We are involved with two exciting events in May; the first is an initiative called “May Day.” This year the North Carolina State Archives is joining in the nationwide effort to draw attention to the importance of protecting historical collections, regardless of where they are kept. This May Day we want to remind private historical societies, individual citizens, and state and local government officials that it is never too late to protect vital records. Start on May Day by selecting one thing you can do to improve the protection of your vital records in the event of an emergency. Our state’s documentary heritage is too valuable to lose. Working together we can protect these resources and ensure they are around for generations to come.
For more information about what you can do to protect your important documents, go to our May Day 2009 website.
The second is the 2009 National Genealogical Society Conference, which is taking place in Raleigh from May 13-16, 2009. If you will be attending the conference or just want to know more about what we will be doing during those days, here are a few links you should explore:
- Recommendations for researchers attending the 2009 NGS Conference (pdf)
- A quick guide to genealogical research in the North Carolina State Archives
- A letter to our regular patrons during the week of the NGS Conference (pdf)