It’s been a while since I’ve done one of my catch-all blog posts to update you on everything going on in the digital side of 109 E. Jones Street.
North Carolina Digital Collection:
- We’ve created new landing pages for War of 1812 Pay Vouchers, Modern Governors’ Papers, and Women, Marriage and the Law.
- We’ve begun loading World War II Posters online – that process should be completed in the next few weeks.
- Last month we added Longstreet Presbyterian Church Records to the Family Records Online collection. The item was added at the request of our Organization Records Archivist because the volume was fragile and she wanted researchers to be able to use it without damaging the original. It includes session minutes, member rolls, and baptismal records from Longstreet Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, NC.
- One of our regular patrons recently wrote a blog post about researching land grants using MARS that you may find useful.
- Remember that we have online tutorials for MARS available on YouTube.
Website and Blogs:
- I’ve updated our staff list to reflect some changes including reorganizations, retirements, etc.
- Don’t forget that we have two other blogs: NC Civil War 150 and The G.S. 132 Files. Last month, the G.S.132 Files posted articles about “Texting and Public Records Law,” “Does FOIA apply to me?,” and “Employee Access to Employee Personnel Files,” among others. Our Civil War blog continues the First Wednesday project with the recent topics of “Deathbed Confessional: “I Shot Stonewall Jackson”,” “Siege of Washington, N.C.,” and “Salisbury Bread Riot.”