“Introduction to Researching Your Family Tree”

Craven County Genealogical Society

Craven County Genealogical Society of North Carolina’s Monthly Program

On Tuesday, June 14, 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 7 p.m., the Society will host a free special program featuring an “Introduction To Researching Your Family Tree” that will focus on how to begin your research including what resources are available.  Several handouts will be given that will assist in your research.  The speakers for this program will be Carol Cherry, Ruth Powers, and David French, board members of the CCGS.  This is the free preview of the more in-depth, paid classes that will be offered on September 17th and 24th, 2016.

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.

For more information, please visit CravenGenealogy.org or contact President Nancy Perdue at 252-638-3291.

You are invited to visit the New Bern LDS History Center which is free and open to the public on Tuesdays (1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.), Wednesdays (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.), and Thursdays (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.). 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 the New Bern LDS History Center’s website.

Submitted by: David French, President, Family History Society of Eastern North Carolina

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