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 the article at http://usgenweb.org/farmer_almanac2012.pdf. It does not matter if you are a beginner wanting to know the basics of genealogical research or someone who has researched for a long time and now wanting to get back to the basics..this article is packed full of helpful information.
Thanks, Amy for great information.
National Archives Publications to help you in your research!
Blacksheep Ancestors focuses on the prison, convict, execution, outlaws, insane asylum and pirate records. A very interesting site to reserach and learn about the historical court records.
The site not only covers the United States, but Canada and the United Kingdom.
Davis Deed of Convenyance of 1845 is one of several deeds listed in USGenWeb Archives
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 record states she died in 1913 & is buried at the Poor farm.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, Norman Davis
- June 23, 1900 Census, McDowell Co., NC, Marion, County poor home, House 262-263
- Lyda Davis, Pauper, F, W, March 1835, 65, Single, NC, NC, NC; Martha Davis, Pauper, W, F, May 1855, Single, NC, NC, NC
- April 29, 1910 Census, McDowell Co., NC, Higgins Twp., Page 139, House 46-47
- Martha Savis, F, W, 47, Single, Pauper, NC, NC, NC.
- Note: Living in the McDowell County Poor home.
- Death Certificate: Martha Davis, b. age 50, d. Dec. 28, 1913, Higgins, McDowell Co., NC. Residence: Inmate of County Home. Burial: County Home. Father: Logan Davis. Mother not listed. (Female, White) Informant: Joseph England, Marion, NC. Recorded: March 27, 1914. Note: There was another death certificate that was not complete with death as Dec. 28, 1914.
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 History Room, while the Old Fort branch has a section set aside with excellent resources.
Both are worth a trip to explore what resources are available.
Check out marriages for McDowell County, NC citizens listed on US GenWeb Archives
I have been looking for my great-great grandma for a long time and cont’ find her grave or who her parents are. Any help would be appreciated.
Her name is SUSAN McENTIRE
She married JAMES TURNER, son of Samuel and Fanny Turner.
She was born about 1830
I think they lived in the area of McDowell County, that was once Burke County, Old Fort is where i believe they lived.
Her husband and son are buried in Pleasant Gardens Cemetery, along with other relatives.
She had a sister Malissa McEntire, who married Johnathan Duncan, that’s the only family I know of.
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