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River Cane and Canebrakes

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

This might sound a bit off topic for North Carolina Genealogy, but sometimes we don’t realize how much the landscape has changed since our area here in Western North Carolina was colonized. At the time that the settlers came to this area there were LARGE areas of what were called canebrakes. Almost literally a forest [...]

Exciting Evening…

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

We live in the mountains of Western North Carolina and have had somewhat of an eventful week. I’ve lived here for all but about 6 months of my life, right on the edge of the woods. The area is changing of course, not long before my time you would have seen cleared fields for many [...]

Publishing a book in small quantities or on demand

Friday, November 4th, 2005

I’m not really sure how I should categorize this, but I’ve run across this and think it’s an interesting idea for many different interests. It seems relevant to genealogy in the fact that I know many that are interested in publishing a book on their family history, but don’t have the means or desire to [...]

Article on Johnston County Genealogist

Sunday, August 14th, 2005

The News and Observer has an article on a 94 year old Johnston County Genealogist. Her collection of clippings and other letters, wills, etc… forms the bulk of the Johnston County Heritage Centers collection.

Interpreting Deed Information

Friday, August 5th, 2005

I’m not quite sure where to fit this one under the categories I’ve laid out, I may have to think of a fresh spot. Once again I’ve discovered a great link thanks to Random Genealogy, this time on the topic of the Information that’s found in Deeds. He refers to a tutorial at GSC Associates. [...]

What will happen to your research after you die?

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

I’m not sure what category to put this one in….. Again, has spotted this thought at The post is a “last will” highlighting instructions for the care and passing on of genealogical research notes. I’m relatively young and I’ve given thought to it. Have you?

Digging up ancestors?

Saturday, July 30th, 2005

I’m not quite sure how I feel about this, but I just read over at that two caskets from Kinston, NC have been exhumed and sent to the Smithsonian for study. They apparently date from between 1848-1863. Apparently they’re trying to determine who is buried in them. The family histories are detailed for the [...]