NC Newspaper Digitization Project

From a fellow researcher and the NC State Archives Blog today I learned that the efforts of their newspaper digitization project is now available online.  For all of you NC researchers, you MUST go check this out!  Historical newspapers can offer glimpses into your ancestors’ past lives that can be extremely enlightening.


The NC project was begun in 2007 and contains papers from 1752 to the 1890s.  Some of the cities with coverage represented in their database include:

  • Edenton (Chowan County) – 1787-1801
  • Fayetteville (Cumberland County) – 1798-1795
  • Hillsboro (Orange County) – 1786
  • New Bern (Craven County) – 1751-1804
  • Salisbury (Rowan County) – 1799-1898
  • Wilmington (New Hanover County) – 1765-1816

The way the site is currently set up, it seems difficult to get an exact title list, but I will try to find out and share that information here.  A big KUDOS to the State Archives for providing this very invaluable resource!  Want to stay up-to-date with the goings on? You can follow the Twitter feed of the Information Management Specialist of the State Archives.  Click on the image below


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