Category Archive: Vital Records

Roanoke Beacon Abstracts Update

Taneya | March 21, 2011 | COMMENTS:No Comments »

Over the weekend I spent some time indexing issues of the Roanoke Beacon.  I extracted articles from the March – June 1890 issues to the NC People in the Papers database.   As usual, I focused on articles of genealogical interest such as obituaries, marriage notices, births, and mentions of specific family relationships.  With this update I added 168 names from 73 articles.

Obituaries in this group include:

Marriages in this group include:

In addition, there are other news items included.  For example, this grade report from the Creswell Academy of some of Principal Dunston’s students — could you imagine having your grades posted in the newspaper??

Grade reports from the Creswell Academy - May 2, 1890 issue of the Roanoke Beacon

To view the current list of 409 names from Washington County that are in the index so far, click here.

Category: Deaths, Newspaper, Vital Records

New Free NC Databases

Taneya | May 1, 2010 | COMMENTS:No Comments »

FamilySearch, a service provided by the Church of Latter Day Saints, has recently announced a collection of new records added to their research database collection.  Among the updates were several databases of North Carolina vital records.  The new databases include

These databases are free and definitely worth checking out! Especially the marriage records as the database of NC marriages at does not include Washington County data.  Links to each of these have been added to the site on the appropriate page.   Enjoy!

Category: Vital Records