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Tuesday, December 5
Genealogy Escape Room - The Case of William Sydney Porter: Oh Henry!  (Workshops)
6:30 pm
Virtual, Free, and open to all!
Presented by the Wake County Genealogical Society, this a fun start to the holiday season! Imagine you are trapped at NC State archives and the only way out is to solve a series of genealogy research puzzles. Are you up to the challenge? Are you ready for Genealogy Escape Room™? Based on the popular escape room concept, Genealogy Escape Room™ turns the typical webinar format upside down! Each registrant will receive a Case Review File used to solve a series of online research tasks BEFORE the live webinar takes place. The webinar is the “reveal,” where a step-by-step review of each puzzle, task, and clue all the way to the final “key” to open the door. Genealogy methodology concepts will be summarized before announcing who escaped first!
You are locked in at the Olivia Raney Local History Library in Raleigh, North Carolina. You are working on an article on famous American authors. In order to unlock the office door and escape, you need to locate the New York State 1905 Census record of William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), better known as O. Henry. You MUST complete your research on William Sydney Porter by answering a list of genealogy research questions and FIND the New York 1905 Census record in order to UNLOCK the main door and escape!
For details see

Wednesday, December 13
Monthly Meeting - Olde Meck Holiday Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
7:30 pm
Join us to celebrate the holidays and this year's accomplishments for Olde Meck! We will also install officers for the 2023 Board of Directors and give away some great Raffle Prizes!

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Writing Your Family History  (Monthly Meeting)
7:30 pm
Was one of your New Years resolutions to write up your family story for loved ones? Do you need help to make that happen?Join us at the first monthly Olde Meck meeting of the year to hear Jennifer Wiebe give us guidance on Writing Your Family History

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Finding Your Women Ancestors  (Workshops)
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
The Villages (FL) Genealogical Society 24th Annual Seminar will feature Judy Russell, internationally know lecturer, award winning author, and Certified Genealogical Lecturer. Judy will present four sessions focusing on finding your female ancestors:
  • Don't Forget the Ladies - A Genealogist's Guide to Women and the Law
  • Dower and Dowry: Women, Property, & Legal Records
  • No Vitals? No Problem! Building a Family for Isabella through Circumstantial Evidence
  • DNA and the Hidden Half of the Family
This is a hybrid meeting. You may attend in person at Savannah Regional :Recreation Center, at The Villages, FL or virtually via ZOOM. This event is open to anyone, anywhere!
Visit the 2024 SEMINAR page at for complete details and to register.

Thursday, February 29, 2024 through Saturday, March 2, 2024
RootsTech 2024  (Conferences)
Salt Lake City, Utah and Virtual
Registration is open for the world's largest genealogy conference! The global event is February 29 to March 2 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and online at The theme of the 2024 event will be “Remember.” Families, friends, genealogists, historians and family history enthusiasts from around the world will gather online and in person to discover, share, connect and remember. The in-person experience is $99 before November 17, 2023. Although the online event is free, registration is still encouraged to maximize the experience. Register and find more information at

Saturday, April 20, 2024 through Sunday, April 21, 2024
Loch Norman Highland Games  (Local Events)
Historic Rural Hill
The Loch Norman Highland Games is a traditional Scottish festival that takes place annually at Historic Rural Hill, located near the shores of Lake Norman. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the event.
The festival celebrates Scottish heritage and culture through a variety of events, activities, and competitions. Visitors can enjoy traditional Scottish music and dance performances, as well as athletic competitions such as caber tossing, hammer throwing, and tug-of-war.
In addition to the athletic events, there are also cultural demonstrations, including Scottish food and drink, historical reenactments, and educational presentations about Scottish history and culture.
The Loch Norman Highland Games is known for its sense of community and inclusivity. Visitors are encouraged to participate in the events and competitions, and there are activities for all ages, including a children's area.
For tickets and camping passes go to 2024 Loch Norman Games.

Thursday, May 16, 2024 through Saturday, May 18, 2024
2024 NGS Virtual Family History Conference  (Conferences)
The theme for the 2024 National Genealogical Society Conference will be Expanding Possibilities. This conference will be virtual and will run from May 16-18, 2024. Sessions will be focused on innovation and finding new ways to solve problems in genealogy. Attendees can choose from dozens of new lectures for family history researchers at all levels by the nation’s premier genealogical speakers.
Look for more details in upcoming months at