Research Service (Fixed-Fee)
The CCHA provides two types of research service. The first, which is described on this page, is a very limited and focused genealogical and historical research service for which a fixed fee is charged. This service is limited to those questions that can be answered by consulting a specific reference or set of records. See the lists below for examples of the research that can and cannot be conducted.
The second type of research is much broader in scope, and an hourly fee is charged. For information on this more comprehensive research service go to Research Service (Hourly-Rate). If you are in doubt as to which research service is appropriate for your query, please contact the CCHA Research Coordinator.
Under the limited research program described on this page the CCHA accepts requests limited to one name, one record, or one event. Set forth below is a list of the reference materials and records that the CCHA currently is prepared to search.
The charge for each query is $20 ($15 for CCHA members). This includes limited copying (no more than five pages) and mailing the findings to the requester (United States only). Overseas requests require separate arrangements and the requester must contact the CCHA Research Coordinator before submitting a request. Note that records copied from the Burch Blaylock Collection may incur additional copying charges levied by the Caswell County Register of Deeds.
If a requester asks, for example, if a family surname is listed in The Heritage of Caswell County North Carolina, and the CCHA researcher does indeed find the surname, the CCHA researcher will not just answer in the affirmative with nothing more being provided. A positive response will include a copy of the relevant pages. The same applies to other reference materials, such as deed, will, and marriage bond abstract books, subject, however, to copyright restrictions. Where copyright restrictions prevent copying the material, the available information will be summarized in pertinent part and provided in written form.
However, if the answer to the query is in the negative, the requester will be so informed, and the query will be closed. All CCHA researchers will seek clarification of a query before proceeding if the query is unclear or obviously is beyond the scope of the limited service described on this page. It may be that the requester needs to use the more comprehensive hourly service described at Research Service (Hourly-Rate). Every effort will be made to make sure that the requester does not waste money and that the CCHA researcher does not waste time.
Satisfaction Guarantee. If the requester is dissatisfied for any reason with the fixed-fee research service provided by the CCHA, the fee will be refunded (less any copying and mailing costs incurred).
The CCHA reserves the right to decline any request for research service.
To submit a request fill out the Request Form. Make sure to provide an email address and telephone number so that the CCHA researcher can contact you. The CCHA researcher will let you know if the request is understood and accepted, at which time payment will be required. You may pay by cash (only in person at the Richmond-Miles History Museum in Yanceyville, North Carolina) check, money order, credit card, or through PayPal. Send no payment until so instructed by the CCHA Research Coordinator.
Set forth below are examples of APPROPRIATE requests
- Do you have a will abstract for Sarah Burton who died around 1855?
- Do you have any record of the marriage of Howard Henry around 1820?
- Pleasant H. Womack is my ancestor. Do you have a record of his selling land to Allen Gunn around 1831?
- Do you have any information on the discovery of Bright Leaf Tobacco by Abisha Slade?
- Who were the founders of Leasburg?
- Do you have a cemetery survey for the Yanceyville Presbyterian Church?
- Are there references to the Robert Henry Hester family in the Caswell Heritage Book?
- Is there a reference to John C. Rogers in the Powell Caswell County History Book?
Set forth below are examples of INAPPROPRIATE requests
- Please send me all the information that you have on the Slade family.
- We are descended from Richard Yarbrough of Caswell County. Can you tell me about his real estate transactions?
- One of my ancestors may have married into the Yancey family. Please give me a list of all the Yancey marriages from 1800 to 1900.
- Who is buried in the Yanceyville Presbyterian Church Cemetery?
- Please send me a copy of all the Kerr wills (or estate records, or marriage bonds, or any other series of records) found in the Caswell County records.
References and Records the CCHA Will Search
- Caswell County Register of Deeds (Includes the Burch Blaylock Collection [Note: Additional Photocopying Charges Apply])
- Gunn Memorial Public Library
- The Heritage of Caswell County North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985)
- When the Past Refused to Die--A History of Caswell County 1777-1977, William S. Powell (1977)
- An Inventory of Historic Architecture--Caswell County, North Carolina, Ruth Little-Stokes (1979)
- Caswell County 1777-1877: Historical Abstract of Minutes, Katharine Kerr Kendall (1977)
- Caswell County, North Carolina Deed Books 1777-1817, Katharine Kerr Kendall (1989)
- Caswell County, North Carolina Deed Books 1817-1840, Katharine Kerr Kendall (1992)
- Caswell County, North Carolina Land Grants, Tax Lists, State Census, Apprentice Bonds, Estate Records, Katharine Kerr Kendall (1977)
- Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1778-1868, Katharine Kerr Kendall (1983)
- Caswell County, North Carolina Will Books 1777-1814, Katharine Kerr Kendall (1979)
- Caswell County North Carolina Will Books 1814-1843, Katharine Kerr Kendall (1979)
- Caswell County North Carolina Will Books 1843-1868 (Guardians' Accounts 1848-1868), Katharine Kerr Kendall (1986)
- Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Records 1778-1876, Frances T. Ingmire (1984)
- Caswell County, North Carolina Tax Lists 1777, 1780, & 1784, T.L.C. Genealogy
- State Census of North Carolina 1784-1787, Mrs. Alvaretta Kenan Register (1971)
- 1790 Caswell County, North Carolina Tax List
- 1820 Federal Census North Carolina (Supplemented with Tax Lists), Dorothy Williams Potter (1974)
- North Carolina Headrights: A List of Names 1663-1744, Caroline B. Whitley, Compiler (2001)
- Service Record Book of Men and Women of Yanceyville, N.C., and Community, V.F.W. Post No. 7316
- Abstracts of Letters of Resignations of Militia Officers in North Carolina 1779-1840, Timothy Kearney (1992)
- Sherman's March Through North Carolina: A Chronology, Wilson Angley, Jerry L. Cross, and Michael Hill (1995)
- Marriage and Death Notices From Raleigh, N.C. Newspapers 1796-1826, Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr. (1977)
- Yanceyville Presbyterian Church: Early History of the Church, Katharine Kerr Kendall (1976)
- From Rabbit Shuffle to Collins Hill (Stories of Southern Caswell County, North Carolina), Millard Quentin Plumblee (1984)
- At the Foot of the Lake: The Pattillo-Patillo Family and Allied Lines, Millard Quentin Plumblee (1987)
- Their Highest Potential--An African American School Community in the Segregated South, Vanessa Siddle Walker (1996)
- Graves—Twelve Generations (Some Descendants and Kin (1608-1977), Louise Graves (1977)
- Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5, Fourth Edition (Families A-P, John Frederick Dorman (2005)
- Historical Sketch of the Country Line Baptist Church, W. J. Berry (1975)
- North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster (Limited Reprint Edition), North Carolina Office of Archives and History
- Green Leaf and Gold: Tobacco in North Carolina, Jerome E. Brooks (1997)
- Kirk's Raiders: A Notorious Band of Scoundrels and Thieves, Matthew Bumgarner (2000)
- A Fool's Errand: A Novel of the South During Reconstruction, Albion W. Tourgee (1879)
- Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina: From the Colonial Period to About 1820, Paul Heinegg (2005)
- Report of Research on The Lea Family in Virginia & North Carolina Before 1800, Ben L. Rose (1984)
- Greene and Cornwallis: The Campaign in the Carolinas, Hugh F. Rankin (1976)
- North Carolina During Reconstruction, Richard L. Zuber (1969)
- Guide to North Carolina Highway Historical Markers, Ninth Edition, Michael Hill, Editor (2001)
- In the Beginning: The Churches of Caswell County, Jean B. Scott
- Alexander Rose of Person County North Carolina and His Descendants, Ben Lacy Rose (1979)
- Thomas Day: African American Furniture Maker, Rodney D. Barfield and Patricia M. Marshall (2005)
- Caswell County Phone Book: 2004-2005
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