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Frisco Native American Museum HELP BUILD A LONGHOUSE AT THE FRISCO NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM​ Volunteers at the Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center recently found a way to work a bit of magic to transform a long-held dream into reality. With help from an Outer Banks Community Foundation grant, materials have been purchased to create a village on the museum nature trail that will be the basis for a number of exhibits and future Village Day celebrations. One of the most challenging aspects of the project is the construction of a longhouse. The materials must be flexible and strong yet not require frequent maintenance/replacement. The decision to use galvanized pipe was reasonably easy. But the method to turn that metal into something resembling soft brown saplings was another matter entirely. Hours of research and several field trips to both manufacturers and other longhouse sites resulted in the discovery of a special epoxy that truly seems to have magical powers. With a small amount of training and a little work, almost anyone can turn a pipe into what appears to be a tree sapling! The longhouse foundation was put in place in November of 2015, and volunteers gathered again in February to bend pipe so that it can be fitted into an oval shape for the longhouse. Trial runs were conducted to make sure the special epoxy actually worked, and to everyone’s great relief, the results were as good as promised! ​ Volunteers will gather at the museum April 21st through the 24th to coat the remaining pipes and complete the longhouse frame. Visitors and interested individuals are invited to take part in the project. Staff promise lots of opportunities to learn and have fun at the same time! The museum is located on Hatteras Island and is open with winter hours from 10:30 AM - 5 PM Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 252-995-4440 or visit www.nativeamericanmuseum.org. Mention this Ad and get a free Hot Dog when you purchase a Hot Dog. Halstead @ GAATS, You Relax, We do the Tax el CinoCa eHringHaus MCCartHur Mall 1502 Ehringhaus St. Bookkeeping, Payroll Services Income Tax, IFTA, etc. Free ITIN # w/paid Tax Return “LIBRE ITIN” 10% $50 DIScouNT GAATS, LLC Godwin and Associates Tax Service, LLC TAX SERVICE 252-331-5859 Located next to Dunkin’ Donuts in Elizabeth City NC Elizabeth City Pasquotank County Senior Center The Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County Senior Center “Serving the Young at Heart, Adults 55 or Older” The Senior Center offers a wide variety of exciting programs, trips and activities for the senior citizens of Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County. We strive to create a “family” atmosphere that promotes social, mental, physical and emotional overall well-being. Lauren Turner Senior Center Coordinator seniorcenter@cityofec.com Phone: (252)337-6661 or (252)337-6662 26 Albemarle Tradewinds April 2016 albemarletradewinds.com

Northeast North Carolina Family History - Promise Fulfilled By: Irene Hampton - nencfamilyhistory@gmail.com Promise fulfilled… As I promised last month, here is a list of some great Virginia websites for family history research. www.virginiamemory.com (Virginia Memory) “Virginia Memory is part of the online presence of the Library of Virginia, the state archives and reference library. The Library maintains vast and varied collections of print materials, manuscripts, archival records, newspapers, photographs and ephemera, maps and atlases, rare books, and fine art that tell the history of the commonwealth and its people.” http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/using_collections.asp#_guides-BirthsDeathsMarriagesVitalRecords “Using the Collections – Start Your Research!” Here are two of the helpful indexes listed. (Death Indexing/Virginia) “A fully-searchable index to Virginia city and county death registers compiled 1853-1896. This is an on-going project sponsored by the Virginia Genealogical Society. Fifteen cities and counties have been indexed to date. The death registers are available on microfilm.” (Henley Marriage/Obituary Index) “Personal name index to more than 51,000 marriage and obituary notices published primarily in Richmond-area newspapers between 1736 and 1982, with an emphasis on the years 1780 to 1910. The index was compiled by Bernard J. Henley (1909-1989), former librarian at the Richmond Public Library. Most of the newspapers are available on microfilm at the Library of Virginia.” vaheritage.org (Virginia Heritage) “Virginia Heritage is a consolidated database of more than 12,000 finding aids which provide information about the vast array of manuscripts and archival materials housed in historical societies, libraries, museums, colleges and universities across the Commonwealth. The continuous addition of new and updated finding aids makes this a great tool for discovering primary source materials documenting the history, culture, and people of Virginia.” Here’s an example: A Guide to the Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War. Series F, Part 4, (Housed at the Library of Virginia)Top of Form “Series 5: The Major Bell Papers, 1853-1864, comprise the personal and business letters of Major Bell of Pasquotank County, North Carolina including letters from his daughter Christian Bell at Chowan Female College in North Carolina.” http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/va-gazettes/ “The Virginia Gazette was the official newspaper of Virginia, printed in Williamsburg from 1736 until 1780. When the capital of Virginia moved to Richmond in 1780, printers transferred their businesses to the new seat of government. Both Dixon & Nicolson and Clarkson & Davis resumed their papers in Richmond.” http://cdm15987.contentdm.oclc.org/ (Hampton Roads Heritage Project) - Norfolk Public Library. “ The Norfolk Public Library’s Hampton Roads Heritage Project. The images in these collections come from the Sargeant Memorial Collection at Slover Library in Norfolk, Virginia. The Sargeant Memorial Collection is the region’s premier local history and genealogy collection. The photographs and other materials in the database are intended to help document the history and cultural heritage of Norfolk, the surrounding Hampton Roads region, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and northeastern North Carolina.” https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Virginia_Online_Genealogy_Records (Virginia Statewide Online Genealogy Records) This is a collection of links to Virginia statewide databases and collections. Free or fee ($) is indicated. Ancestry.com Although this is a for profit site, you can usually get a free week of use and this record collection is an answer to many a prayer! “As a result of a public-private collaboration between the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Ancestry.com, more than 16 million Virginia vital records have been digitized and indexed. Scanned images of the original public documents are available online through Ancestry.com.” College graduations are just around the corner – remember to gather family info at family gatherings! Irene Hampton earned a Certifi cate in Genealogy from Brigham Young University and worked as the Genealogical/Local history Researcher for the Pasquotank-Camden Library for over 12 years. She has also abstracted and published “Widow’s Years Provisions, 1881-1899, Pasquotank County, North Carolina”; “1840 Currituck, North Carolina Federal Census” and “Record of Marriages, Book A (1851-1867) Currituck County, North Carolina”.You may contact her at nencfamilyhistory@gmail.com. facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds April 2016 27