Granville County Genealogical Society 1746, Inc. has made another large contribution to the Richard H. Thornton Library in Oxford. The Society voted to add 65 reels of microfilm to the North Carolina Room of the library. These reels contain the loose estate records of Granville County residents. Mrs Fann Montague, who works in the North Carolina Room at the library had put in a request for the Society to help out with the purchase, but the Society went one step further and purchased all of the reels for the library. A check for the 65 reels of microfilm was presented to Mrs Fann Montague
by Society President Mildred C. Goss
and Society Treasurer Patricia H. Nelson
at the library to cover the cost.
To aid in the research, while the Society is continuously cataloguing all of the cemeteries in Granville County, we have added the WPA Cemetery records for Vance, Franklin, Person and Nash Counties to the North Carolina Room. This gives the library four additional county cemetery records. The library already had the Warren and Granville County WPA cemetery records.
Family historians looking for their family information will be able to research this in Oxford rather than driving to Raleigh. Granville County is very fortunate with their historical information as there has not been a fire to destroy any of the records. The Society is continuously looking for materials for the North Carolina Room to aid fellow researchers in their quest for more information on their families or making a connection.
The Richard H. Thornton Library is the repository for the Society.