Monday, March 1, 2010

Chesterfield County

Just when I was despairing that I haven't added any new online SC links I discovered that the Chesterfield County Genealogical Society has been transcribing obits from the Cheraw Chronicle. The transcribing begins with 2003. It sounds like it is a volunteer project so I don't think they are transcribing retrospectively but it is still a great resource for this part of South Carolina. The link has been added to the online indexes list.

The NC State Archive has updated their family bible digitization project. The link is under Contigous State Online Indexes and below is their description:

The State Library of NC and NC State Archives partnership continues, as 249 new family Bible records have been added to the NC Family Records Online collection. This brings the total number of database records to 731.

If you are searching for a family name that starts with “A”-”E,” be sure to search for it in the database, as the State Archives has completed the scanning and transcription of the first portion of their collection.

For those family names that start with letters “F” or later, a large sampling of names from the rest of the alphabet were made available as part of the pilot project. The collection will continue to grow on a bimonthly basis until the 2,200+ records in the State Archives holdings are made full-text searchable through this online resource.

Also added recently by the State Library is a copy of a sketch of the New Garden Quaker Community (Guilford County), as it appeared in March of 1781.

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