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Archive for May, 2006

James Marion Parker (April 12, 1829 – March 19, 1915)

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

When I first started researching, there were a few names that were among the “farthest back” in their line that we KNEW were correct. At that time, my great-aunts and great-uncles were living and could remember their grandparents names. One of those ancestors, was my 2nd great-grandfather, James M. Parker. I have quite a bit [...]

Old Maps of New England, New York and Pennsylvania

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

I know this isn’t directly related to North Carolina Genealogy, however odds are if you’re researching ancestors from NC, you’re looking at ancestors in other parts of the country as well. I ran across this site a bit earlier today while I was in the “Google Sitemaps” group looking at postings. Old Maps of New [...]

Genealogy tourism…

Friday, May 19th, 2006

I found this news story of a woman on a bus trip in North Carolina that convinced the driver to visit Waynesboro, NC where her great-grandfather had helped build a Quaker Meeting House. (This from the News Argus of Goldsboro.) It really can add another dimension to research to take a name out of paper [...]

New Photos Section

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

I’ve added a new photos section which will go along with the “Families I’m researching” category. I hope to start uploading some pictures of some of the families I’ve worked on before too long and that category will be the place to find them. I’ll try to tag/label things fairly well, so that it can [...]

Webring headaches….

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

I don’t know maybe it’s nostalgia that keeps me liking the concept of webrings. Relevant sites linking to each other…. but it’s been a headache recently. I’ve been suspended/in and out of several rings for “failure to have the code” on the main page. Which, of course, is not true, I HAVE had the code [...]

Tar Heel Junior Historian Contest

Friday, May 12th, 2006

The Goldsboro-based News Argus brings us the story of a NC teenager that one first place in the Tar Heel Junior Historian Contest at the NC Museum of History. Sydney Moye Briley, also won the state aware for Genealogy and the museum will have books on display for a year. Congratulations. I remember when I [...]

Remains of reputed pirate to be relocated….

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

It’s sad to see private cemeteries relocated for development. But that’s exactly the story from the link above. On the outer banks of North Carolina in a place called Martin’s Point….. In recent weeks, orange survey sticks have appeared, surrounding the fence and disappearing into the twisted underbrush behind it. Willis Gallop and his wife, [...]