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Friday Finds – The Great War in county records

This Friday we bring you another find from the microfilm collection.

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources has been highlighting World War One (WWI), also known as The Great War, in 2017.  Two interesting county microfilm reels contain information related to WWI.

In the Columbus County miscellaneous series, we have a unique offering entitled “History of World War Veterans.”  This is a roster of men and women from Columbus County who served in the war – in the armed services or the Red Cross, etc.  The people are listed and their services records are briefly covered.  Often a military unit’s or Red Cross chapter’s activities will be discussed.  Many small vignettes are intermixed with the rosters and cover home front and war records.  One such piece is entitled “Red Cross in Whiteville in the Great War.”  The entire book as imaged on the microfilm is only 85 pages but it is full of descriptive items related to the people of the county during the war.  This reel is C.027.90005.

In the Davie County estate series, we have an item recorded as World War Guardians, 1937-1958.  At first glance it may seem the dates are for the second World War but the law that created the record series dates from 1929.  Chapter 33 of NC Public Laws is titled “an act regulating the guardianship of incompetent veterans and of minor children of disabled or deceased veterans and the commitment of veterans to US hospitals.”  This law allowed for assistance to veterans and their minor children.  The date of the law suggests it was related to the first World War.  This is even smaller than the reel above – only a fifteen-page book that was microfilmed.  Some of the pages included a multi-page document attached so that there are several frames to capture each of those pages.  If your veteran or his minor children received help they might be listed.  It seems likely that other counties had these records but did not separate them from other guardian books – I can find no similar World War Guardian only books in other counties in the microfilm collection.  If not your family history maybe this reel could lead you to exploring the law and how effective it was in North Carolina – or some other social history question.  Or maybe you can look at the guardian files in other counties to see if this law was used but not kept as a separate record series.  This reel is C.033.50018.

To place an order for a duplicate copy of the material mentioned in the blog post please contact Chris Meekins, Imaging Unit Head  –  chris.meekins <at> ncdcr.gov or reach him by phone at 919.807.7333.

 Friday Finds wants you!  Have you used microfilm at the State Archives of North Carolina?  Did you make a research connection – a find – using microfilm? Would you like to share your find with the State Archives for possible inclusion in this blog?  If you answered yes to all of these please send an email to Chris Meekins at the above email address.  Tell me 1) who you are, 2) what you found (like a will connecting generations or a deed naming a missing spouse, etc.), 3) what the record name and call number are,  4) and why it was “a find” (how it helped your research – be it genealogical or historical research).  Who knows – yours might be the next Friday Find in our blog…

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Friday Finds – Reconstruction: Governor’s Office materials

The Collection Management Branch (CMB) wishes to introduce to you a new feature of the History For All The People blog – Friday Finds.  These posts will highlight things – items, activities, staff – in the three sections of the CMB – the Conservation Lab, Photography Lab, and the Imaging Unit.  Sometimes we will feature things rediscovered while helping patrons and other times we will feature things located through our mission of preserving and providing access to the records.  Regardless of how the item(s) came to our attention, look for new posts on Fridays – a Friday Find.

This Friday Find is from the Imaging Unit.

The Sesquicentennial of the period known as Presidential Reconstruction (1865) is currently underway.  Visit the main Archives Search room to see manuscript collections related to the period.  The Provisional Governor papers are important but so are the Governor’s Office materials.  Recently we have had some researchers who needed to see the Governor’s Office materials related to Presidential and Congressional Reconstruction but could not visit the Archives.  The most cost effective way to copy all the records was to microfilm them.

microfilm boxes resized

Production costs of microfilm are only 20 cents a frame.  Once the microfilm is created the customer can also get digital copies of a reel for $15.00.  When a whole record is requested microfilmed, the Archives (depending on the historical and evidential value plus the preservation aspect of having security microfilm) can keep a copy of the microfilm.  The extra value is that a reading copy can be added to the microfilm reading room and give more access options to patrons.

Four different Governor’s Office volumes have recently been imaged.

  • GO. 42 – Confederate Pardons: 1865-1867
  • GO. 43 – Pardons: 1869-1870
  • GO. 44 – Pardons and Recommendations: 1869-1870

All on new microfilm reel S.51.1577.

  • GO. 33 – William W. Holden to Tod R. Caldwell: Commutations, Pardons and Respites: 1868-1872

On new microfilm reel S.51.1578.

The petitions for pardons often provide details about activities of the petitioner during the Civil War period.  The petitions and pardons include a range of activities – citizens requesting release of a man convicted of a crime and jailed but whose wife and children need him on the farm to survive.  The records are rich in social history of the state.  Who knows, you might even have your own Friday Find while searching the material.

To place an order for a duplicate copy of the material mentioned in the blog post please contact Chris Meekins, Imaging Unit Head  –  chris.meekins <at> ncdcr.gov or contact him by phone at 919.807.7333.

 

 

Mount Olive Tribune newspaper addition

An ongoing project in the Imaging Unit is the Wayne County Mount Olive Tribune newspaper (call number MouT-#). The unit has been imaging the newspaper for microfilming. There were a few early 1906 issues but the bulk of the material runs from that year through 2014 – and the imaging project is working in 1982. The first 65 reels of microfilm have been completed.
Recently the donor organization, Wayne County public libraries, purchased duplicates of all 65 reels of microfilm produced to date. Researchers who wish to use the paper for those periods – 1906-1981 – should contact that library.
The Archives usually does not add newspapers through such a current date, however, we will be adding 33 reels of the microfilm through the end of the year 1962 to the reading room. These reels should be available to researchers after the 2017 Labor Day holiday.
The Imaging Unit continues to microfilm the newspaper. We estimate that the project will be completed in May 2018. The whole series will be available at the Wayne County library after that date.
Researchers who wish to purchase copies of microfilm – Diazo or digital formats – can contact Chris Meekins at chris.meekins@ncdcr.gov for more information.

Hyde County Tax Records

The Imaging Unit of the State Archives of North Carolina has just completed imaging and creating microfilm for some Hyde County tax records. The twenty-five new reels of microfilm have been added to the security vault and a reading copy will be placed in the public search room for public use soon.

The material includes [reel number and years]:
053.70006 Tax List 1897-1898
053.70007 Tax List 1899-1900; 1900-1902
053.70008 Tax List 1902, 1905
053.70009 Tax List 1909-1910
053.70010 Tax List 1883, 1889, 1891, 1893
053.70011 Tax List 1894, 1896
053.70012 Tax List 1915, 1919, 1920
053.70013 Tax List 1925, 1930
053.70014 Tax List 1935, 1940
053.70015 Tax List 1945, 1950
053.70016 Tax List 1874-1878
053.70017 Tax List 1879-1882
053.70018 Tax List 1883-1884, 1886, 1887
053.70019 Tax List 1888, 1890, 1892
053.70020 Tax List 1895, 1940, 1945
053.70021 Tax List 1920, 1925, 1930
053.70022 Tax List 1950, 1960, 1961, 1965
053.70023 Tax List 1975
053.70024 Tax List 1980
053.70025 Tax List 1985
053.70026 Tax List 1958-1962
053.70027 Tax List 1958-1962
053.70028 Tax List 1964-1965
053.70029 Tax List 1885-1899
053.70030 Tax List 1915, 1917, 1919, 1920

To use microfilm please come to the main registration desk at the State Archives. Once registered, a Reference Archivist can assist you in locating and using microfilm.

To order duplicate reels of microfilm in Diazo, Silver Halide, or digital format contact Chris Meekins at chris.meekins@ncdcr.gov.

The Imaging Unit is in the middle of a small project for tax records. As we complete more imaging projects, we will post the completed projects information. We in the Imaging Unit hope that you the researcher will find these projects useful.

Mecklenburg County Tax Records

The Imaging Unit of the State Archives of North Carolina has just completed imaging and creating microfilm for some Mecklenburg County tax records.  The twenty-eight new reels of microfilm have been added to the security vault and a reading copy of the microfilm has been placed in the public search room for public use.

The material includes [reel number and years]:

065.70033 Tax Scrolls Aaron – Dross 1955
065.70034 Tax Scrolls Drum – Keenan 1955
065.70035 Tax Scrolls Keene – Rigg 1955
065.70036 Tax Scrolls Riggins – Zurich 1955
065.70037 Tax Scrolls Corporations and Outside School Adm. Unit A-Z 1955
065.70038 Tax Scrolls Late Personals and Late Personal Corporations, A-Z 1955
065.70039 Tax Scrolls Inside: Aaron – Downing 1955
065.70040 Tax Scrolls Inside: Downs – Kaperonis 1955
065.70041 Tax Scrolls Inside: Kaplan – Rhyne 1955
065.70042 Tax Scrolls Inside: Rhynes – Zurich 1955
065.70043 Tax Scrolls Inside: Corportaion, Selwyn Park and Late Returns, A-Z 1955
065.70044 Tax Scrolls Outside: Vol. A-K; Allison – Goodgame 1955
065.70045 Tax Scrolls Outside: Vols. A-K, L-Z; Corporation Goodin-Neal, Roosevelt 1955
065.70046 Tax Scrolls Outside: Vol. L-Z; Corporation Neal, Ross – American Oil Company 1955
065.70047 Tax Scrolls Outside: Vol. L-Z; Corporation AT&T – J.L. Coe Construction Company 1955
065.70048 Tax Scrolls City: Aaron – Cobb, Joe 1960
065.70049 Tax Scrolls City: Cobb, Lloyd – Grier, Caddie 1960
065.70050 Tax Scrolls City: Grier, Carey – Klutts 1960
065.70051 Tax Scrolls City: Labhart – Ozment 1960
065.70052 Tax Scrolls City: Pace – Stewart, Clyde 1960
065.70053 Tax Scrolls City: Stewart, David – Zwk 1960
065.70054 Tax Scrolls City Corporations: A&A Furniture Company – Rubbermaid, Inc. 1960
065.70055 Tax Scrolls City Corporations: S Block Company – Corporation Summary 1960
065.70056 Tax Scrolls County: Aaron – Gibson, Paul 1960
065.70057 Tax Scrolls County: Gibson, Robert – McGee, Carl 1960
065.70058 Tax Scrolls County: McGee, Clyde – Williams, Fontie 1960
065.70059 Tax Scrolls County: Williams, Fred – Zrolka 1960
065.70060 Tax Scrolls Late Returns, Corporations, Outside: A-Z; Abernathy – Corp. Outside Totals 1960
To use microfilm please come to the main registration desk at the State Archives.  Once registered, a Reference Archivist can assist you in locating and using microfilm. To order duplicate reels of microfilm in Diazo, Silver Halide, or digital format contact Chris Meekins at chris.meekins@ncdcr.gov.

The Imaging Unit is in the middle of a small project for tax records.  As we complete more imaging projects, we will post the completed projects information.  We in the Imaging Unit hope that you the researcher will find these projects useful.

Holiday gifts for that Family Historian

Looking for that perfect holiday gift for the hard-to-find-gift-for relative?

Do you have a family historian on your gift list?

Have you considered a digital copy of microfilm?  The State Archives of North Carolina can digitize microfilm in our holdings and place those digital files on DVDs that can be used with most personal computers.

Tax records, county court minutes of the pleas and quarter sessions, record of wills, land grants, deed books, record of estates, and many more county records are available for digitization.  North Carolina newspapers are yet another possibility.  Any non-restricted microfilm can be scanned on request.

The basic cost of scanning a single reel is $15.00 and add $1.00 for the DVD(s).  There is also a small shipping and handling fee per order ($2.00).

Contact Chris Meekins [chris.meekins@ncdcr.gov or 919-807-7333] for more information on what holdings the Archives has for the various counties.

Order soon to receive your request in time for the holidays!

Onslow County Tax Records

The Imaging Unit of the State Archives of North Carolina has just completed imaging and creating microfilm for some Onslow County tax records.  The thirty-five new reels of microfilm have been added to the security vault and a reading copy of the microfilm has been placed in the public search room for public use.

The material includes [reel number and years]:
c.072.70002 Tax Scrolls 1925 1 vol.
c.072.70003 Tax Scrolls 1926 1 vol.
c.072.70004 Tax Scrolls 1927 1 vol.
c.072.70005 Tax Scrolls 1928 1 vol.
c.072.70006 Tax Scrolls 1929 1 vol.
c.072.70007 Tax Scrolls 1930 1 vol.
c.072.70008 Tax Scrolls 1931 1 vol.
c.072.70009 Tax Scrolls 1932 1 vol.
c.072.70010 Tax Scrolls 1933 1 vol.
c.072.70011 Tax Scrolls 1934 1 vol.
c.072.70012 Tax Scrolls 1935 1 vol.
c.072.70013 Tax Scrolls 1936 1 vol.
c.072.70014 Tax Scrolls 1937 1 vol.
c.072.70015 Tax Scrolls 1938 1 vol.
c.072.70016 Tax Scrolls 1939 1 vol.
c.072.70017 Tax Scrolls 1940 1 vol.
c.072.70018 Tax Scrolls 1945 1 vol.
c.072.70019 Tax Scrolls 1946 1 vol.
c.072.70020 Tax Scrolls 1947 1 vol.
c.072.70021 Tax Scrolls 1954 1 vol.
c.072.70022 Tax Scrolls 1955 Jacksonville: A&B Grocerita – Richlands: Hobbs, Acy Robert
c.072.70023 Tax Scrolls 1955 Richlands: Hobbs, Beatrice Davis – White Oak: Parker, R.L.
c.072.70024 Tax Scrolls 1955 White Oak: Parker, R. Nick – Grand Recap (end)
c.072.70025 Tax Scrolls 1960 Jacksonville: A1 Cleaners – Jacksonville: Afterlife
c.072.70026 Tax Scrolls 1960 Jacksonville: recap of White – Swansboro (white): Warren, William Pittman
c.072.70027 Tax Scrolls 1960 Swansboro(white): Warylk, Henry – grand recap (end)
c.072.70028 Tax Scrolls 1970 Corp. Excess & grand recap – Jacksonville: Pulley, Annie Rice
c.072.70029 Tax Scrolls 1970 Jacksonville: Pulley, Talmadge – Stump Sound: Proctor, Henry E.
c.072.70030 Tax Scrolls 1970 Stump Sound: Prouty, Roland A. – Richlands: Williams, Herman
c.072.70031 Tax Scrolls 1970 Richlands: Williams, H.L. Lloyd – Swansboro: grand recap (end)
c.072.70032 Tax Scrolls 1975 Recap All Townships – Jacksonville: Mead, William E.
c.072.70033 Tax Scrolls 1975 Jacksonville: Meadows, Billy G. – Jacksonville: Wainwright Transfer Co.
c.072.70034 Tax Scrolls 1975 Jacksonville: Walton Jewelers, Inc. – Stump Sound: Glover Sales, Inc.
c.072.70035 Tax Scrolls 1975 Stump Sound: Golden Acres, Inc. – White Oak: Padgett, C. M.
c.072.70036 Tax Scrolls 1975 White Oak: Painte, Virginia R. – Swansboro: Grand Recap (end)

To use microfilm please come to the main registration desk at the State Archives.  Once registered, a Reference Archivist can assist you in locating and using microfilm. To order duplicate reels of microfilm in Diazo, Silver Halide, or digital format contact Chris Meekins at chris.meekins@ncdcr.gov.
The Imaging Unit is in the middle of a small project for tax records.  As we complete more imaging projects, we will post the completed projects information.  We in the Imaging Unit hope that you the researcher will find these projects useful.