I had occasionally gently prodded the owner of the Wilson Daily Times to get their back catalog digitized so that people could use a searchable database instead losing their eyesight futilely searching for articles on microfilm.
And guess what? Yes, you are correct! He finally got it digitized through NewspaperArchive.com
But there is a catch. You can only search it at the Wilson County Public Library. It’s not a bad catch.
Last week I was fortunate to be able to attend the National Genealogical Society 2017 Family History Conference. It was held in Raleigh this year, so it was only 15 minutes from my house. Very convenient!
Most of the speakers were experts in their field, and some were the expert in their field. I mostly concentrated on the DNA, Scots Irish, and the international connections sessions with a few other subjects thrown in.
Luckily for our library, we have a tireless local genealogical society and they were generous enough to buy us many books from the vendors in the exhibit hall.
I recommend anyone with a passion for genealogy to attend one of these conferences. It will add to your skill set and take your craft to higher level. Also, nice people, food, and coffee.
The indomitable Betty Bachelor.
Victorian calling cards for sale.
A packed session.