North Carolina

Newspapers.com has new content as a result of collaboration with UNC. This update has some interesting links for readers to follow: Recently, Newspapers.com has been working with the University of North Carolina (UNC) Libraries to digitize newspapers in their North Carolina Collection: roughly three thousand microfilm reels, or about two million pages, of pre-1923 newspapers. But the […]

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It was a big surprise to me to learn today that German submarines preyed on tankers on the east coast of the United States during WWII.  And, thanks to a touching human interest story, with interesting historical commentary, in today’s Charlotte Observer about a crew of British sailors who were buried in Ocracoke cemetery in […]

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For folks who live in the area here’s some useful information about a free genealogy class at  the Lexington Library, North Carolina: “The Lexington Library, at 602 S. Main St., in Lexington, North Carolina, will hold a free class in beginning genealogy during the month of February. The class will be held from 6:30 to […]

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Sandy on January 3rd, 2012

Inhabited about 800 to 1000 years ago the Town Creek Indian Mound near Mount Gilead, North Carolina, may be one of the oldest villages in the area and is one of the most popular State Historic Sites in North Carolina. It was once a bustling place that contained homes, work areas and ceremonial buildings, built […]

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Ancestry. com the worlds largest online family history resource has released two million North Carolina World War II Draft Cards in commemoration of the seventieth anniversary of Pearl Harbor on December 7th as follows: “In remembrance of the upcoming 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor marking the entrance of the United States into World […]

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Wade Mainer a singer and banjo pioneer whose definitive style and devotion to old-time mountain songs made him a pivotal figure in the transition to bluegrass music, died of congestive heart failure on Monday September 12, 2011, at the age of 104 in his home in Flint, Michigan. After joining his older brother at a […]

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A new Civil Wars Trails guide has been developed by the North Carolina Division of Tourism designed to enhance the travel experience for this year’s 150th anniversary observance of the Civil War. The maps follow the war from Roanoke Island to Robinsville with markers at 232 sites in 78 counties. Historic moments are illustrated with […]

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The following is an interesting announcement from the National Genealogical Society: “Did you know that at the NGS 2011 Family History Conference, Charleston, South Carolina from 11-14 May 2011, the exhibit hall is free to the public? This is a great opportunity for non-conference-attending companions or local community members to experience an exciting element of the annual conference – […]

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An article The Charlotte Observer caught my eye yesterday. Written by freelancer Lisa Thornton, it’s a charming account by old-timer Martha Kee of the past 100 years in Concord, North Carolina. The area around Concord is lovely and you can still see remnants of a once thriving cotton industry. Today, many of the well preserved […]

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