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I am so great full


I've read the book and really enjoyed it.


My maiden name is Williams ,my dad was born in 1918 he passed away in 2013 he was 93 years old his name was Percy Joe Williams, born in North Carolina his father name was Joe Williams, my dad said my grandfather was Indian , how can I find out my dad and mom moved to Detroit I was born here in Detroit in 1958


My grandfather was in the 30th division of Old Hickory during WW1. Since the military records were destroyed in St Louis, is there anywhere to get a roster of soldiers during WW1 of Old Hickory?


I am looking into this.

Erin Bradford, Government and Heritage Library


Greetings, we are from Puerto Rico, my son is in the sixth grade and he has to do a North Carolina project. He needs the shield and the flag with its meaning. The Anthem with its author. The food and typical dress among other things. They would be so kind to tell me where I can get this information.


Dear Catiria,

Thank you for visiting NCpedia for your son’s project.

I’m going to pull up some resources to get you started.

  • Here is an NCpedia article about the history of the State Flag:
  • Article on the State Seal:
  • For food and dress – is there a particular time period or community that he needs to research?  Please let me know and we’ll try to find more resources. You can also search in the “Search NCpedia” box (on all pages in the upper right corner). NCpedia search works the same as Google search – you can type keywords and get search results. The results have a little snippet of article text so you can scan to see if something looks relevant.
  • Here are search results for “food” (you don’t need quotation marks when you search, however):  You see a number of entries that talk about food historically, including food for the areas indigenous peoples.

And here are search results for “dress” --

I hope this helps!  Please let me know if you need additional help or something different.

Best wishes,
Kelly Agan, Government & Heritage Library


I have a battle flag it's the NC13th regiment I was wondering if anyone could tell me someone or somewhere I could find out information on it, its in pretty good shape,I just don't know if it's a replica or not. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I was hoping to be able to add a picture to this comment but it wouldn't let me.


I am searching for a likeness of John Johnston [d. abt. 1791] who was the younger brother of NC governor Sam Johnston, and brother in law of James Iredell, the first Chief Justice of NC Supreme Court. I provide these specifics as to whom John Johnston was related to in order to help separate this John Johnston from others of the same name. This John Johnston died before he could reach the heights of elite status of other Johnston family kin, but he won a very important case that I have been researching in NC. Any help that you can provide in locating a likeness of him [or a contact who might know] would be greatly appreciated.

Dan Daily


I am originally from Faison NC and have always known about an area referred to as " the old mill." However no one seems to know it's origin. Can you advise me regarding how to research this topic?

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