Learn about New Bern people and places with city directories

An advertisement from the 1954 city directory.

An aerial view of New Bern from the introduction of the 1967 city directory.

A new batch of directories from New Bern, North Carolina are now available thanks to our partner, New Bern-Craven County Public Library. These directories are a great source for learning about the population in New Bern, North Carolina from the 1940s through ’60s. These directories provide names and address for citizens and businesses, and are a great genealogical resource. All directories are fully text-searchable and many include buyer’s guides with advertisements and additional business listings. The 1967 edition provides a brief history and introduction to New Bern before the directory information.

To view the directories, follow the links below:

Water skiers on Trent River from the introduction of the 1967 city directory.

To learn more about New Bern-Craven County Public Library and see more of their materials, check out their partner page or visit their website.

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