Wake County Genealogical Society, North Carolina
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Tuesday, February 28 through Tuesday, February 28
Slavery & Emancipation on the ‘Moses Mordecai Place’  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27610
 
Speaker: Douglas Porter, Historic Sites Manager, Mordecai House
 
The “Moses Mordecai Place” was once one of the largest plantations in central North Carolina.  Over two hundred enslaved people have been documented as living on the site in the years between 1785-1865.  There were likely many more.  For over ten years, Porter has worked to uncover the lives and experiences of those enslaved on the Mordecai planation.  He has also attempted to determine the geographic breadth, as well as the layout, of the “Mordecai Place” as it was in the antebellum era when the plantation was at its height.  Porter will be discussing his research and methods.
 
Douglas Porter is a native of Mount Airy, NC.  He holds an MA and PhD in US History.  His primary interest centers on race, class, gender, and religion in 19th North Carolina. Douglas is currently the Downtown Cultural Resources Director for the City of Raleigh.  In this role, he is responsible for directing the cultural resources and programs within downtown Raleigh including the City of Raleigh Museum and Raleigh's historic squares. Prior to this, Douglas worked as the Historic Sites Manager for the City of Raleigh, where he managed Mordecai Historic Park, the Tucker House, the Borden Building, and the Historic Raleigh Trolley Program.
 
Join us for our Black History Month lecture. All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  Refreshments will be served during social time after the presentation.



Tuesday, March 28 through Tuesday, March 28
Deeds and Probate: A Winning Combination  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27610
 
Speaker: Victoria Young
 
Learn through several examples how to use evidence found in both deed and probate records that together prove family connections.
 
This lecture will be presented at the National Genealogical Society Conference in May 2017.  This is a beginner level talk, so join Vicky to learn or brush up on your skills at using deeds and probate records together.
 
Victoria Young is a full-time professional genealogist specializing in Southern U.S. and forensic research. She is the president of the North Carolina Genealogical Society and serves as the North Carolina Chapter Representative of the Association for Professional Genealogists.
 
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  Refreshments will be served during social time after the presentation.



Tuesday, April 25 through Tuesday, April 25
Interpreting NC Land Records  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC  27610
 
Speaker: David McCorkle
 
Details to come!
 
David grew up in Charlotte and after graduating from UNC Chapel Hill in 1979 he remained in the Triangle area working in the software industry.  He currently owns and operates a small software company in Cary and manages to squeeze in genealogy and local history in his "spare" time.
By the early 1880s, all ancestral lines on his father's side are present in what is now Union County, NC, some as early as the 1750s, and almost all remained there until the 1920s.  Two lines, Traywick and Thomas, were briefly in Wake County in the late 1700s.
 
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  Refreshments will be served during social time after the presentation.



Tuesday, May 23 through Tuesday, May 23
Two States, Multiple Counties - What's a Border?  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC  27610
 
Speaker: Diane Richard
 
Details to come!
 
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  Refreshments will be served during social time after the presentation.