Abstracts of Vital Records, Raleigh, NC, Newspapers, 1799–1839
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.
In 1973, Mrs. Neal was named a member of the Steering Committee that led to the formation of the North Carolina Genealogical Society.
Mrs. Neal served as reference librarian in the North Carolina State Library, Raleigh, from 1959-1967. In the latter years, she was named director of the Alexander County Public Library and was also made a member of the State Library Board. In 1971, she became supervisor of the Genealogical Services Branch, North Carolina State Library, a position from which she retired in 1974.
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