Genealogy Escape Room℠ – • The Case of William Sydney Porter: Oh Henry!

Free and open to all! A fun start to the holiday season! Imagine you are trapped at NC State archives and the only way out is to solve a series of genealogy research puzzles. Are you up to the challenge? Are you ready for Genealogy Escape Room™? Based on the popular escape room concept, Genealogy Escape Room™ turns the typical webinar format upside down! Each registrant will receive a Case Review File used to solve a series of online research tasks BEFORE the live webinar takes place. The webinar is the “reveal,” where a step-by-step review of each puzzle, task, and clue all the way to the final “key” to open the door. Genealogy methodology concepts will be summarized before announcing who escaped first!

You are locked in at the Olivia Raney Local History Library in Raleigh, North Carolina. You are working on an article on famous American authors. In order to unlock the office door and escape, you need to locate the New York State 1905 Census record of William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), better known as O. Henry. You MUST complete your research on William Sydney Porter by answering a list of genealogy research questions and FIND the New York 1905 Census record in order to UNLOCK the main door and escape!

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Dec 05 2023


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 05 2023
  • Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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