12 April 2011

Tar Heel Tuesday - Genealogy News

In honor of National Library Week, Gale Cengage is offering free access to some of their databases, including the Gale News Vault, which contains a collection of historical UK and US newspapers.

North Carolina newspapers that are available include:

  • The Daily Register - Raleigh, NC - 1850-1861
  • Fayetteville Observer - 1816-1899
  • News and Observer - Raleigh, NC - 1880-1899
  • Raleigh Register - 1800-1899

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On 16 April, a genealogical seminar will be held in Lincolnton, NC from 9:30am to  3:30pm.

Where: Lincoln Cultural Center
           403 East Main Street
           Lincolnton, NC

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The Rural Hill Scottish Festival will take place from 15 April to 17 April in Huntersville, North Carolina.

Some of the events on tap include:

  • Scottish and Celtic music
  • Scottish clans and their representatives
  • Battle Axe throwing
  • Heavy Professional and Amateur Athletics
  • Piping and Drumming
  • Food
  • Merchandise
  • Scottish Country Dancing
  • Genealogy Search - Council of Scottish Clans and Associations (COSCA), the Tartan Museum, and Family Tree DNA
What fun!

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