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  Many of our publications are available for purchase from the WCGS Lulu Store.


Apprentice Bonds, 1770-1860 and 1872-1903

For the first time ever, abstracts of all extant Wake County, North Carolina, Apprentice Bonds are available in one place! Learn who was apprenticed to whom to do what for how long in this fascinating look at this 18th and 19th century practice. The 52 page hardcover book is available for purchase from the WCGS Store on Lulu.

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Wake County, North Carolina, Divorce Records, 1831-1952, Surnames A-M

Divorce records can contain a wealth of information. The wife's middle name, marriage date and place, the existence of children, extended family and/or neighbors, and so much more may be mentioned. Don't overlook these often detailed records as you research Wake County families. The 143 page hardcover book is available for purchase from the WCGS Store on Lulu.

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The Heritage of Wake County

Published in 1983, this book contains over 1,000 family histories arranged alphabetically by surname, with many photographs of subjects; approximately 80 pages on local history with photographs; queries; full name index; contributor index with addresses; 670+ pages; hard cover. The book has been republished and is available for purchase at the WCGS Store on Lulu.

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Index of Articles in the Local History Section of The Heritage of Wake County


WCGS Updates

The society's newsletter is published quarterly and is used to communicate current and relevant events of the society and other societies, libraries and classes that are available in the Wake County area. Older newsletters are available to anyone at no charge, and current newsletters are available to members only. Please visit the Downloads page.

The North Carolina Genealogical Society 2011 Award for Excellence in Periodical Publishing for a newsletter published by a local North Carolina genealogical society was presented to Roslyn Panichas, editor of WCGS Updates, the newsletter of the Wake County Genealogical Society. Accepting the award was Diane Richard, president of the society. This quarterly publication is never printed but is delivered electronically as a Wake County Genealogical Society member benefit. Its editor provides useful and timely information to WCGS members and always has content that will be helpful and interesting to all readers. Giving notice of current and noteworthy events of the society and other societies, libraries, and classes in the Wake County area, the newsletter also presents good articles and is a treasure trove for genealogists who enjoy researching on their home computers.


Wake Treasures

The society's journal is published semiannually. It is available free for members on the Downloads page.

Index, Volumes 1-23


Past issues of the journal are available for purchase by nonmembers.

Volume 1-16 (printed, while supplies last): order form

Volumes 1-23 (download): WCGS Lulu Store

NOTE: If you have any questions or comments regarding Lulu, please contact wakecogen@gmail.com.

If you are interested in submitting an article for publication, please observe the following guidelines:

  • The journal places an emphasis on unpublished, primary source documents with historical or genealogical significance for Wake County, North Carolina.

  • Primary source documents from counties from which large numbers of inhabitants migrated into Wake County may be used provided there is no Genealogical or Historical Society serving that county.

  • Articles emphasizing methodology, instructions and "lessons learned" will be welcomed.

  • Manuscripts about Wake County residents, past and present, will be accepted.

  • Wake County family cemetery surveys and Bible records will be used as space allows.

  • Articles will reflect a balance regarding time periods and needs of both the novice and experienced genealogists.

The North Carolina Genealogical Society 2011 Award for Excellence in Periodical Publishing for a journal published by a local North Carolina genealogical society was presented to Hope Blackford, editor of Wake Treasures, published by the Wake County Genealogical Society. Accepting the award were society representatives Diane Richard, president, and June Lioret. Two times each year since 2005, Hope Blackford, who is soon to retire as journal editor, has created issue after issue of a journal that is full of names, history, and useful information relating to Wake County genealogy. This journal is chock full of abstracts, articles, case studies, a variety of genealogical tidbits, and much more. The journal is very well documented with sources for each and every article and abstract and is every name indexed. Wake Treasures is available also as an electronic version, accessible as a WCGS member benefit.