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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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Struggling to identify…

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

There’s an writeup in the Asheville-Citizen times by someone living in the Asheville area. He has touched base with some of his local ancestry although he moved here from outside the area. He deals with the eternal conflict between the “been here’s” and “come here’s” and finds that he is struggling to see if he [...]

Coming soon – fake family history and genealogy info

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

It seems that, advertising programs are quite a profitable thing for websites (mileage varies by the type of site and traffic.) For some time parking a popular domain name with a bunch of sponsored links on the subject was a way that some would try to take advantage en masse, now it seems genealogy will [...]

Buncombe county Special Collections online

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

As I was learning about the HeritageQuest deal with the Asheville-Buncombe library system which was announced today, I also discovered that the Pack Library special collection is available for searching online. Not all of the collection is digitized yet, but a number of images are and it is searchable. The search form is at this [...]

Buncombe County Library Card holders have access to online genealogy data

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

This is just hitting the news today, but I’m not sure when this went live… The Asheville-Buncombe Library system has a deal with heritagequest to access genealogy resources online (Census data, selected Revolutionary war (pension/land bounty) records, and a book and article database are available.) The login is only for Asheville-Buncombe library card holders at [...]