The Durham Daily Globe newspaper to be digitized

By , March 20, 2013


North Carolina is participating in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC) which is endeavoring to digitize historic newspapers across the country in order to make them available online for research.

The Durham Daily Globe will be included in the list of titles to be digitized in 2013.

The Durham Daily Globe started in Durham, North Carolina in 1889 by publisher Edward A. Oldham. It was published daily with an additional Durham Sunday Globe published on Sundays from 1889 to 1894.

It had previously been called The Daily Tobacco Plant (1888-1889) and the Durham Daily Recorder (1886-188?).

Following 1894 the title changed to The Globe-Herald, the Morning Herald, and the Durham Weekly Globe. 

If you can’t wait until 2014 when the digital copies of this newspaper will be posted online to the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America site, you can view the microfilmed copies of this newspaper  at the following locations:

Duke University Library, Durham County Library, East Carolina University, the North Carolina State Archives, the State Library of North Carolina, and UNC-CH.

“Mastering Genealogical Proof” by Thomas Jones

By , March 18, 2013

Mastering Genealogical Proof

from the National Genealogical Society website: 

Pre-order your copy today of this essential guide to genealogical  research today. The National Genealogical Society presents this important work as part of its Special Topic series.
As a unique textbook on genealogical methods and reasoning in the twentyfirst century, Mastering Genealogical Proof guides readers in acquiring genealogical skills transcending chronological, ethnic, geopolitical, and religious boundaries.

About the Book and Author

Mastering Genealogical Proof aims to help researchers, students, and new family historians reconstruct relationships and lives of people they cannot see. It presents content in digestible chunks. Each chapter concludes with problems providing practice for  proficiently applying the chapter’s concepts. Those problems, like examples throughout the book, use real records, real research, and real issues. Answers are at the back of the book along with a glossary of technical terms and an extensive resource list.

Thomas W. Jones, who has pursued his family history since he was fifteen, is an award-winning genealogical researcher, writer, editor, and educator.


  • Preface
  • Chapter 1 – Genealogy’s Standard of Proof
  • Chapter 2 – Concepts Fundamental to the GPS
  • Chapter 3 – GPS Element 1: Thorough Research
  • Chapter 4 GPS Element 2: Source Citations
  • Chapter 5 GPS Element 3: Analysis and Correlation
    Chapter 6 GPS Element 4: Resolving Conflicts and Assembling Evidence
  • Chapter 7 GPS Element 5: The Written Conclusion
  • Chapter 8 – Using the GPS
  • Chapter 9 – Conclusion
  • Appendix A – Pritchett Article
  • Appendix B – McLain Article
  • Glossary
  • Reading and Source List
  • Answers to exercises
See the PDF for the full list of contents. See also a sample exercise.

Ordering Information

You can pre-order your copy of Mastering Genealogical Proof today. Order online (payment in full required at time of pre-order). Cost is $25 for NGS members and $30 for non-members.

Mastering Genealogical Proof will also be available for purchase at the NGS 2013 Family History Conference, 8-11 May, where Thomas W. Jones will hold two book signing events.

Estimated Ship Date: 20 May 2013

Query: Copley

By , March 13, 2013

3/12/2013 19:55:16
Peggy Copley

I am looking for further information on Irley COPLEY (1816-1878) and buried at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church and married to Clarsa COPLEY (1801-1880s). I am looking for his parents and anyone before him.


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Query: Chisim (Chisum/Chisholm)

By , March 11, 2013

3/11/2013 1:28:01
Kim Schlinke

I am trying to find a marriage record for William CHISIM (CHISUM/CHISHOLM?) and Mary “Polly” POND who were married in Orange County sometime between around 1775, or perhaps just a bit later. My mother and I are working on the family genealogy. We have traced William’s son John from North Carolina to southern Illinois. We are particularly interested where the family property might have been located. I grew up on the family story that the “great-great-’s” had come from a plantation. Based on what we know of John, we think that there may have been a substantial piece of property. Any advise you can offer about where to start looking for this information would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.


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Query: McCulloch

By , March 11, 2013

3/10/2013 16:29:11
Claire Dillenburg
PO Box 176
Onancock VA 23417

Has anyone researched a John MCCULLOCH (D 1784) of the Little River area.


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Query: Phipps

By , March 11, 2013

3/10/2013 13:48:19
tom hough

“I am trying to find out the last name of Elizabeth (?) who married Joseph Phipps, born 1798,  Guilford Co, NC .

Thanking you in advance
Tom Hough

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eNews March 2013

By , March 3, 2013


The March newsletter has been published and shared with our members and is now posted to the website. You can find updates on all D-OGS events including upcoming meetings and minutes from past meetings, tips and tricks for doing your family history research, events going on in North Carolina and throughout the United States, and queries that have been submitted by folks looking for ancestors in Durham and Orange County, just to name a few.

Check it out!

March Newsletter

Query: Massey

By , February 25, 2013

2/25/2013 12:10:45
Tom Kircher 


“In an unsuccessful attempt of tracking information on the marriage records of RYECROFT and BROGDON in Orange Co. in 1820 (pasted below),
I chanced upon the surname of MASSEY, with researchers Dick Pickett and Charles MASSEY listed.

The MASSEY name one of my wife’s lines to Lancaster County S.C. James Rinaldo MASSEY and wife Charlotte Dixon GREEN.

If either Dick or Charles has this line I wonder if they know the misfortune that befell James & Lottie’s orphaned child Susan ‘Sude’ D. MASSEY who was “”farmed out’ to family in Texas.

If not, and they might want it for their records please have them contact me.

Tommy Kircher
Fort Worth, Texas

Bride – Rebecca RYECROFT
Groom – William BROGDON
Bond Date – 19 February 1820
County – Orange
Record # 04005
Bondsman – John YOUNG
Witness – J. TAYLOR, Jr.
Bond # 000102551″



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Query: Long

By , February 18, 2013

2/17/2013 22:06:54
Suzanne Long



The LONG family were early settlers of New Hope Creek, Chapel Hill in 1642.    They are shown on a stone Revolutionary Patriot Monument at New Hope Church as Patriots but I can find no documentation of their service in the Revolutionary war.    I am trying to prove George LONG as a patriot to DAR.  A family book “”Son of Carolina”” written by Augustus White LONG of Duke University wrote that George LONG fought in the Battle of Alamance which was considered the first battle of the revolutionary war.  I really need help as I’ve been researching for a long time and am stuck.  I do hope someone in the society is interested in helping me to prove this forgotten American Patriot.  Thank you in advance.  Hopefully, Suzanne Long O’Rourke”


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Query: Old Cemetery

By , February 4, 2013

2/4/2013 14:49:17
James Gallagher
Durham, NC 27713



I was walking my dog a couple weeks ago when I stumbled across an old cemetery in my neighborhood, and I would like to learn more about it.

The cemetery is located across the street from Kingdom Hall Church at 3302 Silver Star Dr. in Durham, 27713.

I found two intact headstones and several metal headstones with glass covers over paper names. There are also a couple of rows of indentions in the ground, which I assume to be other burial sites. Most of the dates I can read are from the 1920s or so.

Any help you can offer would be appreciated. And if you need more information, I can go back there and write down any names and dates I see.

Thank you,
James ”



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