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2018-04 News from the Carolina Room

News…From the Carolina Room

Jane Johnson

Manager, Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room

Main Library, 310 N. Tryon, Charlotte, NC

704-416-0152; jjohnson@cmlibrary.org

 

 

We recently said goodbye to NCR Librarian Hannah Cox.  She has taken a fabulous archivist job in another state, and we miss her and wish her well in her career.

The new version of www.cmstory.org was launched recently.  It was redone at the request of our Web Services Dept. to make it more user friendly on mobile devices. We still have a few problems that need to be resolved.  So, if you visit the site and find something that is not satisfactory, we would appreciate the feedback.  It has hundreds of pages, and it takes a long time to figure out what did not go well in the conversion.  We noticed the death dates in the cemetery database did not make the redesign, so Web Services is working on now.  So, please contact us if you find things we need to fix.

Our collection has been growing by leaps and bounds!  We have just hit 78,925 cataloged items.  As you can see from the list below, the Midwest is getting better representation.  

To search the Library’s entire collection, please visit https://www.cmlibrary.org/.  To learn more about library services and programs, go to https://cmlibrary.org/services.  These materials were added to our collection between 3/15/2018 and 4/12/2018:

 

  • A Complete History of Fairfield County, Ohio (1877)
  • Bedford County, Tennessee Family History Book, (“heritage book”)
  • Cemeteries in Washington County, Arkansas
  • Centennial History of Cincinnati and Representative Citizens, Vol. II (OH, 1904)
  • Centennial History of Columbus and Franklin County, Ohio, Vol. 1
  • Centennial History of Summit County, Ohio and Presentative Citizens (1908)
  • Collin County (Texas) Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1
  • Coshocton County, Ohio:  Its Past and Present, 1740-1881 (1881)
  • Cuyahoga County, Ohio …With Portraits and Biographical Sketches (1879)
  • Early Orange County Wills (NY)
  • Families and Histories, Benton County, Tennessee, 1836-1992, Vol. 2, (“heritage book”)
  • Historical Collections of Coshocton County (OH, 1876)
  • History of History of History of Athens County, OH by Walker (1869)
  • History of DeKalb County Tennessee
  • History of Delaware County and Ohio (1880)
  • History of Fayette County: Together With Historic Notes on the Northwest, and The State Of Ohio
  • History of Hancock County (OH, 1881)
  • History of Huron County Ohio: Its Progress and Development With Biographical Sketches of Prominent Citizens of the County (1909)
  • History of Lorain County Ohio With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (1879)
  • History of Morgan County, Illinois:  Its Past and Present (1878)
  • History of Preble County, Ohio, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (1881)
  • History of the City of Columbus, Capital of Ohio, In Two Volumes (1892)
  • History of the Upper Ohio Valley, Vol. I (1891)
  • History of Youngstown and The Mahoning Valley Ohio
  • McNeeley: Our Roots in Virginia and East Tennessee
  • Ogle County, Illinois…Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men (1878)
  • The History of Tombstone Inscriptions and Other Records of Delaware County, OH
  • Tutelo, Saponi, Nahyssan Monacan aka Piedmont Catawba Tribe of the Ohio Valley, Virginia, Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, and Six Nations/Ontario Canada.

Circulating Collection

  • History of Athens County, OH by Walker (reprint)
  • Marion County Probate Records, Volumes I-III (SC)

 

 

 

 

 

2018-03 News from the Carolina Room

 

News…From the Carolina Room

Jane Johnson

Manager, Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room

Main Library, 310 N. Tryon, Charlotte, NC

704-416-0152; jjohnson@cmlibrary.org

 

 

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 cmlibrary.org.  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.  http://www.genealogyintime.com/ 

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 https://www.cmlibrary.org/.  To learn more about library services and programs, go to https://cmlibrary.org/services.  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

 

Fiction

  • 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

 

 

2018-02 News from the Carolina Room

News…From the Carolina Room

Jane Johnson

Manager, Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room

Main Library, 310 N. Tryon, Charlotte, NC

704-416-0152; jjohnson@cmlibrary.org

 

As we are waiting out the end of winter and spending more time inside, have you considered reading fiction with a genealogy twist?  Maybe you can pick up some tips, while being entertained in a 21st century format! 

 

African-American History is honored in February, and Women’s History Month is celebrated in the U. S. every March.  Do you have a special person in your family tree who needs some extra time and is deserving of a little more research?  Maybe these yearly activities will encourage you to make a plan to delve deeper. 

 

To search the Library’s entire collection, please visit https://www.cmlibrary.org/.  To learn more about library services and programs, go to https://cmlibrary.org/services.  These materials were added to our collection between 1/18/2018 and 2/11/2018. 

 

  • The 2nd Regiment Artillery, South Carolina Volunteers
  • Alaska’s History: The People, Land, and Events of the North Country
  • American and WW I, A Traveler’s Guide
  • Ancestors of American Presidents
  • Black Families in Hampden County, Massachusetts 1650-1865
  • Books to Bullets…In Defiance of Northern Propaganda: A History of the 46th North Carolina Infantry, CSA
  • Charlotte:  The Signs of the Times, A History Told Through The Queen City’s Classic Roadside Signage
  • Collections of the History of Albany, From Its Discovery to the Present Time, Vol. III (NY)
  • Collections of the History of Albany…and Biographical Sketches of Citizens Deceased, Vol. I (NY-1865)
  • Colony of Connecticut Minutes of the Court of Assistants 1669-1711
  • Covered Wagon Women: Diaries & Letters From The Western Trails, 1840-1849
  • Dictionary of American-Indian Place and Proper Names in New England
  • Finding your Ancestors in Kerry
  • The First Puritan Settlers of Connecticut
  • The Genealogies and Estates of Charleston in the County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1629-1818 (MA) A-J
  • The Genealogies and Estates of Charleston in the County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1629-1818 (MA) K-Z
  • The History and Antiquities of Boston: From Its Settlement in 1630, to the Year 1770
  • The History and Antiquities of Every Town in Massachusetts
  • The First Puritan Settlers of Connecticut
  • From Deference to Defiance: Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1629-1692
  • The Genealogies and Estates of Charleston in the County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1629-1818 (MA) A-J
  • The Genealogies and Estates of Charleston in the County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1629-1818 (MA) K-Z
  • Great Smoky Mountains Vistas: A Guide, with Mountain Peak Identifications, for What to See and Do In and Around the National Park
  • A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries
  • A Guide to Massachusetts Public Records: Parishes, Towns, and Counties
  • The History and Antiquities of Boston: From Its Settlement in 1630, to the Year 1770
  • The History and Antiquities of Every Town in Massachusetts
  • History of Ancient Families of New Amsterdam and New York
  • History of Livingston County New York, Vols. I and II
  • History of Putnam County, New York With Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men (1886)
  • History of Saratoga County, New York
  • A History of the 20th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment:  1861-1865
  • Indian Deeds: Land Transactions in Plymouth Colony, 1620-1691
  • Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Church Records of the 18th Century, Vol. 6
  • Letters from Camp Butler, A Confederate Camp in South Carolina
  • Memorial History of Utica, N.Y. From Its Settlement to the Present Time (1892)
  • Orr’s Rifles: The First Carolina Rifles
  • Pennsylvania Births Lancaster County 1778-1800
  • Pioneers of Steuben County, New York
  • St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, Heirship Series, Vol. III, Selected Annotated Abstracts of Court Records, 1811-1837
  • Tampa Bay In History (FL)
  • The Early History of Boston, Aspinwall Notarial Records 1644-1651
  • The Expansion of New England, The Spread of New England Settlement and Institutions to the Mississippi River, 1620-1865
  • Tracing Your Clare Ancestors (Ireland)
  • Tracing Your Galway Ancestors (Ireland)
  • Tracing Your Kildare Ancestors (Ireland)
  • Tracing Your Sligo Ancestors (Ireland)
  • Tracing Your Westmeath Ancestors (Ireland)
  • Twenty Families of Color in Massachusetts 1742-1998
  • Twenty-seventh Louisiana Volunteer Infantry
  • Western Massachusetts Families in 1790, Vols. 1 & 2
  • Yugoslavs in Louisiana

2018-01 News from the Carolina Room

  • A Land Apart, The Southwest and the Nation in the Twentieth Century
  • Landmarks of Oswego County New York, 2 vols.

The Carolina Room: A Video Introduction

Members of the Public Information Department of Mecklenburg County paid a visit to the Carolina Room in October of 2017 and made this video featuring Archivist Hannah Cox. It's a fast-paced and enjoyable tour of the room and some highights of the collection.

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Archivist Hannah Cox introduces the Carolina Room to you!