On Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., the Craven County Genealogical Society will begin the evening with a cookie and punch reception where guests and members are welcome to discuss their research and learn more ways to find their ancestors.
At 7pm, the Society will host a free program featuring Victor T. Jones, Jr., head of special collections at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library’s Kellenberger Room, as part of their monthly meeting. He will talk about what is new in the Kellenberger Room Collection that will assist you with your family history research.
The Kellenberger Room is a treasure trove of genealogical and historical materials for North Carolina and many other states. One of the items Victor will feature is the new and free Fold3.com website that has original military records and other collections. It is now available both in the library as well as at home for Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Public Library patrons via Newbern.cpclib.org/research.
The Society’s monthly meetings are held at the New Bern LDS Church located at 1207 Forest Drive off Trent Road. The monthly meetings are free and open to the public and membership is encouraged. The Society has a vibrant and diverse membership representing not only Craven County and North Carolina, but also many other states as well. The members are dedicated to fostering interest in the research, preservation, and sharing of family heritages. We welcome you to join us for this month’s meeting.
You are invited to visit the New Bern LDS History Center which is free and open to the public on Tuesdays (1pm – 4pm and 6pm – 9pm), Wednesdays (6pm – 9pm), and Thursdays (1pm – 4pm). It is staffed by researchers who are happy to assist you in learning how to find your ancestors. The Center provides free on-site access to some of the most popular online genealogy research databases as well as having books relating to local area family history. More info is available at Tinyurl.com/LDSHistoryCenters.
Submitted by: David French, The Family History Society of Eastern North Carolina