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Friday, November 29 through Saturday, November 30
Victorian Christmas  (Local Events)
Historic Latta Plantation

Experience early holiday traditions including open hearth cooking, horse-drawn wagon rides, mulled wine, ornate decorations, a live reading of the Night the Before Christmas, Victorian era outdoor games, blacksmithing, and   Victorian carolers. Make a Christmas craft, toast s'mores around the bonfire, and pose for pictures with St. Nick.     Guest interpreter Dontavius Williams, creator of “The Chronicles of Adam,” and guests will be on site for a special presentation of “Christmas in the Quarters.” They will discuss the way the enslaved community celebrated Christmas during the Victorian Era.

Thursday, December 5
Genealogy: Conversation and Discussion  (Local Events)
1:00 pm
Matthews Public Library, Community Room
Whether it is a family mystery you would like to solve or a favorite relative you would like to know more about, join the Matthews Genealogy Conversation Group!

Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8
Born in NC & Living Elsewhere: Making The Connection Back  (Webinars)
What if you only know born NC from a census, military record, or a child’s death record? Is it possible to figure out where in NC? This webinar will present some rules of thumb and strategies for research into those born NC individuals to determine where in NC they came from. Also shared will be a select list of records that are key to this type of NC research with a discussion on what makes them so invaluable. Recorded from a live webinar earlier this year, this tutorial features Diane L. Richard.

Wednesday, December 11
Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Join us to celebrate the holiday season and another successful year for Olde Meck! We will have special snacks, installation of officers, awards, and even prizes!

Saturday, December 14
Hands on History  (Charlotte's 250th Anniversary)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC

Create a one-of-a-kind gift for loved ones this holiday season and learn how to tell your own family’s story. Kids 5 to 12 years old are invited to join The Charlotte Museum of History and The Olde Mecklenburg Genealogical Society for an afternoon make and take at the Museum. Oral histories and family stories are an important part of the Queen City’s history and we want kids to feel like they too can be a part of this tradition. Attendees will write their own stories and learn how to ask loved ones to share theirs before assembling their very own book.

Not a kid but want to get in on the fun? The Olde Mecklenburg Genealogical Society Family Research Library will be open and full of people ready and waiting to help you learn more about finding and telling your family’s history.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020
January Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Asbury Caret Center, Aldersgate
Join us to hear Karen Cox, UNCC professor and author describe the research into her successful historical novel The Goat Castle. Karen will explain the background behind the fascinating story of the lurid 1932 murder associated with a Southern family fallen from earlier grandeur.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
February Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Asbury Care Center, Aldersgate

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Roots Tech 2020 Salt Lake City  (Conferences)
The fun continues at RootsTech Salt Lake City 2020, February 26 – 29 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. We’re celebrating family and family discovery the only way we know how – with fun, learning, activities for the whole family, inspiring keynote speakers, and so much more.

Saturday, February 22, 2020
Genealogy Software Expo  (Local Events)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Road
Sponsored by the African American Heritage Ministry (AAHM), this event will allow participants to explore and compare software from various companies designed to help them document, store and write their family history.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Famous and Infamous Women of North Carolina  (Monthly Meeting)
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Asbury Care Center, Aldersgate
Celebrate Women's History Month with the tales of famous women from North Carolina's past. Randell Jones will regale us with stories of many females who stood out at a time when it was not necessarily 'proper' to do so!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 through Saturday, May 23, 2020
Echoes of Our Ancestors - 2020 National Family History Conference  (Conferences)
Salt Lake City

Learn new strategies, resources, and techniques to sharpen your family history skills at the NGS 2020 Family History Conference.