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Raleigh, NC Workshop - November 3 & 4, 2006
Posted by: Beverly Cato (ID *****7314) Date: September 25, 2006 at 12:32:36
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The North Carolina Genealogical Society is sponsoring a two-day workshop, "Meeting Your Ancestor's Neighbors Over the Back Fence and in the Court Room", conducted by Helen F.M. Leary, J. Mark Lowe, and Ann Basnight. The workshop will be held Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday Nov. 4, 2006, at Brier Creek Country Club, 9410 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh, NC.

All three speakers are professional genealogists and lecturers. Helen F.M. Leary was editor and contributing author of "North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History." She is also Past-President of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. J. Mark Lowe is formerly Vice President of Development for the Federation of Genealogical Societies, Vice President of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and Past-President of the Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society. Ann Basnight has thirty years classroom teaching experience and is President of the North Carolina Genealogical Society. She was editor of the Tyrrell County Genealogy & Historical Society Journal and President of Beaufort County Genealogical Society.

Lectures scheduled for Friday, Nov. 3:
"My Taxes Were Due When? (Using Delinquent Tax Lists and Release Books)" - Lowe
"Spotlight on the Neighbors: What They Can Tell Us and How to Ask" - Leary
"Backtracking – From Present Residence to Former Address" - Leary
"Wonder What’s Over the Mountain" - Lowe

Lectures scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 4:
"Colonial Court Day a Social Event" - Basnight
"Nobody’s Daughter: A Case Study in Proving the Parentage of a Mysterious Married Woman" - Leary
"Following a Case Through Court" - Lowe

The registration fee includes lunch. Walk-ins are welcome; however workshop packets may not be available. A map showing the location of the workshop may be found at by plugging in the street address above.

Details and registration information for this workshop are available by e-mail from or on the World Wide Web at by clicking on Calendar & Events on the left side of the page, then on the November Annual Meeting & Fall Workshop button.

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