Loose Estates Records Index Update Sep 2013
The Loose Estates Records Index has just been updated. Four new counties have been added - Alleghany, Anson, Avery, and Beaufort - for a total of an additional 2706 names.
All decedent surname groups have additional names, many over fifty new names. Even the X-Y-Z group has 5 new names!
Indexing the North Carolina Estate Files
As an aid to researchers, a new project is underway to index the names found in the "North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1978".
These can be found by clicking on the Loose Estates Index tab, under the Resources tab on the main menu bar.
The master name index is statewide, and each county index provides a list of all names found in that county.
Four more counties have just been added, for a grand total (so far) of 24 counties and 60,770 names.
UPDATE! NC Loose Estates – 3,371,321 Images!!!
The NC Loose Estates Records indexing project was just updated! There are now 3,371,321 images that are indexed and freely available!
As of January 29th, 68 out of 100 North Carolina counties have been indexed by decedent, in part or in whole! Currently, there are 138,899 individual estates that are indexed!
Check out this valuable resource for your North Carolina ancestral research:
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Don't see your county of interest? Please consider joining as a volunteer indexer! All you need is a computer and internet access. The software is provided, and a video tutorial and Wiki page have been created to answer any questions. Will you donate a little of your time?
For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Vickie Scott at email@example.com.
Two New CD Titles
The North Carolina Genealogical Society is proud to announce the release of two new titles in PDF format on computer CDs:
- North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History, Helen F. M. Leary, CG (Emeritus), FASG, Editor, Second Edition. This is the revised second edition of the book that set the standard for state research guides with its award-winning 1980 first edition. It is useful for research in nearly every southeastern state that had its legal foundation in common law. This 1996 edition includes a completely revised chapter on research strategies that addresses the needs of both novice and advanced genealogists. The PDF is completely searchable.
- Abstracts of Vital Records from Raleigh, N. C., Newspapers, 1799–1839. The abstracts been scanned and saved on a fully searchable CD (PC and Mac compatible). Lois Smathers Neal (1912-1986) was a founder and charter member of the North Carolina Genealogical Society. A native of Haywood County, North Carolina, she was a graduate of Duke University and received her formal library training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.