As with the National Genealogical Society Conference , two NCHRO board members will be presenting at the North Carolina Genealogical Society’s 2021 Fall Conference October 29 and 30, 2021 in Raleigh NC.
DIANE L. RICHARD will present:
Effective Transcription + Critical Thinking = New Research Paths
(In-person workshop). Accurate transcription of historical documents is critical to ensure appropriate interpretation. We also need to leverage transcribed records to pinpoint essential research questions and jump-start our research to-do list. So, join us for a two-hour hands-on workshop filled with tips, tricks, best practices, resources, class-wide and small group activities. The program will be informative and fun. Whether you are new to transcribing or an experienced transcriber seeking a refresher, this program has something for everyone.
Seafaring Ancestors: Early 19th Century Port Records That Document Mariners
(In-person and streaming online). Many North Carolinians were employed as mariners or in support of the shipping trade. Post-colonial early 19th-century seafarers are challenging to document. We can often identify masters, ship’s names, cargo, and involved businessmen. It is more challenging to unearth crew members and a ship’s journeys. Let’s follow the money to identify mariner ancestors using customs, shipping, correspondence, and other records. We’ll discuss where to research when trying to document these seemingly invisible yet all-important mariners.
DAVID M. MCCORKLE will present:
(In-person workshop). Property boundaries in the original 13 colonies were described using a system called metes- and-bounds. This hands-on workshop will teach you how to find, read and understand these records, how to create maps of properties and neighborhoods using traditional hand drawing and specialized software, and how to locate the property today.
Lord Granville Grants
(On-demand video). From 1748 to 1763 all land grants in the upper half of NC were issued by Lord Granville instead of the Colonial government. Although similar to Colonial grants, they require different techniques for finding and understanding them. They can also yield valuable information not found elsewhere.
For information on attending this conference which is a combination of workshops, in-person lectures, video streaming, and video on-demand on these topics and much more see https://www.ncgenealogy.org/event/2021-ncgs-fall-conference/