Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Greater Than the Mountains Was He



Book Signing at

The Shook-Smathers House

“Greater Than The Mountains Was He”

By: Wilma Hicks Simpson


Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 2:00pm

The author writes about her Great-Great-Great Grandfather’s life, his ancestors, his family, and his work for God. This nonfiction story is based upon documents left by the first three generations of the Johannes Schuck-Shook family in America, with focus upon Jacob Shook of Haywood County, North Carolina and documented historical information. 

 The Shook-Smathers House, 178 Morgan Street, Clyde, NC (Map)

Give the Gift of History and Genealogy

Give your friends and family the gift of History and Genealogy this year. 

The Haywood County Historical & Genealogical Society has several books for sale:
  • Haywood County: Portrait of a Mountain Community, A Bicentennial History edited by Curtis W. Wood, Jr., 2009 “Haywood County is blessed with a remarkable physical environment including most of the highest mountain peaks east of the Rockies, along with broad, rich river valley. Long before the first European settlers came, Native American peoples built and bunted here. Settlers and land speculators began to arrive in the 1780s and to lay the foundations for historic communities. Haywood County was established in 1808. In the years before the Civil War, a synthesis of Scots Irish, English, German, African American and other ethnic groups populated the river valleys and coves.”
  • Heritage of Healing: A Medical History of Haywood County. The Waynesville Historical Society is responsible for the final content and form of this publication. Medical History Project, May 1994
  • The Haywood County Genealogical Society has published the US Federal Census of Haywood County for 1810 and the US Federal Census of Haywood County for 1820 as transcribed by Betsy Farlow.   
  • US Federal Census of Haywood County for 1850.
For additional books and information visit our publications page.
 
In addition to this wonderful selection of books, the HCHGS is offering Gift Memberships this year. Give your friends and family a one year membership to the Haywood County Historical & Genealogical Society for the year 2013. 


For more information contact us.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Western Regional Archives Office Opens in Asheville

The NCDCR Western Regional Archives office opened at 176 Riceville Road in Asheville, North Carolina on August 13, 2012. Several private and organization records relating to Western North Carolina have been relocated from the State Archives in Raleigh to the new office. The Search Room maintains a reference library and is open to the public. WRA staff is available to assist with research and to retrieve materials from the stacks for use in the Search Room.

The Western Regional Archives lists the following microfilm in its collection for Haywood County:
Haywood Tax Records 1866-1995
Tax Maps 1989; 1992-1993
Minutes, Co. Commissioners 1868-2010
Minutes, Board of Education 1881-1978
Board of Elections 1940-1999
Elections, Record of 1878-1940
Inheritance Tax Records 1921-1966
Land Entries, Record of 1809-1904
Marriage Bonds 1806-1868
Alien Registration 1940-1943
Naturalization, Record of 1906-1914; 1918
Pensions, Record of 1899-1938
Waynesville Minutes, Municipal 1923-2008
Canton Minutes, Municipal 1961-1994
Maggie Valley Minutes, Municipal 1974-2007

Online links to additional information:
    NCDCR Western Regional Archives
    Western Regional Archives Blog (contains links to material lists)


General Meeting: November 27, 2012

The Haywood County Historical & Genealogical Society will hold its regular scheduled meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7:00pm. This meeting will take place at the First United Methodist Church, Faith Classroom, 566 South Haywood Street, Waynesville, NC.

Program: "Open Mic Night"

Open Mic Night is an opportunity to share your genealogy and history research experiences with other members of the HCHGS. Join us as we learn about projects our members have been working on over the past year.

This meeting is free and open to the public.

Monday, September 24, 2012

General Meeting: September 25, 2012

The Haywood County Historical & Genealogical Society will hold its regular scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 7:00pm. This meeting will take place at the First United Methodist Church, Faith Classroom, 566 South Haywood Street, Waynesville, NC. We are pleased to announce the following program for this meeting:

Topic: "Photographic History"
Speaker: Mr. Roland Osborne

Join us as we explore how photography has been utilized to record national and local history.

See examples of a local photography collection: The Sherrill Collection

This meeting is free and open to the public.