William Royce Linder Papers

ca. 1969-2004
Manuscript Collection #1075
Creator(s)
Linder, Billy Royce
Physical description
30.05 Cubic Feet, 607 items
Preferred Citation
William Royce Linder Papers (#1075), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions


Biographical/historical information

William Royce Linder was a world-renowned genealogist. He was the Director of the Central Reference Division of the National Archives in Washington, D.C. from 1969 until 1982. A Fellow, Society of Genealogists, London, he established the first World Conference on Records in 1969. For five years, he served as director, National Institute on Genealogical Research, Washington, D.C., including the special 1976 Bicentennial Session on Genealogy. As Chairman of the National Genealogical Society, Linder pioneered the NGS with the 1981 Atlanta and the 1982 Indianapolis conferences. From 1982 until retiring from the federal government in 1995, he worked as a systems analyst for the General Services Administration in Skyline, Virginia.

Linder also authored The Beginner's Book, How to Trace Your Family History, which has sold over 50,000 copies. He is also the author of the privately published series Wofford Crossing Road I, II, and III -- as well as six other privately published research books on family history. He has assisted dignitaries, world and national political figures, and Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS) leaders with his contributions to the field of genealogy. He also as editor of the monthly LDS publication now known as The Ensign. Linder hosted yearly genealogy tours in London, Salt Lake City, and Washington, D.C., and was a distinguished lecturer in the U.S. and abroad.

Linder was born in Kenedy, Texas in 1937. He was the oldest of four sons born to Royce and Maxine Linder. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas and did post-graduate work at Brigham Young University. In 1963, he married Nancy Kathryn James. Bill and Nancy had five children and twelve grandchildren. Linder passed away in 2000 from sudden heart failure.

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Administrative information
Custodial History

July 31, 2006, (unprocessed) 606 items, 29.8 cubic feet; Papers (ca. 1969-2000) of the internationally known genealogist, who was former director of the Central Reference Division of the National Archives, 1969-1982, fellow of the Society of Genealogists, London, director of the National Institute on Genealogical Research, Washington, DC, and director of the National Genealogical Society, systems analyst for the U. S. General Services Administration, 1982-1995, editor of the Latter Day Saints (Mormon) Church publication The Ensign, and author of the beginner's book How to Trace Your Family History, and consisting primarily of family genealogies, 1441-2000. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Robert Linder

January 6, 2017, (unprocessed) 1 item, 0.25 cubic feet; A copy of The Linder Sourcebook: Origins, Distribution and Immigrants, 2004, by Harold Linder is donated by the author.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Robert Linder

Gift of Harold Linder

Processing information

Encoded by Lindsay Flood, April 4, 2008

Copyright notice

The donor shall retain all literary property rights and copyrights to publications written by William Royce Linder.


Container list
Box 1 Folder a Linder Genealogy; 20 items, 400 sheets, 1770-1813
Box 1 Folder b Starnes Genealogy; 1 item, 300 sheets, 1785-1878
Box 1 Folder c Linder Genealogy; 1 item, 100 sheets, 1975
Box 1 Folder d Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 200 sheets, 1680-1812
Box 1 Folder e Taylor Collection; 1 item, 50 sheets, undated
Box 1 Folder f Linder Genealogy; 12 items, 400 sheets, 1700-1774
Box 2 Folder a Taylor Genealogy (microfilm); 7 items, 75 sheets, 1739-1848
Box 2 Folder b Votaw Genealogy; 3 items, 400 sheets, 1789-1948
Box 2 Folder c Sanders Genealogy; 1 item, 250 sheets, 1725-1846
Box 2 Folder d Sudduth Genealogy; 1 item, 20 sheets, 1759-1840
Box 2 Folder e Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 300 sheets, 1794-1859
Box 2 Folder f Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 200 sheets, 1774-1787
Box 2 Folder g Yeater Genealogy; 1 item, 100 sheets, 1760-1806
Box 2 Folder h Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 200 sheets, 1662-1906
Box 3 Folder a Taylor Genealogy; 7 items, 1,000 sheets, 1771-1836
Box 4 Folder a Taylor Genealogy; 9 items, 750 sheets, 1748-1999
Box 4 Folder b Unlabeled Microfilm (Taylor?); 13 items, sheets, 2001
Box 5 Folder a Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 200 sheets, 1753-1993
Box 5 Folder b Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 75 sheets, 1742-1760
Box 5 Folder c Yeater Genealogy; 1 item, 200 sheets, 1825-1994
Box 5 Folder d Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 200 sheets, 1778-1999
Box 5 Folder e Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 150 sheets, 1767-1988
Box 5 Folder f Yeater Genealogy; 1 item, 100 sheets, 1850-1990
Box 5 Folder g Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 100 sheets, 1763-1900
Box 5 Folder h Yeater Genealogy; 5 items, 100 sheets, 1854-1994
Box 5 Folder i Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 50 sheets, 1760-1777
Box 5 Folder j Orangeburg Genealogical Society; 1 item, 500 sheets, 1773-1983
Box 6 Folder a Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 700 sheets, 1715-1783
Box 6 Folder b Taylor Genealogy; 3 items, 55 sheets, 1692-1973
Box 6 Folder c Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 300 sheets, 1500-1999
Box 6 Folder d Schroeder Genealogy; 1 item, 600 sheets, 1847-1910
Box 6 Folder e Walker Genealogy; 2 items, 600 sheets, 1800-1964
Box 6 Folder f Loftin Genealogy; 1 item, 300 sheets, 1694-1965
Box 6 Folder g Orangeburg Families K-Z; 1 item, 600 sheets, 1800-1914
Box 6 Folder h Yeater Genealogy; 4 items, 1,000 sheets, 1800-1964
Box 7 Folder a Taylor Genealogy; 6 items, 1,000 sheets, 1770-1995
Box 7 Folder b Green Genealogy; 1 item, 200 sheets, 1772-1995
Box 7 Folder c Taylor Genealogy; 2 items, 400 sheets, 1723-1999
Box 7 Folder d Taylor Genealogy; 4 items, 100 sheets, 1867-1875
Box 7 Folder e Taylor Genealogy; 6 items, 200 sheets, 1702-2000
Box 7 Folder f Cornelius Crossroads; 1 item, 200 sheets, 1996-1997
Box 7 Folder g Witherspoon Genealogy; 2 items, 500 sheets, 1752-1962
Box 8 Folder a Taylor Genealogy; 2 items, 50 sheets, 1743-1996
Box 8 Folder b Yeater Genealogy; 1 item, 10 sheets, 1788-2000
Box 8 Folder c Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 30 sheets, 1832-1986
Box 8 Folder d Taylor Genealogy; 3 items, 25 sheets, 1607-1830
Box 8 Folder e Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 5 sheets, 1919-1992
Box 8 Folder f Lee Genealogy; 1 item, 256 sheets, 1790-1880
Box 8 Folder g Williams Genealogy; 1 item, 300 sheets, 1841-1981
Box 8 Folder h Yalobusha County, Mississippi Marriage Records; 1 item, 500 sheets, 1868-1899
Box 8 Folder i Indiantown Presbyterian Church; 1 item, 55 sheets, 1751-1957
Box 8 Folder j Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 350 sheets, 1720-2000
Box 8 Folder k Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 600 sheets, 1673-1997
Box 8 Folder l Taylor Genealogy: The Taylor Family; 1 item, 21 sheets, 1850-1995
Box 8 Folder m Variations of a theme: Grasset; 1 item, 99 sheets, 1697-1850
Box 8 Folder n Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 236 sheets, 1840-1997
Box 8 Folder o Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 800 sheets, 1772-1989
Box 8 Folder p Witherspoon Genealogy; 6 items, 1,000 sheets, 1802-1866
Box 9 Folder a Taylor Genealogy; 2 items, 50 sheets, 1771-1814
Box 9 Folder b Holmes Genealogy; 1 item, 50 sheets, 174-1795
Box 9 Folder c Ross Genealogy; 3 items, 100 sheets, 1700-1832
Box 9 Folder d Hasfort Genealogy; 3 items, 100 sheets, 1758-1999
Box 9 Folder e Taylor Genealogy; 15 items, 2,000 sheets, 1700-1800
Box 9 Folder f Karnes County Families; 23 items, 800 sheets, 1800-1965
Box 9 Folder g Young Genealogy; 6 items, 200 sheets, 1732-1754
Box 10 Folder a Shaw Genealogy; 6 items, 300 sheets, 1701-1985
Box 10 Folder b Funchess Genealogy; 4 items, 200 sheets, 1720-1993
Box 10 Folder c Genealogical Society; 5 items, 200 sheets, 1740-1975
Box 10 Folder d Gavin Genealogy; 5 items, 200 sheets, 1736-1968
Box 10 Folder e Gourley Genealogy; 3 items, 100 sheets, 1822-1975
Box 10 Folder f Cornelius Genealogy; 3 items, 75 sheets, 1724-1965
Box 10 Folder g Porter Genealogy; 4 items, 50 sheets, 1860-1984
Box 10 Folder h Linder Genealogy; 14 items, 1,000 sheets, 1828-1987
Box 10 Folder i Grimes Genealogy; 1 item, 3 sheets, 1800-1850
Box 10 Folder j Gresset Genealogy; 1 item, 100 sheets, 1782-1999
Box 10 Folder k McManus Genealogy; 1 item, 10 sheets, 1820-1973
Box 10 Folder l Sanders Genealogy; 1 item, 20 sheets, 1746-1825
Box 10 Folder m Sherwood Genealogy; 1 item, 10 sheets, 1637-1710
Box 10 Folder n Stewart Genealogy; 1 item, 60 sheets, 1548-1995
Box 10 Folder o Sutton Genealogy; 1 item, 40 sheets, 1681-1729
Box 10 Folder p Tully Genealogy; 1 item, 75 sheets, 1702-1987
Box 10 Folder q Moore Genealogy; 1 item, 15 sheets, 1781-1807
Box 10 Folder r South Carolina Agenda; 1 item, 5 sheets, 1819-1851
Box 10 Folder s Ferguson Genealogy; 1 item, 1 sheet, 1760-1784
Box 11 Folder a Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 800 sheets, 1790-1965
Box 11 Folder b Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 600 sheets, 1715-1810
Box 11 Folder c Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 600 sheets, 1666-1810
Box 11 Folder d Taylor Genealogy-Related Families; 1 item, 600 sheets, 1713-1998
Box 11 Folder e Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 700 sheets, 1727-1999
Box 12 Folder a Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 800 sheets, 1677-1997
Box 12 Folder b Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 50 sheets, 1777-1968
Box 12 Folder c Talyor Genealogy; 1 item, 50 sheets, 1778-1999
Box 12 Folder d Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 35 sheets, 1971-1997
Box 12 Folder e Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 15 sheets, 1974-1994
Box 12 Folder f Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 800 sheets, 1706-1764
Box 12 Folder g Taylor Genealogy; 12 items, 800 sheets, 1775-1993
Box 12 Folder h Taylor Genealogy; 4 items, 200 sheets, 1787-1999
Box 12 Folder i Taylor Gnealogy; 1 item, 1,000 sheets, 1441-1994
Box 12 Folder j Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 1,000 sheets, 1760-1999
Box 13 Folder a Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 400 sheets, 1730-1994
Box 13 Folder b Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 400 sheets, 1812-1999
Box 13 Folder c NC Higher Court Records-Taylor; 1 item, 700 sheets, 1702-1794
Box 13 Folder d NC Records- Taylor; 1 item, 500 sheets, 1783-1996
Box 13 Folder e Shaw Genealogy; 4 items, 500 sheets, 1752-1830
Box 13 Folder f Linder Genealogy; 2 items, 700 sheets, 1708-1991
Box 14 Folder a Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 300 sheets, 1774-1949
Box 14 Folder b Sanders Genealogy; 2 items, 300 sheets, 1814-1975
Box 14 Folder c Taylor Genealogy; 4 items, 500 sheets, 1747-1996
Box 14 Folder d Yeater Genealogy; 1 item, 200 sheets, 1838-1999
Box 14 Folder e Yeater Genealogy; 2 items, 200 sheets, 1880-1981
Box 14 Folder f Murphy Genealogy; 4 items, 500 sheets, 1757-1998
Box 14 Folder g Linder Genealogy; 1 item, 300 sheets, 1864-1977
Box 14 Folder h Tatum Genealogy; 1 item, 500 sheets, 1775-2000
Box 14 Folder i Taylor Genealogy; 2 items, 300 sheets, 1968-1971
Box 14 Folder j Murphee Genealogy; 7 items, 500 sheets, 1796-1991
Box 14 Folder k Stovall Genealogy; 2 items, 200 sheets, 1585-1983
Box 15 Folder a Witherspoon, Shumate, Stone?; 19 items, 1,000 sheets, 1734-1922
Box 15 Folder b Shaw Genealogy; 5 items, 100 sheets, 1978-1982
Box 15 Folder c Tatum Genealogy; 12 items, 700 sheets, 1626-1975
Box 15 Folder d Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 700 sheets, 1778-1995
Box 15 Folder e Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 800 sheets, 1744-1868
Box 15 Folder f Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 1,000 sheets, 1778-1848
Box 15 Folder g Shive Genealogy; 7 items, 500 sheets, 1887-1985
Box 15 Folder h Porter Genealogy; 1 item, 500 sheets, 1643-1984
Box 16 Folder a Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 300 sheets, 1791-1998
Box 16 Folder b Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 500 sheets, 1779-1995
Box 16 Folder c Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 600 sheets, 1732-1855
Box 16 Folder d Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 700 sheets, 1846-1995
Box 16 Folder e Tatum Genealogy; 3 items, 500 sheets, 1778-1998
Box 16 Folder f Poythress Genealogy; 1 item, 200 sheets, 1583-1994
Box 16 Folder g Ross Genealogy; 1 item, 200 sheets, 1771-1810
Box 16 Folder h Mattie Shaw Yeater Genealogy; 1 item, 200 sheets, 1744-1764
Box 17 Folder a Shaw Genealogy; 3 items, 300 sheets, 1908-1994
Box 17 Folder b Newton Genealogy; 2 items, 300 sheets, 1860-1973
Box 17 Folder c Brodnax and related Genealogy; 1 item, 200 sheets, 1616-1915
Box 17 Folder d Linder Genealogy; 2 items, 500 sheets, 1688-1997
Box 17 Folder e Family of Bartholomew Stovall volume 1; 1 item, 256 sheets, 1504-1623
Box 17 Folder f murfi for Prezd'nt; 1 item, 30 pages, 1972
Box 17 Folder g David Gavin Diaries; 1 item, 500 sheets, 1843-1859
Box 17 Folder h Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 500 sheets, 1792-1999
Box 17 Folder i Green Genealogy; 1 item, 300 sheets, 1739-1987
Box 17 Folder j Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 600 sheets, 1705-1914
Box 17 Folder k Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 500 sheets, 1696-1752
Box 18 Folder a Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 300 sheets, 1735-1794
Box 18 Folder b Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 300 sheets, 1790-1830
Box 18 Folder c Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 400 sheets, 1717-2000
Box 18 Folder d Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 400 sheets, 1799-1976
Box 18 Folder e Orangeburgh Immigrants and First Families volume 1; 1 item, 372 sheets, 1752-1979
Box 18 Folder f Tatum Genealogy; 2 items, 200 sheets, 1750-1868
Box 18 Folder g Taylor Genealogy; 1 item, 1,000 sheets, 1752-1800
Box 19 Folder a Ancestry of Kay and Lynn; 6 items, 5,000 sheets, 1200-1945
Box 19 Folder b Rogers Genealogy; 1 item, 1,000 sheets, 1770-1802
Box 19 Folder c Aycock Genealogy; 1 item, 800 sheets, 1807-1983
Box 19 Folder d Ashby Genealogy; 4 items, 600 sheets, 1803-1975
Box 19 Folder e Lee Genealogy; 9 items, 1,000 sheets, 1803-1972
Box 19 Folder f Kilgore Genealogy; 3 items, 800 sheets, 1859-1963
Box 20 Folder a Names in South Carolina; 50 items, 2,000 sheets, 1803-1990
Box 20 Folder b Gresset Genealogy; 4 items, 300 sheets, 1711-1998
Box 20 Folder c Brodnax Genealogy; 2 items, 200 sheets, 1540-1982
Box 20 Folder d Gresset Genealogy; 3 items, 100 sheets, 1846-1977
Box 20 Folder e Holley Genealogy; 3 items, 100 sheets, 1840-1974
Box 20 Folder f Edwards Genealogy; 3 items, 100 sheets, 1850-1985
Box 20 Folder g Descendants of Capt. Thomas Lee; 1 items, 63 sheets, 1761-1918
Box 20 Folder h Linder Genealogy; 3 items, 2,000 sheets, 1802-1963
Box 21 Folder a Holley Genealogy; 1 item, 300 sheets, 1690-1995
Box 21 Folder b Yeater Genealogy; 4 items, 3,000 sheets, 1825-1999
Box 21 Folder c Taylor and related families Genealogy; 26 items, 4,000 sheets, 1807-1973
Box 21 Folder d National Genealogical Society Quarterly; 2 items, 500 sheets, 1790-1806
Box 21 Folder e Aycock Genealogy; 2 items, 400 sheets, 1640-1796
Box 22 Folder a Holley Genealogy; 5 items, 300 sheets, 1744-1990
Box 22 Folder b Murphee Genealogy; 16 items, 2,000 sheets, 1779-1992
Box 22 Folder c Rogers Genealogy; 18 items, 1,000 sheets, 1807-1987
Box 22 Folder d Murpheesboro, North Carolina; 1 item, 165 sheets, 1800-1973
Box 22 Folder e Stovall Genealogy; 4 items, 600 sheets, 1829-2000
Box 22 Folder f Linder, Wren, Holley, Stephenson..; 8 items, 800 sheets, 1718-1990
Box 23 Folder a Linder Genealogy; 1 item, 500 sheets, 1810-2000
Box 23 Folder b Linder Genealogy; 1 item, 200 sheets, 1791-2000
Box 23 Folder c Holley Genealogy; 1 item, 25 sheets, 1827-1950
Box 23 Folder d Boon Genealogy; 3 items, 700 sheets, 1624-1986
Box 23 Folder e National Genealogical Society Quarterly; 2 items, 500 sheets, 1714-1810
Box 23 Folder f Yeater Genealogy; 1 item, 1,000 sheets, 1975-1996
Box 23 Folder g Taylor Genealogy; 6 items, 4,000 sheets, 1948-1999
Box 23 Folder h Murphee Genealogy; 1 item, 20 sheets, 1796-1871
Box 23 Folder i Chanco Visits Jamestown; 1 item, 25 sheets, 1983