News from the Carolina Room

News…from the Carolina Room
By Jane Johnson
Manager / Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Free access to many early North Carolina newspapers is now available to Charlotte Mecklenburg Library cardholders.  Millions of images of NC newspapers published in and before 1922 can be accessed.  Visit, then click on the pink box called “Resources.”  Scroll down to “Historic North Carolina Digital Newspaper Collection,” and click on “Access Now.”  If you are not in one of our library buildings, you will be asked to enter your library card number.  NCLive offers this product, so if you live in another NC county, it is available through websites of many other NC public libraries.
We have solved more questions this past month, using the additional years the Library has purchased of the Charlotte Observer, for their card holders only. These additional years (all pages between 1892 and 1931) can be searched, using the same instructions above except scroll down to the Charlotte Observer.  Click “Access Now,” then look to the left side of your screen and click on “Charlotte Observer Historical and Current.”  You can choose to search between 1892-1931 or 1985-2017.  These pages are word searchable, so you can hunt for people, obituaries, sports stories, ads, companies, etc.  It is a great option for all those who love history and genealogy and is well worth having a Charlotte Mecklenburg Library card.  I encourage you to try it!  If they are well used, the Library will consider purchasing more years over time to continue bridging the gap between 1932-1984. 
We have recently acquired more shelving, so we are in the last stages of a large shift of materials and getting the aisles relabeled.  These shelves allow us to now have items from the basement storage for ready access.  If you are used to walking up to your favorite sections, they may no longer be where they formerly were.  It will take us all a little while to get used to our larger collection and new spaces, but we love it and hope you will too!   
To search the Library’s entire collection, please visit  To learn more about library services and programs, go to  These materials were added to our collection from 7/21/2017 to 8/20/2017:

  • “To Talk Is Treason,” Quakers of Waterford, Virginia on Life, Love, Death & War in the Southern Confederacy
  • A Genealogy of the Descendants of Giles White and Sarah Dodd
  • A History of Prince William County (VA)
  • A History of the Stanwood Family In America
  • A Partial History and Genealogical Record of the Bancker or Banker Families of America
  • A Story of Round Hill (Loudoun Co., VA)
  • Abstract of Wills in Clark County, Kentucky For The Period Of Years 1792-1851 Inclusive
  • Around Mulberry (FL); (Images of America series)
  • Auburndale (FL); (Images of America series)
  • Augusta Co., Virginia, Earliest Will Index 1745-Post 1900
  • Bartow (FL); (Images of America series)
  • Boone County And Its People (Arkansas)
  • Campaign To Nowhere: The results of General Longstreet’s move into upper East Tennessee
  • Central Florida’s Civil War Veterans
  • Central Florida’s World War II Veterans
  • Century in the Sun: A History of Polk Co. (FL)
  • Chronicles of a Kentucky Settlement
  • Civil War Records, Washington Co., VA 1861-1865
  • Colonial Catoctin: Colonial Developmental Dynamics on or about the Potomac River at Catoctin Creek up to Waterford; Loudoun Co., VA 1728-1829
  • Communities of The Kathleen Area (FL); (Images of America)
  • Count the Ties to Manassas (VA)
  • Court Records-Vols. I-III & IV-VI, Powell County, KY
  • Encyclopedia of Frontier Biography, Vols. 1-3 (US)
  • Endowed by the Creator: Families of Fairfax Court House, Virginia (Ratcliffe, Farr, Wilcoxon, Moore, Donohoe, McCandlish, Keith, Conrad, Gunnell, Moss, Love, Jackson, Hicks, Coleman, Ford, Lee, Chapman, Allison, Thornton, Tyler, Robey, Kincheloe, Chichester, Cooper, Rust, Petersen, Others)
  • Family Maps of Acadia Parish, LA
  • Family Maps of Allen Parish, LA
  • Family Maps of Benton County, Arkansas
  • Family Maps of Boone Co., Arkansas
  • Family Maps of Bossier Parish, LA
  • Family Maps of Caddo Parish, LA
  • Family Maps of Clark County, Arkansas
  • Family Maps of Grant Parish, LA
  • Family Maps of Natchitoches Parish, LA
  • Family Maps of Ouachita Parish, LA
  • Family Maps of Red River Parish, LA
  • Family Maps of Winn Parish, LA
  • Fauquier Families, Vol. 2 (supplement); (VA)
  • Florida British Heritage Trail
  • Florida Civil War Heritage Trail
  • Florida Seminole Wars Heritage Trail
  • Florida World War II Heritage Trail
  • For Home and Honor, The Story of Madison Co., VA During the War Between the States 1861-1865
  • High Springs:  A Photo Album (FL)
  • History of Jacksonville, Florida and Vicinity, 1513 to 1924
  • History of Martin County (Minnesota)
  • History of Washington, The Evergreen State, From Early Dawn to Daylight With Portraits and Biographies (state of Washington, 1893)
  • John Jay Jannet’s Virginia, An American Farm Lad’s Life in the Early 19th Century
  • Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927
  • Lake Wales (FL); (Images of America series)
  • Lakeland (FL); (Postcard History Series)
  • Loudon County and the Civil War, A History and Guide (VA)
  • Marriage Records of the City of Fredericksburg and of Orange, Spotsylvania, and Stafford Counties Virginia 1722-1850
  • Middlesex County, Virginia Wills and Inventories 1673-1812 and Other Court Papers
  • Quintessential Sarasota: Stories and Pictures from the 1920s to the 1950s (FL)
  • Railroad Depots of Central Florida
  • Sketches of the Virginia Soldier In The Revolution
  • The Civil War In Fauquier (VA)
  • The Fairfax Line, A Historic Landmark (VA), Including Republication of The Fairfax Line, Thomas Lewis’s Journal of 1746
  • The History of Randolph Co., West Virginia
  • The River Towns Of Connecticut, A Study of Wethersfield, Hartford, and Windsor
  • The Virginia Company of London, 1606-1624
  • This Was Yesterday, A History of Lakeland, Florida
  • Tuscarawas Co., Ohio Cemeteries, Vol. VI
  • Virginians Along and Near the Lower Rappahannock River 1607-1799, Vol. 2 {Brown, Clark, Elliott, Fox (Fowkes, Vaulx), Harrison, McTyre, Moore, Pate, Rawlings (Rollins), Sanders (Saunders), Rhodes and Williams}
  • Vital Records of Three Burned Counties: Births, Marriages, and Deaths of King, and Queen King, William and New Kent Counties, Virginia 1680-1860
  • Westmoreland Co., VA Orders 1758-1761


  • Agromeck, N.C State University, 1917, 1929, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1987
  • Arbutus, Indiana University, 1916
  • Chanticleer, Duke University, (NC), 1979, 2000, 2001
  • Taps, Clemson Agricultural College, (SC), 1915
  • The Bohemian, Wofford College, (SC), 1915
  • The Granite, U. of New Hampshire, 1967, 1969
  • The Sapling, Greenwood High School, Greenwood, SC, 1946, 1947, 1948