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#ghlblog Shhhh!…Family Secrets - RootsMOOC has started and I’m excited! I’ve been doing genealogy for 27 years and RootsMOOC has me thinking of starting over some of my family’s research. Most of the information I have about grandparents comes from oral history – I never did get copies of birth, marriage, and death certificates (bad genealogist, I know). I always thought that since they were there, they knew and by the time I was old enough and seasoned enough to unders... http://ow.ly/2WVVeG

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#ghlblog State Doc Pick of the Week : Portals - We recently added a new and unique series of publications to our collection that came from the Cape Fear Community College. The publication is titled Portals and it is a collection of poetry and short stories written by students that attend Cape Fear Community College. What’s exciting about this particular publication is that it is a contest for the students so there is some strong motivation for them to do some good work ... http://ow.ly/2WRRgE

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#ghlblog The Data Resources Guide - Need data on a certain subject and don’t know where to begin? The State Library of North Carolina’s Government and Heritage Library can help you.  Look no further than our Data Resources Guide, where you can find information about North Carolina and more.  You can find links to helpful databases, such as LINC (Log Into NC) and Census Explorer, and access tutorials on the powerful data tools like the American FactFinder and Data Ferret... http://ow.ly/2WHPSz

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#ghlblog Tip of the week: finding places in North Carolina - This week’s tip is about finding places in North Carolina. North Carolina has an excellent resource called The North Carolina Gazetteer. This is book that lists place names and water ways located in the state. There are nearly 20,000 entries! Originally published in 1968 by William S. Powell, it was updated, revised, and a new edition was published in 2010, authored by William S. Powell and Michael Hill. Can’t... http://ow.ly/2WEcB0

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#ghlblog Free Genealogy Workshop: Using the North Carolina Digital Collections for Genealogical Research http://ow.ly/2WAljT

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#ghlblog State Doc Pick of the Week : Opportunities And Challenges for Southeast Raleigh http://ow.ly/2WxPKE

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#ghlblog FAQ: What County are the records filed in? -   It can be difficult to understand where records are filed, but sometimes we are looking in the wrong county and trying to determine the correct county can take some research. Below is a an example of questions that Government and Heritage Library sometimes receives. This type of question illustrates people searching in the wrong county due to a lack of understanding about how counties are formed. “My great great gr... http://ow.ly/2Wk8PO

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#ghlblog County of the Week March 22 – 28: Nash County! - The NC County of the Week for March 22-28, 2015 is Nash County! Join us this week to explore all things Nash County: history, people, culture, geography, genealogy, and natural heritage! For more information on this central NC county, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join the conversation by using hash tag #nccotw. Be sure to also check out our Pinterest board for Nash County where we’ll showcase a range of his... http://ow.ly/2WiNL0
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