Voices from the Past is a website dedicated to the Burgin family. From all over the world, they come in July, to reunite in McDowell County. Traveling back to the soil of their ancestors, bringing to life the stories told at the knee of their grandparents. An easy, humor-laced read, the site is chocked full of the Burgin family […]
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 […]
Check out this link to a great article titled “Digging Up Roots“. It is posted in the Farmer’s Almanac.
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
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) […]
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 […]
Today is June 28th, 2013; I want to apologize to everyone for not posting in a long, long, long time. Life jumped out at me last Spring, May 2012 to be exact, when my eldest son got up the nerve to ask his wonderful girlfriend to marry him. That wedding took place the end of […]
National Archives Publications to help you in your research!
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.