“Veteran Ancestors Show and Tell” and “The North Carolina Civil War History Center”

Craven County Genealogical Society

On Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at 6:30 p.m., the Craven County Genealogical Society will begin the evening with a cookie and punch reception where members and guests are welcome to discuss their research and learn more ways to find their ancestors.

At 7 p.m., the Society will present its popular “Ancestor Show and Tell” with a focus on veterans from all wars. Members and guests are invited to bring an item or story about one of their ancestors to share with the group.

In addition, a short presentation about the “North Carolina Civil War History Center” to be built in Fayetteville will be led by Lenoard Lanier, Assistant Curator from the Museum of the Albemarle. The overall goal of the North Carolina Civil War History Center is to create a comprehensive portrait of North Carolina history that spans the Antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction periods. More info about the project is available at NCCivilWarCenter.org.

The Society’s monthly meetings are held at the New Bern LDS Church located at 1207 Forest Drive off Trent Road. The monthly meetings are free and open to the public and membership is encouraged. The Society has a vibrant and diverse membership representing not only Craven County and North Carolina, but also many other states as well. The members are dedicated to fostering interest in the research, preservation, and sharing of family heritages. We welcome you to join us for this month’s meeting.

For more information, please visit CravenGenealogy.org or contact President Nancy Perdue at 252-638-3291.

You may visit the New Bern LDS History Center which is free and open to the public on Tuesdays (1 p.m.to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.), Wednesdays (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.), and Thursdays (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.). It is staffed by researchers who are happy to assist you in learning how to find your ancestors. The Center provides free on-site access to some of the most popular online genealogy research databases. More info is available at tinyurl.com/LDSHistoryCenters.

Submitted by: David French, The Family History Society of Eastern North Carolina