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Current Projects page Gotoarrow.png Adding County Court Clerk Information to North Carolina Pages

Purpose:[edit | edit source]

Add contact information for all of the record keeping official's offices in North Carolina.

Contact[edit | edit source]

Jane Colmenares

Task Page[edit | edit source]

Task Page

Instructions[edit | edit source]

Project Instructions

1.  Go to the Task Page and pick a state and sign out a group of counties.

2.  Go to the North Carolina page and use the list of county pages provided there.  Using that list, you will place the information below on each of the county pages on your list.

3.  In each case, you will be adding the contact information for two officials for each county: Register of Deeds and the Clerk of Superior Court. Alamance county has been completed as an example for you to follow.

Add Register of Deeds Information[edit | edit source]

4.  Find the Register of Deeds address here.  Go down to the bottom of the page and select the county you want from the drop down menu.


Once you find the county, you will get a screen with all of the information for that county for the Register of Deeds.  We want to use the mailing address, not the street address.   Also, we do not want to use the name of the person holding the office, as this will change over time. We simply use the title, Register of Deeds.


5.  Go to the county page and go to the heading, County Courthouse near the top of the page.  Click on the edit box.


6.  You will see a paragraph that says something similar to ...

"Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate & Court records from 1849 Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and land records"

Directly under this paragraph enter the information for the Register of Deed's office for that county.  Do not enter the name of the clerk, but enter it as shown on the example below.

7.  If there is an email address listed, do not put it in if the address includes the name of the clerk. If it is a general email address, for the clerk's office, you can add it. Make the e-mail address into a clickable link by typing the e-mail address on the page right after the phone number. Highlight the e-mail address and click on the world with a link button on the Wiki format bar. In the field that opens up, type, "mailto:" and then paste the e-mail address immediately after it. Then click on, ok. The e-mail address should now be a link.


8.  If there is a website listed, click on it to make sure it works. If it does, copy the URL link including the "http://". Then go back to the wiki and add the URL link directly below the telephone and e-mail address (if there is one) by typing, Website on the wiki page. Highlight the word, Website and go to the World with a link button on the Wiki format bar. Paste the URL link in the field and click, ok. It should now be a link.

Superior Court Information[edit | edit source]

9.   You will then need to enter the information for the Clerk of Superior Court.  You will find that information here. Once you are on the page, go down to the County field and find the county you are working on from the drop down menu.


This will pull up a listing of officials for that county.  The first listing should always be the Clerk of Superior Court.   Find this person's name and click on it.


Once you click on the Clerk of Superior Court's name, all of the information will pull up for that office.


Copy the mailing address and phone number for the Clerk of Superior Court and add it to your page.  If there is an appropriate email address (not containing the individual's name in the email address) or a website link listed, added it to the page using the instructions in number 7 and 8 above.

Save the Page[edit | edit source]

10.  Once you have entered the two addresses, drop down to the Edit Summary Box and enter "added clerk information" in the box and save your work.


11.   After you have saved your work, review the County Courthouse section on the wiki page and be sure the page looks like you would expect it to.  If the information that you entered looks ok, you are ready to move on to your next county.