Tag Archives: genealogy

First Wednesdays – Cohabitation Certificates

[This blog post was written by Debbi Blake, Collection Services Section Manager for the State Archives of North Carolina.] With the abolition of slavery came many questions about the rights of freedmen, one of which was how to validate marriages. … Continue reading

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April 13, 2013 Genealogy Workshop: Researching Your Civil War Ancestors

[This event reminder is a cross-posting of a GHL Blog post.] April 13, 2013 Genealogy Workshop: Researching Your Civil War Ancestors Don’t forget to join us on April 13, 2013 as staff members from the Government & Heritage Library and … Continue reading

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This Day in North Carolina History and Archives Week

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources has started a new blog called “This Day in North Carolina History” dedicated to a day-to-day history of the people and places of the Tar Heel state. Today’s entry is relevant to the … Continue reading

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Women, Marriage, and the Law

It’s been a while since we’ve given you an update on materials being added to the North Carolina Digital Collections, so here’s a snapshot of what we’re currently working on: First, we’re loading Civil War materials related to Lawrence O’Bryan … Continue reading

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News Updates from 109 E. Jones St.

I’ve got a few brief updates to pass along: If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter you’ll know that the newest member of our Civil War Committee, Mark, has added his family to the stories under the “Find Your … Continue reading

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A New Ancestor and 2011 Archives Week Posters and Bookmarks

There is a new essay available under the “Find Your Civil War Ancestors” tab. “Find Your Civil War Ancestors” is a project we started during October of last year where members of our staff try to research one of their … Continue reading

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Finding Your Ancestors Workshop at the North Carolina State Archives

While this isn’t really Civil War related, it might help those of you who want to sharpen your genealogical skills, which could help you with your Civil War based research. The Friends of the Archives will sponsor a “Finding Your … Continue reading

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Civil War Research at the North Carolina State Archives

[This blog post was written by Debbi Blake, Public Services Branch Head for the North Carolina State Archives.] 2011 marks the beginning of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial and its commemoration will renew interest in conducting research on the period … Continue reading

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The Presentation, the newspaper, and the TV show… (part one)

Recently, at the NC Civil War Sesquicentennial Memory symposium, I presented a paper on the unveiling of the North Carolina Appomattox monument. My paper explored Reunion over the concept of valor between North and South but division over valor between … Continue reading

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From Tombstone to Ancestry

We have added a new story to the “Find Your Civil War Ancestors” menu.  Jacob Spellman’s headstone launches a quest to see if we can find out more information about him.  What we find, and how we find it, may … Continue reading

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