Queries are opportunities to get your questions answered by others, thus getting more pieces of the puzzle.  The genealogical community on the internet provides several mailing lists  with a greater visibility.  The McDowell County site will no longer post queries.  Those currently listed will remain.Several message boards are listed below for your queries. Good Luck!

Don’t forget about the individual surname message boards listed on these sites.

Previous listed queries:


Surname List for McDowell County, NC

Another option to network is the Surname List.  You may not have questions, but are willing to share your information, do a look-up or talk with someone about their research. This list is basic information on the surname that you are researching and your contact information to network with other researchers. Other researchers can contact you directly.

To list your surname(s), send an email with the following information.

  1. In the subject line of your email:  McDowell County, NC Surname List
  2. In the body of email, For each surname:
    1. SURNAME(s) [that you are researching]
    2. Location
    3. Contact information (name and email [optional are phone number and snail mail address])
    4. If you do not see your surname posted within 7 days, please email.