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Wow!… just wow! The Tarboro Free Press online…

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In the post below I got all excited because I found a newspaper account that “may” be my ancestor.  As a mere mortal searching deeds and trying to find any and all tidbits of facts and clues and such… this just blows my socks off and I have to share.

Scroll down to    Tarboro Free Press… and search…

I’m like a giddy little pig in….  well… whatever…

Note… the Tarboro link is not “exactly” accurate… it says the papers start in 1832 but a “general” search has led me to some earlier papers… 1824 era… just sayn’

Kudos to the good folks that put this site together!

About the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center

The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is a statewide digitization and digital publishing program housed in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Digital Heritage Center works with cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina to digitize and publish historical materials online. The Digital Heritage Center provides libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other cultural heritage institutions with the opportunity to promote and increase access to their collections through digitization. The Center is supported by the State Library of North Carolina with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, and by the UNC-Chapel Hill University Library.

Written by anderson1951

December 17, 2014 at 5:53 pm

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  1. Hi Marc…I should have told you about this, sorry! But glad you discovered it on your own. DigitalNC is doing some great things out there, and putting more online every day. Stay tuned!

    Just FYI, I think the Free Press was 1832, but the 1824 Tarboro publication was entitled “The Political Synopsis” and there are only one or two existing issues. But it is considered a forerunner of the Free Press.

    Merry Christmas!




    December 18, 2014 at 9:48 am

    • I can’t stop searching the thing… anyone with any Edgecombe roots can probably find something. Plus any history buffs can have fun. Years ago you and I played with the idea of where Teats Bridge was…(the Yahoo Group) … there are articles about numerous bridges… in real 1800s time. Good trivia.

      Now if they will only put the early Chowan records online…. make my day. I need those records to start mapping.

      Merry Christmas to you and yours!



      December 18, 2014 at 11:17 am

      • Merry Christmas to you and your family as well!!



        December 19, 2014 at 8:41 am

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