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Buncombe County Library Electronic Resources

Many public libraries subscribe to electronic databases that can aid in our family history research and provide historical context to our serach, and are free to use to library card holders, so be sure to check your local library for available electronic resources....

Tracking Elusive Ancestors: Minerva Pittillo Case Study, Part III

Welcome to Part III of Tracking Elusive Ancestors: Minerva PITTILLO Case Study. If you haven’t yet read Part I and Part II, it might be useful to do so to track the research process. It has been quite an interesting process of discovery so far trying to track...

Tracking Elusive Ancestors: Manerva Pittillo Case Study, Part II

In Part I of Tracking Elusive Ancestors: Manerva Pittillo Case Study, I was fairly certain that I had found the correct Manerva PITTILLO, but because of the number of discrepancies found in the records I referenced there, I still wanted more documentation. I went back...

Tracking Elusive Ancestors: Manerva Pittillo Case Study, Part I

When I first began to research my OWENSBY paternal line, I had very little information about my paternal great-great grandparents, John OWENSBY and Manerva (Minerva) PITTILLO. According to at least one family member, John left Manerva and their four children, Charlie,...

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