North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register
Author: J. R. B. Hathaway
Published: 2006 reprint of 1900-1903 originals
Softcover, 1,760 pp., Three Volumes
Between 1900 and 1903, James Hathaway compiled and edited what is now regarded as the supreme collection of genealogical source records on the Old Albemarle region of North Carolina, issued quarterly in eleven numbers of 160 pages each. "The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register" sought to provide abstracts of every item relating to the personal as well as the public history of the counties of the region. Although cut short by the editor's untimely death, this goal was very nearly realized, and in the eleven published numbers of the "Register" we are left nonetheless with an achievement of major proportions. In its 1,760 pages the "iRegister" bears reference to no fewer than 50,000 North Carolina settlers. Chief among its contents we find abstracts of land grants, court records, conveyance, births, deaths, marriages, wills, petitions, military records (including a list of North Carolina Officers and Soldiers of the Continental Line, 1775-1782), licenses, and oaths.