Newly Revised NGS Research In the States for Tennessee and North Carolina

May 11th, 2017 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor

The National Genealogical Society (NGS) announces the publication of two newly revised books in its Research in the States series. These guides are two of 26 books that provide information about genealogical repositories and resources in specific states to aid individuals who are researching their family histories. The latest editions are Research in Tennessee, 3rd Edition and Research in North Carolina, 2nd Edition.

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Research in Tennessee, 3rd Edition 
In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Tennessee was the gateway west through the Appalachians for tens of thousands, migrants. In Research in Tennessee, descendants of those who stayed and those who pushed further westward will discover a comprehensive guide to a myriad of records that will help them trace their ancestors. Written by Charles A. Sherrill, the book notes that a preponderance of records can be found at the Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville but it also provides up-to-date information about online sources and records found in libraries nationwide. The second edition in 2009 and this newest edition were updated and revised by Charles A. Sherrill, State Librarian and Archivist of Tennessee.

Research in North Carolina, 2nd Edition 
Research in North Carolina, 2nd Edition
, by Jeffrey Haines, CGSM, introduces family historians to the Tar Heel state’s records, manuscripts, and artifacts preserved in the numerous archives, special collections, museums, libraries, historical sites, and societies. North Carolina has been home to numerous ethnic groups such as the Scots Irish and Germans, covered in this guide book. Ethnic records focus on the two largest groups in North Carolina, African American and Native American. Record repositories, resources, and publications for Baptists, Moravians, and Quakers as well as religious groups that appeared later in the state’s history are described. Jeffrey L. Haines, CG, is a professional genealogist, specializing in the families of the Carolinas and British West Indies. He is a former editor of the North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal.

Both books are available in print and or PDF version. It will go on sale in the NGS online store on 10 May 2017 and will begin shipping on 22 May.