NC State Archives All-Day Workshop: Searching for African-American Ancestors July 23

NC State Archives African-American Ancestors Workshop All-Day Workshop: Searchingfor African-American Ancestors

How can the State Archives of North Carolina help you locate African-American ancestors? During this all-day genealogy workshop, three archivists will share the research materials, tools, and methodologies that are most effective in conducting genealogical research. Fee includes a boxed lunch.


9:00—9:30 – Check-in
9:30—9:45 – Welcome
9:45—11:00 – Slave Law: An Introduction, with Bill Brown, Registrar, State Archives of North Carolina
11:00—11:15 – Break
11:15—12:30 – Alfred Was My Slave Name: Research Methodology, with Chris Meekins, Head, Imaging Unit, State Archives of North Carolina
12:30—2:00 – Lunch (select on Registration Page)
2:00—3:15 – Surprising Sources for African American Research, with Debbi Blake, Head, Collections Services Section, State Archives of North Carolina
3:15—4:00 – Questions, Follow-up, Wrap-up

Register at


South Carolina Genealogical Society 44th Annual Summer Workshop, July 15-16

Plan to attend the South Carolina Genealogical Society 44th Annual Summer Workshop at the South Carolina Archives and History Center, Columbia, SC, July 15-16, 2016.

Each morning starts with a “keynote” type lecture, before breaking into 3 or 4 tracks for other presentations. Options include a Tour of the Archives. 2 hotels provide conference rates, and camping information (as well as additional non-conference hotel information) is also provided. Friday lunch is on your own, Saturday is catered.

For more information, see

SC South Carolina Gen Soc