Tag Archives: look-up

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 […]

Delayed Birth Certificates

Years ago, births were written in family Bibles, on notes of paper, etc. when the government required birth certificates, then people of all ages applied for delayed birth certificates. A delayed birth certificate is one that is not filed within a set period of time, in North Carolina this is within a year of the […]

Brooks

I recently found your contact information on the Mcdowell County, NC Genealogy website in regards to the Brooks surname.  My family and I have been searching for information regarding my Great Grandfather Stanley Thomas Brooks.  He was born May 1st, 1898 in McDowell Co, NC.  But, we have been told that his last name was […]

1782-1982 Membership Lists at Bill’s Creek Baptist Church

Many of McDowell County citizens have their roots in surrounding counties, one of which is Rutherford County where Bill’s Creek Baptist Church is located. A wonderful resource book by Helen Mason Lu of Dallas, Texas is “Bill’s Creek Baptist Church, Two Hundred Year History, 1782-1982“. I am privileged to have a copy of this wonderful […]

Jamison/Jimison/Jamerson/Jimieson/Jimmerson

I’m trying to find out information concerning the first husband(s) of Margaret “Maggie” Jamison/Jimison/Jamerson/Jimieson/Jimmerson who was born around 1866 in McDowell County and died in 1933 in Haywood County. She married Doctor Avery Taylor in 1889 but she had children previously, including my grandmother “Jessie Clementine” who married Theodore Vance Davis, my great aunt “Cora […]