Finley – McFarling genealogy collection

1740-1830


Descriptive Summary

Title: Finley – McFarling genealogy collection
Dates: 1740-1830
Collection Number: Consult repository
Creator/Collector: Finley, Carmen J.
Extent: 8 boxes
Online items available
Repository: Sonoma State University Library
Abstract: The documents, all in transcribed form and many with copies of the original documents, include deeds, court records, tax and census records, marriage and other vital records, as well as some extensive probate records, and abstracts taken from standard sources, both primary and secondary. It also includes correspondence, some GEDCOMs, photographic family albums, and other documents used in the analysis of problems found in tracing family members. In addition there are reprints of published research by Carmen J. Finley found in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, The Virginia Genealogist, the American Genealogist, Tennessee Ancestors, National Genealogical Society Computer Interest Group Digest, and Finley Findings, International. About 80% of this material is available online and all material is available in hard copy form.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property

Preferred Citation

Finley – McFarling genealogy collection . Sonoma State University Library

Biography/Administrative History

Carmen J. Finley, PhD., C.G., is a retired research psychologist. Her interest in genealogy began in 1979 and she started publishing articles in 1988, her first being in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. Since then she has published additional articles in the NGS Quarterly as well as in The Virginia Genealogist, the American Genealogist and Tennessee Ancestors. She is the author of The Finleys of Early Sonoma County, California, published by Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, Maryland, in 1997. She has been chairman of the NGS Family History Contest since 1990, for which she received the NGS Distinguished Service Award.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Finley-McFarling Genealogy Collection contains over 700 citations to documents involving early Finley families in Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Texas and California along with a number of collateral lines. These documents, all in transcribed form and many with copies of the original documents, include deeds, court records, tax and census records, marriage and other vital records, as well as some extensive probate records, and abstracts taken from standard sources, correspondence, and other family history documentation.

Indexing Terms

Bancroft
Bischoff
Boyle
Caldwell
Downing
Ellison
Ellroth/Elrod
Finley
Fullerton
Hackney
Harlan
Head
Heald
Janney
Jenkins
Knevett
Lesh/Loesch
McAra
McFarland
McKnight
Minear
Mount
Pabst
Roy
Stalnaker
Stemple
Walborn
Willis
McFarling