At the August 2010 meeting of the Granville County Genealogy Society the members took time out of their celebrating their 17th birthday to vote on helping the Richard H. Thornton Library with the purchase of 38 reels of microfilm of the "Biblical Recorder" from 1834 through 1913. During this period of time there were a lot of obituaries and other family information listed in this publication.
This publication was published by the Southern Baptist Association; their home office is in Nashville Tennessee. It was mailed out to Baptist families in North Carolina and is still being mailed out today. This publication hopefully will provide missing information when newspapers for part of this period are missing. Mildred Goss stated that she had found the obituary of her fourth great grandmother in 1859 and had not been able to locate anywhere else.
Mildred C. Goss, President of the Society, presented the Library Director, Tresia Dodson and North Carolina Room Librarian, Mark Pace, with a check for $1,000.00 on Tuesday to help with the purchase. Goss stated that there were only two libraries that had the microfilm that she knew of and that was Meredith College Library in Raleigh and Wake Forest University Library in Winston Salem. The Society is pleased to be a part of this purchase and adding this to the holdings at the Thornton Library.
The Richard H. Thornton Library is the repository for the Society.