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Originally GCGS Journal #156. Road records are a frequently neglected source of information about the early inhabitants of any county. In the nineteenth century and before, a county's able-bodied male citizens over 16 and under 45 years of age were responsible for maintaining its transportation infrastructure. Any young man living within a few miles of a given road could be required to perform a certain amount of labor for its maintenance. Guilford County's road dockets, covering the 1820s through the 1860s, show just which young men were assigned to work on particular roads at particular times. These names often do not appear in other records, particularly when men died young or moved away without acquiring significant property. A man's relationships with others of his surname may be revealed because they worked on the same road in spite of a lack of probate or other property-related indicators. Many older landmarks are noted along these stretches of road. This is the first of a contemplated series.  100 pages.

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Originally GCGS Journal #159. Road records are a frequently neglected source of information about the early inhabitants of any county. In the nineteenth century and before, a county's able-bodied male citizens over 16 and under 45 years of age were responsible for maintaining its transportation infrastructure. Any young man living within a few miles of a given road could be required to perform a certain amount of labor for its maintenance. Guilford County's road dockets, covering the 1820s through the 1860s, show just which young men were assigned to work on particular roads at particular times. These names often do not appear in other records, particularly when men died young or moved away without acquiring significant property. A man's relationships with others of his surname may be revealed because they worked on the same road in spite of a lack of probate or other property-related indicators. Many older landmarks are noted along these stretches of road. This is the first of a contemplated series.  110 pages.

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Originally GCGS Journals #157-158. This is thefirst in a contemplated series abstracts all the names that appear in the loose estate files of persons who died in Guilford County from 1778 up until 1890. It includes all deceased individuals who left loose estate records from surnames beginning with U to surnames beginning with Z. Included are the name of the deceased, the date of the earliest document in the file, and the names of all administrators/executors, heirs, creditors, debtors, guardians, securities on bonds, purchasers (at personal property sales), slaves, and witnesses. Property is often described in detail along with interesting testimony revealing family relationships, disputes, key life events, and migrations. Many women, young men, and people of color are named. All land plats and signatures found within the files are imaged and included. When finished, this series will constitute one of the best sources for the names of Guilford County's late eighteenth and nineteenth-century inhabitants. 202 pages.

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Originally GCGS Journal #160 & 161. This volume describes the varying roles that civilians and soldiers from High Point, a middling industrial town in North Carolina's Piedmont, played during the Great War. It covers a wide range of war-related themes, including patriotism, food conservation, commodity shortages, the Great Influenza Pandemic, mobilization, industrial participation, the roles of African Americans and women, the assault on civil liberties, and intolerance and paranoia. Included also are the names of 1,073 service personnel along with service details for individuals born, residing in, or later connected to High Point. Created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.  180 pages.

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Transcribed minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Chatham County, North Carolina, offering a unique look into daily life during this time period. This court not only decided minor civil and criminal matters but also acted as the principal administrative body for the county. In that capacity, it handled matters as diverse as estate settlement, recording of land records, apprenticeships, bastardy issues, road maintenance, tax assessment, licensing of mills and taverns, and lunacy decrees among many other matters. No other governing body had as many interactions with ordinary citizens. Even if your ancestors are generally hard to find in public records, you very well may find them here. Fully indexed. 212 pages

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Transcribed minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rockingham County, North Carolina, offering a unique look into daily life during this time period. This court not only decided minor civil and criminal matters but also acted as the principal administrative body for the county. In that capacity, it handled matters as diverse as estate settlement, recording of land records, apprenticeships, bastardy issues, road maintenance, tax assessment, licensing of mills and taverns, and lunacy decrees among many other matters. No other governing body had as many interactions with ordinary citizens. Even if your ancestors are generally hard to find in public records, you very well may find them here. Fully indexed.  182 pages.

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Transcribed minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Guilford County, North Carolina, offering a unique look into daily life during this time period. This court not only decided minor civil and criminal matters but also acted as the principal administrative body for the county. In that capacity, it handled matters as diverse as estate settlement, recording of land records, apprenticeships, bastardy issues, road maintenance, tax assessment, licensing of mills and taverns, and lunacy decrees among many other matters. No other governing body had as many interactions with ordinary citizens. Even if your ancestors are generally hard to find in public records, you very well may find them here. Fully indexed.  212 pages.

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Transcribed minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Moore County, North Carolina, offering a unique look into daily life during this time period. This court not only decided minor civil and criminal matters but also acted as the principal administrative body for the county. In that capacity, it handled matters as diverse as estate settlement, recording of land records, apprenticeships, bastardy issues, road maintenance, tax assessment, licensing of mills and taverns, and lunacy decrees among many other matters. No other governing body had as many interactions with ordinary citizens. Even if your ancestors are generally hard to find in public records, you very well may find them here. Fully indexed. 222 pages.

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