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Book Published May of 2016 - History of Spring Friends Meeting (Updated)

Greensboro, N.C. - An updated edition of Friends “at the Spring”: A History of Spring Monthly Meeting by Algie I. Newlin has been published, making the popular meeting history – which has been out of print for many years – available once again to area residents, genealogists and others interested in Quaker history.

First published in 1984, the book has been updated to include two new chapters covering the last decades of the 20th century, as well as an index. Spring Meeting, located in Snow Camp, N.C., has a rich history that spans more than 250 years. It is one of the oldest meetings in Piedmont North Carolina. Through the pages of this book, readers can trace the meeting’s days from its founding, through mass Quaker migrations and dwindling membership, through world wars and conflicts at home, until the dawn of the 21st century.

This updated edition was published in May 2016 through the efforts of the late author Algie I. Newlin’s daughter, Joan Newlin Poole, with support from Spring Friends Meeting, the North Carolina Yearly Meeting (FUM) and the North Carolina Friends Historical Society. Click on the book title above for full information.

at the High Point Public Library

In January, the Friends of the High Point Public Library granted the Heritage Research Center a generous sum of money to enhance their colonial Virginia collection of books, covering the 1600s and 1700s. Some eighty new titles were purchased. They mainly concern counties in and near the northern neck of Virginia, including Lancaster, Northumberland, Westmoreland, Richmond, Essex, and Rappahannock. They have also added some titles recently for King George, Goochland and Amelia counties. Already, due to Stephan’s dedicated efforts, most of these titles have been added to the shelves and are available for research. Look for further Virginia additions later this year.

Also, over the last five months of 2014, they were able to purchase a significant amount of microfilm relating to Guilford County and nearby counties, notably Stokes (from which Forsyth was formed), Rockingham, Randolph and Davidson. As you probably know, many of the deed books of these counties have been digitized and are available on their respective register of deeds websites. However, this is not true in Randolph County. The Center now has indexes and deed books up to 1900 for that county. In Davidson County, the deed images are online, but the old index books are not. They now have the index books for Davidson on microfilm. They did not purchase estate files or wills for any of these counties because they are already or will soon be available on-line through the FamilySearch website.

In addition, the Center has purchased the following microfilm:

GUILFORD: Apprentice Bonds, Bastardy Bonds, Confederate Pensions, Court Martial Proceedings 1808-1852, Divorces 1820-1929, Slave Records 1781-1864, Records of Incorporation 1886-1951.

DAVIDSON: Superior Court Minutes 1824-1929, Equity Court Minutes, Apprentice Bonds 1824-1918, Bastardy Bonds 1823-1935, Divorces, 1831-1944. (County Court Minutes have been ably transcribed and indexed to 1868 by Dewey Snider.)

ROCKINGHAM: County Court Minutes to 1868, Superior Court Minutes 1807-1888, Apprentice Bonds, Bastardy Bonds, Tax Records, 1857-1899, Slave Records, 1795-1841, Divorces 1824-1921.

STOKES: County Court Minutes to 1868, Superior Court Minutes, 1807-1846, Equity Court Minutes, 1849-1868, Apprentice Bonds, Bastardy Bonds 1790-1932, Tax Records, 1790-1927, Military Records, 1779-1913, Slave Records, 1806-1860.

Heritage Research Center
High Point Public Library
(336) 883-3637


Other Featured Publications

1895 Map of Guilford County
Greensboro North Carolina: The County Seat of Guilford
The Wharton, Donnell, Shoffner Connection 1870 - 1983
Guilford County Cemeteries, Vol II, Eastern Section
1850 Census of Guilford County, Schedule 1: Population
Guilford Co., NC Court Minutes, Aug. Term 1781 - May Term 1788
Something of the Story of Deep River
C.M Miller's 1908 Map of Guilford County

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