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Archives

October Is American Archives Month! Everyday activity creates an archival record. Today the majority is created digitally…..computer, iPad, iPhone and camera are examples of digital record creation. In years past, written documentation was the primary record…..birth, marriage and death  certificates; last wills and testaments; deeds and maps. An archival record, per the Society of American […]

Military Info

The internet is packed full of information about the war, its history, its heroes, campaigns, memorials and much more.  Searching sites is the most difficult, for several reasons. The site may or may not be indexed. If it is not indexed it is more difficult to search, but is not impossible. On Windows, the keystroke […]

Maps of McDowell County, NC

The maps at the USGenWeb Archives Maps Library are great visuals for counties lines and in what time period. This will help you locate where you should search for a particular reside during a particular time period. In reviewing some of these North Carolina maps from the UNC Library collection, I noticed names of “homesteads”, creeks and mountains […]

McDowell County in the Digital World

A few resources for McDowell County are available at DigitalNC website. The site is dedicated to the digital history of North Carolina. On the McDowell County page, city directories for the years, as well as  a few of the earlier Marion Newspapers. Marion Messenger (Marion, N.C.)NEWSPAPER Marion Progress (Marion, N.C.)NEWSPAPER Marion Record (Marion, N.C.)NEWSPAPER