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Upcoming Genealogy and History Events in NC


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There are several events coming up related to history and genealogy in North Carolina that I wanted to make you aware of:

Finding Colonial Ancestors – 29 October 2011 Raleigh, NC at the North Carolina Museum of History, 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 – Presented by the North Carolina Genealogical Society to coincide with their annual meeting. The presenter is Barbara Vines Little. Price for members is $60, non-members $70. Visit to register.


UNC Greensboro is presenting: Horror Throughout History
Presented by the UNCG Historical Society

Wednesday, October 26, 2011, Sullivan 101

Have you ever wondered where all of those scary stories you’ve heard come from? Do you want to hear about crazy, scary, and just plain weird people throughout history? You’re in the right place. Join us as Dr. Jill Bender of the History department, Ms. Kathelene Smith of the University Archives department, and Ms. Caitlin Saraphis of the History Department take us through interesting and exciting eras of history and horror movie culture where you’ll hear some scary stories and learn more about their roots. Refreshments will be served after the panel. Sponsored by the UNCG Department of History.

Old Salem has a couple of events coming up:

Harvest Day: Pigs and Pippins
October 15, 2011

Join Old Salem for Harvest Day when we celebrate two classic German food favorites: Pork and Apples. The day will be filled with historic demonstrations and hands-on activities for the whole family: for details.


Halloween Twilight Tours
October 28 & 29

The New Bern Historical Society is presenting their annual Ghostwalk: New Bern, NC Ghostwalk 2011, October 27-29 – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. New Bern’s ghosts will explain how they saw history unfold, good, bad and ugly, from the 18th to 20th centuries. See denizens of the past throughout historic New Bern October 27-29, 2011 in New Bern’s 21st annual Ghostwalk.

The Old Buncombe Genealogical Society will be holding their annual Family History Fair at their library:

128 Bingham Road, Suite 950
on October 22, 2010
from 10:00 a. m. until 3:00 p. m.