Daily Archives: January 5, 2012

Genealogy Workshop For Beginners

[This blog post comes from a Dept. of Cultural Resources press release – you can find other news related to NC Cultural Resources here.]

FREMONT – If you want to learn about your family’s past but don’t know where to start, the Governor Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site will have some answers for you.  The Genealogy Workshop for Beginners, Jan. 28, 2-4 p.m., will offer expert advice on how to find your family history.

Debra Blake and Chris Meekins, from the N.C. Office of Archives and History, will give an overview of genealogy, tips on genealogy research, and the value of the State Archives and State Library records for genealogical research.  Handouts will be provided and there will be time for questions at the workshop’s conclusion.

Space is limited and registration is required. The fee is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Call (919) 242-5581 or email aycock@ncdcr.gov to register.  The fee is payable on the day of the workshop.

The Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site interprets the life of a rural 1870s farm family in eastern North Carolina.  Born is 1859, Aycock was elected North Carolina’s governor in 1900.  He was dedicated to education and the site features a one room schoolhouse moved there in 1961.  It is part of the Division of State Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

About the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people  through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state- supported  Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State   Archives. Cultural Resources champions North Carolina’s creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state’s economy.  To learn more, visit www.ncculture.com.


2011 in Review

At the end of each year, WordPress.com pulls together stats on the blogs hosted with them and sends those stats summaries to the blog owners. I shared our 2010 stats for this blog last year, which seemed very popular with our readers, so I’ve decided to post our stats this year for both this site and our North Carolina Civil War 150 blog.

Here’s an excerpt from our 2011 stats for the History For All the People blog:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 27,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.