05 July 2011

Tar Heel Tuesday - Rockingham County Historical Collections

The James Library at Rockingham Community College houses a wide variety of historical collections that may be of interest to anyone researching ancestors who lived in Rockingham County.

Included on the site is an article about the restoration of a flag of the Confederate States of America, which is believed to have been created in the summer of 1861 in Rockingham County.

The flag was donated by the family of Lieutenant Colonel Andrew J. Boyd, who was a prominent attorney and businessman in Rockingham County. Andrew J. Boyd enlisted in the Confederate Army in June 1861 as a lieutenant and quickly moved up the ranks.

Also on the site is a link to the e-Vault of the Rockingham County Register of Deeds. The e-Vault contains all of the county's land records since 1787.

You can also find research aids as well as information about private papers and collections, local historical newspapers, and nostalgic digital photos.

2 comments:

  1. I'm wishing I had more Rockingham relatives to research. The deed site is wonderful.

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  2. It is, isn't it? It's really an excellent resource. Thanks for your comment!

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