Birth Certificates were not required in North Carolina until 1913. Many rural areas were slow to be compliant with this new requirement, but by 1920, consistency was found among the counties.
If you research your ancestors in North Carolina, you will want to put these North Carolina Genealogy events on your calendar!
Upcoming North Carolina Genealogy Events
- July 18-20, 2014 – The North Carolina Genealogical Society is offering a FREE webinar “Tarheels in the Family Tree? Part 1″ . Online
- July 26, 2014 – The North Carolina Genealogical Society is presenting a regional workshop “Tools for Successful Research” by Rev. David MacDonald, CG. Fletcher, NC($)
- October 4, 2014 - The Joel Lane House will present a Genealogy Fair featuring Diane Richard as the speaker. Raleigh, NC ($)
- October 25, 2014 – The North Carolina Government and Heritage Library and State Archives of North Carolina will host the third Family History Fair. Raleigh, NC (FREE)
Cousin relationships confuse me. Brent is my first cousin. Brenda is my first cousin once removed. Judith is my second cousin once removed. Laura is my third cousin.
Just what is a removed cousin? I usually keep it simple and just call them all cousins! Much easier. Continue reading
Will you be celebrating the Fourth of July with family and friends tomorrow? Will you be attending any firework displays? Eating really yummy food? Holidays are a great time to talk to your older family members about their memories of the holidays past. The fourth of July is no exception. Continue reading
Old letters and postcards written in my ancestor’s handwriting are enough to keep this genealogist happy for a very long time!
Transcribing my my great grandmother’s correspondence has is an ongoing goal of mine. Continue reading
I spent time over a cup of chai tea last week getting to know a “new” cousin. Meet Judith, my second cousin once removed. (At least that is how the cousin chart defines us. I’ll just stick with cousin!)
Do you struggle with convincing your family that genealogy – their family history- is not boring?
I know I do…and the struggle is not just with my teenagers.
If your family members think that genealogy is boring…… Continue reading
I often hear from fellow genealogists who wished they had obtained oral family history from their older relatives sooner. Now many find it too late. A relative has passed away or dementia is claiming the mind a loved one. Continue reading