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From: " fran vaughn" <>
Subject: [MOJEFFER] North Carolina Family Records Online
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 07:43:55 -0500

Thought this would interest a lot of people in the Jefferson Co. area w/
people from N. Caro;ina.

Subject:: North Carolina Family Records Online

> from the new England Historical Genealogical Society's newsletter,
> 'eNews' - used with permission:
> Spotlight: North Carolina Family Records Online
> by Valerie Beaudrault
> The digitized records found in the North Carolina Family Records Online
> collection are from the holdings of the North Carolina State Archives
> (NCSA) and State Library of North Carolina (SLNC). The collection
> currently contains more than 200 Bible Records from the more than 2,000
> copies of family Bibles donated to and held by the North Carolina State
> Archives. The scanned images in the collection were made from photocopies
> or photostats created over the past 80 years by the staff of the NCSA. The
> North Carolina Family Records Online collection also includes the SLNC's
> six-volume Marriage and Death Notices. This set contains indices of
> marriage and death announcements from five North Carolina newspapers for
> the period 1799 to 1893: the Raleigh Register, North Carolina State
> Gazette, Daily Sentinel, Raleigh Observer and News & Observer.
> Researchers can browse through the digital collection’s images by family
> name or by location.
> First click on the Browse by Family Name tab. This will open an
> alphabetical-by-surname index page. If more than one family name is listed
> in the title, there may be multiple links to the particular Bible record.
> It should be noted that only the family names mentioned in the record's
> title are listed in the index, which is, therefore, not all inclusive.
> Many family names mentioned in the text of the records, are not reflected
> here. Records having a red asterisk are new as of August 14, 2009. To view
> a record, click on the name link. This will open a page with links to the
> family record images.
> First click on the Browse by Location tab. This will open a page with a
> map on which there are orange “people” icons indicating geographical
> locations mentioned in family records in the collection. Currently there
> are 711 records related to the United States, 35 related to Europe, 5 to
> Asia, and 1 each related to Australia and South America. Click on the
> cluster of icons to bring up an enlarged map showing groups of and
> individual icons. Click on the individual icon to open a box with a link
> to the specific digitized family Bible record.
> The following descriptive information is provided for each record in the
> collection: title, date, subjects, place, time period, description, index
> terms, local call number, physical characteristics, collection, type,
> language, format, digital collection, digital format, and audience.
> The collection can be searched by keyword, by topic, or by date. The
> keyword search can be limited by the fields found in the item description.
> Topics include, but are not limited to, African Americans, Air and Rail
> Transportation, various wars (American Revolution, American Civil War,
> Spanish American War, World War I and World War II), Governors,
> Legislators, Obituaries, Photographs, and Witchcraft. The date ranges in
> the date search comprise pre-1600, fifty-year increments to 1900, and
> post-1900.
> The North Carolina Family Records Online collection is part of the larger
> State Library of North Carolina Digital Repository
> ( Click on the
> Resources link on the homepage to access these collections and many
> others. The collections in the digital repository look at various aspects
> of North Carolina life and history.

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