Mailing Address:
PO Box 2261
Shelby, NC 28151-2261

Our 34th Year!  

Come celebrate your heritage with us!

1145 County Home Road
Shelby, Cleveland County, NC

Broad River Genealogical Society, Inc. is a non-profit corporation chartered in October 1980 by the State of NC and is classified as a Tax-Exempt Educational & Scientific Organization within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations of funds, books and other property made to the Society are deductible for purposes of Federal Income Tax returns.

It is a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the National Genealogical Society, the North Carolina Genealogical Society and the Cleveland County Arts Council.
Its purposes are to preserve area records, and to disseminate genealogical and historical information through books and a bulletin published quarterly.The quarterly magazine,

"Eswau Huppeday",
which translates as "land between the rivers" and refers to the territory between the Cherokee & Catawba Indian Nations,

contains over 250 pages of historical and genealogical information each year.

Betsy & Linda enjoy the materials...

We have new books!

T-shirts, we have them too!

Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 10:00 A.M.


Camp Creek joins the mighty Broad in Number One Township of Cleveland County, NC, photo by Nita Caldwell...

1200 square feet of Genealogical treasures...

Directions to County Home Road

We have a problem. Our beautiful little

library has grown too small, we need

more space.  Please watch for the

beginning of our fundraiser and info

on our dream.

Come tour our archives at 1145 County Home Road;

meet our members;

learn what we have to offer to help with your family

 or local history.


Our doors are open to all and we are excited to meet you!

Hotdogs & soft drinks will be available.

Our monthly meetings are open to everyone interested in local and family history in the surrounding area.  The meetings are held in the Performing Arts Area of the Neal Senior Center on H.T. Harris Drive, Shelby, which is just off of Hwy 18 North (Fallston Road) at the intersection at Ross Grove Baptist Church and Time Warner.   Be sure to park at the back side of the building and use the entrance in the back near the gazebo. ( For directions to the Neal Center)

Meeting Date Speaker Topic
12 January 2014 Steve Watts

Mr. Watts  has directed the Aboriginal Studies and the Traditional Outdoors Skills Programs at the Schiele Museum of Natural History since 1984. He offers a series of Native American and Early Human Cultures programs forSchool Students, and an annual series of primitive technology and classic camping workshops for museum professionals, teachers,  and archaeologists. His replicas of prehistoric tools and weaponsare featured in Museums throughout  the US. He presents workshops and aboriginal skills demonstrations throughout North America and Europe. Between 1995 to 1999 he served as a consultant on theTwentieth Century Fox film “Cast Away”. He also has consulted and appeared in several History Channel Series- “Extreme History” 2003, “Digging for the Truth” 2005, “Modern Marvels” 2008,  and “101 Fast FoodsThat Changed the World” . Steve is the Author of many articles dealing with culture and technology.

9 February 2014 Randell Jones

Randell, an award winning author, will share his research & insights on what led up to the Battle of Kings Mountain.

9  March 2014 Cary & Helen Grant

The Grants will speak on the importance of the members of Bethel Presbyterian Church of Clover, South Carolina, during the Revolutionary War.

Click for Shelby, North Carolina Forecast Membership Application & Information We open our library to the public during these hours:

2nd & 3rd Saturday every month
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

2nd & 3rd Monday every month
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Every Tuesday Evening
6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Please sign our guest book... Publish a Query in "Eswau Huppeday"
View messages in our guest book... Books for Sale & Order Form
Let us do some research for you!

Other times open by appointment.

Please contact us via e-mail..

Last updated
23 Feb 2014
Obituary Look-up Service Browse of Vertical Files

"Eswau Huppeday" Table of Contents  Contact a Member  Charter Members  2013 Officers  Other Links


Charles Lattimore Elliott
takes you on a journey through

10 generations of his

Elliott and Lattimore families.


It's my very sad duty to report that Charlie left us

on April 12, 2010. 

He will be sorely missed by our members

who send their deepest sympathies

to his family.

Charlie's findagrave memorial.

Lattimore descendants...


We have family photographs, picture postcards, buildings

and landmarks from the counties in

our area of North Carolina.  We also have a few we need

help to identify. Can you help, or do you have

photos to share?

Please let met know...


View our Cherished Memories...

This little photo is from my own family archives and showcases the only 3 grandchildren at the time.  From left to right is my Dad holding me, Uncle Hugh holding cousin Michael & Dad's brother Robert holding cousin Annette.  I thought it time to share this information as we've now lost two of these wonderful gentlemen. The photo was taken in 1948 & featured 3 WWII veterans who came home with so much horror still in their minds, but full of hope for the future. We represented that future. We lost Uncle Hugh in July 1980, and Uncle Robert just this past December. Please take the time to drop by their findagrave memorials & pay your respects to members of the "Greatest Generation" who helped pave the way for your freedom. We miss them terribly. Judy


Cleveland County, North Carolina
Heritage, Volume II


This beautiful 604 page book is

now for sale!

Hurry, quantities are limited.

You don't want to miss this opportunity!


Order your own copy of this book...


Current-Day Townships for

North Carolina Counties
U.S. Census Bureau

Cleveland County, NC...

What routes did our ancestors take into

North Carolina?
Check out this great map.

See the migrations routes into North Carolina...

Indian settlements, colonial towns & forts,

colonial roads, rivers & Indian trails.
Another great map.


Indian settlements, colonial towns & forts, colonial roads, rivers & Indian trails 1660-1775...

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...genealogists have visited our site since 8 May 2001.
Membership runs from January 1 through December 31.
Cost Membership Description
$25.00 Per year
Print a Membership Application Print an Address Change Form
.MEETINGS .3:00 PM on the second Sunday of each month except November & .December, unless otherwise announced. The April meeting is periodically .replaced by a special seminar & the November and December meetings are .combined into one meeting on the second Sunday of December. The regular .meeting place is the Senior Center, Fallston Road, Shelby, NC . Meetings .are open to anyone with an interest in genealogy or local history.
.PUBLICATIONS .Members receive a copy of Eswau Huppeday, the official publication of the .Broad River Genealogical Society, Inc., each February, May, August and .November. Members are encouraged to submit articles for publication.

.Members may submit unlimited queries each year to be used as space .allows, at the discretion of the publication committee, for publication in the .society bulletin, Eswau Huppeday.Queries may be edited. Non-members .may submit queries at a cost of $2.00 each. This policy is in effect until .further notice.

Can we do some research for you?

Our gem of a corresponding secretary can do limited research for you. Mike Allen is a gifted genealogical detective and can usually dig up a
little information on anyone who was in our area for even a short period of time. Don't want to make a donation until you hear from Mike?
No problem, make your request as specific as possible, and decide if you'd like to make a donation when you receive Mike's work.
(New, you can now e-mail Mike directly at BRGS!)
Print Our Research Form

Want to publish a query in Eswau Huppeday?

As space allows, our editor-in-chief will publish your query. This service is free to our members. For $2.00 per query,

non-members can get their brick walls before the full membership, and maybe, just maybe find a piece to the puzzle.
Please use our form, and make your request as specific as possible. When completing the form, be sure to list your phone number, if we have questions about your request, we'll give you a call.

Print Our Query Form


Stephen Jolly
Steven Jolley
Vice president
Greg Payseur
Elizabeth Ellison
Martha Bridges
Mike Allen
Ned Cash
D. Gene Hamrick
Herman Hamrick
Janice C. Ledford
Betty P. Masters
Debby McIntyre
Judith Parker-Proctor
Heather W. Robbins
Steve Warren
Purvis Wesson
Ann N. Wright
JoAnn Surratt
Acting Editor
Debby McIntyre
Chief of Publications
Ned Cash
Publications Committee
Mike Allen
Elizabeth Anthony
Diane Blanton
Nita Caldwell
D. Gene Hamrick
Margaret Jay
Janice Ledford
Theresa Lowe
Betty Masters
Heather Robbins

"Our 20th Year"


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