Category: Updates

Freedmen’s Bureau Records Now on Ancestry – North Carolina Genealogist Should See This One!

Ancestry has announced the addition of the Freedmen’s Bureau and Freedman Bank Records available for free! This is 3.5 million records that is a huge benefit for those researching their African American and poor or indigent white ancestors in the post Civil War era.… Continue Reading “Freedmen’s Bureau Records Now on Ancestry – North Carolina Genealogist Should See This One!”

North Carolina Genealogical Society Fall Conference 2021

2021 NCGS Fall Conference Friday, October 29 @ 2:30 pm – Saturday, October 30 @ 4:30 pm EDT The NCGS Fall Conference is back! This year is a hybrid conference. You can be there in-person at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center, Raleigh, North Carolina or from the comfort of your… Continue Reading “North Carolina Genealogical Society Fall Conference 2021”

Social Security Death Index, Applications, & SS-5 Updated 2021

Today I’m updating a previous episode about the Social Security Death Index, a.k.a. the SSDI, this is a valuable set of records. Also… a deeper dive into the Social Security Applications & Claims Index , what you get when you send off for the… Continue Reading “Social Security Death Index, Applications, & SS-5 Updated 2021”

NC Summer Series is Returning Starting June 6th, 2021

Renate & Taneya are returning again this summer for season 2 of the North Carolina Summer Series on their YouTube Channel.  The first episode is on NC Land Grants by David McCorkle.  I have seen him present before. If you are researching NC ancestors,… Continue Reading “NC Summer Series is Returning Starting June 6th, 2021”

Researching Persons of Color: African American Genealogy in North Carolina and the U.S.

African American Genealogy

Learn about how to research the family history for Persons of Color.  This “footnotes” episode features Renate Yarborough Sanders.  She teaches us how to research African American ancestors and the records for genealogy in the United States. Handout listed below. About Renate Yarborough Sanders: … Continue Reading “Researching Persons of Color: African American Genealogy in North Carolina and the U.S.”

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