I love old newspapers and have been indexing & capturing information from them for several years. In 2010 I decided to better organize my work. I created a database and am now contributing this to the NCGenWeb Project.

Note: My indexing is NOT fully comprehensive. I've gleaned names from articles that I personally feel have more value for genealogy & family history research, so I have focused on vitals (births, marriages, deaths), interesting news stories, and articles where family relationships are mentioned (e.g. "Mrs. C.J. WALKER visited her niece, Mrs. R.F. BLAKELY"). I usually do not index advertisements, sports information, court information, etc. Sometimes the full-text of the article will be included in this database - sometimes only a summary will be provided. Newspapers are excellent sources of information and what is represented here is merely the tip of the iceberg of what is available in them.

DATABASE COVERAGE - Papers often covered more than just their native county; often including items on people in surrounding counties. Keep this in mind as you consider the coverage.

Alamance County

Davidson County Chatham County Cumberland County Henderson County Lenoir County Mecklenburg County New Hanover County Polk County Wake County Washington County

FIELD DEFINITIONS - As you use the database, it may be helpful to know what each field represents:

FINDING MORE ABSTRACTS For more abstracts/extracts from North Carolina newspapers, try:

Last updated: June 9, 2013