Dead or Disabled


Dead or Disabled: The North Carolina Confederate Pensions 1885 Series

by Laura C. Edwards, Ph.D.

The North Carolina State archives currently holds more than 4,600 files relating to pension claims that were filed between 1885 and 1901 — the so-called “1885 series.” These files contain information on nearly 3,100 men who died during the war and on more than 1,500 men who suffered disabling wounds. In this book, pertinent information from these files has been extracted and collated, to help researchers locate service records and other details on North Carolina Confederate troops.

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North Carolina Genealogical Society Workshop: Fall 2016

The North Carolina Genealogical Society will present … Unused, Underused, and Misused Records in Genealogical Research on October 29th …

Rev. David McDonald, CG

Rev. David McDonald, CG

If you have any brick walls in your genealogy, you won’t want to miss this workshop presented by Rev. David McDonald, CG. He will discuss records often overlooked, but which may hold important clues when all other sources have been exhausted. In addition, he will demonstrate techniques for extracting and analyzing information from records in a way that will point to new avenues for further research. His lectures are always entertaining and enlightening.

 

Rev. McDonald is a frequent lecturer on church records, pre-Civil War research, and English records, as well as migration and methodology, at national conferences held by the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS). He has conducted classes at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) and at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), among others. He is a trustee and past president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) and served on the NGS board for six years. In addition to his involvement with the genealogical community, Dr. McDonald holds a doctorate in theology from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis.

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National Genealogical Society 2017 Family History Conference

Family History Conference 2017 BannerThe National Genealogical Society 2017 Family History Conference is coming to Raleigh, North Carolina!

This is very exciting! To my knowledge we have never had such a major event here. If you live in the Raleigh/Durham area, please put this on your calendar and make plans to attend at least some of the events. There are tours to local historical sites, the UNC Library and both day and night time opportunities to meet other genealogists and learn about genealogical and historical societies in the area. I encourage everyone to attend. Read the rest of this entry

Ancestry Day in Raleigh

Ancestor Day in Raleigh

Have you ever discovered a family group picture like the one on the right … recognized at least one person and then asked yourself … ‘Who are all of these people?’ Or … ‘Where did these people come from?’

Well, participating in Ancestry Day in Raleigh can help you start … or advance … a genealogy research project which can help you find answers to some of your questions.

Once you experience the thrill of finding an ancestor’s name in a census report … a probate record … or other official document … it’s easy to become obsessed with genealogy research.

Friday and Saturday, November 6 and 7, The State Archives and Government and Heritage Library of the State are partnering with … the N.C. Genealogical Society … and Ancestry.com … for “Ancestry Day.” Read the rest of this entry

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Dead or Disabled: The North Carolina Confederate Pensions 1885 Series
Photo courtesy of The Scuppernong Press

Thanks to my friends at The Scuppernong Press for including my book …

Dead or Disabled: The North Carolina Confederate Pensions 1885 Series … in a prime spot on their display table during a recent The Stephen D. Lee Institute event in Dallas, Texas. Read the rest of this entry

More About Family History Fair

Family History FairInterested in learning more about family history research? Then the 3rd Annual Family History Fair is the place to be on Saturday, October 25.

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Find Family Facts at Family History Fair

RALEIGH, N.C. – You might not think to look at ferry records from 100 years ago for links to long lost relatives, but ferry lists are an underused resource you’ll learn about at the free Family History Fair presented by the State Archives and State Library of North Carolina on Oct. 25. Door prizes will be offered also.

The annual fair celebrates links to our heritage and this year offers presentations on specific records that are important sources of information for family researchers and genealogists.

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3rd Annual Family History Fair

Join me at the third annual Family History Fair on Saturday, October 25.

This free event … sponsored by the Government and Heritage Library of the State Library of North Carolina and Friends of the Archives … will feature speakers presenting genealogy topics plus exhibitors and vendors.

 

2014 Family History Fair

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More about Descedants of Thomas Machen of Middlesex County, Virginia

A Fourth Century in America: More Descedants of Thomas Machen of Middlesex County, Virginia

A Fourth Century in America: More Descendants of Thomas Machen of Middlesex County, Virginia by Laura C. EdwardsMy new book … A Fourth Century in America: More Descedants of Thomas Machen of Middlesex County, Virginia … is now available for delivery.

A Fourth Century is a continuation of the genealogy work I published in Three centuries in America: Thomas Machen of Middlesex County, Virginia.

Approximately 90% of the new book is dedicated to new lineage research for people included in Three Centuries … and to many new lines of descent not previously published.

The remaining 10% includes some information recapped from Three Centuries … just enough to help the reader easily connect with Machen ancestors … plus corrections to information previously published.

Many thanks to the people who helped me continue the Machen descendants genealogy research project. Whether Read the rest of this entry

Coming Soon … A Fourth Century in America: More Descendents of Thomas Machen of Middlesex County, Virginia

Thomas Machen DescendentsMore about Thomas Machen …

For those readers who have been anxiously waiting to learn more about my Thomas Machen genealogy research … I want to say … “At last, the final draft of … A Fourth Century in America: More Descendents of Thomas Machen of Middlesex County, Virginia … is off to my publisher”.

The book should be available early in the fall of this year.

To reserve a copy, Click Here and complete the form you will find on my “Reservations Being Accepted” page. Read the rest of this entry

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