Mail lists
Online Classes
Professional researchers

There is a mail List for Wayne County, NC genealogy.  To subscribe, send an email to List Keeper.


These virtual universities offer a comfortable new way to learn genealogy and technology -- and best of all, you do it at home, at your own hours.

Virtual University (VU)  "Introduction to Online Genealogy'' is an eight-week workshop course is designed to teach students how to use various Internet tools such as e-mail, Telnet, FTP, and search engines to access Usenet newsgroups, online databases, web sites and various other online resources of interest to genealogists.  These in-depth classes also will teach you how to research your family tree and use the new technology to its fullest. 

Marthe Arends -- a writer, editor, lecturer and instructor specializing in computer genealogy at Bellevue (WA) Community College teaches the course. Experienced at teaching genealogy classes on the Internet, she has developed ways to handle her large class loads. One method that works well is to divide the class into study groups for various topics and let the members help each other. 

The course is repeated periodically.  Check the calendar for courses offered at Virtural U. and the schedule at

The International Internet Genealogical Society University
-- recently opened its virtual doors with a number of genealogically related classes available -- all free. They include: 
-- A Guide to Research on the Internet 
-- Ontario (Canada) Research -- Canadian Passenger Lists 
-- U.S. Land & Property Records 
-- Beginning U.S. Research 
-- Tracing Mormon Pioneers 
-- Genealogical Research in Virginia (and other states) 
-- Lumbee and Southeastern American Indian Research 
-- Native American Research in Michigan 

RootsWeb's Guide to Tracing Family Trees   < Lessons include Where to Begin?, What's in a Name?, Using Technology to Dig for Roots, Death Records, Marriage Records, Birth Records, What Is the Question?, Misspeld Knames, and Census Records, there are tips and links to resources at RootsWeb and elsewhere on the Internet that will be useful for all. 

Online educational facilities are open 24 hours a day for students to learn how to research their ancestors, build web pages, edit images, and do research online. 

 Professional researchers

Michael  ..Research at the U.S. National Archives, Washington, DC 

I would like to be of assistance to anyone who would like material pertaining to their family genealogy.  While engaging in my own personal genealogical research on North and South Carolina, I realize what an asset it is to be located near the primary National Archive that has original information no other archives have in the U.S. - I have obtained documents and information about members of my family tree from military records of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War, as well as a host of other primary sources at the National Archives.

I can provide service to those who would like such information (copies of available original documents, records, or otherwise) at reasonable rates as I live in Washington, DC and have ready access to information in the U.S. National Archives, much of which is not available in county, state, or even regional national archives. 

Some searching available at the D.A.R. and Library of Congress 
Visit my webpage at


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