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Wednesday, June 1
Freedom, Hard Times, and Tall Tales: Local Stories from WPA Slave Narratives by Andrienne Berney  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
OWASA Community Center (public) and Online via Zoom (members only)

Your North Carolina Family History Research Starts Here: An Introduction to Government & Heritage Collections and Resources

Speaker Name: Kelly Agan
Date: 01 June 2022
OWASA Community Center
Online via Zoom (members only)
Address: 400 W. Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro
Map: Map to OWASA Community Center
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Presentation Topic
Do you have ancestors from North Carolina but don’t know where to begin your research or what types of resources and records are available?  Your research journey starts here!   Please join us on Wednesday, June 1 at 7:00 PM at the OWASA Community Center, 400 Jones Ferry Rd, Carrboro, OR ONLINE via Zoom, to hear Kelly Agan present Your North Carolina Family History Research Starts Here: An Introduction to Government & Heritage Collections and Resources”.   She will provide a comprehensive introduction to North Carolina family history research at the State Library of North Carolina Government & Heritage Library.  Learn about the wide variety of records available for North Carolina, including state and county government records, newspapers, local heritage collections and publications, books on specific family histories, city directories, maps (and more) and where to find them, along with resources available in print and online from the Library. 
Speaker Biography
Kelly Agan is the Reference Services Supervisor at the State Library of North Carolina’s Government & Heritage Library in Raleigh, North Carolina. She manages the library’s public services and a team of dedicated reference librarians. She has a background in public history and many years of experience in North Carolina historical research and reference service, digital collection and digital humanities development, and library outreach and educational programming.
The OWASA Community Center is on the right side of Jones Ferry Road heading west out of town.  Park in the lower lot on the west side of the facility - the center is the door closest to the street on the lower level.   
Online Access
We will be using the popular Zoom software which runs on PCs and Macs, as well as mobile devices like phones and tablets.  It will be free for you to use.  You do not need a microphone or video camera - just speakers and a screen, but it will be easier to ask questions if you have a microphone.  There is an option to call in via telephone, but note in most cases the presentation assumes you can see the slides or demo.  Access information will be emailed to D-OGS members on the day of the lecture.
This lecture will be recorded and made available on the member-only section of the D-OGS website.