Directories page updated

Bransons Directory 1890 Several City and Business Directories have been uploaded to the Internet Archives website and to the Digital NC Collections. A new Directories page organized by year has been added to the Durham County site here.

City directories can be very useful tools for genealogical research! They are alphabetically arranged making them easy to use; they are usually compiled each year; and they take care to capture all households of the city.

Because these directories were created more for business use, the creators took care to be exact with name spellings, middle initials, addresses, etc because they needed to be able to distinguish between their customers.

You can read more about why directories were created and how they can be used in genealogical research in this article by the ProGenealogists.

Come out and Listen to the Doc Branch Band

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Come out and listen to the Doc Branch Band this weekend at the North Regional Library at 221 Milton Road, Durham, NC.  The Doc Branch Band features old time fiddle tunes, bluegrass standards and the band’s original compositions.

Concert will be this Sunday, June 10, at 3pm.

There will be a short conversation with the band members led by Doc Branch historian Peter Kramer before the concert, starting at 3pm.

Sponsored by the Durham Library Foundation

Durham County Library.

See this flyer for details.