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Mary A. Browning has volunteered to do look-up’s in her library of all of the existing published Guilford County sources. She was involved in the editing and publication of a number of these, and she edited the GCGS journal for about twelve years, so she has a wonderful knowledge of the area and its history.

Having said that, I must point out that (1) she answers queries that come in to her from the GCGS website, and (2) she does genealogical research professionally; consequently, she has limited time available. Therefore, she stipulates that any requested look-up’s be limited to the use of five (5) sources, or a total amount of 30 minutes spent on your request. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to get experienced help in jump-starting your research, and in finding a focus on what to do next.

If you are interested in hiring her to do professional research for you, then feel free to discuss that option with her.

Mona Sarratt Knight has kindly offered to do look-up’s in the following Guilford County and other North Carolina sources. Please allow her up to 48 hours for a response to your e-mail:

A History of Alamance Church, 1762-1918, by Rev. E. C. Murray, D.C.
Alamance Presbyterian Church Cemetery Records.
North and South Carolina Marriage Records (general); pub. 1927.
North Carolina Taxpayers, 1701-1786.
A History of Rowan County, North Carolina, by Rev. Jethro Rumple.
1755 Orange County, NC, tax records (Guilford was created from parts of Orange and Rowan counties in 1771).
Orange County, NC, land grants, from 1770.

Linda Cecil Cox has kindly offered to do look-up’s in:   300 Years of Cecil’s in America by Alta Cecil Koch.

The book covers the CECIL family coming from Maryland to North Carolina in the early 1800’s and settling in Rowan County. This book contains a great deal of information on Cecil’s in Guilford County plus other families in the area, such as Barker, Barksdale, Barton, Bauman, Bodenhamer, Boles, Bowman, Cagle, Calhoun, Campbell, Cecil, Craven, Cross, Dillard, Eanes, Evans, Glascoe, Gray, Hayworth, Hughes, Ilman, Klass, Koontz, Newton, Smith, Teague, Ward and Williams.

Professional Research Services

These involve costs of various kinds, so they must be shown separately from volunteer lookup services.

If you are looking for a professional researcher, you may contact: Rick Saunders. Rick is located in Salt Lake City and has immediate access to all the records which are stored in the facilities there. He often contributes experienced advice to the Rootsweb mailing list on Guilford County research issues, and he himself has Guilford roots.

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