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Re: Where do you go in Henry Co?
Posted by: Kevin Messer Date: July 21, 2000 at 06:12:03
In Reply to: Where do you go in Henry Co? by Michelle Jordan of 336

I don't know if you've ever been to New London, but it's not very big. There is a Library there, but I would bet it has a very small genealogy collection, if any at all. The Libraries that might help you the most would either be the Mt. Pleasant Public Library which has a moderately sized collection, or the Burlington Public Library which has a good sized collection.

The courthouse staff in Mt. Pleasant is extremely helpful -- or at least was the last time I was there a few years ago. I would have to say that it's probably your best bet IF you have a fair amount of time to spend there.

Another source would be the church that your people belonged to -- if you know and if it is still in existence. Most of the churches in NL have been there for some time, so if they keep their records on site, you'll find some of the information you need there.

Outside of those resources, I don't know what to tell you. The county is made up of a lot of pretty small towns w/ Mt. Pleasant being the biggest by far. There are a ton of rural cemetaries w/ many around New London.

Good Luck in your search. You might also try to contact the Henry County Genealogical Society for more resources. Someone at the Mt. Pleasant Library can put you in touch with them. A couple of the staff members are members of the society.

Kevin Messer


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