Category: Updates

Headstone Designs, Symbols, Cherubs, Iconography Found in Cemeteries and Their Meaning

Have you ever wondered what Headstone Designs, Symbols, Cherubs & Icons mean when you’re visiting cemeteries?  Can they help you with your genealogy? In this video we’re going to explore the historic icons found in graveyards and cemeteries and talk about their meaning. Special… Continue Reading “Headstone Designs, Symbols, Cherubs, Iconography Found in Cemeteries and Their Meaning”

North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922 at FamilySearch.org

From a press release at FamilySearch.org and from their website…new records “Birth and delayed birth certificates and records for all counties in North Carolina for the years 1913-1922. Some documents are hard to read because of ink bleed-through, water damage, torn pages or fading… Continue Reading “North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922 at FamilySearch.org”

Maps of the Waters of Roaring River, Wilkes County, North Carolina

Deed Map of Roaring River area Wilkes County

If you’re researching family history in Wilkes County, North Carolina, be sure to check out Jason Duncan’s website.  He’s been mapping out the deeds of the Roaring River area in the northern part of Wilkes County. Be sure to scroll down to see the… Continue Reading “Maps of the Waters of Roaring River, Wilkes County, North Carolina”

Civil War Records: Southern Claims Commission

Civil War Records – Southern Claims Commission – This “footnotes” episode on Genealogy TVs YouTube channel is about the Civil War records known as the Southern Claims Commission. This episode talks about what they are, what is in them for genealogists, and where they… Continue Reading “Civil War Records: Southern Claims Commission”

Update to the NC Ancestry Website

Update Today 4-20-19 Today I was able to add custom county maps (similar to this one) to all of the county pages (shown in red) along with some brief county formation information referencing The Formation of the North Carolina Counties, 1663-1943, by David Leroy… Continue Reading “Update to the NC Ancestry Website”

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