Wake County Genealogical Society, North Carolina
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Since 1982 the Wake County Genealogical Society (WCGS) has been aiding genealogists living in or researching in Wake County, North Carolina.  Visit often to watch (or join!) as we grow our content to facilitate communications among all Wake County researchers, wherever they may live. 


Tuesday May 24, 2016
Genealogical Challenges and Unique Resources Available for Researchers of Old Granville County
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC  27610
Speaker: Mark Pace
North Carolina Room Specialist at the Thornton Library
The program will begin with a short overview of the history of old Granville (including present-day Granville, Franklin, Warren, and Vance counties) before delving into a discussion of the challenges and resources available. This presentation will be of special interest because of the area’s connections and contiguity with Wake County.
Mark was born and raised in Henderson, Vance County, NC.  After graduating from Vance Senior High in 1979, he went to UNC - Chapel Hill, majoring in history. After finishing in 1984, he then switched direction, and worked as an art director and illustrator in the advertising profession in Raleigh, NC, for 25 years.  In 2004, he started his own freelance advertising and illustration company. For the past seven years he has been the North Carolina Room Specialist at the Thornton Library in Oxford, NC, and   moved to Oxford in 2012.  With a passion for researching local history for forty years, he considers it an honor to be the caretaker of one of North Carolina’s most celebrated genealogical collections.
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend! Refreshments will be served during social time after the presentation.


Latest Edition of Wake Treasures

As announced earlier, Volume 26 marks the year that Wake Treasures moves back to its original quarterly publication format.  Issue Number 1 came out a few months ago, and now issue Number 2 is available for your enjoyment!  This issue has continuations of records covering three centuries!
From the 20th century
     - Voter Registration Records (1902-1906)
From the 19th century
     - Wardens of the Poor (1883-1884),
     - Civil Action Papers Concerning Land (1801),
     - General Assembly Record Petitions (1804), and
     - 1802 Tax lists.
And from the 18th century
     - Some 1789 Treasurer's and Comptroller's County Settlement papers.
We are grateful to our Transcription volunteers for their contributions to this issue.  Do you have a few minutes a day you can contribute to this valuable work?  We have all levels of transcription projects, so check out our Projects page to find the one right for you!


WCGS on Lulu!

Did you know you can purchase WCGS journals (new and archived) on Lulu? Visit the Wake County Genealogical Society Bookstore here.


Joint Event with NCGS
WCGS is excited to co-host the August workshop of the North Carolina Genealogical Society! The topic is "Genes & Genealogy: Interpreting and Using DNA Test Results". Check our events page for more details.

Amazon Smile
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War of 1812 Pension
Find out how you can help FGS digitize 7.2 million pages of the War of 1812 pension records. Contributions are tax-deductible and records will free on Fold3. Please help if you can!