“Growing into the Family Historian”: Genealogy Workshops Offered at Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site

Saturday, January 20 at 9 AM – 4 PM

Governor Charles B Aycock Birthplace

264 Governor Aycock Rd, Fremont, North Carolina 27830

Are you interested in learning about your family’s past, but don’t know where to start? Then plan a visit to the Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a beginning genealogy workshop, the first in a series of three. Staff members from the State Archives of North Carolina and the Government and Heritage Library of the State Library of North Carolina will present an overview of basic genealogy and how to be productive and organized in your research.  Learn how to decipher colonial handwriting and discover important resources for conducting genealogical research available at the library and archives. Handouts will be provided and there will be time for questions at the end of the workshop.

On February 17, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. an intermediate level workshop will be held. This session will go beyond, and will build upon, the basics of genealogy. It will focus on how to overcome genealogical problems and roadblocks using resources and specific case studies. In addition, the workshop will teach how to effectively analyze documents and address other intermediate concepts.

An advanced genealogy workshop will be held on March 24, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This session will focus on using specific record groups in the State Archives most effectively, and ways to stay organized as you gain more genealogical experience and information. Topics to be included are how to find female ancestors, effectively using deeds, and how to bring research together to write a family history.

Space is limited to 35 participants for each session and requires preregistration. Register by calling 919-242-5581 or emailing aycock@ncdcr.gov. The cost of the beginning workshop will be $20 for adults, $10 for students and Friends of the Archives members. The fee for the intermediate workshop February 14 is for $30 for adults, $20 for students and Friends of the Archives members, and costs for the advanced level on March 24 for is $40 for adults, $30 for students and Friends of the Archives members.  Anyone wishing to sign up for all three may do so for $80 for adults, $50 for students and Friends of the Archives members.

 

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