Index of Ancestral Names from the NCGS Journal
This is an ongoing process. The individual documents will grow as more Journal indexes are transcribed, and the inclusive names on each document will certainly change.
We have changed the format of the Names list, so that all names beginning with "A" appear on one list, "B" on another, and so on.
It is important to note that although this is primarily an index of names of individuals, names of groups are also included. For example, reference to Quakers may be found in the "Q" list.
Each list will open in a new browser tab, without affecting the tab currently open to the NCGS website. There are some records in the Journal with no last name given, some are partial names, and some are uncertain (a "best guess" by the orginal transcribers). This list is found in the grid below, simply called "Uncertain".
At times, various numbered military units are indexed, e.g., 1st Regt (NC). These are found in the "Military" file in the grid below.
A note about the use of M'e as a title, which appears in some records: This is most likely an abbreviation for "Maître" ("Master"), a form of address sometimes given to members of the legal profession. Another possibility is use as an abbreviation for "Magistrate", also referring to the legal profession.
A note about the use of Esq. as a suffix. "An abbreviation for esquire, which is a title used by attorneys in the United States. The term esquire has a different meaning in English Law. It is used to signify a title of dignity, which ranks above gentleman and directly below knight. In the United States, Esq. is written after a lawyer's name, for example: John Smith, Esq." (Source: "The Free Dictionary", http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Esq.)
A note about the use of parentheses around middle names: in some indexes, a woman's maiden name was included, in parentheses, as a middle name. We have left these as they are, but in most cases, there will be two entries for that particular woman - once under her maiden name, and once under her married name.
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