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Genealogy ABCs – Abstracts, Bible Records, Cemeteries (and Averasboro!)

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Find out about new additions to the collections of the Government and Heritage Library. Abstracts, bible records, and cemetery records can make or break genealogical research.   An added item in this post is a new book about the genealogy of the founders of Averasboro, NC. 

Scan0066Abstracts of Pasquotank County North Carolina Guardian Bond Books, 1798-1831 and 1832-1867, compiled by Jean Wood Paschal. Information about guardian bonds can help recreate the basic structure of an ancestor’s family, particularly since prior to the 1850 census records there were few legal documents that listed the names of all children within a family unit. Presented here in two volumes is a comprehensive index for Pasquotank County Guardian Bond Books 1798-1867, with abstracted information with the name of the father, ward or wards, guardian, bond number, bond amount and the names of the bondsmen.

 

 

 

Scan0064Avera and Allied Founding Families of Averasboro, North Carolina, 4th Ed., by Claude Medlin. The author tells the family history of Alexander Avera I, born circa 1680.  It is a modified register report of descendants of Alexander Avera I for the first 12 generations believed to have connections to the Avera family that settled in Averasboro, North Carolina. Information about the founder of Averasboro, Alexander Avera III is also included.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bible Records of Caroline County Virginia Families, by Herbert Collins. This book presents information in Bibles from families of Caroline County, Virginia. Records in many of the Bibles described go back to the 18th century. Slaves were often recorded with white families, extremely important since pre-Civil War census did not record slaves by name. Bible records are often  one of the few remaining sources of information on ancestors’ vital statistics and family relationships.

 Scan0063Edgecombe County, North Carolina Greenwood Cemetery, Vol. 3, compiled by the Edgecombe County Genealogical Society. This is the third of several planned volumes to record cemeteries in Edgecombe County, North Carolina and focuses on Greenwood Cemetery, which is located on Howard Avenue in Tarboro, North Carolina. The work includes maps of each section, listing of all people buried, plot numbers, names and dates on tombstones. Information is complete through August 2012. 

 

 

 

 

 

Genealogy materials are available on-site at the Government and Heritage Library  To view other new library acquisitions, click here.

New Additions: Native American History

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Find out about new additions to the collections of the Government and Heritage Library:

catawbaThe Catawba Indian Nation of the Carolinas, by Thomas Blumer. This book chronicles the Catawba following the invention of the camera in 1862, and covers the old and new reservations, the Indians, a potters’ Hall of Fame, the Western Catawba, some pottery shapes, and the Catawba government as it evolved into its present day structure. The work features vintage photographs and offers background about the Catawba Nation’s first contacts with Europeans.

 

 

 

 

 

bloodA Demand of Blood: The Cherokee War of 1776, by Nadia Dean. Derived from research in archival sources, the author powerfully conveys a breathtaking tale of treachery and heroism and a visceral sense of 18th century every day life among both Cherokees and colonists. With no thorough history until now, the history of the Cherokee War of 1776 is finally revealed.

Library materials will be available for check out at the Government and Heritage Library by North Carolina State Agency employees or may be borrowed through an interlibrary loan request at your local public library. To view other new library acquisitions, click here.

New Additions: Genealogy – Heritage of Border States

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Find out about new additions to the collections of the Government and Heritage Library. When researching North Carolina families, county histories from neighboring states can reveal clues, or answers, about a family’s origins or  final destination.  

patriotdayCumberland County Virginia and Its People, Vol. 2, Cumberland County Historical Society. Formed in 1749, Cumberland County, Virginia is located approximately 100 miles north of Vance County, North Carolina. This second  volume, begun in 2009,  updates the family histories presented in the first volume and adds new ones.  Included are brief biographical sketches for individuals and family names plus histories of important places, and a county cemetery survey. The library  owns the earlier volume and its four supplements and all are available to researchers.

 

 

 

 

Scan0069Monroe County Tennessee Heritage, 1819-1997,  Moore County Heritage Book Committee. This book presents the history and heritage of Monroe County, Tennessee, which is located approximately 60 miles northwest of the town of Murphy, North Carolina close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It includes information about Cherokee culture, important places, cultural sites, communities, towns, sports, government, education, individuals, and families. Vintage photographs bring the family and individual histories to life.

 

 

 

 

 

Genealogy materials are available on-site at the Government and Heritage Library or may be borrowed through an inter-library loan request at your local public library. To view other new library acquisitions, click here.

New Additions: Imprisoned

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Find out about new additions to the collections of the Government and Heritage Library:

aintscaredAin’t Scared of Your Jail: Arrest, Imprisonment, and the Civil Rights Movement, by Zoe Colley. This book describes the incarceration experiences of civil rights activists in the mid 20th century, a time when arrest became a way to expose the evils of segregation and jail was seen as a way to further the cause. The various attitudes towards arrest and imprisonment and the influence of demographic factors are examined along with the impact of imprisonment on the civil rights movement as a whole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

captivesCaptives in Blue: The Civil War Prisons of the Confederacy, by Roger Pickenpaugh. The author thoroughly details life in Confederate-run prisons examining variations in policies and practices at different prison camps and their effects on Union captives. Both central government and local policies are revealed. The particularly difficult experiences and outcomes for Black Union soldiers are described.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Library materials will be available for check out at the Government and Heritage Library by North Carolina State Agency employees or may be borrowed through an interlibrary loan request at your local public library. To view other new library acquisitions, click here.

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