Voices from the Past is a website dedicated to the Burgin family. From all over the world, they come in July, to reunite in McDowell County. Traveling back to the soil of their ancestors, bringing to life the stories told at the knee of their grandparents. An easy, humor-laced read, the site is chocked full of the Burgin family […]
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October Is American Archives Month! Everyday activity creates an archival record. Today the majority is created digitally…..computer, iPad, iPhone and camera are examples of digital record creation. In years past, written documentation was the primary record…..birth, marriage and death certificates; last wills and testaments; deeds and maps. An archival record, per the Society of American […]
Check out this link to a great article titled “Digging Up Roots“. It is posted in the Farmer’s Almanac.
The internet is packed full of information about the war, its history, its heroes, campaigns, memorials and much more. Searching sites is the most difficult, for several reasons. The site may or may not be indexed. If it is not indexed it is more difficult to search, but is not impossible. On Windows, the keystroke […]
One of the special projects of the USGenWeb Volunteers is collections of North Carolina penny post cards from each of the counties. Check here for the postcards from McDowell County.
A few resources for McDowell County are available at DigitalNC website. The site is dedicated to the digital history of North Carolina. On the McDowell County page, city directories for the years, as well as a few of the earlier Marion Newspapers. Marion Messenger (Marion, N.C.)NEWSPAPER Marion Progress (Marion, N.C.)NEWSPAPER Marion Record (Marion, N.C.)NEWSPAPER
I am trying to find obituaries and wills for John Wilkie Craig and Elizabeth Mary Gillespie who are probably my 2nd great grandparents. They lived and died in McDowell County in Marion Township. I believe they lived about 4 miles northwest of Marion near Tom’s Creek. They are buried in the Craig Family Cemetery that […]
We are researching William H Sullivan and Wife Elizabeth Ernest. Sullivan, William married Elizabeth Ernest in Marion, McDowell July 19, 1845, the “bondsman” was Edward Sullivan. I would love to know if this is our William H. Sullivan and who Edward was, a brother a father? Any suggestions? We have no other back records only […]
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.
McDOWELL COUNTY, NC – OBITUARIES – Charles Harvey Greenlee, 16 Jun 2005 ————–¤¤¤¤¤¤————– Charles Harvey Greenlee a lifelong resident of the Woodlawn community of McDowell County passed away Thursday morning in the Spruce Pine Hospital following and extended illness. Charles was married to the late Jane Katherine Gill Greenlee. A graduate of Lees McRae College, […]