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Identifier

Accession 756

Inclusive Dates

1966, 1972-1984, nd

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1,000 pieces, 0.50 linear feet

Language

English;

Scope and Content Note

The Carolina Genealogist Collection consists of copies of the newsletter from 1973-1974 and 1976-1984. Published quarterly by Heritage Papers, Danielsville, G.A. The Genealogist consists of transcriptions of various county, state and colonial records from North and South Carolina. The Carolina Genealogist had a print run from 1969-1984. The cover pages for the issues included in this collection contain a listing of the record which is found in that issue. Gaps exist in some of the records in this collection due to the method of publication. For example, one issue may print pages 1-60 of a certain court record, etc. and the next issue may print pages 61-120. An address may be found on the cover pages where back issues were available in 1984. Most of the transcriptions give the location of the Archives or courthouse form which they were taken; some even give exact Archive call numbers for microfilm reel or folder number. For anyone interested in S.C. Revolutionary Pensioners, Section C. contains an excellent introduction written by the archival researcher which discusses the history of the laws and acts passed regarding Revolutionary War Pensions. The majority of this collection, Sections B.-E., contain records pertaining to S.C. including County, State, Colonial and military Records from Courts, Wills, Newspapers, etc. while Section F. contains these same type records for various counties in N.C. This collection provides a good source for a genealogist wishing to gain a brief overview of what records are available and their content before making a trip to a specific archive.

Provenance

Issues of The Carolina Genealogist were donated in 1990 by Louise Pettus.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

The Carolina Genealogist - Accession 756

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