Around this time of year, everything is all about food. Sure, Halloween costumes are fun, watching football at Thanksgiving is a must, and putting up the Christmas tree is a wonderful family tradition, but these holidays would not be the same if it weren’t for all of the yummy food surrounding them! Candy corn, turkey, Christmas ham… food is an essential part of the holiday season! This document from 1957 contains some recipes that you might want to try out this year during your Christmas feasts. There are ideas for Christmas Eve supper, tree trimming snacks, and Christmas morning brunch. So grab a spicy tomato juice cocktail, and see which recipes you might want to add to your holiday menu.
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Find out about new additions to the collections of the Government and Heritage Library:
Numbers and Losses in the Civil War in America, 1861-65, by Tomas Livermore. Considered the standard statistical reference for the Union and Confederate armies, this volume has been reprinted numerous times since 1900. The author presents statistics on the 62 major battles of the war closing the gap between speculation and reality through careful examination of Official Records, War Department Records, Fox’s Regimental Losses and accurately interprets enlistment records. Also available online.
Statistical Record: A Treasury of Information about the U.S. Civil War, by Frederick Phisterer. First published in the early 1880′s and long out of print, this book has been described as a remarkable compilation of useful factual information on the Civil War. In two parts, part one focuses on the numbers and organizations of the U.S. armies including chronological and alphabetical listings of all Civil War era military divisions, departments and districts, histories of army corps with dates, and commanders. Part two focuses on all U.S. general officers with dates of commission, a listing of officers entering service, a listing of deceased and an index to names. Also available online.
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Native American Tribes in North Carolina:
State and Federally Recognized Tribes- Present Day
Hi all! We just finished up Native American Heritage Month 2013, but I have 1 more post on the topic. The other week was a Native American heritage festival right here in Raleigh at the North Carolina Museum of History diagonally across the street from GHL. I compiled a list of selected resources for Native American research that are in Genealogical Services. The list is below. Please note this is not every single resource we have. (more…)
Starting this week, we will highlight information about a different county in North Carolina each week via our social media sites. So, look for posts about counties on the NC Government & Heritage Library’s Facebook account and on NCpedia’s Twitter account! Look for the hash tag #nccotw. You will also find pins related to that county on the Government & Heritage Library’s Pinterest account!
The first county we are highlighting is also the first county when listed alphabetically: Alamance!