March 13, 2015

Searching for Ancestors in Ireland: Wake County Genealogical Society Meeting March 27

"Searching for Ancestors in Ireland"

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 7 p 
Join us Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 7 p.m. at the Olivia Raney Local History Library, 4016 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC  27610

Come join us to hear from three Wake County Genealogical Society members (Judy Rysdon and Ann & John Myhre) who researched their ancestry in Ireland and Northern Ireland in the past year. Discussion will include the National Archives of Ireland in Dublin and several places in Northern Ireland: PRONI (Public Records Office of Northern Ireland), the Linen Reading Room in Belfast, St. Columb’s Cathedral in Londonderry, and the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, as well as online resources for Ulster. One speaker will also tell about meeting his cousin and visiting the house where their mutual ancestors had lived.

All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  Refreshments will be served during  social time after the presentation.

Stancil gives program on finding family histories, March 19, 2015

From the Kenly News, March 11, 2015:

Those who missed the Historical Society program given by Vann Stancil last Thursday night can still learn about how to find family histories on Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in the second session.
Stancil will go over ways to find family information and the resources available, such as websites and cemeteries. There will also be a question and answer time.
For more information about the program to be held at the museum in downtown Kenly, call Betty Pope at the Kenly Library at 919-284-4217.

(Kenly is in Johnston County, NC.)

March 7, 2015

Macon McNair Stancil, 1924 - 1954

Montlawn Cemetery, Raleigh, NC
My paternal uncle, Macon McNair STANCIL, was born 16 Oct 1924 in Johnston County, NC as the second child of Jesse Bernard STANCIL and Ada Lou JOHNSON. 

His nickname was "Little Joe".

He had five siblings:  Jesse Roland, Eric Ray, Cecil Braxton, Edith Cavelle, and Carl Donald. 

Macon was employed as a N.C. State Prison Guard and he also worked at famed Cooper's BBQ in Raleigh, NC.

He was counted in the census in 1930 in Wake County, NC at age 5. He was also counted in the census in 1940 in Wake County, NC at age 15. 

When he was 18, Macon registered for the draft as required by law. However, he did not serve likely due to his health issues.

He died on 19 Dec 1954 in Wake County, NC from diabetes. He was buried on 21 Dec 1954 in Wake County, NC at Montlawn Cemetery in Raleigh.