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The Government and Heritage Library Blog is an informative online news source focusing on the collections, resources, and expert services of the Government and Heritage Library. The blog’s goal is to connect users to the valuable resources in the library’s print and digital collections that provide information about North Carolina’s past and present and support genealogical research.

The Government and Heritage Library staff are responsible for posting news and information about our print and digital collections and electronic resources as well as our specialty research areas of state and federal government information, demographic and statistical information, North Carolina and Southern U.S. history, and genealogical research. Staff also posts information about new resource acquisitions, digitization and digital information projects, new digital collections and information products, and upcoming Library programs, events and training.

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  1. Janet Martin Cason says:

    I was so proud to read about Betty Cofer’s slave narrative. Her name was misspelled. It is Betty Koger. She is my great-great grandmother. My family still live on the Dr. Beverly Jones land in Bethania on Highway 65 of Rural Hall Rd. It is now a fire station on Betty’s land. It is called the Koger Fire Station on Highway 65. My mother’s house is across the highway from the fire station. It is named after Betty’s husband, James Madison Koger who came from Patrick County Virginia with master RJReynolds according to Betty’s slave narrative.

    1. Reference and Outreach says:

      Thank you for your comments.

      North Carolina Government and Heritage Library

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