Yo, ho, ho, me hearties! Are you the descendant of one of North Carolina’s notorious pirates?
Maybe one of Blackbeard’s crewmembers is in your family tree! If you have roots that go back to Bath, it’s more likely than you may think.
It doesn’t stop there. A number of surnames associated with communities along the Carolina coast can be found in records of 18th century pirates.
Visit the article databases below to learn how to dig for pirates in your family tree. See if any names are familiar to you!