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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 […]

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

James McNeely and the State Archives of North Carolina

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) […]

Getting Started

Amy Grisak, begins her article with a “WARNING” label! Sleep deprivation, walking through cemeteries and obsessive tendencies about scraps of paper when it comes to genealogical research.  The article which appears in the 2013 Farmers’ Almanac is titled Digging up Roots – The INS and OUTS of creating your own family tree. You can read […]

Prologue | Genealogy Notes

Great resources at the National Archives Genealogy Notes website. Such topics as African American History, Boxer Rebellion, Headstones, Immigration, Civil War, prison records and more. Read about the “The Rejection of Elizabeth Mason: The Case of a “Free Colored” Revolutionary Widow” or their blog filled with many stories rich with genealogy information. Prologue | Genealogy Notes.