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Archive for October, 2008

Strange Cache Problem – Technical Note

Friday, October 31st, 2008

The last several days I suspect that at least the front page wasn’t showing here. My first clue was when a couple articles I have pending at an article site were rejected because the links didn’t measure up to their editorial guidelines. ((?)?) So, I took a look and the front page looked okay to [...]

Zoom H2 Handy Recorder – GREAT for interviews

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

I’ve done a couple of posts now over at my Asheville Music Lessons site looking at the Zoom H2, (here’s the Zoom H2 review). I got the opportunity to play with one for a few days and I think for the kind of interviews the family genealogist would be conducting it is a fantastic tool [...]

North Carolina African American Genealogy Research at the Olivia Raney Local History Library

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

I found this interesting list of selected resources for African American research at the Olivia Raney History Library. The Olivia Raney History library is on many peoples Must visit lists. It’s located in Wake County with more information available here.

Mecklenburg and Ashe Page update

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Yes, I’m still working on county page updates. There are, after all, 100 of them (!) and this isn’t the only thing I do… today I visited Mecklenburg County NC‘s page for a BIG update as well as including the forum feed. I also added the forum feed for Ashe County as well. I like [...]

North Carolina Genealogical Society web link hotlist

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

The North Carolina Genealogical Society has a nice collection of links available. Certain counties and libraries are listed as well as family pages, other North Carolina resources. It looks like it might be worth adding into any list of North Carolina Genealogy links.

North Carolina Man Specializes in building Flintlock rifles

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Just found this interesting story of a gunsmith that specializes in reproduction of flintlock rifles (the style that was used in the Revolutionary War.) It takes about 500 hours to complete a gun. (Wow!)

More County Page Updates and Query Forum Integration

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Just thought I’d post a note to acknowledge that I’ve modified the following county pages: Beaufort,Bertie,Bladen,Brunswick,Buncombe,Burke. Also…

WNC writer Robert Ballard releases new book.

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

My Tuxedo No Longer fits is the title of the new book by Robert Ballard. Copying from the press release: “Robert Ballard grew up during the golden years of the 1950′s and 60′s in the small, rural Western North Carolina textile village known as Tuxedo. Life was simple back then, and Ballard shares engaging, humorous, [...]

Revolutionary Veteran James Baggett honored

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

A new grave marker was unveiled amid ceremony to honor the military service of Revolutionary War veteran James Baggett. He was born in North Carolina in 1756 and moved to Tennessee in the early 1800s with his family. More details about the ceremony and James Baggett are available through this article.

County Page updates

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Here’s a quick in-between regular posts note…. I’ve been working the last couple days on County page revision and expansion. This is likely a process that will never really end, but…. I’ve made improvements to the following pages: Alamance County Genealogy, Alexander County Genealogy, Alleghany County Genealogy, Anson County Genealogy, Ashe County Genealogy, Avery County [...]