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Chatham Community Library blog sheds light on Chatham county’s past

Posted Monday, May 23, 2011

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Pittsboro, NC - Chatham Community Library announces a new blog, CCL on the Record, highlighting content from the library’s microfilmed collection of local historical newspapers, including The Chatham Record.

The articles date as far back as 1879 and provide a glimpse into the daily life of Chatham residents from decades past. They include advertisements, local events, news stories, and often-humorous columns. The blog is intended as a dialogue with the community, and readers’ comments related to the county’s history or the collection are welcome.

Local residents will likely recognize names and places mentioned in the articles, and readers are encouraged to share their thoughts and memories. Please note that, because this is a public forum, all comments will be archived as part of the public record.

Excerpts are posted each Monday, along with accompanying commentary from reference staff, and can be found at

The library invites patrons to explore Chatham County’s past by visiting the library to use the microfilm collection, housed in the Local History & Genealogy section. The collection includes local newspapers from 1879 through 2009, tax scrolls, records of estates, and more. Call the Reference Desk at 919-545-8086 for more information.

Chatham County Public Libraries also remind residents that they can stay updated on library events by signing up to receive email notices. Make sure you select Chatham County Library Events under the first section. If you have spam blocker, make sure your email service will NOT block emails from

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