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Abundant Genealogy – wk 9

Cemeteries: Genealogists understand the full value of cemeteries and appreciate them in ways most others can’t see. Share a cemetery or cemetery experience for which you are most thankful. What makes this place special? What does it mean to you and your family history? Two summers ago, I met a cousin from the west coast in our “ancestral” land of Pitt County, North Carolina.  The highlight of the quick get-together was visiting the small, roadside, family cemetery that holds our great and great-great grandparents.  This cemetery obviously was once on family land.  Now it just sits on the side of a country road.  Some of the visible landmarks that I used the first time I visited the site were gone (torn down after some devastating hurricane damage).  The land around the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Abundant Genealogy, Pitt County

Mapping Monday – Look at what I found

Little did I think as we went to see the Egyptian Mummy exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts that I would find this little gem to help me with some deeds and notes I have. I was so happy! Good Colonial maps are hard to find… I finally can see where the Chowan and Pequiminn Districts are in relation to places in Virginia. … Read entire article »

Filed under: maps, NC