Welcome to the Nance Genealogy Clearinghouse! This site contains information on the history and genealogy of the Nance family in America. Follow the links in the column on the right to see what's available here.
Nance Genealogy Resources -- This site was established in 1997 as a place to facilitate the sharing of information about Nance genealogy. At that time, the resources available for doing genealogical research on the internet, and for finding and sharing information with others researching the same names, were limited. In the intervening years, though, many more Nance-genealogy-related websites have been developed.
Two other good resources for communication and exchange of information between Nance researchers are the Nance Family Forum at GenForum (at: http://genforum.genealogy.com/nance/ ) and the Nance Message Board at ancestry.com (at: http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/board/an/surnames.nance ). These are both fairly active forums and there is a good chance that someone with helpful information will be able to respond to queries posted there.
Another resource is the Nance Mailing List. To subscribe to the Nance Mailing List, send an e-mail to: NANCE-Demail@example.com containing just the word "subscribe" in the message. For more information, you can also contact Sonia Nance Kinback, who is the List Moderator, through her website.
Links -- Other websites with Nance genealogy info
Queries -- Queries about Nances
Archives -- Record abstracts involving Nances
Odds and Ends -- Misc. Nance genealogy "finds"
Gazetteer -- About places named "Nance"
Genealogies -- Info about Nance family genealogies
Search -- Search the entire NGC site!
Articles -- Longer pieces on Nance genealogy:
The Home of
Reuben Nance -- The house he lived
There are some sections of "NR" in which the lineages described are probably unreliable. One area of particular importance to me, concerns the lines of John and Martha Nance, Clement Nance, Giles Nance, the Nances of Newberry, SC, and others related to them. I suggest that anyone interested in an introduction to these issues take a look at my article, "Unbreaking The Circle".
Notwithstanding this, "NR" is an invaluable resource, and should be viewed as the essential foundation on which genalogical study of the American Nance family must rest.
There are known to be copies of the "Nance Register" in the following libraries:
ARKANSAS -- Barton Library - ElDorado, AR
CALIFORNIA -- Sutro Library California
FLORIDA -- Miami-Dade (FL) Pub Libr Syst
GEORGIA -- Univ. of Georgia - Athens, GA
INDIANA -- Allen Cnty (IN) Pub Libr
KANSAS -- Kansas State Hist Soc
KENTUCKY -- Kentucky Hist Soc Libr
LOUISIANA -- Univ of SW Louisiana; Shreve Mem. Library - Shreveport, LA; Natchitoches Parrish Library - Natchitoches, LA
MISSOURI -- Cass County, MO Library, in Harrisonville,MO
NORTH CAROLINA -- North Carolina State Libr
OKLAHOMA -- Oklahoma City Public Library; Ralph Emerson Pub Library, Oklahoma City OK
TENNESSEE -- Tennessee State Libr & Arch
TEXAS -- Ft. Worth Public Library; Texas State Libr; Abilene (TX) Pub Libr; Lubbock (TX) City/Cnty Libr
UTAH -- LDS Library at Salt Lake City; Library of Congress
In addition, here is a list provided to me by Elsie Wright, who had a librarian friend of hers do a search. There may be some duplication with the listing above:
Location --- Symbol --- Inter-Library Loan Status --- Library
DC --- LNN --- Non-lender --- LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
FL --- DZM --- Lender --- MIAMI-DADE PUB LIBR SYST
GA --- GUA --- Lender --- UNIV OF GEORGIA
IN --- IMF --- Lender --- ALLEN CNTY PUB LIBR
KS --- KSH --- Non-lender --- KANSAS STATE HIST SOC
KY --- KNU --- Lender --- KENTUCKY HIST SOC LIBR
LA --- LWA --- Lender --- UNIV OF SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA
NC --- NCS --- Lender --- NORTH CAROLINA STATE LIBR
NY --- NYP --- Lender --- NEW YORK PUB LIBR RES LIBR
OK --- OKE --- Lender --- METROPOLITAN LIBR SYST, DOWNTOWN BR
TN --- TNS --- Lender --- TENNESSEE STATE LIBR & ARCH
TX --- IFA --- Lender --- FORT WORTH PUB LIBR
TX --- IKM --- Lender --- TEXAS STATE LIBR
TX --- TXB --- Lender --- ABILENE PUB LIBR
TX --- TXL --- Lender --- LUBBOCK CITY/CNTY LIBR
VA --- VA@ --- Lender --- UNIV OF VIRGINIA
VA --- VIC --- Lender --- LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA, THE
VA --- VMA --- Lender --- BLUE RIDGE REG LIBR
EU --- ERD --- Non-lender --- TRINITY COL, DUBLIN
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