Category: Updates

How to Archive Your Family History Documents, Photos, & Artifacts

Learn how to archive your family history documents, photos, and artifacts from the Archive Lady herself, Melissa Barker. In this “footnotes” episode we’re exploring the right and wrong way to save your family heirlooms. Also we’ll show you how to build your own Home… Continue Reading “How to Archive Your Family History Documents, Photos, & Artifacts”

1870’s Marriage Certificate Found in a North Carolina Thrift Shop: Returned to the Family

National media picked up this family history story about the 1870’s marriage certificate that was found in the back of a painting in a thrift shop in Bolivia, North Carolina. I’m the one who solved the mystery of this old marriage certificate. In this… Continue Reading “1870’s Marriage Certificate Found in a North Carolina Thrift Shop: Returned to the Family”

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”

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