We’ve just added a mixture of items from Rockingham County Public Library to DigitalNC. Of interest to genealogists will be an early public school register that lists students from 1891-1897, along with the names of their parents/guardians. At the top of each two-page spread is a list of textbooks used by the class, and the school teacher’s salary (usually around $22.00).
We’re also excited about providing full-text searchability to seven volumes of obituaries clipped from the Madison Messenger as well as other newspapers. See links to these items below.
Finally, this batch includes a number of ledgers documenting activity at Rockingham libraries, and records of a local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
These items are all a part of the Rockingham County Legacy Project, which brings together resources from several institutions in that county.
- Rockingham County Obituary Clippings 1920-1991
- Madison Messenger Obituary Clippings 1970-1999
- The North Carolina Public School Register: District 48, County of Rockingham, White Race [1891-1897]
- The Story of Washington Mills: Manufacturers of Mayo Spruce
- Stoneville Unit Registration Record
- History of Rockingham County Public Library
- Stoneville Library Record of Books Borrowed [1954, 1956, 1984, 1985]
- N.C.D.A.R. New North Carolina–Crossnore Edition: Souvenir Program Booklet