The North Carolina Archives’s Flickr page can be a treat and a treasure trove for the North Carolina genealogy researcher.
One hundred and forty four pictorial albums depict North Carolina history and her people. Places, buildings, people, postcards, WWI photos…all can be found within these albums. Even if your ancestors are not among the photographs, a sense of the social history surrounding them is found. Were your ancestors tobacco farmers? Then take a look at the Tobacco Auctions album. See what tobacco auctions/markets looked like in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s.
Examples of North Carolina Genealogy finds on Flickr
- Vintage Postcards of North Carolina buildings, scenery and attractions
- Duplin County Schools, 1953 – Did you have ancestors living in Duplin County, NC? You might find them here.
- The Knowles Collection – These photos from glass plate negatives are attributed to the Tyree and Wharton-Tyree Studios of Raleigh, NC (~1900-1930) Most individuals are not identified. Could your ancestors be among these photographs?
- Do you have Civil War ancestors from North Carolina? Check out the North Carolina Civil War Images album.
- Do you descend from the Darden or Speight families or families that associated with them? Don’t miss the Darden, Speight and Associated Families album!
These are just a few examples of what you can find on the North Carolina Archives Flickr page. Set aside some of your research time to see what you can find. You just might find an ancestor or two.