Historic Preservation Trades

Continuing Education Schedule – 2020

Contact Monika Fleming, 618-6653 or flemingm@edgecombe.edu


Classes are held on Saturdays.

Class Description Location Date Time Fee
Introduction to Genealogy Basics Basic course for beginners to learn how to complete family tree charts and family group sheets, and how to identify and locate genealogical records including census records and vital records. Norfleet House 1/18/20 9 am – 5 pm $50
Genealogy Websites Half-day course on learning about free genealogy websites and how to use them. Norfleet House 2/1/20 1 – 4 pm $25
Understanding Census Records Half-day course focusing on the various census schedules—population, agriculture, slave, and industry. Students will learn how to locate the records online or in libraries and how to use them for family research. Norfleet House 2/8/20 1 – 4 pm $25
Local and State Records Half-day course on learning about state and local government and regional archives and resources. Norfleet House 2/22/20 1 – 4 pm $25
Cemetery Preservation Review of NC laws concerning cemeteries, guidelines, on recording and reporting cemeteries, and suggestions on cleaning and restoring damaged stones. The afternoon segment will be spent in several area cemeteries. Norfleet House 3/14/20 9 am – 5 pm $50
Education and Your Ancestors Half-day course on learning about resources regarding schools and educational records. Norfleet House 3/28/20 1 – 4 pm $25
Researching Property Learn how to do a house history using deeds, tax, census and related records help with a National Register nomination. Suggested Text—Houses and Homes Exploring Their History Norfleet House 4/18/20 9 am – 5 pm $50
Coffee at Coolmore Enjoy a rare, detailed tour of Coolmore Plantation, a national historic landmark located in Tarboro. Making this tour extra special will be Janet Spiers, who lived at Coolmore for 25 years. She will share the rich history of Coolmore, which was designated a National Historic Landmark for its architecture in 1978. Refreshments will be served. Two tours are available with a limited number of seats; advanced registration is strongly encouraged. Coolmore Plantation 4/25/20 9 – 10:30 am
11 am – 12:30 pm
1:30 – 3 pm
Preservation Trades Fair See exhibits and demonstrations for preservation involving masonry, roofing, woodworking, window repair, and other crafts and trades. Norfleet House 4/25/20 9 am – 4 pm $25
Military Records Half-day course on locating and understanding military records for use in genealogy research. Norfleet House 5/30/20 1 – 4 pm $25