Published Resources for Forsyth County Genealogy
Kernersville News, Kernersville NC: phone number 336-993-2161.
The Mt. Airy News (neighboring Surry County)
ISBN 0738515477, 9780738515472; 128 pages
Fries, Adelaide L., 1871-1949 (1898). Forsyth County. Stewarts' Print House.
Fries, Adelaide L., and others (1949). Forsyth. A County on the March. University of North Carolina Press
Ramsey, Robert W. (1964). Carolina Cradle. Settlement of the Northwest Carolina Frontier, 1747-1762.
Tursi, Frank V. (1994). Winston-Salem. A History. John F. Blair, Publishers. web link
PUBLICATIONS OF THE FORSYTH COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Forsyth County, N.C. Marriage Bonds and Co-Habitation Records, 1849-1868
1850 Census, Forsyth County
1860 Census, Forsyth County
1870 Census, Forsyth County
1880 Census, Forsyth County
Census transcriptions are also available for Stokes County 1790-1850 and for Davie County 1850
Death Notices from the People's Press (Salem, North Carolina) 1851-1892, An Indexed Abstract
Forsyth County, NC Wills 1849-1917, An Indexed Abstract
MORAVIAN CHURCH RECORDS AND HISTORIES
Fries, Adelaide L., and others, editors; (1922-2006 publications, depending on the volume). Records of the Moravians in North Carolina, 13 volumes. Published by the North Carolina Historical Commission
Fries, Adelaide, L. (1944). The Road to Salem
Griffin, Frances, series editor. Three Forks of Muddy Creek. Published by Old Salem, Inc.
Hartley, Michael (1987). Wachovia in Forsyth Publ. Old Salem, Inc.
Kirkland, Winifred. The Easter People. A Pen-Picture of the Moravian Celebration of the Resurrection
Kirkland, Winifred. Where the Star Still Shines. Yule-Tide in Old Salem
Weinlick, John R. (1956). Count Zinzendorf. Abingdon Press, New York and Nashville
ADDITIONAL PUBLICATIONS OF GENEALOGICAL DATA
Moran, Faye Jarvis (1999). Bastardy Bonds, Forsyth County, North Carolina
S-K Publications (1990), John F. Schunk, editor. 1850 U.S. Census, Forsyth County North Carolina
Stanley, Donald W. (1976-1978), Forsyth County, N.C., Cemetery Records.
The Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin County Heritage volumes also contain a great deal of information on Forsyth County families. These are available in many libraries.
FAMILY HISTORIESSome of these are for sale privately, others are out of print but sometimes appear in used book stores or on-line. Also look for them in genealogical collections in public and university libraries and in the LDS library in Salt Lake City.
A newer edition of this book is also available.
Fries, Francis Henry, 1855-1931. History of the Fries Family, A.D. 810-1930
Frost, Earle W., A Genealogical Brochure of the Long and Doub Families of North Carolina and their Midwestern Descendants. Available as LDS microfilm 0928084/6
Harmon, Gray Smith (1998). Peddicord Junction. Family History Publishers, Bountiful UT
Hauser, Kenneth John, Jr. (1977) Alsatian-American Family Hauser. Hunter Publishing Co., Winston-Salem NC
Jurney, James A. (1987, revised 1992). Ancestry of Alice Estelle and Effie Catherine Butner and Related Families, privately printed.
Jurney, James A. (1992). Ancestry and Descendants of Johann Peter Frey, privately printed.
Jurney, James A. (1990). Die Ahnen von Johann Balthasar Hege und Verwandten zu Hausen an der Zaber,, privately printed
Körner, Jules Gilmer, Jr. (1958). Joseph of Kernersville. Being the Stories of the Families Körner-Kerner . Kastner . Spach . Gardner . Pie and Wiesner and their Descendants in the Town of Kernersville, North Carolina. Durham, NC, Seeman Printery, Inc.
Linn, Jo White (1980). People Named Hanes
Mickey, Mary F. Mickey/Micke Descendants of Johann Michael Mücke (1708-1786) and Eva Catharina Metzger (1721-1755)
Sheek, Ann Ellis (1982). Descendants of Stephen and Elizabeth Douthit Riddle of Rowan Co. NC, LDS 6019018
Sides, Roxie (1963). Early American Families. Sides, Rominger, Rothrock, Spach, Longworth, Shoaf, Nading, Foltz, Vogler.
Zimmerman, E.R.S., and B.D. Zimmerman (2000) Professional Ledgers of John Edward Bell Shutt, Woodcraftsman and Undertaker, Shady Grove Township, Advance NC, ISBN 0-9679015-0-2; For more information see the Davie County resources page
If you have suggestions of other books, please e-mail me
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