Links for Genealogy

Below are helpful online resources for finding information on ancestors:

General Sources:
FamilySearch (free searches available): (paid site):
American Ancestors (New England area plus other resources) (paid site):
US Census Heads of Family (search on page for 1790s)(free): (paid site, but some content is free): (list of searchable documents they have):

Library of Virginia Grants and other info database (free site):

Library of Virginia – all patents and grants:
Virginia Pioneers (paid site):
Truro Parish vestrybook (Fairfax/Stafford area 1732-1802) (free):
Stafford County Court Order book (1749-1755) (free):
Northern Neck Plat Map early 1700s (free):
Colonial Records of Virginia (online book – free): 
Cavaliers and Pioneers – (Colonial Virginia records and information – online book – free):
Rootsweb – Brunswick County, Virginia (free):

Early Virginia Pioneers:

South Carolina:
South Carolina Archives: Land Grants and other docs – State database (free):
1773 Map of South Carolina with Names of some Landowners and Locations (free):
South Carolina Pioneers (paid site): (click on SC tab)
Ken Shelton’s South Carolina and Tenn site –  (copies of orders and plats, etc) (Free):  (Fairfield County Early Plat Series): ; (Fairfield County Early Deed Series – and bonds): ; (Fairfield County Will Series): ; (Early Tax Lists): ; (Quitrent lists):
American Revolution – South Carolina (free):
Info on North and South Carolina – good maps, and history info (free):
South Carolina Estate Inventories and Bills of Sale, 1732-1872 (at Fold3 free):

North Carolina:
NC Land Grants database (free):
NC Info general info (free):
Granville Co Taxlists (free):
North Carolina Pioneers (free): (click on NC tab)
Info on North and South Carolina – good maps, and history info (free):
MARS search site (free):

Gowen/Going/Goyen, etc. specific:
William and Annester Gowin of Lunenburg County and Bedford County, Virginia (blog):
Ourberryfamily tree Gowen/Going info (free):
Gowen/Going Melungeon info (Heinigg research on Gowen, Going families (regarding African Americans who had gained their freedom early on – some of his conclusions are very speculative (possibly, maybe, etc), and some conclusions he makes are logically wrong, but what he does well is document where deeds, records, etc, can be found) (free):
Lumbee Indian Goin/Gowen website info (free):
Gowen Research Foundation (free):
Gowen Manuscript (free):
Gowen Manuscript pages regarding Goyen and Goyne family (free):
1) Carroll H. Goyne, Jr:
2) The Gowen Manuscript:
3) The Gowen Manuscript:
Gowen Manuscript Pages with info on Drury Goyen/Going b. 1749 (free):
1) The Gowen Manuscript:
2) The Gowen Manuscript:

Bland Family specific (free):

Alexander Goins – b. 1802 – d. 1844 (free)
Alexander Goins ambush story:
Poor Goins (song):

Bob’s Genealogy Filing Cabinet – information on colonial Orphans and Guardians (other info on site as well regarding how to interpret Colonial probate, wills, etc) (free):


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