Books & References

Here's a list of genealogy references I own. I'd be quite pleased to do a look up for you, so don't hesitate one single second to ask!

General Resources

  • The BCC Genealogical Standards Manual, by the Board for Certification for Genealogists
  • Your Guide to Cemetery Research, Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
  • Becoming an Accredited Genealogist, Karen Clifford AG
  • QuickSheet:  Citing Databases and Images
  • The Weekend Genealogist, Marcia Yannizze Melnyk
  • Unpuzzling Your Past - A Basic Guide to Genealogy, Emily Anne Croom
  • More Than Memories - The Complete Guide for Preserving Your Family History, Edited by Julie Stephani
  • Tracing your Civil War Ancestor, Bertram Hawthorne Groene
  • In Search of our Ancestors, Megan Smokenyak
  • The US Marine Corps Since 1945, Lee Russell and Andy Carroll
  • Land & Property Research in the US, E Wade Hone
  • Stories in Stone, Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography, Douglas Keister
  • Becoming an Accredited Genealogist, Karen Clifford
  • Your Guide to Cemetery Research, Sharon Carmak

North Carolina Resources

  • The North Carolina Gazeteer, a Dictionary of North Carolina Places, William S. Powell
  • The Formation of the North Carolina Counties, 1663 - 1943, David Leroy Corbitt
  • North Carolina Through Four Centries, William S. Powell
  • North Carolina Headrights, A List of Names, 1663-1744, Compiled by Carolina B. Whitely, Prepared for Publication Susan M. Trimble
  • The Short, Short Course in the use of North Carolina's Early County-Level Records in Genealogical Research, Margaret M. Hofmann
  • In Intermediate Short, Short Course in the use of some North Carolina Records in Genealogical Research
  • Guide to County Records in the North Carolina State Archives, 12th Revised Edition
  • Tarheel Tombstones & The Stories They Tell, Henry King
  • Province of North Carolina 1663-1729 Abstracts of Land Patents, Margaret Hofmann
  • Guide to Private Manuscript Collections in the North Carolina State Archives, Barbara T. Cain, Ellen Z. McGrew, Charles E. Morris
  • The Catamount 1980 & 1982, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
  • Campbell University Yearbook 2009, Buies Creek, NC
  • The North Carolina Historical Review, Summer 1965, Autumn 1965, Winter 1965
  • North Carolina Genealogy, Summer 1969, Fall 1969, Winter 1969, Spring 1969, Spring/Summer 1970, Fall/Winter 1970
  • The Civil War in North Carolina

Published Genealogies

  • William "Billy" O'Neal and his Descendants, Rachel O'Neal Thomas
  • The Ancestry of Amy Mitchell Satterwhite, Margaret Goodrum


     Granville County
  • Granville County Heritage, Vol I, 2002
  • Images of America: Granville County, Lewis Bowling
  • Images of America: Granville County Revisited, Lewis Bowling
  • Granville County North Carolina - Looking Back, Lewis Bowling
  • Colonial Granville County and its People, Worth S. Ray
     Franklin County
  • Franklin County Heritage, Vol 1, 2008
     Wake County
  • Oak Leaf 1946, Hugh Morson High School Yearbook, Raleigh, NC
  • The Laurel 1947, Millbrook High School Yearbook, Raleigh, NC
  • Enloe High School Yearbook 1982, Raleigh, NC
  • Middle Creek High School Yearbook, 2005, 2006 & 2007, Apex, NC
  • Images of America: Historic Raleigh, Jennifer A. Kulikowski and Kenneth E. Peters
     Johnston County
  • Images of America: Johnston County, Todd Johnson and Durwood Barbour
  • Johnston County:  1746 - 1996, Thomas L. Lassiter and Wingate Lassiter
  • Minutes of the One Hundred Seventy-Third Annual Session of the Original Little River Primitive Baptist Association, September 2002
     Harnett County
  • Minutes of the One Hundred Eight Third Annual Session of the Original Little River of NC Primitive Baptist Associaton, September 2012.
     Chowan County/Chowan Precinct, Carolinas Colony
  • Chowan Precinct, North Carolina, Genealogical Abstracts of Deed Books 1696-1723, Margaret M. Hofmann
     Onslow County
  • First Christian Church 1956-1957, Jacksonville, NC
  • The Cardinal, 1975 & 1976,  Jacksonville NC Senior High School Yearbook 
     Outside the US
  • In Mortal Combat Korea, 1950-1953, John Toland
  • 1958 Med Cruise, 2nd BM, 2nd MAR, 2nd MarDiv
  • Marines in Lebanon 1958


  1. Hi,
    My name is Denise Thomas Smith. My brick wall lies in the records of North Carolina.
    I'm certain my 3rd great grandmother was the daughter of Horace Burton Satterwhite. Mary Elizabeth Satterwhite b. 10 Aug 1831 N.C.
    She married George Lawrence sometime before 1850.
    I find her in 1850 Burke Co. N.C. living with H
    B. Satterwhite and A.Maria Satterwhite. Elizabeth Lawrence. This matches with her first child, Mary Elizabeth "Ella" Lawrence birth in May 1850 Burke Co. N.C.
    In 1860 Tennessee Valley, Rabun County, Georgia she is living with T. Bronson 50 Massachusetts and Anna Bronson 44 N.C. This is Philo Bronson/ Brownson who married Anna Maria Satterwhite. Philo and Anna died before the 1870 census leaving no will.
    I'm 1880 I find my granother in Gainesville Hall, Georgia with 4 children and 4 grandchildren. Around 1894 Elizabeth and her daughter Julia moves to Atlanta,Fulton,GA where she remained until her death in Mar h if 1918. Burial Hollywood Cemetery Atlanta,Fulton,GA. I have her daughter Stacey Lawrence Brown death cert verifying her mother's maiden me was Satterwhite.
    I've found nothing and no one who has even found this ancestral connection.
    I see you know your N.C. re odds very well and that what it is going to take to break down this brick wall that's kept me from going forward for many year. PlZ do a look up for sources to prove this. My email is If you should have any questions or have any answers plz email me. I will give you my phone number thoughth email for easier communication. Thank you I'm advance for any help you can provide in solving this ancestral mystery.