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 […]


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 […]

County Records Guide

The North Carolina State Archives is an overwhelming, treasure trove of information for the genealogy researcher. My visit to the archives was too short! I was there about 4-5 hours. The problem – I didn’t knwo what to expect or how to plan for the visit. I hope the information below will help you make […]

Weeks, Benjamin: Estate Records, 1867

Estate records of Benjamin Weeks, McDowell Co, NC (box CR 064.508.85 NC State Archives): Contributed by: Elaine Kahler “I, James H. Duncan, Sheriff of McDowell County by William F. Cannon, Dep Sheriff, attended by the following jury of good and lawful men, Robert Burgin, John Haney, Zephaniah Young, T. P. Cuthbertson, and Thomas B. Wilson […]