The Buckley Laboratory of
 
Unusual
 Research Projects

...but mostly ordinary genealogy & history

 

SITE INDEX 

Local History and Legends
Genealogy
Tombstone Transcriptions
Census Look-Ups
Title Search/Abstracts

Investigative Support

Sources:
     Public Records
     Tax Records
     Land Records
     Birth/Death Abstracts
     Marriage Records
     Recorded Liens
     Judgments
     Public Arrest Records
     Newspaper Archives

Customary Research Area
Occasional Research Area
Current Projects
Related Services Directory
Fees
Contact Us


Thanks for visiting blurps.com, the official page of the Buckley Laboratory of Unusual Research Projects.  The laboratory mainly seeks projects related to genealogy and history and conducts primary research of published works, directories, public records, and local, state, and national archives.  Research projects are customarily conducted on behalf of clients and grantors and not for our own copyright or publication.  Research is generally confined to an area within a 100 mile radius of Charlotte, North Carolina. Unusual and "hard-to-find" requests are preferred...requests for answers not likely found on the web.

The laboratory provides research support for genealogists, historians, attorneys, developers, investigative agencies, lenders, reporters, authors, and individuals.

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Local History and Legends. Our region, colonized by some of the earliest European settlers in the country, is rich in history.  The two Carolinas were among the original thirteen states.  Along with the history came many legends about patriots, scoundrels, folklore, and ghosts.  NPR recently aired a story about one legend in the region, the story of  "Tom Dooley".  If you are a historian, author, reporter, or just simply researching local history in our area, we can do the primary research for you.

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Genealogy.  Of particular interest is family history research in our area. Archival land records, survey plats, birth records, marriage records, death records, recorded wills, and other public record searches are our specialty.  Census look-ups and tombstone inscriptions with photographs are additional specialties. We don't do pedigree charts but we will do research necessary to prepare them.

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Title Search and Abstracts.  The laboratory provides simple title searches for developers and lenders.  Full title abstract and property history services of a more historical and genealogical value are preferred.  Simple title search requests may be referred or sub-contracted.

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Investigative SupportIf you are looking for a person, place, legend, or recorded event within our research area, we will search all known public records and published works in the specified locale to fulfill your quest. If the request requires a licensed investigator or an attorney, we will help you locate one.

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Customary Resources.
Court Filings and Recordings
Tax Records
Arrest Records
Newspaper Archives
Telephone Directories
City/County Directories
Permit and License Bureaus
Maps
Historical Markers
Museums
Public Libraries
Colleges and Universities
North Carolina State Archives
South Carolina State Archives

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Customary Research Area.

NORTH CAROLINA

SOUTH CAROLINA

COUNTY

COUNTY SEAT

COUNTY

COUNTY SEAT

Anson

Wadesboro

Cherokee

Gaffney

Cabarrus

Concord

Chester

Chester

Catawba

Newton

Fairfield

Winnsboro

Cleveland

Shelby

Greenville

Greenville

Davidson

Lexington

Kershaw

Camden

Davie

Mocksville

Lancaster

Lancaster

Forsyth

Winston-Salem

Laurens

Laurens

Gaston

Gastonia

Lexington

Lexington

Iredell

Statesville

Newberry

Newberry

Lincoln

Lincolnton

Richland

Columbia

Mecklenburg

Charlotte

Spartanburg

Spartanburg

Rowan

Salisbury

Sumter

Sumter

Rutherford

Rutherfordton

Union

Union

Stanly

Albemarle

York

York

Union

Monroe

   

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Occasional Research Areas.
National Archives in Atlanta
Georgia Archives in Atlanta
Savannah
Charleston
Richmond

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Current Unfunded Projects.  Searching for a sponser!
Genealogists Guide to Mecklenburg County Churches
Mecklenburg County Genealogical and Historical Resources Guide.
The February, 1735 Voyage of the Dorsetshire

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Fees.  BLURPS accepts a variety of projects with varying complexity and time requirements.  Total fees for a project may range from around ten dollars to several thousand dollars. A research agreement including a fee estimate and project scope definition is required before the laboratory accepts a project and a retainer may be required.

As an example of time requirements, a simple title search at the Mecklenburg Register of Deeds office usually takes under an hour.  A complete property history from the original land grant to the present may take several days to complete.

All research is conducted for a fee based upon an hourly rate plus expenses. 

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Contact The Lab.

For questions and more information, send us an e-mail .

To request a research project, send us an e-mail with a detailed description of your request and include its urgency for completion.  Or, mail your questions/requests to blurps.com, P.O. Box 19567, Charlotte, NC  28219.

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Related Services Directory.
If you provide legal, genealogy, historical research, or investigative services to clients within our customary research area and would like a link or address placed here, contact the lab. Reciprocal links and/or nominal cost reimbursements may be required.

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