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Frisco Native American

Frisco Native American Museum Recycling at the Museum Is Rewarding Looking for a way to clean out your closet and do something good for others at the same time? The Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center has a new project that can do just that! The museum has partnered with Community Recycling, a world-wide program that works with communities across the Untied States and more than fifty countries. The company seeks to recycle usable items to benefit individuals and communities, reduce the impact of refuse on landfills, and preserve the environment. “We’re excited about this opportunity,” said Carl Bornfriend, executive director for the museum. “Community Recycling will make a donation to the museum for each box of shoes that we collect, but more importantly, the program will make connections to see that the recycled shoes find new owners. Recycling, repurposing, and conserving are all meaningful issues in native cultures, and this program provides a way for everyone in the family to participate. From baby shoes to a teenager’s out grown sneakers and grand mom’s spike heels that are no longer comfortable, all are equally welcome. We’re pretty sure we’ve found a “Solemate” through this program” says Bornfriend with a smile. Recycling is a year round activity, but with spring cleaning coming up soon for many people, it’s a perfect time to clear closets and shoe racks. And donating couldn’t be easier. There are no special packaging or wrapping requirements. Simply drop your “gently used” shoes (no holes) in the collection box located at the museum. Staff will be more than happy to answer questions or assist with the donation. Halstead 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 @ 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 Phone: (252)337-6661 or (252)337-6662 26 Albemarle Tradewinds March 2016

Northeast North Carolina Family History - Time flies… By: Irene Hampton - In a past column I promised to share some links to other free research websites. As I looked back I realized that what six months ago! When did that happen? So this month I will fulfill that long ago promise which I’m sure most of you have forgotten… Assuming I typed these in correctly, the links should all work as I’ve just checked them. Most explanations are from the websites. (US Genealogy Web) “The USGenWeb project is a loosely organized group of volunteers working to create a center for genealogical research for every county in the United States. USGenWeb is not a commercial enterprise and information found on these pages is freely available to the public. We are very proud of this project and hope that you are too.” This site is celebrating 20 years of free genealogy in 2016. My favorite NC county page is the award winning website for Tyrrell County. Oh, that all county websites could look like that one! (Documenting the American South) “Documenting the American South (DocSouth), a digital publishing initiative sponsored by the University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides access to digitized primary materials that offer Southern perspectives on American history and culture. It supplies teachers, students, and researchers at every educational level with a wide array of titles they can use for reference, studying, teaching, and research.” (I was having so much fun looking I almost forgot to go to work! Check out Bible and Family Records, NC Newspapers, Civil War, NC Maps and one I hadn’t seen before– War of 1812 Pay Vouchers.) ‘The North Carolina Digital Collections contain over 90,000 historic and recent photographs, state government publications, manuscripts, and other resources on topics related to North Carolina. The Collections are free and full-text searchable, and bring together content from the State Archives of North Carolina and the State Library of North Carolina.” (ECU Digital Library) The Digital Collections unit supports the research and teaching mission of East Carolina University and preserves the cultural heritage of the eastern North Carolina community through digital initiatives, especially the creation of digital library materials and tools. Digital Collections works closely with units in within the libraries and collaborates with community partners on special projects like The Eastern North Carolina Digital Library. (Baptist Newspaper - Biblical Recorder 1833-1970. Choose the Advanced Archive Search link.) “For people who’ve grown tired of traveling to a library to flip through heavy bound volumes of material or read microfilm to finish their research on North Carolina Baptist history, many of the older issues of the Biblical Recorder now can be found online with the simple click of a button.” (NC Live) Use with your public library card and choose the Genealogy & Historical Maps link to access HeritageQuest which has databases for the US Census and Slave Schedules; Books; Revolutionary War; Freedman’s Bank Records; Indian Census Rolls and City Directories. “The power of your library, online! We give you free access to ebooks, audiobooks, videos, online magazines, newspapers, journals, and more.” Hope you enjoy these sites for North Carolina. I’ll add some Virginia and national sites next time. 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 Albemarle Tradewinds March 2016 27