Wake County Genealogical Society, North Carolina
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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.



Saturday, April 22 through Saturday, April 22
Insider Tips for the National Genealogical Society Conference  (Training)
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Oliva Raney Local History Library
If you are in the area and planning to attend the 2017 NGS Conference being held in Raleigh next month, this is the pre-session for you!  Come hear Barbara McGeachy give you the inside scoop on this event.  Barbara has attended several of these conferences (including the 2009 conference which was also held in Raleigh at the then-new convention center), and her tips and suggestions can help you navigate the meeting to get the most from the conference without getting overwhelmed!
 
This event is free!


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
 
Learn how to read and interpret various documents associated with land records: deeds, warrents, land entries, land patents, surveys, and caveats.
 
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
 
If your family lived in the very center of a county in the center of the state and appears to have never moved, then, you might be in the enviable position of not needing to look any further than the records of that one county for your ancestors.
 
More often than not, whether you had a family living near a county border or at a state border, there is a good chance that they conducted their business or were involved in various matters (e.g., attending church, marrying, etc) in adjacent counties or even the next state. Families seemed to behave as if the “borders” didn’t exist and it’s important to recognize and appreciate that mentality and to make sure that you expand “where” you research, when you can’t find them in the census, can’t find marriages or burials, can’t locate a deed or land grant, etc. It might be that all of these events within a 10 mile radius which just happens to encompass a different county and maybe state.  
 
We’ll talk about “why” someone might have records elsewhere and look at several examples of families, from around the country, whose records were found in more than one jurisdiction.
 
Diane L Richard is the Principle of Mosaic Research and Project Management (MosaicRPM), www.mosaicrpm.com. She has M.E. and M.B.A. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). She has been doing genealogy research since 1987 and since 2004 professionally focused on the records of North Carolina, neighboring locales and migration paths to the Mississippi River. She has researched NC roots for the popular TV show Who Do You Think You Are? and appeared on the Bryan Cranston episode.
 
 Since 2006 she has authored over 200 articles on genealogy topics for such publications as Internet Genealogy, Your Genealogy Today (was Family Chronicle), NCGS Journal, and local WCGS publications (newsletters and journal).  Since 2010 she has been the editor of Upfront with NGS, the blog of the National Genealogical Society and published over 1000 posts. She is currently editor of the journals for NCGS and WCGS.
 
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  Refreshments will be served during social time after the presentation.