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12833
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One of Mecklenburg's family historians, Amanda Rose Coffey, has been collecting and cataloging information regarding two of the county's most famous families, the Coffeys and the Alexanders. Coffey has filed dozens of letters, diaries, ledgers, and relics in a series of boxes, some of which date to pre-revolutionary times.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 28 Issue 16, Jan 1961, p13, por
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26075
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Karyn Traut, a playwright and adjunct assistant professor of social medicine, researched descendants of Thomas Jefferson for a play she wanted to write. It was unclear whether Thomas Jefferson fathered a child with his slave Sally Hemings, or if the father was his brother, Randolph. After consulting numerous Jefferson scholars, the legitimate father remains unknown.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 18 Issue 3, Spring 2002, p18-20, por Periodical Website
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28080
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The journal of James Bryan was recently discovered and is currently held at the Commission House at Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens. James Bryan was a business owner in New Bern and oversaw the operations of several boats transporting goods along the eastern coast. His journal contains daily entries written during 1794-1799, and provides a wealth of historical and genealogical information to readers, researchers, and historians.
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30548
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In a time when genealogy and local history are becoming more accessible to the amateur, there is a call for more cooperation between trained historians, local historians and genealogists. Historians may provide a wider prospective on genealogy while the genealogist uncovers important evidence for social history.
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34394
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Two Hyde County residents, Gloria Jennette and Bertha Spencer, highly regarded genealogists and historians, have each spent over twenty years researching their families. Using a variety of records including slave records, they have been able to trace some of their ancestors to the mid to late 1700s and early 1800s. Between the two of them, they possess a mixture of surnames of men and women who lived in various communities throughout Hyde County such as Middleton, White Plains, Nebraska, Slocum, Mount Pleasant and Piney Woods.
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34516
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Goodwin provides suggestions for conducting genealogical research in historic cemeteries; everything from locating cemetery records to making grave marker rubbings is covered. Interspersed between the suggestions are personal anecdotes regarding successes and failures in cemetery research.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 10 Issue 2, Spring 1994, p10-11
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34535
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In her second article addressing genealogy research aids, Goodwin discusses the use of social security numbers in identifying state of residence when the card was issued.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 10 Issue 4, Fall 1994, p12-13
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34562
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In the Winter 1995 segment on advice for genealogists, Goodwin discusses possible sources of error in genealogical records. Goodwin surmises that clerks, tax assessors, and census takers likely did not ask for surname spelling when collecting data, and may have recorded surnames incorrectly.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 11 Issue 1, Winter 1995, p15
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34565
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This work is a poem about family genealogy and the significance of researching genealogical records.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 11 Issue 2, Spring 1995, p15
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34586
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County school records are a helpful research tool to those interested in Genealogy. Often, older records list the school age citizens within a geographic area as well as the achievements of those enrolled in local schools.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 11 Issue 3, Summer 1995, p16-17
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36893
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Crawford is a folklore researcher of all the old families between Waynesville and Bryson City, North Carolina. His work deepens and expands the appreciation, continuation, and study of the cemetery decoration traditions the figure in the lives of the people of Western North Carolina.
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37369
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Early history of the Pritchard family in New England.
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35881
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The folklore found within a nuclear or extended family tends to be transmitted from parents and grandparents to children. By using genealogy, the researcher may trace traditions back through a family tree and determine their origins. The author identified four groups of descendents of David Hicks, Sr., whose geographic separation enabled him to trace the origins of their traditions by comparing likenesses and differences between them.
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35979
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The Family Research Society of Northeastern North Carolina was formed on Dec. 1, 1991 in Hertford, NC by a group of eleven local genealogists. The purpose was to collect and exchange genealogical and historical information of a six county area covering Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans Counties. Dare County was added later.
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37457
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Article about Kessen and Joan Sawday coming from California searching their Durant, Sutton, Wynn, Leonhauser family roots.
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