Virtual Family History Fair (Genealogy & Ancestry)
Saturday, October 15
10 am - 2 pm
Join the viewing party at the Gaston County Public Library! A live stream (video feed) will be held on the 3rd floor of the Main Library. Please see a library staff member for further directions on the morning of the event. For questions, please call 704-868-2164, option 2.
- Session 1 - 10 am - Genealogical Research
NC Government & Heritage Library and State Archives of NC staff members will discuss the types of materials, collections, and services available at their respective repositories. Presented by State Archives and Government & Heritage Library Staff.
- Session 2 - 11 am - Freedmen’s Bureau Records
Despite the misconception that Freedmen’s Bureau Records only contain the info of freedmen, they also include a lot of information about impoverished southern families, regardless of race. Presented by professional genealogist Diane L. Richard, principal of MosaicRPM.
- Session 3 - 12 pm - Online Research Tools
A discussion about the online resources from both the NC Government & Heritage Library and the State Archives of NC, such as the NC Digital Collections and other resources. Presented by State Archives and Government & Heritage Library Staff.
- Session 4 - 1 pm - Genealogy & Local History Collections
Public libraries are a valuable resource when conducting local or family research. Join us for a panel discussion featuring local history and genealogy librarians from across North Carolina.
North Carolina Government & Heritage Library
State Archives of North Carolina
Friends of the Archives