Updated Bibliography

The Bibliography page is now updated with additional books.  As before, each book contains a link to Worldcat.org where you can search to find a library that holds the item of interest.  In the process, I also found a book that is available full-text online, it is called Some Onslow Families: with Collateral Lines by Michael A.  Stroscio.

In his research compilation, he covers his family lineages with ties to Onslow & Pender counties. Surnames covered include Sidbury, Thompson, Horne, Fisher, Lloyd, King & Redd.  This is a great read and has a lot of data about these families.   The book is part of the Family History Archives collection @ Brigham Young University.  Because navigation on the site can be cumbersome, I’ve included the PDF file as a link from the bibliography page and or, you can go directly to it here.

Newspaper Articles Section Added

Tonight I’ve added a new section to the website – one for holding various newspaper article transcriptions. As if I don’t have enough on my plate, one of my genea-activities is transcribing old issues of newspapers – namely, the Kinston Free Press of Kinston, NC and the Roanoke Beacon of Plymouth, NC. The Kinston paper happens to have a column for news around the state and while I don’t add that to my own database, I do try to disseminate them in hopes the information is of use to others.

I’ve come across several related to Onslow county, so I thought it would be nice to have a location here to share them.
The Misc. Newspaper Articles page is linked from the Newspapers page and can be found here. So far, I only have one entry, but over time I do hope this will grow.

Google Custom Search Added

A separate “Search” page has now been added to the site in order to allow you to search across all of the Onslow County resources.  The Search uses Google’s Custom Search application in order to create the search box and results pages.  Since this is Google, you can use all the same Google commands/operators/abbreviations that you are used to using.

A great advanatage of Google Search is that I can indicate which pages to search; so not only does this search use this site as a basis, but it will also search the Onslow County resources on the USGenWeb Archives Project website.

It may take a few more days before Google has the site completely indexed so until that time, your search results may not be completely representative of all the cotent availabe.  You can find the search page here. Check back next week!


Welcome to the New Onslow County Site

Welcome to the new Onslow County, NCGenWeb site.  I am your new county coordinator, Taneya, and I am delighted to be working on enhancing the site.  My interest in the county stems from my Koonce ancestors, who were slaves of the white Koonce family of Jones County.  However, I have an interest in everyone with the Koonce surname, and the white Koonce family had cousins in Onslow County.

I do not live in North Carolina, so am not able to help with local research, but I will try my best to assist you as best I can should you have any questions.

With the new site design, almost all URLs are changing, so please update your bookmarks.  You can check back often for updates by visiting or subscribing to this new blog.   To learn more about me, you can visit my personal genealogy blog at www.taneya-kalonji.com/genblog/.