I’m a librarian and genealogy enthusiast who was born in Raleigh, NC in the early ’80s. My 6th-great-grandfather was also born in this same area in the 1790s. I have a Bachelor of Arts in History from Appalachian State University (2012) and a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina (2015). As much as I love history, books, and genealogy, I also love arts, crafts, and home decorating. I always have a project going on.
About this site:
I want to be able to share the historical items I’ve collected over the past decade since I got into genealogy and local history. I have an entire closet that I turned into a family archive, with shelves and shelves and boxes and boxes of (organized!) materials. I will never get to digitizing the entirity of the collection, as it is too vast to be covered as a part-time hobby for a full-time librarian, but I will get the important, oldest and most fragile ones digitized first, and continue based on requests and whimsies.
Because I do not have infinite space on my server, the images on this site are of lower resolution than the original scans on my personal computer. If you would like a full resolution scan of any particular item, post a comment or send me an email and I would be happy to oblige.
Unless otherwise noted, the original documents and photographs that appear on this site are in my personal collection. All material that appears on this site was originally scanned and processed by myself. If you have something that relates to this family collection that you would like for me to post, reach out to me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am usually quick to reply, and I always credit my sources.
About content use:
I give permission for researchers to make copies of materials found on my site and to share them in other outlets (including common places like blogs, personal websites, and ancestry.com). I only ask for a source mention when materials from my site are used, just as I promise to credit others and cite my sources of information.