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I will take a brief trip to Wisnton-Salem, North Carolina in late July and want to make the best use of my really limited time there. I am trying to document a child born in Rutherford or Burke (more than likely) in February of 1786 and apprenticed out at birth. Her birth mother was living in Rutherford or Burke at the birth and those she was bond out to were living in Burke County. At some point after May of 1786 and January of 1797, my ancestress left NC with those she served--who may have been a part of some organized movement of people leaving that area for Kentucky and finally Louisiana. They left Kentucky in January of 1797 and arrived in Louisiana in May of same year. I am interested in the discovry of:
1. Personal information on those who brought her to Louisiana who were likely early members of Buffalo Church in Guilford Co.
2. Records documenting apprenticeship(s)Burke/Rutherford
3. Surviving data/rosters on "groups" who left Burke/Rutherford between summer of 1786 and fall of 1796
4. General and specific records on mother who married her husband (not childs father)in Rutherford in December of 1785
6. Specific records documenting black children born of white parents, free blacks in that time range and in those places (Burke/Rutherford)
7. Records documenting blacks slave or free (enumerations, registrations, church records)in Burke and Rutherford
8. Identification of childs black father. Bedford Co, Va, or Rutherford/Burke Co., NC.
Where should I go--what is my best best for locating documents on those areas? Is the State Arhive the most logical place to look for the assortment of docs I'm interested in? Do either of the colleges in Winston-Salem have really good records of genealogical value?
Thanks for any insight.
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