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2018-03 News from the Carolina Room

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Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 16:40


News…From the Carolina Room

Jane Johnson

Manager, Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room

Main Library, 310 N. Tryon, Charlotte, NC




The world recently mourned the loss of Rev. Billy Graham, Charlotte’s most famous citizen.  We have books by and about Rev. Graham.  This month, we added 2 more. 


Charlotte will be turning 250 years old later this year.  Have you or groups you belong to thought of  ways to celebrate?  It is a great time to start planning.  Contributing $250 to your favorite charity, doing 250 hours of volunteer work, getting children to save 250 pennies, helping put together a block party, or organizing a fun event with those you work or meet with on a regular basis are just a few suggestions.  So think big and start a CLT250 celebration plan for you, family, neighbors and friends that is memorable.  Those who had relatives here 250 years ago might want to take some time to share stories of heritage with other family members.  The city will also be sponsoring events, so watch for more news to come about how you can participate.


In honor of women’s history month, we added a few titles by women and about women, some a little on the shady and industrious side of femininity!


It’s tax season, and you may be looking for stories about companies and their stocks. Have you had relatives who died and may have obituaries in the New York Times?  If so, visit a new online product covering 6/1/1980-present. To access it, please visit  Click on the pink box, “Resources.”  Scroll down until you see “New York Times,” then click on “Access Now.”  You will need to put your library card number in a box when prompted.   There are lots of other resources available with just a click of your mouse, if you have a Charlotte Mecklenburg library card.  Be sure to also check out HeritageQuest, a genealogy web product, which is free with your library card. 


Here is a link to a free genealogy newsletter. 

Although some of the sites they select are subscription based, it gives the reader an idea of what new material is being placed online. 


To search the Library’s entire collection, please visit  To learn more about library services and programs, go to  These materials were added to our collection between 2/12/2018 and 3/14/2018. 


A History of Cleveland and Its Environs:  The Heart of New Connecticut, Vols. 1-3 (OH)

A History of Schleicher County (TX)

A History of Scioto County, Ohio, Together with a Pioneer Record of Southern Ohio, (1903)

Alabama Records, Vol. 73, Perry County

Autauga Ancestry (AL) May 1994-Summer 2007 (incomplete)

Carson Family Research Notes

Charlotte Savoir Fair

Colonial Georgia Genealogical Data 1748-1783

Concentration Camp Dachau 1933-1945

Daniel Cook Line

Decorative Motifs from the Southern Backcountry 1750-1825

Echoes of Madison (NC), 3/2006-Winter 2010 (incomplete)

Elwell Grundy Cashion Memoires

Family Maps of Audrain Co., MO

Family Maps of Barry Co., MO

Family Maps of Bates Co., MO

Family Maps of Benton Co., MO

Family Maps of Clay Co., MO

Family Maps of Clinton Co., MO

Family Maps of Crawford Co., MO

Family Maps of Franklin Co., MO

Family Maps of Howell Co., MO

Family Maps of Jackson Co., MO

Family Maps of Jefferson Co., MO

Family Maps of Johnson Co., MO

Family Maps of Macon Co., MO

Family Maps of Montgomery Co., MO

Family Maps of Newton Co., MO

Family Maps of St. Francois Co., MO

Family Maps of Ste. Genevieve Co., MO

Family Maps of Sullivan Co., MO

Family Maps of Taney Co., MO

Family Maps of Washington Co., MO

Family Maps of Wayne Co., MO

Goldenseal (WV) Summer 1990-Winter 1997 (incomplete)

Greenbrier County Deed & Will Records (WV)

Hanging By My Thumbs, Memoirs of a Survivor of the Bataan Death March

History of Franklin and Pickaway Counties, Ohio with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (1880)

History of Greene County, OH (1902)

History of Smith County, TN (“heritage book”)

History of Stark County, With an Outline Sketch of Ohio (1881)

Home Ground, Civil War: Memoirs of a Burned County, Chesterfield, SC

Hope For The Troubled Heart by Billy Graham

John Glen (1726-1828) Gaston County, North Carolina and His Descendants

John Hagler of Mecklenburg Co., N.C. and Some Of His Descendants

Maryland Historical Magazine, 2000-2014 (incomplete)

Olde Newberry District Chapter Quarterly (SC) Spring 2007- Winter 2009

Orange County Road Orders 1750-1800 (NC)

Queens Royal Receipts, Cooking with the Class of 1957 (Queens U. of Charlotte)

So Great the Devastation: The 1916 Flood in Western North Carolina

The Black Family Cemetery (Mecklenburg Co., NC)

The John Griffin Family of Nash County, North Carolina

The Oldest Profession in Texas: Waco’s Legal Red Light District

The Preacher and the Presidents, Billy Graham in the White House

The Spirit of Plaza-Midwood, (Charlotte neighborhood), 1996-2010 (incomplete)

Who’s Who Among Early Waco’s Pimps, Madams, Prostitutes and Shady Ladies (TX)

Woman’s Voice (Charlotte), 2/1993-1/1997



  • Mountain Girl
  • The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster


Circulating Collection

  • Central North Carolina Collection, Vol. 1
  • Colonial Georgia Genealogical Data, 1748-1783
  • Georgia Genealogical Gems
  • Gone To Georgia
  • History of North Carolina by Lefler, 4 vols.
  • New Hampshire Marriage Licenses and Intentions 1709-1961
  • Northumberland County Virginia Apprenticeships 1650-1750
  • Records of Dettingen Parish, Prince William County Virginia, 1745-1802