Guilford County was created in 1770 from Rowan and Orange Counties. It was named after the Earl of Guilford, an English nobleman named Francis North. From Guilford cam Randolph County in 1779 and Rockingham County in 1785. (Source: The Formation of the North Carolina Counties 1663 to 1943, by David Leroy Corbitt – detailed history of the county’s border changes).
Learn how to research the “Friends” records for your family history. Quaker Genealogy is some of the most rewarding research. If you have found Quakers in your family tree, this is a must-see video. Learn where to find the records online and what is not online. Guest Elizabeth Saunders, staff member at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, talks about the various types of records & the best ones for genealogy. This is a “footnotes” episode as part of a Genealogy TV series.
For a complete set of show notes from this episode, see the blog post.