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Archive for September, 2006

Alexander Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Also located in Buncombe County in the Weaverville area, not far from Ashlawn Gardens. As with Ashlawn Gardens, from Asheville…. north towards Weaverville on Merrimon, go past Beaver Lake and through Woodfin. Turn left on “Old Marshall Highway” (also goes by the name Heavner Rd) at the top of a hill. “Old Marshall Highway” intersects [...]

Ashlawn Gardens Cemetery

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Located in Buncombe County. This is another of the counties larger cemeteries. From Asheville, north towards Weaverville on Merrimon, go past Beaver Lake and through Woodfin. Turn left on “Old Marshall Highway” (also goes by the name Heavner Rd) at the top of a hill. “Old Marshall Highway” intersects with Aiken Rd. The cemetery entrance [...]

West Memorial Park Cemetery

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Located in Buncombe County (in Weaverville). From North Main Street in Weaverville, turn onto Hamburg Mtn. Rd. (at traffic light.) Fairly short distance (1/4 mile?) Then turn Right on Roberts St. Cemetery is on the left. I know of several older family cemeteries that had been relocated here.

Hominy Baptist Church Cemetery

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Located in Buncombe County, directions from the transcription…. “From Candler, NC take Pisgah Highway South (Rt 151) for about 3 miles. Take Hominy Baptist Church Road to the left. Follow this until it ‘T’s. The church and cemetery are on your left.” Transcription available at goldenbranches.com

Lewis Memorial Park Cemetery

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Located in Buncombe County. From Asheville, follow Merrimon Ave. North towards Weaverville, then turn Right on Beaverdam Rd. (just before Ingles at traffic light.) The cemetery is on the right just past a deep curve (road curves to the left and back around to the right circle a bank that is home to a Church.) [...]

Google Base for Genealogy?

Monday, September 11th, 2006

This post in the Official Google Base blog comes from a Googler that got interested in uploading his family genealogy into Google Base. (Google Base is a web-based database approach from Google that many people use for a variety of purposes… businesses can upload lists of items for sale, bloggers can list articles on their [...]

Migration patterns, South Carolina research workshop and finding your Revolutionary War ancestors

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

The Asheville Citizen times brings this writeup which covers several topics of interest. First, attention is paid to the migration patterns of the early settlers of Western North Carolina and the importance of land records in tracing some of these pioneers. The Liles/Lyles family is singled out….

New Cemetery Maps – Google Map mashup

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

I’ve been wanting to give this a try for some time. I haven’t seen any genealogy sites before that have tried combining data on locations with mapping, so I thought the best first place to start might be cemetery data. Unfortunately, it’s a tedious process to enter at this point (name (county) description longitude/latitude). So [...]

Pleasant Grove Union Church Cemetery (Buncombe County)

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

Transcription Available here (February 11, 2000). In the Reems Creek Valley of Buncombe County, it can be found by following Reems Creek Rd. out from the Weaverville area and turning right on Pleasant Grove Union Church Rd. Stone Church at the top of the hill on the right. Some family names include: Altman, Banks, Blevins, [...]

Brank Cemetery (Buncombe County)

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

This is a “first post” test of the hopeful pairing of cemetery information (and in the future transcriptions?) with a Google Map so you can get a bird’s eye view of the location. Brank Cemetery is located in the Reems Creek Section of Buncombe County, (near Weaverville). This cemetery is just off the road to [...]