I cannot speak enough goodwill about the team of DigitalNC.org. I have been such a fan of their online digitization efforts since they started and I’m always finding good treasures there. I’ve used the yearbooks they’ve been digitizing to create the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index and I’ve culled through newspapers abstracting
Category Archives: Newspaper
Over the weekend I spent some time indexing issues of the Roanoke Beacon. I extracted articles from the March – June 1890 issues to the NC People in the Papers database. As usual, I focused on articles of genealogical interest such as obituaries, marriage notices, births, and mentions of
A marker near the Washington County Courthouse mentions three fires that burned it – 1860, 1862, and 1881. While indexing old issues of the Alamance Gleaner (paper of Alamance County, NC), I found a reference to the 1881 fire. The loss is described as $127, 000, of which there was
Chicago Defender July 12, 1924, p. A10, col. 6 Plymouth, N.C. Most every Race church in the city is undergoing reconstruction or anticipates such. The cornerstone to the New chapel’s new building was laid Monday. The sermon for the occasion was preached by Dr. C.W.B. GORDON of Petersburg, Va. The
Whenever I find some spare time, your county coordinator likes to abstract information from old issues of the Roanoke Beacon Newspaper. This is a personal project I’ve been doing for the past few years and I’ve learned a lot about life in the Plymouth area in the late 1800s.