Daily Archives: May 17, 2012

Genealogy Workshop for Beginners at Aycock Birthplace

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

Back by Popular Demand! Genealogy Workshop for Beginners at Aycock Birthplace

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, May 19, 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, how to be productive in genealogy research, and how the State Archives and State Library are great resources 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 Birthplace to register.  The fee is payable on the day of the workshop.  Only a few spaces remain.

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.