It may take some time, especially if there is not an index available, but the local Genealogical Society publications contain a wealth of information - some of which may cause you to do a happy dance.
During our recent visit to the Allen County Public Library, we spent some time reading the regional genealogical publications in search of the tidbits that will help fill in some family puzzles. One collection was the Wilkes Genealogical Society Bulletin (Wilkes Co. NC). The society was established in 1967, and the twenty-eight page WGS Bulletin is published four times per year.
One of the publications contained the
It was in this index that I found:
From there I was able to pull the volume it referred to and view the actual land record of our ancestor, John Underwood, which is shown in the previous post.
The Wilkes Genealogical Society has indexes to its Bulletins available online at:
The local society publications contain gems of information that you may not easily find elsewhere and are definately worth the time to peruse. But a word of warning: like historical newspapers, they can be addicting to read.