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As one of the 13 colonies, North Carolina has a rich history - one, your ancestors may have helped shape. Find your ancestors and discover new details about their lives through the stories captured in newspapers.
Discover Your Family History in North Carolina Newspaper Archives
Search our collection of North Carolina newspaper archives from all over the state including local and county newspapers. What role did your ancestors play in making North Carolina one of the first 13 states? Were they a decorated soldier in the American Revolution or perhaps the American Civil War. Find out the answers to these questions and more in our collection of digital newspaper archives dating back to 1775!
Unearth the events that took place during this time, and how your ancestors played a vital role in a pivotal moment in American history as North Carolina became the first colony to declare independence from Great Britain. Were your ancestors one of the delegates who voted for independence? Use newspaper archives to go beyond just a name and a face, meet and get to know your ancestors, their lives and their stories.
North Carolina Genealogy in Newspapers
Historical newspapers are valuable genealogical resources containing local and national news, event and records of the daily lives of our ancestors. A lot can be discovered through newspapers such as birth announcements, obituaries, marriage announcements and more. Learn more intimate details about your family through North Carolina newspapers including the Cherokee Scout, Wilmington's True Republican or American Whig, and more. Search North Carolina historical newspapers to discover who your ancestors were and what their lives were like throughout North Carolina's local history. Find Your Ancestors & Their Story Today!