Sit at home, turn on your laptop or tablet, and learn what resources and tools are available at the State Archives of North Carolina and the N.C. Government and Heritage Library for researching your family history. The annual Family History Fair streams on Saturday, November 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Archivists, librarians, and other specialists will describe what clues to your genealogy can be found in city directories, newspapers, maps, and local and county records. Discover records available online through the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.
This year’s theme, “Start @Home” emphasizes community and local history in several sessions. Additionally, learn how to research the genealogy of your home in the concluding session at 1 p.m., “Genealogy of a House.” Staff from the North Carolina Historic Preservation Office will discuss ways to identify building elements of a property in order to date it.
Several public libraries throughout the state will stream the presentations. For a list of participating libraries, streaming instructions, and presentation descriptions, visit https://www.ncdcr.gov/family-history, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (919) 807-7450.
The annual Family History Fair is sponsored by the State Archives of North Carolina and the Government and Heritage Library, part of the State Library of North Carolina and administered by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.