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Archive for May, 2008

Genealogy Web Workshop in Charlotte area at Monroe Library June 2

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

The Monroe Library in the Charlotte area will be having a workshop of sorts helping introduce people to the different methods of genealogy research online. The meeting/workshop will be at 6:30PM on June 2nd in the Griffin Room, considerable time will be spent using Heritage Quest’s census records. Some computer experience is recommended and a [...]

Henderson County Library Genealogy Meeting Saturday May 24

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Just a quick note to pass along a meeting this Saturday (the 24th) in Henderson County, NC. The meeting will be 10 AM until Noon. (From the Blue Ridge Now Community Calendar.) Western North Carolina Society of Genealogical Research will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 24, in the Kaplan Auditorium of [...]

North Carolina’s Outer Banks – True Frontier

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

The Outer Banks along the coast of North Carolina are simply amazing. Barrier islands of sand that seem to shift and change with the very winds and seas. If you’ve ever visited the Outer Banks, you know what a feeling it is to know that ocean can lie just a few feet in front of [...]

Tracing Your Family History through North Carolina

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

It’s really amazing how many peoples ancestors passed through North Carolina. At one point in this countries history St. Louis was considered the jumping off point for points west. I’ve come to think of Western North Carolina as a similar “jumping off point” a bit earlier in this countries history. This area was frontier from [...]

The Locusts are Coming! | The 17 year Cicadas are Coming

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Not necessarily a genealogy post, but it’s certainly something newsworthy around here. In the northern part of Buncombe county, NC around Weaverville and North Asheville you need to practice your patience for the next few weeks. The 17 year locusts (more properly called cicadas) are coming and they’re already poking out of the ground. I’ve [...]

Getting Your Children Interested in the Family History

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

This is an idea I’ve thought about for quite some time. Our children are a bit young yet to really get interested in the family history (or any history for that matter.) But, it’s a dilemma that some people face even with older children. How can they pass along the information, or even get them [...]