Learn about how to research the family history for “persons of color.” This “footnotes” episode features Renate Yarborough Sanders. She teaches us how to research African American ancestors and the records for genealogy in the United States. Handout listed below. Renate’s Bio – Renate Yarborough Sanders, genealogist, is an experienced
Have you ever wondered what Headstone Designs, Symbols, Cherubs & Icons mean when you’re visiting cemeteries? Can they help you with your genealogy? In this video we’re going to explore the historic icons found in graveyards and cemeteries and talk about their meaning. Special thanks to Eric Kozen, superintendent at
Here’s a story produced by WRAL-TV about a Duplin County native, Ruth Faison Shaw… the originator of finger painting. She is buried in Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington, NC. More about Oakdale Cemetery and Ruth Faison Shaw can also be found in this video I produced about Oakdale Cemetery for the
Hey Everyone, I recently discovered this video produced by UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Weekend” about what genealogists can find at the North Carolina State Archives, hosted by Julia Carpenter. This story talks about what you can find in person, some of our state treasures, and what can be found online at
Online is a book called Reminiscences of Randolph County, [North Carolina] written by J.A. Blair in 1890. This book is available for free online at the Internet Archive and can be read page by page on the archive.org website. It can be very helpful in researching Randolph County ancestors, especially since
Quakers have called North Carolina home since the late 1600’s. Randolph County has a “Friends” church called Back Creek Monthly Meeting that began in 1789. It is still active today. While visiting the cemetery, looking for Henley ancestors, I captured many images of both the church and some of the
Their second child was Clifford Henley, b. 5 Apr 1896, who died in WWI on 29 September 1918 in France.
Wilmington Through the Eyes of Louis T. Moore is a documentary that highlights the history of Wilmington, North Carolina as seen and written by Louis Toomer Moore.