Welcome to the Braswell Memorial Library 2017 History & Genealogy Summer Reading Program! To register for the program just email your name and contact information to HGSRP@braswell-library.org You will find suggested reading lists in the box below and in the “files” section of the NC Outlander Fans Facebook page. The Reading Record form is also in the box below and you can download it and fill out to create your reading record. You can email the finished reading record (or just the required information) to HGSRP@braswell-library.org
The rules are simple:
You must read at least three books or articles (in any format) pertaining to any aspect of history or genealogy. Since this year’s theme is immigration and Irish ancestry, I recommend reading and learning about related topics: the Scots-Irish, the history of Ireland, the immigration of different groups to the United States, circumstances that encouraged emigration out of the British Isles, etc. Reading records must be completely filled out.
Prizes at the end of the program will be awarded based on the number of books and articles read.
The program runs from June 16th - July 31. Drawings for prizes will be held August 1st.
Please consider participating! You do not have to be local.
Questions? Email HGSRP@braswell-library.org
Below are extracts from select marriage records, mostly from Nash County, in North Carolina.
The Kornegay Room of Braswell Memorial Library offers a substantial genealogy and local history collection focusing on the history of Rocky Mount and Nash and Edgecombe Counties. More...
Some specific resources available in the library:
Braswell Memorial Library partners with the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center to digitize our local history materials and make them available online. These digital collections include photographs, scrapbooks, newsletters, and other items created by local families and organizations.
Indexes to the Atlantic Coast Line Magazine, 1920, 1930-1979
Includes the names of many railroad employees during the heyday of the ACL.
King's First Dream. The site features an historical overview, newly uncovered photographs, a fully annotated transcript, the digitally restored audio, and educational resources for studying, teaching, and experiencing Dr. King's historic first documented use of "I Have a Dream" delivered on November 27, 1962 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
Nash County, NCGenWeb Project - Many online resources and links.
Nash County Map, 1918-19 $20.00
Prepared by direction of the County Commissioners and the
Board of Education by Wells & Brinkley, Engineers, 1919.
Shipping and handling: $3.00 per item.
The library can accept check or money order only. Please make checks payable to Braswell Memorial Library, and send to the attention of: Traci Thompson, Local History/Genealogy Librarian, 727 N. Grace St., Rocky Mount, NC 27804.