Delayed Birth Certificates

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 […]

McDowell County Newspapers 1862-1994

Newspapers of McDowell County (all or partial) on microfilm, State Archives Express, weekly, 1895 Lamp Post, weekly, 1881 Marion Messenger, weekly, 1896-1898 Marion Progress, weekly, 1905, 1906, 1909 – 1956 Marion Record, weekly, 1894 – 1895 McDowell Democrat, weekly, 1905 – 1909 McDowell News, tri-weekly, 1962 – 1994 Mountain Mercury, weekly, 1863 Western Enterprise, weekly, […]

African-American Research

The NCGenWeb is dedicated to free genealogy research. They are currently collecting resources on African-American genealogy. Check out the following sites that are filled with rich information: NCGenWeb site on African-American Special Projects. Tom Blake’s Slave Data is one of the largest list of slave holders in 1860 and census for 1870 If you have African […]

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. […]