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Archive for December, 2005

Durham Plantation traces family trees of slaves

Friday, December 30th, 2005

Stagville was once North Carolina’s largest plantation. This news story talks about work that’s been done at this State Historic Site to construct family trees of all the slaves that were held there. The plantation covered parts of current Wake, Orange, Durham and Granville Counties. The family tree information has been pulled from old tax [...]

Preserving your research

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

The last couple of columns have been about different ways to organize your data. This one is about trying to make sure that your data is here for a long time to come. The first tip here is with regards to backups. If your data is on the computer (all your folders and organization), then [...]

More thoughts on organizing your research

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

There are a few more thoughts I wanted to pass along on getting your research organized. I wasn’t sure if they were emphasized enough in the last article on the topic. The main thing is this. For a good while, I was content transcribing (writing down) what I found in my notebook and having my [...]

Mayflower descendants in North Carolina

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

The Jamestown news (Jamestown, NC) had this article about two weeks back and I never got a chance to mention it. Another Thanksgiving has passed and for most people thoughts of pilgrims and Plymouth Rock will be quickly set aside until next November. But Jamestown residents Martha Ward, Al Sampson and Betty LaBella maintain memories [...]