Wednesday, September 23

Death Notice: Mary Etta Trotter Crotts

ASHEBORO- Mary Etta Trotter Crotts, 86, passed Tuesday, September 22, 2009, at Clapp's Convalescent Nursing Home. Graveside services 2:00 pm Friday, September 25, 2009, at Mt. Shepherd United Methodist Church Cemetery; Rev. David Hunt officiating. Native of Randolph County; preceded in death by her husband, Elmore Crotts. Survivors include son, Billy Crotts and wife, Kathryn, of Asheboro, and sister, Elsie Hill, of Asheboro.-Ridge

Tuesday, September 8

Databases Updated

The databases have been updated to reflect the recent deaths.

Dr. James Briles Lineage Identified

The BIN has received an obituary from Kelly O'Keefe, who responded via the BIN Blogger, regarding the lineage of Dr. James Briles. Dr. Briles' wife, Kathleen Steely Briles, was murdered on August 3, 2009 in Florida. We have checked the death notice and are confident in the lineage, which will be posted to the databases today. Dr. Briles is the son of the late Iowa Senator, James Edward and Marilyn Lorene Tendall Briles. We appreciate Kelly for the death notice. The murder case is still under investigation. There are no suspects at this time.

Tosha Medlin Briles In the Paper!

Tosha Medlin Briles, wife of R. Trent Briles (Curator of the BIN) recently interviewed for a story in the Thomasville Times Newspaper in Thomasville, NC. Coincidentally her brother Derek Medlin was also interviewed for the same story. The article focused on working on Labor Day, specifically public service jobs. Tosha is the nurse manager of ICU at TMC and Derek is a battalion chief with Thomasville Fire Department You can view the entire article by clicking on this link.

Prices for Vital Records Increase!

The North Carolina Vital Records Unit has increased it's fee for research and making copies of records in the State of North Carolina. The new prices went into effect August 24, 2009 and will consist of the following:

Fee for a first copy of a vital record, or for conducting a search of the files for the record when no copy is made: $24

Fee for each additional copy requested from the same search: $15.

The new forms are available on the NC Vitals Site and remember Vital records are also available from the Register of Deeds in the county where the event took place. I would suggest you request a copy of an uncertified copy from the Register of Deeds(unless you need a certified copy), because the fee is nominal for uncertified copies of vital records. If you have any questions, please contact me here at the project.

Briles Named New Davidson County Coordinator

Well, it's official! Effective September 1, 2009, I took on the task of running two very active counties in North Carolina. The Randolph & Davidson County Project will be under the coordination of me, Trent Briles. I look forward to running both counties and hope that I can continue to provide the best in genealogical information for visiting and researchers to the sites. You can view the new Davidson County Gen Web Page by clicking on this link.

Death Row Facts

Have you ever wondered how many people from Randolph County have been executed in NC? How many are currently on death row? I have compiled a list of past and current offenders on death row and placed the information on a special page! The title is called "Randolph County Executions and Current Death Row Inmates" and currently eight inmates from Randolph County on death row. When you view the page, make sure you move your mouse over the person's name for additional facts about the case. I hope you find this page interesting.