From finding the right law to explain a genealogical record to finding the right genealogical record in the courts of North Carolina, understanding the law of the time and place will help us truly understand the records our ancestors left behind. And when their identities are hidden in the records l...

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Historical Context, W155, “StoryMaps: Using Web Maps to Tell Family Stories,” 4 pm, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 About your speaker: Charlie Wells, CG(sm) is a full-time genealogist who combined his passions for genealogy and maps after completing a 31-year career as a geographic information...

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Regional Movement, S445, “Southern Ante-Bellum Plantation Records, ” 2:30 pm, Saturday, 13 May 2017 About your speaker: Ari Wilkins is a genealogist and family historian. She is a member of the Dallas Public Library’s Genealogy staff. Ari first started working with antebellum souther...

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Only one week remains to take advantage of an Early Bird discount on registration for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) Family History Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, 10-13 May. Registration must be received online or postmarked by 27 March 2017.  After that date, the NGS member price...

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Look into the fascinating world of North Carolina research  from the perspective of an engineer-trained sleuth, Diane L. Richard,who loves to “dig” into records, the more obscure the better, and never worries about how “dirty” she might get doing that. W124, “Tarheels in Your Family ...

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Records & Repositories, F303, “Picturing” Your Research—Finding, Procuring, and Preserving Images, 8 am, Friday, 12 May 2017 As a fine artist, designer,and photographer, visuals have always been part of my lexicon. Whether a photograph, a painting, a sketch, a signature, or a simple dood...

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Palatines to America Luncheon, Speaker – Philip Otterness North Carolina, T233, “Christoph von Graffenried’s Grand Adventure and the Palatine and Swiss Founding of New Bern,” 12:15 pm, Thursday, 11 May 2017 Philip Otterness is professor of history at Warren Wilson College in Ashevil...

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The 2017 conference offers an exciting selection of genetic genealogy sessions. Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL, presents two sessions on DNA. Debbie Parker Wayne began studying genetic genealogy in about 2003 and has focused on this area since 2007. She coordinated the first genetic genealogy courses...

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Military, W128, “Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies and Navies in the Civil War,” 11 am, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 Solving Problems, T213, “Help for Southerners in Need: The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands,” 9:30 am, Thursday, 11 May 2017 Military, F315, “S...

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DNA, Lecture F342, “Understanding the Science Behind Your DNA Results” 2:30 pm, Friday, 12 May 2017 AncestryDNA DNA is a record of our history – what is in our DNA that records our family history? How does DNA pass from parents to children generation after generation and allow us to connect w...

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