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Subject: Re: [Scotch-Irish] learning about Scotch-Irish in NC
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 08:46:32 -0800
Melissa, you want to go to www.rootsweb.com and scroll down the
page. In the left hand column you'll find a section MAILING LISTS.
Find a mailing list onf your area of North Carolina. Our focus here
is ethnic -- not geographical. So we may or may not have people
who know your area, but you can find a geographically focused list
that'll really have the info you need.
usgenweb.com has webpages and archives for about every county in
the country, as well as all the states. You may find a lot of good
info there, including info on how to get to more info.
www.familysearch.org (LDS) has FREE guides to all the states and
most of the countries. You can pick up hard copy for about 75 cents
at your local FHC or print it out from the webpages. Using it will
also help you get to know how they catalog this stuff in the FHC.
However you should also check in with cyndislist.com -- check
not only North Carolina but check PUBLISHERS. There's huge amounts
of stuff published. If you win the lottery you can buy it all,
but if you haven't, do make note of what is available. Then go to
the local genealogy library (use usgenweb.com to find that) and
use their stuff. Far off in SOuthern California, when I lived
there (traded wildfires for freezing to death in Massachusetts),
I could go to the local library (Huntington Beach) and they had
about 20 feet of books on the Carolinas. Many of the deeds and
other early records are abstracted and published. I was working
on SOuth Carolina, not North, but I just started at the left
top corner and worked my way forward! Be sure to make what you've
checked and what you found or you'll check the same book 20 times!
(Been there, done that, now have an Access database full of
Also check out www.familytreemaker.com -- this website is
durn confusing. Maybe genealogy.com is better. Check out the
CD's. SOmetimes you can get a CD with 20 books on it. OR find it
at your local library. Or buy it then donate for a tax deduction.
Whatever -- you can search all these books in 30 seconds with
no papercuts, back aches, or loss of eyesight.
Anyhow, that's what I do when I want to learn more about an area.
You'll find in your research local publishers specializing in
your area. You can also search the internet for "North Carolina
Genealogy" -- spin and win, as they say <grin>.
Some of the Carolina areas are very very well represented on the
Internet. I was researching in York CO SC and I believe I found
the early censuses transcribed and waiting for me. Ya hoo! Found
that through usgenweb.com .
>>Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 17:41:56 -0500
>>From: "Melissa Davis" <>
>>I'd like to learn more about the Loyalist Scottish community that was
>>near my home on Cameron Hill ... (snip) ...Does anyone know if there
>>be a book on the Scotts of Central North Carolina - what is now
>>Cumberland, Harnett, Sampson, Moore counties?