BURGAW – Popular genealogy research speaker Beverly Tetterton will present two free workshops at Pender County Library in Burgaw on Saturday, Oct. 19. Attendees can attend one or both workshops, but preregistration is required due to limited seating. The library at 103 S. Cowan St. is home to the Dallas Herring Carolina Heritage Research Center.
The 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. morning session will be an introduction to family history, research, census records, vital statistics, passenger and immigration lists, and cemetery records. The afternoon session from 1:30 – 3 p.m. covers research in newspapers, church records, land and tax records, wills and estates, military records, and a brief bit about DNA Research.
You may preregister online at: bit.ly/pcl-genealogy or by calling the library at 910-259-1234.
An optional lunch between sessions is available for $9, payable in advance to Friends of Pender County Library. An array of sandwiches, wraps, sides, and beverages will be available. Payment can be mailed to the library at PO Box 879, Burgaw, NC 28425 or delivered by Oct. 17. Several restaurants are also nearby.
Beverly Tetterton was a research librarian in the North Carolina Room at the New Hanover County Public Library for 31 years. She was a pioneer in digital archives, creating the first in North Carolina. She went on to create numerous digital archive collections which include thousands of historic photographs of the Cape Fear Region. In 2004, she won two awards for Port City Architecture: the Solpa Award for best Library digitization project in the Southeast United States, and the David Brinkley Preservation Award. In 2001, the Raleigh News & Observer named her Tar Heel of the Week.
Tetterton served on the Boards of the Historic Wilmington Foundation, the Bellamy Mansion Museum, Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies, North Carolina Genealogical Society, and the Old New Hanover Genealogical Society. She chaired the Historic Wilmington Foundation’s House Plaque Committee for 30 years. She served on Wilmington’s Historic Preservation Commission for a decade. She authored the City’s Riverwalk History Plaques and chaired the Wilmington Convention Center’s Arts and Decoration Committee (which was responsible for its gallery of historic photographs). She and her husband Glenn live in a more than century-old home in Wilmington’s historic district.
The Dallas Herring Carolina Heritage Research Center was formed by the merging of Dr. Herring’s renown genealogy collection of Rose Hill, Duplin County with the Pender County Library’s collection in 2014. In 2016, the library acquired the research collection files of Claude H. Moore of Turkey, Sampson County.