There were, demonstrably, two William Brights living within, what was then, Craven County during the mid 1700s. Look at the Petition to Change the Seat of Government of 1733. Among the signatories of this document were William Brite and William Bright. So, how do we differentiate between them? When examining records, read them carefully. Pay attention to details like dates, … [Read more...] about William Bright of Craven: There Were Two
Duplin County Genealogy
A really cool feature of the Duplin County Register of Deeds site, duplinrod.com, is the land grant map. How many times have you read a grant or deed and tried to figure out where the land was located? Well, when it comes to grants made in Duplin County and are now Sampson and Wayne Counties, you don't have to. These maps were not drawn by a professional surveyor and are not … [Read more...] about Duplin County Register of Deeds Land Grant Maps
A growing list of Eastern North Carolina counties now have their deeds and other records online. From now on links to all of the following Register of Deeds databases can be found via the Research Databases link in the top menu of this site. Interestingly, some counties also have Slave and Co-Habitation Records, as well as detailed land grant plats. Happy searching! … [Read more...] about Did you know online deed searches are available in several eastern North Carolina counties?