Chapel Hill High School, 1926-1940


Members of the Scientific Club, 1926

Recently added to the NC Yearbook Index are the senior class listings from Chapel Hill High School in Orange County from 1926-1940.

Close to 400 names are included in this update with common surnames being: Andrews, Burch, Carroll, Durham, Fore, Groves, Howard, Johnston, Jordan, McCauley, Neville, Page, Sparrow, and Williams. You can see the list of seniors at the NC Yearbook Index site.

These yearbooks are digitized and made available through DigitalNC and currently, yearbooks from 1926 – 1962 are online.


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Granite Falls High School, 1948-1950

Today we’ve added the Senior class lists from Granite Falls High School in Caldwell County covering 1948-1950.

Common surnames found among the students include: Annas, Barlow, Bogle, Bumgarner, Coffey, Holden, Kirby, Moore, Payne, Starnes, Whisnant, and Yount.

While indexing the 1948 issues, I love this caption for student Jack Coffey – “You tell ’em Coffey, you’ve got the grounds.”  ha!


You can see the list of indexed names here.

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Wingate University Graduates 1930-1950

wingateThanks to the help of some great volunteers, we have a new update to the yearbook index. Most recently we’ve added the graduating classes of Wingate University for the years 1930-1950. In this update, 614 names are included. 

During this time frame, there are several years missing, so check the webpage for the list of available volumes.

The school is located in Hendersonville (Henderson County).  In this group of students added to the database common surnames include: Allison, Anderson, Brown, Bryson, Buchanan, Crawford, Davis, Ferguson, Gray,  Jervis, Love, McCracken, Moses, Noland, Penland, Ramsey, Sutton, & Wilkinson. 

You can see all the Wingate College graduates on the NCGenWeb  Yearbook Index site. 

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Western Carolina University Seniors: 1918-1940


1918 editorial staff

Western Carolina University is located in Cullowhee, Jackson County, NC.  The group has digitized their yearbooks beginning back in 1918.

Today, I uploaded the index of graduating seniors from 1918-1940 to the NC Yearbook Index. In this update,  names were added.

You can find the list of senior names here.  Common surnames that appear are  Anderson, Bowman, Brown, Bryson, Buchanan, Davis, Duckett, Greenlee, McCracken, Moses, Noland, and Tomberlin.


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Catawba College Seniors 1927-1935

Catawba College Library & Science Labs 1927

Catawba College Library & Science Labs 1927

Recently added to the yearbook index are the senior classes from Catawba College covering 1927-1935.  In this update more than 470 names were added.

Catawba College is located in Salisbury, Rowan County and most of the students are from Rowan, Cabarrus, Davidson, Stanly and Catawba counties.  The yearbooks are available online at

You can find the list of senior names here.  Common surnames that appear are Bostian, Brown, Corriher, Eller, Fisher, Fleming, Foil, Hedrick/Hetrick, Kluttz, Leonard, Linn, Miller, Roseman, Rufty, Smith, Surratt, Warlick, and Young.




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Mitchell Community College: 1908-1940

The latest update to the database adds more then 400 seniors  from the 1908-1940 yearbooks of Mitchell Community College, located in Statesville, Iredell County.  As you may imagine, many students were from Statesville, but other counties are represented.

You can find a list of students attending the school here.

Yearbooks came from the DigitalNC collection which currently has their yearbooks from 1908 up to 1994. Enjoy.

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St. Mary’s School 1921-1930 Graduates

stmarys1925Newly added to the database are the senior class listings for St. Mary’s School in Raleigh for the 1921-1930 graduating classes.  This update includes more than 260 names.

In addition to the index listing, the yearbooks themselves are definitely worth consulting.  Several volumes include a list of the “Granddaughters and Daughters of St. Mary’s” and lists 2-3 generations of St. Mary’s graduates.


In this particular update, common surnames include:

  • Badham
  • Battle
  • Dougherty
  • Duncan
  • Evans
  • Green
  • Harris
  • Jordan
  • Kitchin
  • Nixon
  • Platt
  • Powell
  • Stockard
  • Tucker
  • Waddell
  • Yarborough

This now brings graduate class coverage for St. Mary’s School from 1900-1930. You can see the entire list here.

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Atlantic Christian College 1921-1930 Seniors

Tonight, I added Senior class listings from Barton College from 1921-1930.  Back then, the school was called Atlantic Christian College.  This update includes the addition of 119 names.  Some common surnames in this batch include:

  • Banks
  • Boswell
  • Brinson
  • Grady
  • Greene
  • Harper
  • Henderson
  • Manning
  • Moye
  • Ricks
  • Southard
  • Thompson
  • Winstead

If you have interests in these family, or the Wilson County area, you may be interested in checking these out by going to

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Winston-Salem State University Seniors, 1935-1950

The most recent update to the NC Yearbook Index includes graduating seniors from Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) from 1935-1950.  WSSU is a historically black college located in Forsyth County. While indexing the yearbooks, I even found a relative of mine!

Check this list to see if you find one of yours too. 

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Montreat College Seniors, 1927-1940

Tonight, we have added a list of graduating senior classes from the 1927-1940 Montreat Normal School (now Montreat College) yearbooks. 

This update includes almost 500 individuals.  Since Montreat College is in Buncombe County, many women from nearby SC, TN & VA also attended.  You can see the list here

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