Obituaries, DAR Records and More from Rockingham County now Online

North Carolina Public School Register, Rockingham County

Example page from the Public School Register, showing list of students in attendance as well as general school information at the top.

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.


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