There are now a total of 524,554 high quality images of land grant records for over 200,000 grants available on the free website nclandgrants.com . The latest addition adds 77,000 “shuck” images representing 14,000 grants in Brunswick, Cherokee, Guilford, and Surry counties issued from 1764 to 1959. Thanks to everyone who donated (and plan to donate!) to this project.
The batch currently being digitized by the State Archives of NC includes Rutherford, Yancey, Iredell, Watauga, Northampton, Jackson, and Chatham, and should be online by end of this month.
Since the launch of this project in May, we’ve received donations for digitizing 438 shuck reels in addition to the 152 shuck reels that were already on the website. That leaves just over 200 reels remaining. The top unfunded counties include Bladen (35 reels), Cumberland (24), and Montgomery (22), Onslow (18), and New Hanover (17).
For more information, see http://nchistoricalrecords.org/shucks/