“Ancestor Show and Tell: Weddings Through The Years”

James Williams and Annie Davis Wedding PhotoOn Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 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, annual “Ancestor Show and Tell” free program with a focus on old family wedding photographs (people, places, homes, etc).

Members and guests are invited to bring a family wedding photo, other historic photo, or item, and a story to share.  If you would like your old family wedding photo featured in our October 2017 Family History Month display at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library, please bring a copy of the photo along with the photo info to the meeting.  We can also make a copy onsite for you after the evening program to use in the display.

Following the show and tell, we will have our popular Genealogy Q&A, so please bring your questions and hopefully someone in the group may be able to assist you.

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 our website at CravenGenealogy.org or our Facebook page or contact President Nancy Perdue at 252-638-3291.

You are also welcome to 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 History 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, Family History Society of Eastern NC