Daily Archives: June 6, 2012

Friends of the Archives Reminder and International Archives Day

It’s time for another catch-all post of reminders and news:

Don’t forget that the Friends of the Archives meeting is Monday, June 18, 2012 at 1 PM. The lecture this year is  “Researching the Tuscarora War: A Journey through the State Archives” by Dr. Rebecca Seaman and will be open to the public. Dr. Seaman, Chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Elizabeth City State University and author of an upcoming book on the Tuscarora War, will explore the causes that led to the uprising and highlight the use of the State Archives in her research. A brief corporation meeting will precede the program. Light refreshments will follow the talk. A flyer for the event (PDF) is available from our website.

Also, this Saturday (June 9th) is International Archives Day, which means it is the day of “Ask an Archivist” on Twitter. I’ll be taking part for the State Archives on our WebArchivist Twitter account, so if you have any questions about our website, digital collections, etc., you can ask me those questions on Twitter. I’ll warn you ahead of time, genealogy is not my strong suit so if you have genealogical questions I am probably not be your best source. However, if I don’t know the answer to your question, I can probably point you to someone who will be able to answer it.

If you’re not keen to spend your Saturday online or thinking about Archives and Records, remember you can ask questions any time in the comments of this blog, our Civil War blog, either of our Twitter accounts, or Facebook. You can also contact us through email or by letter.


New Hertford, Jackson, and Polk County Box Lists

I just added a batch of Francesca Perez’s new County Records box lists, which include:

  • Hertford County Estates
  • Jackson County Lunacy Records
  • Polk County Inheritance Tax

These box lists (in both Word and PDF format) have been added to the County Records page of the State Archives of North Carolina website.