Those Places Thursday: Images and Sounds from Hyde County, NC

Part of fleshing out our ancestors begins with understanding the places they lived and the air they breathed. I woke up today wanting to go sight-seeing in Hyde County and decided to see what links I could find on YouTube. This first one is of the Lake Mattemuskeet. It is from a show called NC Weekend from UNC-TV

I guess I now know how Swan Quarter, Hyde County got it's name.

Then I wanted to hear the sound of their voices and see a bit more of the landscape. That's when I took a look at this video. It is a clip from the documentary film called "Hyde Talk" by Benjamin Torbert from the North Carolina Language and Life Project.

Lastly, I found someone who had uploaded a family history film to Youtube. When I saw it for the first time I realized I had come across some of these same images when I was researching the family of Dr. M. M. Murray. My ancestor Augustus Whitney worked for Dr. M. M. Murray before the Civil War. The film was uploaded by jayward63.

I love virtual sight-seeing!


  1. Andrea, this is such a great idea! I've never thought about using YouTube to sight see places of my ancestry! Very cool!

  2. This is such a cool idea...LOL. I think I am going to do the same thing for my next blog...How fun and what a cool way to get the history on your blog while promoting someone else's Youtube.


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