Resources and Links

Resources available with their links.

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.

New Resource added to Resource & Links Page

As researchers we are always looking for information of possible resources. Well I have posted a link on the Resources and Links page to the McDowell County Public Library. The Library has a wealth of information for genealogy researchers. The Marion branch is the main library and houses the Abe Simmons Genealogy and North Carolina […]

McDowell County Newspapers 1862-1994

Newspapers of McDowell County (all or partial) on microfilm, State Archives Express, weekly, 1895 Lamp Post, weekly, 1881 Marion Messenger, weekly, 1896-1898 Marion Progress, weekly, 1905, 1906, 1909 – 1956 Marion Record, weekly, 1894 – 1895 McDowell Democrat, weekly, 1905 – 1909 McDowell News, tri-weekly, 1962 – 1994 Mountain Mercury, weekly, 1863 Western Enterprise, weekly, […]

Untold Past: McDowell

The Untold Past is a series of videos produced by McDowell County, NC to preserve the history of the county. The Untold Past: Underground Railroad:  McDowell County’s own underground railroad. The Untold Past: Railroads:  A narrative video on the history of railroads in McDowell County from Old Fort to Ridgecrest. The Untold Past: Davidson’s Fort:   […]

North Carolina State Archive Resources

The following is a copy & paste from the old McDowell County Genweb site. It may difficult to follow. If you know of a better website with this information, please email me.   McDowell County Records Found in the North Carolina State Archives Original Records Type and Years Used Definition BONDS Apprentice Bonds and Records, […]