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North Carolina Archives on Flickr

The North Carolina Archives’s Flickr page can be a treat and a treasure trove for the North Carolina genealogy researcher.

Researching NC Genealogy on Flickr

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

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.


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  • Wendy

    I was hoping maybe there’d be at least one photo of my grandfather’s cab company, but nope. I did enjoy looking at the Christmas windows of the department stores though as well as many other photos. Thanks for posting the link.

      • Wendy

        Burlington. I remember his company and I have used photos of his cabs and office on my blog. I just wondered if his little company would have made the archives.

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