My mother, Eunice Davis Burgin told me that the attached Newsletter were students in the adult classes from the Cherry Springs and Jackson Creek sections of McDowell County. Our neighbor Mrs. Alma Gilliam Bradley taught students in one of these classes. Pages from the newsletter are below. Contributed by Jane B. Gouge
One of the special projects of the USGenWeb Volunteers is collections of North Carolina penny post cards from each of the counties. Check here for the postcards from McDowell County.
North Carolina People in the Papers is a great website, generously donated information, that has been collected from NC newspapers spanning from 1799 to the 1960s. Check out this great resource.
The State Archives of North Carolina website is a treasure chest of information. The site describes the State Archives, a part of the NC Department of Cultural Resources, as functioning to collect, preserve and make available for the public to use historical material. Searchable databases such as the Manuscript and Archives Records System (MARS catalog) […]
Years ago, births were written in family Bibles, on notes of paper, etc. when the government required birth certificates, then people of all ages applied for delayed birth certificates. A delayed birth certificate is one that is not filed within a set period of time, in North Carolina this is within a year of the […]
Check out marriages for McDowell County, NC citizens listed on US GenWeb Archives
Has your trail for an ancestor lead you to another county in North Carolina? Take a look at the USGenWeb Archives for North Carolina to check out other NC county GenWeb sites.
The North Carolina State Archives is an overwhelming, treasure trove of information for the genealogy researcher. My visit to the archives was too short! I was there about 4-5 hours. The problem – I didn’t knwo what to expect or how to plan for the visit. I hope the information below will help you make […]
A Horrible Affray Contributed by: Elaine Kahler According to the Asheville News, NC, October 2, 1862: “A horrible affray took place in this town on last night, between J.C. Neal and John Isbell, which resulted in slightly wounding J.C. Neal in the head with a pistol ball, and in killing John Isbell dead on the […]