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.
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 […]
National Archives Publications to help you in your research!
I am trying to find some information about the McDowell County poor Farm/Alms house. It may have been in Higgins Township. I am looking for their cemetery or death information on their residence. I am interested in a Lydia & Martha Davis that lived there in 1900. Martha also lived there in 1910. Her deth […]
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 […]
I’m trying to find the husband of Celia York?I know she had a daughter Jane and son William.I believe she cohabitated and or married an Andy Shade.Any help would be appreciated. Contact: Robert Shade
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 […]
New resource links have been added to the Resource Links Page
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 […]
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 […]