Anders Family
David Asbel Anders with
Jim and Tina Smith Anders

US GenWeb Project

Rufus and Florence Hall Owen Family in 1947
Rufus and Florence Hall Owen and children

US GenWeb Archives Project


Transylvania County, NC 

GenWeb Project

NC GenWeb


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Documenting the American South - This  project from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Academic Affairs Library provides thousands of online primary documents.  Includes numerous topics of Southern and North Carolina history. 

The Southern Historical Collection - The Southern Historical Collection (SHC) has developed a large-scale digitization program that is designed to provide online access to entire manuscript collections or to substantial portions of collections.

Geographic Names Information Server - from the United States Geological Survey

Hunter Library at Western Carolina University Hunter Library contains many useful resources including a complete microfilm set of all Revolutionary War Pension files, all Federal Census records for North Carolina, Civil War rosters, and documents connected to the Cherokee.  

National Archives and Records Administration

National Register of Historic Places

North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection, Z Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University.  Online catalogue of the collection and links to additional Baptist research resources.

North Carolina Cemetery Survey and Protective Legislation

North Carolina Echo - Exploring Cultural Heritage Online  This cooperative venture between the North Carolina State Library and Duke University is developing a portal site to connect all digital resources in North Carolina.  In addition to sources, there are some helpful guidelines for developing an online project.  

North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program

State Archives of North Carolina - This is a new updated site. Click here for MARS (Manuscript and Archives Reference System)  link to search their records.  This is a new web friendly version that makes searching easy for those folks who remember the old DOS approach that was next to impossible to navigate. List of research materials for Transylvania County located in the State Archives.

US Census Bureau Main Page 

Using Maps in Genealogy - An article by the Unites States Geological Survey

Mines in Transylvania County

Transylvania county Births 1869-1900 - at Western NC Resource Center

Family History 101 - Start your family tree. We'll start searching. It's FREE!

Transylvania County History at Family History 101 - Brief history of Brevard

Transylvania Times - Newspaper

Index to the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography - Created by the Staff of the Olivia Ramey Library, Transylvania County

Name Place of Birth Place of Residence Life Span
Bryson, Joseph Raleigh Transylvania Co., Brevard Transylvania Co., Brevard 1893 - 1953
Hamlin, Courtney Walker Transylvania Co. Transylvania Co. 1858 - 1950
Merrimon, Augustus Summerfield Transylvania Co. Transylvania Co. 1830 - 1892

American Local History Network - The American Local History Network (ALHN) is a nonprofit public benefit corporation whose purpose is to serve as the hub of a network of freely-accessible, independent historical and genealogical web sites maintained by volunteer webmasters. All ALHN websites are categorized by State   or Topic  .

Asheville and Buncombe County - This website is a supplement to the Buncombe County NC GenWeb, the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society website, and the website of the Western North Carolina Historical Association

North Carolina Genealogy Book Links

Census Finder - Directory of online census records. 
FamilySearch Labs - North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964, North Carolina Deaths and Burials 1898-1994, North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979, and North Carolina, Davidson County Vital Records 1867-1984 (browse only)
US African American Griots - Historians, storytellers, traditional praise singers and musicians. Their roles are hereditary and their surnames identify them as Griots. 
Newspaper archive search - Provides an easy way to search and explore historical newspaper archives. In addition to helping you search, Newspaper archive search can automatically create timelines which show selected results from relevant time periods. - Find patents for inventions filed by North Carolina citizens, or for any other State.

500+ Years of North Carolina Maps

Brevard College Year Books from 1935-2003

Cyndia's List

Additional Transylvania material on the US GenWeb Archives site for Transylvania County.

Finding Family from Ship's Passenger Lists -

Great selection of video's about Transylvania County -

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