Resources

NC Live Resources for Genealogy Research

Library Card holders for the state of North Carolina, has access to mass collection of resources that is just a click away! NCLIVE is an online library, accessed free for NC library card holders. Just think of the genealogy information that is housed in the online database. Browse through eBooks, videos, magazines, newspapers, journals, maps, […]

Notes on N.C. Slavery

This is a snippet of notes that I jotted down while doing some research on Slavery. The source is The James Sprunt Historical Publications, Published under the direction of the North Carolina Historical Society, Vol. 17, No. 1, Content: The Free Negro in North Carolina; Some Colonial History of Craven County, Published by the University […]

1901 Pension Applications Online for McDowell County

History for All the People  is a NC State Archives blog that has recently posted a blog about the 1901 Confederate Pensions project. Through the Digital Access division of the department, they have begun scanning and uploading the Pension Applications Online. You can access the site at North Carolina Digital Collections 1901 Confederate Pension Application […]

Tutorial Series: Handling Family Papers

The NC State Historical Records Advisory Board, the State Archives of North Carolina, supported by National Historical Publications and Records Commission have produced a series of videos about the care and handling of family papers. These are free, run about 10 minutes each and can be accessed below or at UpFront with NGS: #1, Identifying […]

McDowell County in the Digital World

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

Look for Your McDowell County, NC Family in the Surrounding Counties.

Genealogical Societies with contact information. You may find information on McDowell County, NC families at the following locations. County NCWeb Site Facility Days/Hours Location Phone Buncombe Old Buncombe Genealogical Society Mondays: 1p – 4:30pTuesday-Friday: 9:30 – 4:30pSaturday  10:00 AM – 1 PM 128 Bingham Road, Suite 700Asheville, NC 828.253-1894 Cleveland Broad River Genealogical Society, Inc. […]