Posted By:David French
Subject:John Lawson Legacy Days, New Tuscarora War Book & More Area Events!
Post Date:October 15, 2013 at 22:08:24
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Forum:Pitt County, NC Genealogy Forum
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Hello Everyone,

Trust everyone is enjoying the fall.

We have a couple of upcoming events which we are partnering with area ENC groups to present as well as there is a wide range of other history and culture related events in Eastern North Carolina this fall. Please see the attached PDFs.

Look forward to seeing you!

All The Best,


The Family History Society of Eastern North Carolina
Explore Your Family Tree •

FHS of ENC Partner Events

John Lawson Legacy Days: Celebrating Pioneer Heritage, October 25 & 26, 2013 •
Featuring Dr. David La Vere's new book, "The Tuscarora War", now available for pre-orders at
We are partnering with the Grifton Museum,, Palatines To America, NC Chapter, and others to present this event.

Riverside School Homecoming, November 16, 2013
Featuring Tim Thompson, "Hidden History of Riverside"
Flavius Bennett (F. B.) Hall, Jr., "Growing Up In New Bern"
We are partnering with former students and others to present a School Homecoming, Southern School Luncheon, Program, and Tour of the School.
Please see attached PDF.

French Huguenot Interest Group Meeting
The November 9th meeting will be moved to a date in early 2014.
Sign Up for our Email List to be notified of the date and other events via the link below.

Heritage Park Project
Remember Your Ancestors or Honor Your Loved Ones with a Lasting Granite Inscription in Heritage Park in the heart of downtown New Bern.

Some Area Historical and Cultural Events (In Date Order, By Organization):
This is by no means a complete listing of area events, if you have a history or cultural event or genealogy website that you would like to be listed, please email us at It is a free service. Corrections and updates are appreciated. Also, please be sure to check with the venue or hosting organization to confirm and for more details.

Greene County Family Researchers
Meeting (October 17, 7 pm)

Edgecombe County Genealogical Society
NC State Archives Field Trip (October 18)
Edgecombe County Register of Deeds Lock-In (November 21, 5 pm to 8:30 pm)
Please see link for details and more events.

Old Dobbs Genealogical Society of Wayne County
Meeting (October 19, 10:30 am)
Please see link for details and more events.

New Bern-Craven County Public Library
"Lunch ‘n Learn: Ciao from Italy" with Phil Swain (October 19, 12 Noon)
Friends of the NB-CCPL: "History of Portsmouth Island" with James E. White, Jr. (October 22, 7 pm)
"Fannin’ the Heat Away: A Celebration of the Art and Social History of the Handheld Church Fan" with William McNeill (October 26, 2 pm)
Please see link for details and more events.

Old New Hanover Genealogical Society
"Evidence In Courthouse Records" with Judy Ward (October 19, 1 pm (Computer Group) & 1:30 pm (Presentation)
"Preserving Your Family Memorabilia" by NHC Public Library (October 24, 10:30 am to 12 Noon)
Please see link for details and more events.

Wilson County Genealogical Society
Meeting, (October 22, 7 pm)

Washington County Historical Society
"Civil War Cooking Class" (October 24)
Contact Society for times.

Ghostwalk of Kinston (October 24, 7 pm to 8:30 pm)
Please see link for event details and more events at

New Bern Historical Society
Ghostwalk: The Haunted Housewives of New Bern (October 24, 25, and 26)
Richard K Lore Annual Lecture, “The Meanings and Representations of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamations”, Dr Reginald Hildebrand, (November 10, 2 pm)
Lunch & Learn with Victor T. Jones, Jr.: Early Religions In Colonial New Bern and Craven County (November 13, 11:30 am)
Please see link for details and more events.

Grifton Historical Museum & Indian Village
John Lawson Legacy Days: Celebrating Pioneer Heritage (October 25 & 26, 2013)
Featuring Dr. David La Vere's new book, "The Tuscarora War", now available for pre-orders at

North Carolina Cultural Resources' Family History Fair at the NC State Archives & Library (October 26, 9 am to 1:30 pm)
Please see link for event schedule.

Farmville, Pitt County Ancestor Seekers
Field Trip: NC Family History Fair at NC State Archives & Library (October 26)

Pamlico County Historical Association (October 28, 7 pm)

Duplin County Historical Society
"The Charles Craft Photography Collection" (November 2, 12 Noon)

Robeson County Genealogical Society
Meeting, (November 2, 2 pm)

North Carolina Genealogical Society
"Military Records: From Service to Grave", (November 9, 8:45 am to 4 pm)

Tryon Palace
"Crafting Lives: African American Artisans in New Bern, North Carolina, 1770-1900" with Catherine W. Bishir (November 9, 12:30 pm)
"The Meanings and Representations of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamations" with Dr. Reginald Hildebrand (November 10, 2 pm)
African American Lecture Series: "High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America" with Jessica B. Harris (November 21, 7 pm)

Wayne County Historical Association • Wayne County Museum
Children's Program: Imagination Station of Wilson on the native people of Eastern North Carolina. (November 9, 1 pm)

Brunswick County Historical Society
Meeting, (November 11, 7:30 pm)

Craven County Genealogical Society
Meeting, (November 12, 7 pm)

Heritage Genealogical Society of Greene, Jones, and Lenoir
Meeting, (November 14, 7 pm)

Bladenboro Historical Society • Mother County Genealogical Society
Meeting, (December 14, 12 Noon)

Pitt County Historical Society
"Turpentine Drippings: Talks About Pitt County" (November 17)
Christmas Tea (December 15)

Pitt County Family Researchers (November 18, 7 pm)

Tar River Connections Genealogical Society
Serving Person, Vance, Granville, Franklin, Nash, Edgecombe, Pitt, Beaufort, Warren, Halifax and Wilson Counties
Meeting, (November 19, 6:30 pm)

Martin County Historical Society
Meeting, (November 21, No Time Stated)
Contact Society for Meeting Time.

Family Research Society of Northeastern North Carolina
Serving Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans Counties
Meeting, (December 1, 3 pm)

Albemarle Genealogical Society
Serving Currituck and Dare Counties
Contact Society for more info.

Beaufort County Genealogical Society
Website is down. Please visit the link below.

Carteret County Historical Society & The History Place
Contact for meeting times and events.

Cumberland County Genealogical Society
Contact for meeting times and events.

Halifax County Historical Society
Contact for meeting times and events.

Hyde County Historical and Genealogical Society
Contact for meeting times and events.

Johnston County Genealogical and Historical Society

Johnston County Heritage Center

New Bern Civil War Roundtable
Second Wednesday at 7 p.m., Fireman’s Museum, 410 Hancock St.
Open to the public. Monthly guest speakers.
For more information, contact Pete Meyer at 670-3678 or

Pender County Museum & Historical Society
Contact for meeting times and events.

Sampson County Historical Society
Contact for meeting times and events.

Research Links
A free site that has many original records that are abstracted and/or digitized.
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USGenWeb Project
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A Few Family History Related Blogs and Newsletters

Diggin' For Clues by Carla Stancil

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey by Andrea Kelleher

The Legal Genealogist by Judy G. Russell