Heritage Room Collections
These are amoung some of our most used Indexes. We also have Marriages and Death Index Records as well as Obituaries.
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Desdie Collins was born July 16, 1928, to James Eustace and Mamie York Collins. She died at her family home on May 29, 2015.
In 1978, Desdie offered to house the growing collection of material that CGS was accumulating. Before her generous offer, the material had been located in several homes. Desdie set aside a room in her house and started the first research room for CGS. In 1986, when the county commissioners assigned rooms for The Heritage Room in the old Courthouse, the books and materials were moved there. She worked for many years as its librarian. CGS and the visitors to the Heritage Room owe a debt of thanks to Desdie Parker.
Desdie Parker Collection
Francis Ellen Richardson Small 1922 - 2014
She married Otha (Buck) Small September 20, 1942.
They were life long residents of Union County, NC. Their interest in family history was amazing. They published many books, spending countless hours at the Union County Register of Deeds office reading marriage books and certificates in preparation for the publication of five books which provide indexes of Union County marriages 1843- 1960.
Frances and Buck were dedicated members of Carolinas Genealogical Society.
They donated their extensive collection of genealogical and historical records to CGS to benefit researchers visiting The Heritage Room.