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2016 – January

 

9328.  Norfolk County VA Extant Marriage Bonds 1706-1850

This is the predecessor to the previously published Norfolk County marriage books by the same authors.  This covers the bond period from the beginning of the county until 1850 when marriage licenses became the standard.  The surviving marriage bonds for Norfolk County cover the period of 1706 through 1850.  These bonds were published by Elizabeth Wingo in 4 volumes, but unfortunately her books are out of print for the most part.  This book gathers the surviving bonds together in one published source and includes ones which were not included in Wingo’s books.  There are an additional 142 bonds and 2,166 returns included in this combined book which Mrs. Wingo was not able to access and all names are fully indexed.  It contains a total of 6,632 bonds and 2,774 returns of which 289 did not have a surviving bond in Norfolk County.  Also included is a list of the number of bonds surviving per year.

357 pages including index by Sharon Gable and Truitt Bonney (2015)

$50

 

9329.  Princess Anne County VA Minute Book 2 1709-1717

The Princess Anne County Order Book and Minute Books are a must have resource for any researcher and can provide the needed clues to help fill in missing information in a family tree. For Princess Anne County, the Order Book and Minute Books are the clerk’s annotations of the county court proceedings. The books include valuable information on family ties, marriages, deaths, orphans, deed acknowledgements, immigration, and determining the existence of an ancestor. These books can provide information that is not found in any Deed Book or Will Book. For example, Humphry Hayes died around 1711. There is no will found for him in the Deed Book but there is an entry in the September 1711 Court that states that Adam Hayes, his next of kin, made oath that Humphry departed this life without making a will. Without the Minute Book, the death information on Humphry Hayes would be unknown. Family information can also be gleaned from these informative Minute Books, an example of this is in the December Court of 1709 when Nicholas Cocke & Frances his wife, daughter of Thomas Lawson, petitioned for a part of Thomas’s estate. This type of information clearly defines the family relations. An example of immigration is in the November Court of 1713 when John Bolithoe made oath that he and his wife Mary came into the Colony in the year 1693. The Princess Anne County Books contains information that may also include surnames from Norfolk County and upper northeastern North Carolina, such as Currituck County and Knott’s Island.

244 pages including index by Michael Schoettle (2016)

$30

 

 

2015 – December

 

9323.  Princess Anne County VA Deed Book 1 1691-1708

Likely points of migration into NE NC are Norfolk County VA and Princess Anne County VA.  These are the first 4 books we have been able to carry on Princess Anne County and they don’t disappoint.  A new author, Mike Schoettle, has done an excellent job in creating these books which are a blend between an abstract and a transcription.  He indexed not only surnames from NE NC like Whitehurst, Douge, Capps, Burgess, etc but also place names such as Currituck, Chowan and Pasquotank.  Early deed books in VA such as this, with starts with the formation of Princess Anne County from Lower Norfolk County, include deeds, wills, inventories and the like. There are a number of references to locations in England as well as appointments for power of attorney such as John Makell of Pasquotank Precinct Albemarle County NC making William Capps of Princess Anne County his attorney in 1703 or Samuel Selden of Elizabeth City appointing Col. Edward Mosley as his attorney in 1704 showing strong ties between the two states.

267 pages including index by Michael Schoettle (2015)

$55

 

9324.  Princess Anne County VA Deed Book 2 1708-1714

Deed book 2 is a continuation of the affairs of the county of Princess Anne including an indenture of John Woodhouse Jr. of Princess Anne County paid by my brother Henry Woodhouse late of this county by now “a liver in North Carolina…” Just reading the old deeds is a joy.

111 pages including index by Michael Schoettle (2015)

$35

 

9325.  Princess Anne County VA List of Earmarks and Brands 1691-1778

Earmarks and brands are often considered very dry reading (and they are), but Princess Anne County earmark entries included relationships in a number of them.  I was surprised at the number of single daughters who recorded their own earmarks.  There was even one recording which listed 3 generations (of men) in one family.  This is perfect for tracking someone like the Whitehurst family where given names were used by multiple generations and by cousins in the same generations as they included the father’s name to show which John (or William) Whitehurst was recording which mark.

64 pages including index by Michael Schoettle (2015)

$25

 

9326.  Princess Anne County VA Order Book 1 1691-1709

Order Books in VA are like the minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in NC.  They record the everyday happenings in the court.  Therefore this very detailed book includes suits for debt and chancery, administrations, guardianships, money paid for “wolfes heads” and court duty, fines for swearing, relationships and more.  With so many early marriage records not surviving finding it’s a real find to see that Richard Smith was summoned to court after having married the widow of William Oakeham to account for the estate of Ruth Oakeham, orphan of said William.  Items of interest in NC included relationships like Richard Sanderson of Corotick precinct marrying Grace daughter and legatee of John Woodhouse of Linhaven Parish and Richard Jarvice of Corrotuck marrying Dinah the daughter of the same Woodhouse.

384 pages including index by Michael Schoettle (2015)

$55

 

2015 – September

 

9321. ZIEGLER FUNERAL HOME RECORDS 1867-1949 (extant) ELIZABETH CITY NC

Funeral home records were never intended to be public records, but if you can find a set of old ones such as these they can have some valuable information in them.  Not everything in the old ledgers makes sense, but when you consider that they are items which help the funeral director collect on the debt you can see how valuable all the names and locations he wrote in the margins are.

Although the Ziegler Funeral Home was in Elizabeth City NC, it served the area including the rest of Pasquotank County as well as Camden, Currituck, Gates, Dare, Chowan and Perquimans – it was a northeastern NC funeral home.  There are 123 references to Norfolk VA, either picking up a body, delivering a body or collecting a debt.  There are numerous accounts which contain coffins or caskets for children.  In the first 20 years of the surviving ledgers there were 406 purchases for children, some followed in quick succession by the coffin or casket for the wife.  These records shine where newspapers and bible records are silent.  In addition, unlike some funeral homes of the past this funeral home buried both colored and white patrons although they didn’t always list the race in the entry.

Using this book will tests your patience as they were internal documents not intended for the public viewing.  The people of northeastern NC have a very unique accent and when you combine that, not only with the German accent of the owner, but also with the phonetic spelling of the era you have some unique names, but they are well worth studying.  One fellow author on viewing the children’s coffins for a member of her Gates County family noted that it included some which weren’t even in the family bible.

299 pages including index by Sharon Rea Gable (2015) 

$30

 

9322.  City of Norfolk VA Will Book 6 1835-1841

This is the fourth book of Norfolk City wills by Deluise.

212 pages plus index; includes wills, appraisals and audits by Kristina Deluise (2015)

$30

 

2015 – June

 

9312.  City of Norfolk VA Will Book 3 1810-1820

This book is a follow on to the Norfolk City will books published in the 1980s compiled by Norma Gates.  Unlike Will Books 1 and 2 completed by Gates, Deluise has included everything she found interesting in the Norfolk will books which includes selected items from inventories, sales, return of audits, etc in addition to the actual wills themselves.  Wills of course are only found for those who died testate, but by including inventories, sales, etc she has also captured the deaths of the intestate.  She makes a particular point to list all slaves found in the appraisements most of which include values and some of which include ages.  As with her marriage books, she is working to complete all of the will abstracts for genealogist.

172 pages plus index of wills, appraisals and audits by Kristina Deluise (2015)

$30

 

9313.  City of Norfolk VA Will Book 4 1820-1828

This is the second book of Norfolk City wills by Deluise.

156 pages plus index of wills, appraisals and audits by Kristina Deluise (2015)

$30

 

9314.  City of Norfolk VA Will Book 5 1828-1835

This is the third book of Norfolk City wills by Deluise.

153 pages plus index of wills, appraisals and audits by Kristina Deluise (2015)

$30

 

9315.  Olivet Baptist Church Conference Minutes 1888-1912 Pasquotank County, NC

This is the first book by FRS member Ruth Price Sawyer.  She has transcribed the surviving records of the now defunct Olivet Baptist Church in Elizabeth City.  Although some of the records didn’t survive this is an impressive amount of data on the Baptist for this time period.  The book does not contain marriages, deaths or births as such but it does show what a church endured during this time period.  With the several membership lists included and the changes in the female lists, with study you can discern marriages.  You can also find deaths in the book in some of the membership lists or perhaps just as important you can find transfers, willingly or unwillingly, from one church to another or one denomination to another.  You also see the interaction between churches as money is collected for other churches.  You see mass expulsions as if they were cleaning house, the troubles they had keeping a preacher, all day to day events in churches.  Since this is a transcription you will need to carefully look at names – Hollowell is sometimes also listed as Holloway, Luten as Luton, Lane ad Laine, Savin as Savins, etc.  You will also see P.S.C. Davis as a preacher which shows the movement of preachers in the Baptist faith between states as P.S.C. Davis is also found in Norfolk County VA records.  Ruth has generously donated all the proceeds from the sale of her book to the society.

100 pages including index by Ruth Price Sawyer (2015)

$20

 

9316.  Chowan County NC Estate Files Index

You can easily say this book is just an index to the estate records which have been put online, but if you have ever used the NC estate records you realize how valuable an index such as this is.  Many, many names are spelled phonetically so if you are searching for Eure you also have to search for Ewer and Ure and Yore and several other spellings.  Hidden within estate files are the lives of more of our ancestors and although this isn’t an index into the guts of the estate files it’s a good start.  She goes into the files to ensure that the folder label is correct and she found inconsistencies such as C.H. Garrett 1888 – she indicates [in italics as all her comments are] that the documents in the folder show J.H. not C.H., she also expands that to John H. Garrett which you might have missed if you were only looking at the initials.  She also details the items found in the “unnamed decedent’s” folders even though some are only parts of damaged documents – she includes dates and names from those fragments as she knows that buried information will be useful to some.  She also includes a cross index so that you can see the names referenced on the folder names.  For example if you are looking for Thomas Billings you might only look at his 1821 folder but with the cross index you also know that he is included in the folder for John MacKey in 1824.  This will be a valuable asset to fully utilizing the estate files for NC.

135 pages alphabetical by Jean Wood Paschal (2015)

$18

 

9317.  Perquimans County NC Estate Files Index

This is the second book of estate file indexes by Paschal for northeastern NC.

209 pages alphabetical by Jean Wood Paschal (2015)

$18

 

9318.  Gates County NC Estate Files Index

This is the third book of estate file indexes by Paschal for northeastern NC.

171 pages alphabetical by Jean Wood Paschal (2015)

$18

9319.  Camden, Currituck & Dare County NC Estate Files Index

This is the fourth book of estate file indexes by Paschal for northeastern NC.

125 pages alphabetical by Jean Wood Paschal (2015)

$18

 

9320.  Pasquotank County NC Estate Files Index

This is the fifth book of estate file indexes by Paschal for northeastern NC.

209 pages alphabetical by Jean Wood Paschal (2015)

$18

 

2014 - September

 

9301.  City of Norfolk VA Marriages 1850-1859

This book is a follow on to the Norfolk City marriage book compiled by George Holbert Tucker in 1934 covering the marriage bonds issued in the City of Norfolk from 1797 through 1850.  Ms. Deluise used both marriage bonds and minister returns for the ones from 1850 through 1853.  Starting with the 1853 ones she includes information from the marriage registers in addition to the bonds and later the licenses.  Licenses included the return of the marriage document.  Ms. Deluise uses a lot of abbreviations in her books but once you understand them you are pleased with the results as she tells you with abbreviations if the information came from a bond, a return, a register or a newspaper for these 1200 marriages.

54 pages plus index and preface by Kristina Deluise (2012)

$30

 

9302.  City of Norfolk VA Marriages 1860-1869

This is the second in Deluise’s series of Norfolk City marriages containing 1600 marriages.

74 pages plus index and preface by Kristina Deluise (2012)

$30

 

9303.  City of Norfolk VA Marriages 1870-1879

This is the third in Deluise’s series of Norfolk City marriages containing 2000 marriages.

91 pages plus index and preface by Kristina Deluise (2012)

$35

 

9304.  City of Norfolk VA Marriages 1880-1889

This is the fourth in Deluise’s series of Norfolk City marriages containing 3000 marriages.  The city started growing in this decade with the annexation of the Brambleton area in 1887.

146 pages alphabetized by groom plus preface by Kristina Deluise (2012)

$45

 

9305.  City of Norfolk VA Marriages 1890-1899

This is the fifth in Deluise’s series of Norfolk City marriages containing 4500 marriages.  The city continued its growth with the annexation of the village of Atlantic City in 1890.

230 pages alphabetized by groom plus preface by Kristina Deluise (2012)

$45

 

9306.  Norfolk Virginian Newspaper Index of Death 1865-1898 Part One A-K

This the first of a four part series in Deluise’s Norfolk City books.  This set of deaths and marriages she found in the Norfolk Virginian newspaper contains about 45,000 names from the period after the Civil War to near the beginning of the new century.  She includes paid and unpaid notices of interest in Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina.  The index tells you the date of the newspaper, whether it is an article or line mention and whether or not it is a paid item.  She then tells you the date of the issue and the page and column number of the item.  Age and death locations are included when available.

538 pages alphabetized by surname plus preface by Kristina Deluise (2012)

$30

 

9307.  Norfolk Virginian Newspaper Index of Death 1865-1898 Part Two K-Z

This volume continues with the deaths found in this post-Civil War newspaper.

538 pages alphabetized by surname plus preface by Kristina Deluise (2012)

$30

 

9308.  Norfolk Virginian Newspaper Index of Marriage 1865-1898 Part One A-J

The marriage indications series contains names of both the bride and groom, location of the marriage as well as the newspaper information as contained in the first two volumes – issue, page, column, article or line item and whether it was a paid announcement.

448 pages alphabetized by surname of groom plus preface by Kristina Deluise (2012)

$30

 

9309.  Norfolk Virginian Newspaper Index of Marriage 1865-1898 Part Two J-Z

This volume continues with the marriages found in this post-Civil War newspaper.

448 pages alphabetized by surname of groom plus preface by Kristina Deluise (2012)

$30

 

9310.  One Branch of the Wood Family Tree in Northeastern North Carolina

This is an excellent, well documented family history which traces the line of William Wood who was born between 1690 and 1695.  The descendants of William Wood and his wife Deborah Sutton lived in both Perquimans and Pasquotank Counties.  The author compares signatures, cites court documents, gives opinions (plainly marked as opinions) and puts her people in the context of their time.  She intertwines the families with the typical houses of the area, the storms encountered in the 1700s, the political conflicts which impacted them, the laws which impacted their lives and more.  The text is littered with pictures and maps as she identifies the area of her ancestors.  As she states in her preface this is only one line of Woods in NE NC, but it is her proven line.  She has a chapter in the book which deals with possible parents for William, disproving each in succession until she comes to a logical “guess” and she discusses DNA to support her line.  She’s still looking for that one piece of DNA to tie her Wood line into the Kingston NY line.

424 pages plus index by Jean Wood Paschal (2014)

$30

 

 

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

$30

 

 

2013 - August

 

9297.  Pasquotank County North Carolina Will Abstracts 1720-1880

There 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 2 August 1811 while White lists the date as 22 August 1811.  She lists one of the witnesses as William Laboyteaux while White lists it as Laboytrana.  The Pasquotank Yearbook doesn’t list this will at all. 

 

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.

 

So even if you have a book of abstracted Pasquotank County wills you need this book too.

 

290 pages including index by Jean Wood Paschal

$22.50

 

 

 

2013 - July

 

9296. Norfolk County Virginia Guardian Accounts 1784-1866

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.

Guardian 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 records of Norfolk County or the surrounding counties.  The accounts sometimes contain birth dates, years when the orphan comes of age and takes over his estate, trips such as one to Calcutta, trips to avoid the Yellow Fever, deaths of the orphan with either exact dates or implied dates where the estate pays for wine or rum or digs the grave as well as the listing of slaves which when combined with tithable records helps track an individual family including the females.

This 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 between Norfolk County and northeastern NC with lands in NC being sold and attending schools in NC.  In one case (the Edney orphans) they are actually found living in Pasquotank County while their guardian was filing his accounts in Norfolk County.

167 pages including index. by Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney

$30

 

2012 - September

 

9295 - 1930 Census Camden County North Carolina

Although 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 Camden County native or researcher has done all the “translations” and done them correctly.  Willard and Thelma Forbes copied the 1930 census (before it was readily available on the internet) and Florence Till and her daughter Beth Thurman compiled and indexed the census.  We thank Thelma (Willard died in 2012), Florence and Beth for allowing the society to publish this book which they put together many years ago.  Please note – they also allowed us to keep the proceeds from the book (thanks).  The book is divided by the three townships (Shiloh, South Mills, and Camden Courthouse).  You’ll so find some tidbits in there such as Adelaide Harrison, the mother of Celus G. Harrion was living in the household but omitted from the census.

92 pages, indexed by township. 

$15

 

2012 - August

 

9293. CAMDEN COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA EXTANT TAX RECORDS 1782 – 1890

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.

$20

 

9294 – Elizabeth City North Carolina “Economist” Newspaper (Extant Issues) 1875-1906

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.

$20

 

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.

$30

 

 

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. 

$30

 

2011 – June

 

9288.  BEECH SPRINGS COMMUNITY PERQUIMANS COUNTY NC CIRCA 1800 TO 2010

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

$35

 

 

9289. NORFOLK COUNTY VIRGINIA WILL BOOK 9 JANUARY 1897 – OCTOBER 1905

The 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 last Norfolk County will book they intend to do, only the last in this series.  They are working on one which catches all the wills which aren’t included in the will books for this time frame.   By Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney (2011) Indexed.

$20

 

2011 – February

 

9286. NORFOLK COUNTY VIRGINIA WILL BOOK 7 DECEMBER 1868-NOVEMBER 1884

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.

$20

 

9287. NORFOLK COUNTY VIRGINIA WILL BOOK 8 DECEMBER 1884-JANUARY 1897

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.

$20

 

 

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

$35

 

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

$35

 

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. 

$40

 

 

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

$10

 

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

$30

 

9280. NORFOLK COUNTY VIRGINIA WILL BOOK 6 MAY 1836-NOVEMBER 1868

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.

$30

 

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. 

$30 AVAILABLE NOW

 

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

$30  Available Now

 

2009 – November

 

9275. NORFOLK COUNTY VIRGINIA WILL BOOK 5 1818-APRIL 1836

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.

$30.00

 

9274.  Volume XVIII 2009 Four Quarterlies.............. $20

 

2009 – October

 

New Webmaster Allum S. Williams – Please bear with me while I’m learning the ropes. ;)

 

2009 – August

 

9273.  NORFOLK COUNTY VIRGINIA WILL BOOK 4 1802-1817

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 or Craney Island.  As a neighboring county to many of our northeastern NC counties the same surnames we search in northeastern NC are found in these wills – Etheridge, Ferebee, Wilson, Humphries, Bartee, Grimes, Nosay, Culpeper, Tooley, McPherson, Murden, Creekmur, Sikes, Powell and more.

By Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney (2009) Indexed

$30.00  Available Now

 

 

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]

 

9272.  CHOWAN COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA TYTHABLES AND TAXABLES 1717-1770

A compilation of 121 Chowan County Tax Lists and Records.  Transcribed and compiled by David and Janet Searles Barrett (2009) 172 pages, Indexed

$30.00 Available Now

 

9271.  PERQUIMANS COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA CEMETERIES VOLUME II

This books contains the Bethel Baptist Church, Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, Great Hope Baptist Church, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Oak Grove United Methodist Church and Up River Friends cemeteries in Perquimans County, North Carolina.  There are 952 tombstones listed and numbered for easy reference.

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!

Like NC, Virginia did not collect death records in the very early 1900s.  Some localities collected deaths for a variety of reasons and this book is based on such a reason.  Various local ordinances required a permit to move the deceased from one locality to another.  Today southeastern Virginia is comprised of several large cities, but in the early 1900s it was comprised of smaller cities and some large counties of which Norfolk County was one.  Norfolk County, like most counties had small private cemeteries on farms and in communities, but the larger cemeteries were located in the city limits.  To move the deceased from the place of death to one of those city cemeteries the funeral home had to obtain a burial permit which allowed them to transport the deceased.  This book is based on those permits.

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.

 

 

March 28th

Virginia Beach Genealogical Society – 2009 Spring Conference

“Tell me about it” with John Philip Colletta

For more information click here

 

We have just finished a full name index for our Journal, over 39,000 names!   Carolina Trees & Branches Index 1992-2008

 

 

2009 – February

 

WHAT A FIND!  The Outer Banks History Center has a Surname Index of the “Albemarle Historical Genealogy Researcher” by Jack Baum. 

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

 

9268. PASQUOTANK COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA MARRIAGES 1867-1890 including Cohabitation Records

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

 

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]

 

 

9267. HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS OF CAMDEN COUNTY 1777-1977

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

$15  Available Now

 

9266. NORFOLK COUNTY VIRGINIA (extant) ADMINISTRATOR BONDS 1711-1850

Over 3200 Administrator Bonds issued from 1711 through 1850 for Norfolk County Virginia.  Each entry includes the name of the deceased, the date of the bond, the administrator and his/her sureties.  When the administrator was the spouse of the deceased, the clerk often noted that on the bond.  With the number of surnames shared between Norfolk County and northeastern NC, you’ll find a lot of familiar names in this book such as Allen, Ballance, Bank(s), Bartee, Bell, Butt, Cherry, Cooper, Creekmur, Etheridge, Fentress, Ferebee and more.  Compiled by Sharon Gable AND Truitt M. Bonney (2008) 120 pages, Indexed

$30  Available Now

 

 

2008 – August

 

9265. NORFOLK COUNTY VIRGINIA 1844 TITHABLES

This book contains 3,292 entries covering Portsmouth and Elizabeth River Parish, St. Brides Parish and the town of Portsmouth from the 1844 Tithable book found in the Circuit Court records room in Chesapeake VA.  It is a combination of the personal property tax and the land tax.  There were 4,629 white tithables (males over 16) charged as well as 266 free negros.  Of the people listed in the book 57 were listed as not living in Norfolk County including 14 from North Carolina.  As with most Norfolk County books it’s peppered with names from northeastern NC such as Etheridge, Savills, Creekmur, Dozier, Douge, Fentress, Halstead and Whitehurst. Compiled by Sharon Gable AND Truitt M. Bonney (2008) 120 pages, Indexed

$25  Available Now

 

 

2008 – July

 

9263. NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BIBLE RECORDS

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

 

9264. CAMDEN COUNTY WILL BOOK E

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 Richmond County NY, written in 1824, proved in NY in 1831 and filed in Camden County in 1912 – 88 years after it was written. Two other wills were written before 1840, these wills were filed in Camden County after the life estates left in the will had expired and the heirs wanted to sell the land left to them in Camden County. Compiled by Sharon Gable (2008), Indexed

$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.

 

9261. CHOWAN COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA MARRIAGES 1868-1899 includes 1866-1868 Cohabitation Registration

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]

 

9262. CHOWAN COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA MARRIAGES 1900-1920

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

 

 

9260. NORFOLK COUNTY VIRGINIA GUARDIAN BONDS 1801-1850

Norfolk County guardian bonds document the children who have been orphaned or the children who have inherited land in Norfolk County VA.  Bordering northeastern NC, the bonds involve surnames familiar in both places: Bembrey, Best, Blanchard, Bright, Cooper, Creekmur, Etheridge, Fentress, Halstead, McPherson, Whitehurst and more.  Book includes the name of the orphan or child, parent (usually the father), the guardian, the amount of the bond, date of the bond and the sureties. By Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney (2008) 164 pages, Indexed  $30  Available Now

 

 

2008 - January

 

9257. Lassiter’s of Gates County NC and Nansemond County VA.  Is based on identifying the multiple George Lassiters and Robert Lassiters in the area now called Gates County.  The book sorts out the various generations using land records in addition to deeds.  Also included in the book are personal recollections of growing up in Gates County and concentration on the line of Allen Andrew Jackson Lassiter.  Ed Lassiter (2007)  221 pages indexed $40.00  Available Now

 

9258. Norfolk County Virginia Marriage Licenses 1850-1899 (non-white) Volume III 

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

9256.  Camden County North Carolina (extant) Marriage Returns 1848 – 1919 including Cohabitation records 3840 marriage returns.  Sharon Gable (2007), 234 pages Indexed $30.00 Available Now

 

 

2007 - May

May 16-19 – Richmond, VA;  FRS will have a booth to sell our publications.

 

 

2007 - April

 

April 28th –History Fest in Virginia Beach, celebration of the 400th Anniversary.

 For more information click here

 

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

 

9254.  CURRITUCK COUNTY, NC MARRIAGE REGISTER, BOOK B, 1868-1902  $25.00

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

 

9231.  MEMORIES AND RECORDS OF EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA

History and genealogy of Eastern North Carolina, with emphasis on Pasquotank County

and the  Weeks and Lambeth familes;

by Mary Weeks Lambeth 1957 reprinted 2007 Lambeth  p.252 $40.00 Available Now

 

 

2007 - March

 

March 24

The Family Research Society of Northeastern North Carolina Genealogy Fair.

For more information click here

During the Fair the FRS Library will be open additional hours. 

Friday March 23rd      5pm-8pm

Saturday March 24th 10am-3pm (normal hours)

Sunday March 25th    9am-2pm

 

March 31

Virginia Beach Genealogical Society – 2007 Spring Conference

Exploring Some Genealogical Techniques on the Internet

For more information click here

 

3/22/2007 Albemarle Genealogical Society Books  Available Now

Visit our Publications page to see a full list New Publications

 

3/16/2007 Gates County Books by Sandra Almasy, Marriage, Census and Wills

Visit our Publications page to see a full list New Publications  Available Now

 

3/16/2007

9234.  NORFOLK COUNTY VIRGINIA MARRIAGE LICENSES 1900-1935 (white only) Volume II

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

 

2/18/2007

9235.  Getting to Pine Island - an Outer banks Odyssey

This book traces the lives of Joseph Baum (born 1780) and his family in Currituck County using real people and real events in a semi-fictional setting.  Although the major events in the book are real, Ms. Hanbury has added texture to their lives by giving them day-to-day experiences within her story.  In her introduction she lists the book as “fiction based on fact.”

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

 

9228. Perquimans County Historical Society Year Books  1972-1974

Society of Friends; Perquimans County in the Nineties; Obituaries; Minutes of Perquimans Precinct Court 1689-1693; etc

 (Reprint 2007)

$25 Available Now

 

9229. Perquimans County Historical Society Year Books  1975-1976

The Harveys, The Albemarle and the Revolution; Court Minutes of July Term 1777; Minutes of Monthy Meeting 1680-1700;

George Catchmaid’s Land Grants and Will; Francis Godfrey Will and Inventory; 1717-1719 Tax List; Misplaced Marriages

1790-1824; Missing Marriages 1809-1814

 (Reprint 2007)

$25 Available Now

 

9230. TOMBSTONES AND EPITAPHS OF NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA

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

 

9232. NORFOLK COUNTY VIRGINIA MARRIAGE LICENSES 1850-1899 (white only) Volume I

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, Hertford, Northampton, Martin, Edgecombe, Halifax and others.

By Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney

365 pages Indexed

$50  Available Now

 

 

2006 - News

 

 

 

 

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