Friday, January 30, 2009

North Carolina

One of the southern states I have done research in is North Carolina. My mom's ancestors, surnames - CROWDER and RHODES, lived in Wake County. While researching them I found a couple of websites that I like to use for researching them. They are specifically geared towards North Carolina. They are:

North Carolina State Archives

They have many state government records as well as manuscripts, books, and other items related to North Carolina and the people who lived there. There is no fee to use the site.

North Carolina GenWeb Project

There is access to many records such as census, cemetery, both at the county and state level. There is no fee for this site. You can do a general search for the all of the county sites at one time, or you can go to the specific county and search by county.

These are just two that I like. If you have found a great website for North Carolina let me know and I will post it here as well.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Paupers' graves in Wake county, North Carolina

I was reading my Google Reader this evening and came across this tidbit about a cemetery in Wake county, North Carolina. My ancestors on my mom's side are from this area so I decided to click on the link to the whole article. The project they mention of trying to catalog those who are buried in this cemetery sounds like a fun. I wonder if they take long distance volunteers?

Here is the link to the article:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Purpose of this blog

This blog will be used to discuss family history research in the southern United States. I will post links to websites that I have found useful as well as tips.