team is the newest inductee of The American Society of Genealogists, an independent society dedicated to the advancement of genealogy. Nathan joins another ProGenealogists member, Gordon Remington, FUGA, FASG, as a member of the organization. There are among only fifty people that hold this prestigious Read More
  • To the letter: tracing the footsteps of a Victorian postman
    George Robinson was a lifelong shoemaker. Or so I thought. Born in Wollaston, a Northamptonshire shoe-making village in 1802, he’d settled in Leicester by the mid 1820s. Invariably he appears in the records as a shoemaker or, in his later years as a shoe warehouseman. His was a working life spent cutting leather, sewing uppers, Read More
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  • Troop Returns Digital Collection
    The Troop Returns from the State Archives of North Carolina Military Collection are now available online via the North Carolina Digital Collections. This collection includes lists, returns, records of prisoners, and records of draftees, from 1747 to 1893. The majority of records are from the Revolutionary War North Carolina Continental Line. Militia records generally include […]
  • North Carolina State Fair
    [This blog post comes from Fran Tracy-Walls, Private Manuscripts Archivist in the Special Collections Section.] The North Carolina State Fair, which first opened in late October of 1853, is one of the state’s premier fall attractions. In that spirit, this blog post poses to all State Fair goers: What particular interests and expectations have drawn […]
  • Newly added World War I material
    With the anniversary of the United States involvement in World War I approaching, here is a list of material recently uploaded to the World War I digital collection: History of the North Carolina Council of Defense: 1917-1920, v.1-3, Joseph Hyde Pratt In an attempt to garner a united national support for the United States’ involvement […]
  • Join Us for Home Movie Day!
    [This blog post was written by Kim Andersen, Audio Visual Materials Archivist in the Special Collections Section of the State Archives of North Carolina.] Saturday, October 15, 2016, is Home Movie Day!  And the State Archives of North Carolina is hosting Raleigh Home Movie Day for its 14th year!  Co-sponsored by the State Archives of […]
  • Disaster Preparations
    [This post is cross-posted from our records management blog, G.S. 132 Files.] Hurricane Matthew is expected to move north along the east coast of the U.S. later this week and into the weekend. Even if the eye of the storm remains offshore, hurricane or tropical force conditions could still impact North Carolina. Those in the […]

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