Welcome to the website of Margaret M. Hofmann.

 

Our web site is still under construction but we would like to  give you some updated information on our books back in print.  If you have any questions – please feel free to e-mail: mhofmann@3rddoor.com.

 

We also have new, used, hard-to-find, and out-of-print books for sale.  These books may be found on eBay under the seller name genauthor (go to advanced search and go down page until you see the word “sellers”.  Click box and type genauthor in under “specific sellers”. )   My eBay bookstore is: Teh-tee’s Treasures.

Our storefront on Amazon.com can be found at the following:  www.amazon.com/seller/mhofmann53

 

 

We are pleased to announce the following books by Margaret M. Hofmann are NOW back in print. 

 

A MUST for anyone attempting North Carolina research. Two “how-to” books are by the nationally known author, lecturer, and authority on North Carolina genealogical records. Margaret M. Hofmann has taught genealogy for 30+ years. These two “how-to” books were developed as a result of her many years teaching genealogy.

 

Back in print special for both of the Short, Short Courses.  Purchase both books for $25

 

The Short, Short Course in the use of North Carolina's Early County-Level Records. by Margaret M. Hofmann This unique work covers North Carolina's early county-level original records BONDS, CENSUS, COUNTY COURT, TAX RECORDS, LAND, WILLS, ESTATES, MARRIAGES and MISCELLANEOUS. A Chapter is devoted to each record and each record is discussed with its use in genealogical research explained. Illustrations are used to show the researcher what to expect when he or she encounters the records. 8 1/2 X 11 size, 104 pages, no cover, 3 hole punched so you can put the book into your notebook for ready reference when doing your research, shrink wrapped.  $15

 

An Intermediate Short, Short Course in the use of some North Carolina  Records. by Margaret M. Hofmann A continuation of the first book but on an intermediate level. The following records are discussed at length- CARTOGRAPHY, MORE LAND RECORDS, MILITARY RECORDS, NEWSPAPERS, CEMETERIES, CHURCH RECORDS, PETITIONS, RECORD INTERPRETATION and ORAL HISTORY. 119 pages, no cover, 3 hole punched so you can put the book into your notebook for ready reference when doing your research, shrink wrapped.  $12.50

 

Province Of North Carolina 1663-1729 Abstracts of Land Patents by Margaret M. Hofmann 1979 Reprinted 2009   This is a publication anyone researching an NC ancestor must have at hand.  It contains some 3,400 abstracts of the first land granted during NC's first land granting era when it was a Province under eight Lord Proprietors.  The abstracts are full:  providing the user with the name of the grantee, date of the conveyance, number of acres, and the land description with adjoining land owners named and geographic features given.  These land records themselves make up a remarkably reliable series for a researcher because they are so rich in information regarding NC and its people of more than 300 years ago. The book is dually indexed by full name and by places.  Soft cover, 384 pages including index.  $34

Colony of North Carolina 1735-1764 Abstracts of Land Patents Volume 1 By Margaret M. Hofmann 1982 reprinted 2009 Abstracts of more than 7,000 land patents issued in the first 30 years North Carolina was a crown colony.  An invaluable colony-wide reference book.  Indexed by Surname and Place Name  with thousands of references.  Now in TWO volumes - 1A & 1B.  Volume 1B has the index.  SOFT cover with 650 pages.  $38

 

Colony Of North Carolina 1765-1775 Abstracts of Land Patents Volume 2 by Margaret M. Hofmann 1984 reprinted 2009  This book contains more than 9,000 land patents abstracts issued in the last 10 years North Carolina was a crown colony.  The abstracts are rich in information giving the name of all adjoining landowners and of equal importance the natural markers such as creeks, rivers, mountains, coves, ridges, etc.  Dually indexed by surname and place name for a total of about 50,000 references.  Soft cover, reprinted in TWO volumes - VOLUME 2A and VOLUME 2B.  The INDEX is in Volume 2B.  $42

The five volume series on the Granville District of North Carolina by noted authority on North Carolina's Colonial land records and genealogical author - Margaret M. Hofmann

Purchase all five books for $150.  This price includes media mail postage and does not apply to book dealers.

The Granville Proprietary which covers most of what is now the upper half of NC is unfortunately one of the least known eras in NC history.  Its lands brought in people from outside NC and frequently sons of families already here took up lands as they married and settled down.

Included in this offer are:

The Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763. Abstracts of Land Grants Volume One  published 1986 reprinted 2009  $24
ISBN:  0937761-06-01X
This volume is compiled from Granville Grants recorded in the Secretary of State record book conflated with whatever original papers remain for the grants.    Counties included are: Anson, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Chowan, Cumberland, Currituck, Dobbs, and Edgecombe.
SOFT cover, perfect bound, 199 pages including a full name and place index.

The Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763 Abstracts of Land Grants Volume Two  $36
ISBN: 0-937761-02-8  This volume is continuation of Volume One and is compiled from Granville Grants recorded in the Secretary of State record book conflated with whatever original papers remain for the grants.    Counties included are: Granville, Halifax, Hyde, Johnston, Northampton, Orange, and Tyrrell.
HARD cover, 415 pages including a full name and place index.


The Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763 Abstracts of Land Grants Volume Three $28
ISBN: 0937761-03-6
This volume is continuation of Volume One and Volume Two and is compiled from Granville Grants recorded in the Secretary of State record book conflated with whatever original papers remain for the grants.
Counties included are:
Pasquotank, Perquimans, and Pitt.  Rowan County deeds of the Granville Proprietary were abstracted from micro-film copies of the loose original Granville District Land Office records for that county found in the NC State Archives.
HARD cover, indexed by surname and place name, 164 pages.

The Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763 Abstracts of Miscellaneous Land Office Records Volume Four   $39
ISBN: 0-937761-04-4
Volume 4 is compiled from loose papers - entries, warrants, and plats on file at the NC State Archives which have been identified as being part of the Granville Proprietary.
Counties included in this volume are: 
Anson, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Chowan, Cumberland,  Currituck, Dobbs, Edgecombe, and Granville.
HARD cover, 356 pages including Surname and Place Name index.

The Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763 Abstracts of Miscellaneous Land Office Records Volume 5   1995 reprinted 2009  $37
ISBN:0-937761-06-0
This book completes the five-volume series on the records of the Granville District of NC.  Volume 5 is compiled from loose papers - entries, warrants, and plats on file at the NC State Archives which have been identified as being part of the Granville Proprietary.  Counties included in this volume are: 
Halifax, Hyde, Johnston, Northampton, Orange, Tyrrell, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, and Rowan.
SOFT cover, 463 pages including Surname and Place Name index.

Chowan Precinct North Carolina Genealogical Abstracts of Deed Books 1696-1723 by Margaret M Hofmann. 1976 reprinted 2009  Also included in this book are five years of court minutes 1714-1719. This book is a rich source of information as about a dozen counties came from Old Chowan.  Some of which are: Gates, Hertford, Northampton, Bertie, Old Edgecombe...The deed books for Old Chowan Precinct date from about 1696 and are a treasure trove of genealogical information for one undertaking research in NC.  Some of the oldest names in Eastern NC history appear in early Chowan records - Smithwick, Laurance, Spruill, Walston, Rogers, Whitaker, Watson, McKinne, Maul, Moseley, Nairn, Murphrey, and many, many more. Complete name index, map, soft cover, 295 pages.  $25

 

Abstracts of Deeds Edgecombe Precinct Edgecombe County North Carolina 1732 through 1758 by Margaret M. Hofmann published 1969 reprinted 2009  The LINK between Bertie County, North Carolina and present day Edgecombe (Granville Grantees are not included as they are included in the Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763 series by Margaret Hofmann.)  SOFT cover, map, 287 pages including index.  $25

Edgecombe County was formed in 1741 from Bertie County.  It is located in the Eastern section of NC.  It is bounded by present day counties of  Martin, Pitt, Wilson, Nash, and Halifax Counties.

Genealogical Abstracts of Wills, 1758-1824 Halifax County North Carolina by Margaret M. Hofmann published 1970 reprinted 2009  More than 1,000 will abstracts from one of North Carolina's older and genealogically important counties.  Complete index of about 7,000 names, two maps, SOFT cover, 246 pages.  $24

Halifax County, NC was formed in 1758 from Edgecombe County, NC.  It is located in the NE part of the state.  It is bounded by Bertie, Martin, Edgecombe, Nash, Warren, and Northampton counties.

Abstracts of Deeds Northampton County, North Carolina Public Registry Deed Book One and Deed Book Two  by Margaret M. Hofmann published 1983 reprinted 2009  More then 1,200 deed abstracts dating from the formation of Northampton in 1741, including an area with became part of Hertford in 1759.  SOFT cover, map, 178 pages including index.  $17

Northampton County was formed in 1741 from Bertie County.  It is located in the NE section of NC.  It is bounded the state of Virginia and by the present day counties of Hertford, Bertie, Halifax, and  Warren

Northampton County, North Carolina 1759-1808 Genealogical Abstracts of Wills by Margaret M. Hofmann 1975 reprinted 2009 This book contains 603 will abstracts.  Northampton County, NC joins the Virginia line.  Its records are especially useful in migrations as many ancestors passed through this northeastern NC border county.  Indexed (about 4,000 names), fold-out map from Mouzon 1775, SOFT cover, 175 pages.  $23

We also have available the following books:

North Carolina County Maps (1800) by Dr. A. B. Pruitt Published 2004 Covers the 64 counties in existence in 1800.  Genealogical researchers know the value of maps: one reason is the land measurement system in use in North Carolina relates land to natural barriers making the location of creeks, rivers, etc., necessary to find the approximate location of your ancestor's land(s).  In addition to showing waterways in the NC counties formed by 1800, Dr. Pruitt indicates some later counties: for instance Greene, Lenior, and Wayne formed from the genealogical puzzle Dobbs County.  48 pages, soft cover, 8 1/2 x 11 size, completely indexed by creeks, runs, swamps, islands, lakes, mountains, etc.   $15

Creeks and Rivers in South Carolina (1825) by Dr. A. B. Pruitt  Published 2004 This helpful book of maps should help the genealogical researcher trying to locate waterways in SC.  This books contains only the rivers, creeks, and branches in SC.  Soft cover, 28 pages of maps plus index,   8 1/2 x 11 size.  $15

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