Links Related to Recent FCGS Programs
In discussing “Forgotten Communities” at the February membership meeting, Chris Jordan mentioned a publication called “Winston-Salem’s African-American Neighborhoods: 1870-1950.” The .pdf file can be accessed at https://www.cityofws.org/portals/0/pdf/planning/publications/historic/WSAfAmNeighborhoods_20101209.pdf
• Cyndi’s List https://www.cyndislist.com/us/ Lots of material and information linked here
• North Carolina Genealogical Society https://www.ncgenealogy.org
• National Genealogical Society https://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/home
• American Ancestors (New England Historical and Genealogical Society) https://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx Some of the databases here can be accessed for free by nonmembers who register and log in.
Libraries and Archives
• State Library of NC-Genealogy Research https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ghl/genealogy
• Hege Library of Guilford College-Quaker Genealogy https://www.ncgenealogy.org
• Moravian Archives (Winston-Salem) http://moravianarchives.org
• North Carolina Room, Forsyth County Public Library http://www.forsyth.cc/library/Central/nc_room.aspx and https://northcarolinaroom.wordpress.com
• Records of the Moravians in North Carolina These volumes include translated excerpts from various documents, including the diaries kept by pastors of the various Moravian congregations in Wachovia. They provide a great deal of information not only about the Moravians who lived in Wachovia but also about their neighbors in this area. Volumes in the Internet Archive can be searched and even downloaded.
Volume 1 (1752-1771) https://archive.org/details/recordsofthemora01frie
Volume 2 (1752-1775) https://archive.org/details/recordsofmoravia02frie
Volume 3 (1776-1779) https://archive.org/details/recordsofthemora03frie
Volume 4 (1780-1783) https://archive.org/details/recordsofthemora04frie
Volume 5 (1784-1792) https://archive.org/details/recordsofthemora05frie
Volume 6 (1793-1808) https://archive.org/details/recordsofthemora06frie
Volume 7 (1809-1822) https://archive.org/details/recordsofthemora07frie
Volume 8 (1823-1837) https://archive.org/details/recordsofthemora08righ
Volume 9 (1838-1847) https://archive.org/details/recordsofthemora09smit
Volume 10 (1841-1851) https://archive.org/details/recordsofthemora10hami
Volume 11 (1852-1879) https://archive.org/details/recordsofthemora11hami
Volume 12 (1856-1866) https://archive.org/details/recordsofthemora12edit
• There are other useful resources in the Internet Archive (https://archive.org). Here are a few examples:
Chas. Emerson & Co.’s Winston, Salem & Greensboro, North Carolina directory (https://archive.org/details/chasemersoncoswi00char) for 1879. There are a number of other directories, mostly from the first half of the 20th century.
The Jarvis Family and Other Relatives (http://www.fmoran.com) has helped us quite a bit, though remember someone else’s research provides clues and always has to be researched.