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Archive for July, 2005

More details on Kinston casket excavations

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

The New Burn Sun Journal gives more detail on the excavation of 2 caskets in Kinston. The caskets are to be sent to the Smithsonian for study and will be filmed by the History channel. One of the people involved is a scientist that identified the remains onboard the H.L. Hunley He is also involved [...]

The role of African Americans in the Civil War and Revolutionary re-enactment

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

Another interesting tip from the Charlotte Observer. Saturday, August 6th from 10AM through 3 PM, re-enactors from the NC 6th Regiment will hold a Revolutionary War re-enactment. (Unclear if a specific battle, or just general camp-life, what a Revolutionary engagement would look like.) Also, Vernon Herron, an African-American genealogy lecturer will present two topics on [...]

Rosedale Plantation Reunion

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

According to the Charlotte Observer, the Rosedale Plantation will host a family reunion August 14th, 2005, from 1-4PM. The family invited are descendants of the Caldwell, Davidson, Frew, and Hutchison families and any descendants of slaves and laborers who worked on the farm. The event is open to the public and free of charge, for [...]

News category

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

I feel obligated (although I’m not sure why) to explain that I’ve created a new category entitled “news”. Now, in dealing with genealogy the term news might be ambiguous (it might refer to discovering something that happened 200 years ago.) I expect I may use some latitude in that interpretation of news for the articles [...]

Scottish Colonization of the Americas

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

The DariƩn scheme was an unsuccessful attempt by the Kingdom of Scotland to establish a colony on the Isthmus of Panama.

Counties through Durham revised

Saturday, July 30th, 2005

I’ve moved on through the alphabet and finished with the revision of counties starting with the letter D, so everything up to and including Durham county has been revised.

Swedish Colonziation of the Americas

Saturday, July 30th, 2005

The Swedish colonization of the Americas consisted of a 17th century settlement on the Delaware River in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, and possessions in the Caribbean during the 18th and 19th century.

Digging up ancestors?

Saturday, July 30th, 2005

I’m not quite sure how I feel about this, but I just read over at Randomgenealogy.com that two caskets from Kinston, NC have been exhumed and sent to the Smithsonian for study. They apparently date from between 1848-1863. Apparently they’re trying to determine who is buried in them. The family histories are detailed for the [...]

Featured Genealogy Books

Friday, July 29th, 2005

I’d like to introduce a new post category.

County Details

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Well, I’ve spent a good deal of time going through North Carolina counties up through the letter ‘C’. So, everything through Currituck should be seeing a good amount of detail. Make sure to scroll down on those pages. There should be lots of good reference information and links there. I don’t know if I can [...]