2014 - April
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2014 - March
9298. Norfolk County Virginia Orphans and Bastards From Extant Minute Books 1738-1852
Over 2700 orphans or infants in Norfolk County not covered by surviving guardian bonds or surviving guardian accounts, several with links into NC. Some such as the Edney orphans have obvious links into NC with the entry stating that Benjamin and George Edney chose their guardian before Wilson Spence a Justice of the Peace for Pasquotank County. Some of the links are more obscure but for those knowing the NE NC surnames they will stick out such as James McB. Old being a guardian - his middle name abbreviated as McB. being McBride or the entry involving Wilson Whitehurst and his wife Martha Ann McPherson or the suit of all the adult Hintons (from Pasquotank County) vs the infant Hintons in Norfolk County for the sale of two tracts of land.
Since slaves were taxed based on age, there are a number of entries where slaves were taken into court so that the age could officially be judged and recorded. Free Negroes had to be registered with the county and there are several entries where they were taken before the court to get copies of their "Register." Infants, black, white, Indian or mixed, were often apprenticed out until they came of age. These entries are also included which might help you identify those "extra mouths" you find in the pre-1840 census.
Since a number of Minute Books are not indexed, this is insight into those books. Even for the ones which are indexed the indexes only contain the main surnames for court cases...infants didn't always have one of those main surnames. Minute Books show the squabbles over slaves and land as well as debt
183 pages including index by Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney
2013 - August
are a number of books abstracting Pasquotank County will information…some just
have names, some like the ones in Pasquotank County Historical Yearbook Volume
3 have the written date but not the date it was proved. All of them seem to be lacking something and
this could be it. She states in her
preface that these are the wills not found in the J. Bryan Grimes book of 1910,
but it’s that and more. She has compared
the wills found in the two sets of will books and the original wills. She notes items which are different such as
the will of John Broshir in 1773. She notes that when the will was written in
the will books the name was copied as John Brothers….how many people have
linked their ancestry to John Brothers who didn’t write a will in 1773 and how
many people needed to find another Broshir in 1773
and couldn’t unless they were looking at the original wills in Raleigh? She also lists wills such as the one for
Margaret Needham in 1730 which was not included in the will books and therefore
wasn’t in the will abstracts done in the past.
There are also subtle differences like the first will in her book for
Mary Ackiss in 1811.
She lists the date as
Paschal also includes a great introduction explaining the confusing numbering system for Pasquotank wills and her opinion of why they are numbered that way as well as a great review of the laws of NC and how they affected the wills. And for those who are new to genealogy (or may have forgotten) she includes a list of terminology such as the multiple meanings of the word cousin and alias.
even if you have a book of abstracted
290 pages including index by Jean Wood Paschal
2013 - July
All guardians did not file annual accounts of the orphan’s estate as required by law. All guardians who filed accounts did not have a surviving bond indicating that they had taken over the estate. Although this is abstraction of interesting details of the accounts it shows the amount of data which can be gleaned from guardian accounts.
accounts reveal not only items about the support and maintenance of the ward,
but items affecting his or her life and the filings of the account. In this book there are over 50 marriages
mentioned or implied of which almost half are not found in the abstracted
book covers Guardian Account books 1 through book 8 which includes the period
of the Civil War and the devastating impact which the loss of slaves and the
purchase of Confederate money had on those orphans. The accounts also show the inter-relationship
167 pages including index. by Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney
2012 - September
most people use tools like Ancestry or Family Search to look at census records,
there are still those of us who like to have a hard copy in our hands. It’s easier when you can look at the
neighbors without having to “translate” the handwriting and of course a census
abstract completed by a
92 pages, indexed by township.
2012 - August
Although this is a large time period the key word in this title is “extant.” The book contains what appears to be complete tax lists for 1782, 1790, 1791, 1792, 1795 and 1815. It has tax lists for the Court House Township for 1877 (or 1879) and 1883. Other than that it contains bits and pieces of tax data such as some jury payments issued from 1858 through 1861 which were used to pay tax bills in 1861. The records contained in this book appear to the all surviving tax lists for Camden County since it’s formation in 1777.
By Sharon Gable (2012), 123 pages, indexed.
The late Greg Williams abstracted interesting items from the local newspaper for its genealogical treasurers. Although we’d always like more than what was abstracted, with his work we at least have the issue which included the “list of insolvents” or the list of Confederate veterans who attended the reunion or the family members mentioned in those long obituaries of days gone by. Armed with that information we can borrow the microfilm and get all the detail. As far as what he did abstract – hundreds of names of our relatives in Camden, Currituck, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Gates, Chowan, Dare, Bertie, Tyrrell, Washington, Martin, Hyde and more. He includes people who died or married in other states with ties to NE NC. Newspapers of the past were the “internet” of their day – you’ll find dates for things you had given up on finding including two dates of birth from the late 1700s and birth locations for NE NC people like Saxony Germany, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and more.
By Greg Williams (2012), 198 pages indexed.
2012 - March
9292 – Norfolk County Virginia Death Certificates June 1912 – December 1917
Over 1700 deaths including many from NC. These records start with the statewide collection of death information in Virginia. Although a large number of these people were born in NC, the certificate doesn’t identify where they were born as the form just asks for the state. The data abstracted is name, place of death, date of death, age, race, sex, status, place of birth, date of birth, parents, occupation and where they are buried. All of the information is not available on all of the certificates. By Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney (2012), 168 pages indexed.
2011 – September
9290. NORFOLK COUNTY VA LOST WILLS 1744-1903
Only a little over 80 wills but they are wills missed by most researchers as they are not listed in the Norfolk County Will Books. These wills were recorded in Superior Court or Circuit Court minutes and in some cases not recorded at all. Rejected wills are also included as well as wills that were lodged waiting for an additional witness. The book also contains a list of all the published wills for Norfolk County including the date written (if available), the date proved (if available), which book it was published in and if a loose will survives where that loose will is found.
By Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney (2011), 186 pages including index.
2011 – June
Volume XIII of the “Balla-Hammer” series, this book covers the Beech Springs Community – people, schools, houses, farms and everyday life. As with other community books which Louise and Doris have produced the book contains some early pictures of the area and the people such as the Thach School House which closed in the early 1920s.
by Louise J. Dail and Doris J. McGue (2011), 146 pages
last of this series which the authors intend to do, this book contains over 250
wills which mention lands and relatives in northeastern NC. As a
neighboring county to many of our northeastern NC counties the same surnames we
search in northeastern NC are found in these wills – Baxter, Cherry, Creekmore, Halstead, Hodges, McCoy, McPherson, Whitehurst
and more. Never fear this is not the
2011 – February
This will book is smaller than previous will books at only 83 pages with index but has 155 wills which mention lands and relatives in northeastern NC. As a neighboring county to many of our northeastern NC counties the same surnames we search in northeastern NC are found in these wills – Bateman, Casson, Cherry, Creekmore, Halstead, Hodges, McCoy, McPherson and more. By Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney (2011) Indexed.
A larger than the previous will book this one has 105 pages with index and 184 wills with references to land and relatives in neighboring counties. As a neighboring county to many of our northeastern NC counties the same surnames we search in northeastern NC are found in these wills – Ballard, Berryman, Dozier, Etheridge, Hall, McCoy, Old and more. By Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney (2011) Indexed.
2010 – December
9283. Ballahack School and Community Perquimans County NC Circa 1897-2010
Volume XI of the “Balla-Hammer” series, this book covers the Ballchack Community – people, schools, houses, farms and everyday life. As with other community books which Louise and Doris have produced the book contains some early pictures of the area and the people such as the 1915 picture of the class on the cover of the book.
by Louise J. Dail and Doris J. McGue (2010), 121 pages
9284. Ballahack Branches Perquimans County NC Circa 1897-2010
This family history contains a variety of surnames – Dail, Evans, Goodwin, Harrell, Haskett, Baker, Elliott, Hollowell, Lane, White, Roberson, Perry, Moore, Mansfield and Rogerson
by Louise J. Dail and Doris J. McGue (2010), 157 pages
2010 – October
9282 – It’s My Birthday !! Volume 1 Northeastern North Carolina Area Births 1653-1899
232 pages of birth data which occurred prior to birth registration in NC. Birth information is available for many of our ancestors, just not in the form of a “birth certificate.” This collection shows the scope of the data which is out there for the taking. Celeste Beavers has collected these names and dates from Pasquotank and Camden death records, Pasquotank and Camden delayed birth records, Pasquotank and Camden marriage indexes, microfilm of Old Albemarle records for the Pasquotank and Perquimans Precinct, minutes from assorted church records and Bible records. Some just give year or month while some give complete data including place of birth such as George Annah (Walker) Boyd who was born 13 Mar 1870 in Summerville SC. Ms. Beavers gives parents and spouse where documented and the best part – she tells you exactly where she found the data so you can get the data from the primary source if you desire. This is a great addition to the few vital records which survive for the area and she has more books of this type in the works.
By Celeste G. Beavers (2010), indexed.
2010 – July
9281. Camden County Will Book D September 1854-1868
A small book only containing 32 pages, but reflecting the 61 wills recorded in Camden County between Will Books C and E.
By Sharon Rea Gable (2010), indexed
2010 – May
9279. Some of the Ancestors and Descendants of Delwin Hayden Eure and Leona Mae Umphlett of Perquimans County, North Carolina
At 242 pages this family book has a lot of great information. Being a very experienced genealogist Ray starts by explaining what all genealogist need to know about names, dates, places, etc. Since this book spans 400 years, all of the variants come into play as well as multiple counties. The book is well researched, well written and like all genealogist should do, well documented. Ray has over 400 footnotes explaining sources and customs as well as listing references for all the sections in his book. The reader can also find little gems like the family tradition that Elisha Umphlett shot “Stonewall” Jackson as Ray puts his ancestors in the context of the times. By Raymond A. Winslow, Jr. (2010) Indexed
The book has 266 pages with index and contains over 440 wills which mention lands and relatives in northeastern NC. In addition to deaths on U.S. Navy ships, as a neighboring county to many of our northeastern NC counties the same surnames we search in northeastern NC are found in these wills – Butt, Holstead, Etheridge, Ferebee, Wilson, Grimes, Nosay, Culpepper, Whitehurst, McPherson, Nash, Creekmur, Sivells and more. By Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney (2010) Indexed.
2010 – February
9277. Chowan County North Carolina Taxables 1772 to 1779
A Compilation of Chowan County Tax Lists for 1772, 1775 1777, 1778 and 1779. 1778 & 1779 tax lists are interesting as they give the assessment and individual item valuation.
Transcribed and compiled by David and Janet Searles Barrett (2010), 170 pages, Indexed.
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9278. Chowan County North Carolina Taxables 1782 to 1826
A Compilation of Chowan County Tax Lists for 1782, 1784, 1787, 1790, 1795, 1800, 1801, 1810, 1814 and a jail tax for 1826.
Transcribed and compiled by David and Janet Searles Barrett (2010), 144 pages, Indexed.
$30 AVAILABLE NOW
2009 – December
9276. CAMDEN COUNTY WILL BOOK C
Over 270 abstracts of Camden County wills proved between the May term of 1822 and the March term of 1854. This is the earliest existing will book for Camden County since Will Book A and B have been lost. The originals are housed in Raleigh which makes this even harder to access for those out of state. With a full name abstract including surrounding land owners this book reaches into the depths of early Camden County families. Compiled by Sharon Gable (2009), Indexed
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2009 – November
The book has 200 pages and contains over 350 wills which mention lands and relatives in northeastern NC. In addition to deaths on U.S. Navy ships or in the U.S. Naval hospital the book also has the Camden County wills of Joshua Campbell (1800) and William Burgess (1792) which would have been in the two lost will books of Camden County. As a neighboring county to many of our northeastern NC counties the same surnames we search in northeastern NC are found in these wills – Butt, Holstead, Etheridge, Ferebee, Wilson, Grimes, Nosay, Culpeper, Whitehurst, McPherson, Nash, Creekmur, Sexton, Powell and more. By Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney (2009) Indexed.
9274. Volume XVIII 2009 Four Quarterlies.............. $20
2009 – October
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2009 – August
The book has 204 pages plus index and contains over
370 wills which mention lands and relatives in northeastern NC. Also found
in these wills are seaman getting ready to leave for the uncertain life of a
sailor as well as military men writing their wills at Gosport
2009 – April
NEW INDEX: Chowan county Will Abstacts 1707-1850 – Edenton Tea Party Chapter NSDAR (1976); The original book has a separate index after each Will book, three indexes in total. In April of 2009, Janet Searles Barrett re-indexed the book into one index. [Chowan Co Will Abtracts 1707-1850 Index]
books contains the
Compiled by Eula W. Willey-Chappell
Edited by Raymond A. Winslow, Jr (2009)
78 pages, Indexed
$25 Available Now!
2009 – March
9270. NORFOLK COUNTY VIRGINIA DEATH RECORDS 1904-1910 compiled from Death Register & Extant Burial Permits Compiled by Sharon Gable and Truitt M. Bonney (2009) 207 pages, Indexed $30 Available Now!
Some entries document burial in NC, but a lot of NC families moved permanently to southeastern VA for the jobs. They chose to be buried in southeastern VA. In the collection of over 2400 death records almost 500 records list NC as their place of birth. Since the book contains parents where known it’s a great value to researchers in the days before death certificates.
“Tell me about it” with John Philip Colletta
We have just finished a full name index for our Journal, over 39,000 names! Carolina Trees & Branches Index 1992-2008
2009 – February
A FIND! The
We were able to get a copy and it’s currently in our library.
The Table of content for CT&B issues 1992-2008 are now all on our website click here
The 1770 alphabetic tax list for Chowan county has been transcribed by FRS volunteers – Chowan County 1770 Tax List
2009 – January
Compilation of 2,704 Pasquotank county licenses and marriages of brides and grooms from Pasquotank and surrounding counties. This book is sorted by grooms with the brides and parents listed in the index. Compiled by Sharon Gable (2009) 204 pages, Indexed (perfect bound) $30 Available NOW!
2008 – November
Member Anne B Jennings has created a wonderful painting of the old Currituck Courthouse.
2008 – October
Index for the 1977 version of Historical Highlights of Camden County 1777-1977 by Camden Historical Society. Available free on the web. [Highlights of Camden Co - Index]
This book is an introduction to the history of Camden County. It includes information on the Dismal Swamp, Camden churches and schools, the list of Jurymen for 1723, the 1755 Militia, and the 1782 county tax roll. Also included are lists of Camden soldiers who served in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War (both Confederate and Federal). Compiled by Camden County Historical Society (1977) Reprinted (2008) 84 pages, Indexed
Over 3200 Administrator Bonds issued from 1711
through 1850 for
$30 Available Now
2008 – August
This book contains 3,292 entries covering
$25 Available Now
2008 – July
A collection of records from 114 bibles of ancestors of northeastern North Carolina, which Family Research Society of Northeastern North Carolina has been collecting for 15 years. Compiled by Family Research Society of Northeastern North Carolina (2008) 130 pages, Indexed
$25 Available Now
Over 200 abstracts of Camden County wills proved between
8 January 1869 and 28 August 1920, including a few wills from North Carolina
counties of Currituck, Pasquotank, Granville and Virginia locations of Norfolk
County, Norfolk (city) , Nansemond County, Princess Anne County VA, and the
city of Portsmouth. One will was from
$30 Available Now
2008 – June
The full name index to Pasquotank County Cemeteries Vol I & Vol II compiled by Susan Whitlow Lilly Jones has been completed. Available free on the web. [Pasquotank County Cemeteries Index]
Volunteers have been working on compiling donated bible records into a published book. We are hoping to have it completed for the August meeting.
2,559 licenses and 325 cohabitations. Marriages of brides and grooms from Chowan and surrounding counties.
Janet and David Barrett (2008) 202 pages, Indexed $30 Available Now
2008 - March
The index to Abstracts of Land-grants, Tax Lists, Orphans Dockets, Inventories and Other Records Currituck and Dare Counties North Carolina (1666-1831) compiled by Gordon C Jones (1982) was just completed. Available free on the web. [Land-grants - Currituck and Dare]
2,355 Chowan county licenses and marriages of brides and grooms from Chowan and surrounding counties.
Compiled Janet and David Barrett (2008) 184 pages, Indexed $30 Available Now
2008 - January
This book has 5,735 marriage licenses or returns most all of which lists place of birth and parents for both parties. Non-white refers to any person so designated by the Register of Deeds in writing the license. Races include African-American, Indian and “mixed blood. Or “mixed blood of Indian descent.” In some returns you will see the person listed as colored and in another the same person is listed as Indian or mixed blood as race was mainly a perception. The book also contains information from 59 index cards which appear to be non-white marriages for which the license/return has been lost. Of the grooms listed, 30% claimed their place of birth as NC while 25% of the brides listed their place of birth as NC. 13% of the grooms and 11% of the brides have reported a place of birth in one of the counties which FRS covers. Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney, $50.00 Available Now
2007 – August
2007 - May
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2007 - April
April 28th –History Fest
9252. SACRED TO THEIR MEMORY, DARE COUNTY, NC CEMETERIES $42.00
Lois Meekins (2001) 491 pages, Indexed Available Now
9253. DARE COUNTY, NC MARRIAGE REGISTER, VOL. 1, 1870-1915 $25.00
Lois Meekins (1998) 190 pages, Indexed Available Now
Lois Meekins (1999) 236 pages, Indexed Available Now
9255. DARE COUNTY, NC MARRIAGE REGISTER VOL 2, 1915-1956 $25.00
Lois Meekins (2007) Available Now
AND RECORDS OF
History and genealogy of Eastern North Carolina,
with emphasis on
and the Weeks and Lambeth familes;
by Mary Weeks Lambeth 1957 reprinted 2007 Lambeth p.252 $40.00 Available Now
2007 - March
The Family Research Society of Northeastern North Carolina Genealogy Fair.
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Friday March 23rd 5pm-8pm
Saturday March 24th 10am-3pm (normal hours)
Sunday March 25th 9am-2pm
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This book is larger than the first volume with 6292 marriages which were reported on licenses or returns most all of which have place of birth and parents for the parties being married. There are also 540 marriages on “index cards” where the marriage license/return has been lost over the years. Of the 6292 which report a place of birth 10% of the males and 10% of the females have reported a place of birth in one of the counties which FRS covers. As with Volume I, other NC counties are also well represented.
By Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney 2007 534 pages Indexed $50 Available Now
2007 – February
9235. Getting to
This book traces the lives of Joseph Baum (born
1780) and his family in
328 pages and pictures of the Baums 1910-1915
By Elizabeth Baum Hanbury (2006)
$20 Available Now
2/4/2007 – Added to County resources.
2007 - January
Society of Friends; Perquimans County in the Nineties; Obituaries; Minutes of Perquimans Precinct Court 1689-1693; etc
$25 Available Now
George Catchmaid’s Land Grants and Will; Francis Godfrey Will and Inventory; 1717-1719 Tax List; Misplaced Marriages
1790-1824; Missing Marriages 1809-1814
$25 Available Now
9230. TOMBSTONES AND EPITAPHS OF
Consisting of Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans and Washington Counties.
by Wilma Cartwright Spence 1973 Reprint 2007 323 pages.
$45 Available Now
The book has 4003 marriages which were reported on licenses or returns most all of which have place of birth
and parents for the parties being married. There are also 1196 marriages on “index cards” where the marriage
license/return has been lost over the years. Of the 4003 which report a place of birth 12% of the males and 10%
of the females have reported a place of birth in one of the counties which FRS covers.
Other NC counties represented include Bertie,
By Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney
365 pages Indexed
$50 Available Now