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It's a frightening time of year and as we get ready for Halloween we're exploring the cemeteries in Onslow County. Many people think cemeteries are haunted places, where spooky things are hiding behind every headstone. But not us! We see cemeteries as excellent resources that contain information helpful when doing genealogical research! Check out our video with Museum Director Lisa Whitman-Grice as she explores just a few of the cemeteries you can find around Onslow County, including the Verona Loop National Cemetery, the Huggins Cemetery, and the Montford Point National Cemetery.
You can learn more about Onslow's cemeteries using this interactive map created by Onslow County GIS: https://www.onslowcountync.gov/cemeteries. This map is open for editing so if you have information about a local cemetery such as names, dates, locations, or photographs please feel free to add them! Additionally, the Museum's reference library contains the "Onslow County Cemetery Records," a twelve volume series compiled and edited by Michael Whaley for the New Hanover County Public Library as well as "Markers of Time," a four volume series focused on the cemeteries moved from land that became Camp Lejeune. "The Architectural History of Onslow County, North Carolina," by Dan Pezzoni also includes information about some of our cemeteries.
Websites such as ancestry.com and findagrave.com can also provide information from and about our local cemeteries.
Join Onslow County Museum Director Lisa Whitman-Grice as she explores a few of the many cemeteries in Onslow County and how we can use them as resources for ...