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Library Research In Historic Bertie
Albemarle Regional Library
Listed at their Web site
, are the seven libraries in the counties of Bertie, Gates, Hertford and Northampton that comprise the regional library system.
These libraries are:
Ahoskie Public Library in Ahoskie
Elizabeth Parker Memorial Library in Murfreesboro
Gates County Public Library in Gatesville
Hertford County Public Library in Winton
Lawrence Memorial Library in Windsor
Specific Genealogical books in Windsor Library
Northampton County Memorial Library in Jackson
Sallie H. Jenkins Memorial Library in Aulander
Visit the Albemarle Regional Library Web site for the street addresses, telephone numbers and hours of operations for all of these libraries. All have some genealogical materials; however, the Gates County Public Library, Hertford County Public Library, Lawrence Memorial Library and the Northampton County Public Library have the most extensive collection of materials. A listing of the materials is on the Web site. Check the individual libraries for hours of operation and telephone numbers.
The Whitaker Library at Chowan contains 120,000 books and 17,000 periodicals. Of importance to researchers is the McDowell Collection of Archives and Antiquities that contains yearbooks and annuals and the Creech Collection that has Southern Baptist history materials. This library has an extensive collection of local area newspapers on microfilm. Call (252) 398-6212 or 398-6202 to confirm hours of operation and visitor parking. Visit web page
East Carolina University
The Joyner Library is located on East Fifth Street in Greenville. Their Manuscript Collection and Verona Joyner Langford NC Collection have value to Bertie researchers.
Much work can be done before leaving home by browsing and searching the Manuscript Collection Guides. Searching the vertical files and the clipping file in the Verona Joyner Langford Collection may contain valuable information. Visit
. Check online for operating hours and parking. Telephone (252) 328-6601.
Martin Community College
The college library is located in Building 2 on the main campus in Williamston. The Francis Manning Room in the library has reports and papers primarily on Martin County; however, there is cemetery and family data of interest to Bertie County researchers. Web site
Hours of library operation on the Web site. Telephone (252) 792-1521.
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