Check out Years Passing – McDowell County, NC on Facebook.
Library Card holders for the state of North Carolina, has access to mass collection of resources that is just a click away! NCLIVE is an online library, accessed free for NC library card holders. Just think of the genealogy information that is housed in the online database. Browse through eBooks, videos, magazines, newspapers, journals, maps, […]
History for All the People is a NC State Archives blog that has recently posted a blog about the 1901 Confederate Pensions project. Through the Digital Access division of the department, they have begun scanning and uploading the Pension Applications Online. You can access the site at North Carolina Digital Collections 1901 Confederate Pension Application […]
The NC State Historical Records Advisory Board, the State Archives of North Carolina, supported by National Historical Publications and Records Commission have produced a series of videos about the care and handling of family papers. These are free, run about 10 minutes each and can be accessed below or at UpFront with NGS: #1, Identifying […]
Family Tree Magazine recently (7/28/14) listed the top 101 best websites for United States genealogy research for 2014. Under the Best US Genealogy Websites, US GenWeb is commended as a free volunteer site, with almost 20 years of service and is an essential for individual state and county pages. Also listed in the 25 Best […]
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