North Carolina State Archives, Miscellaneous Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
North Carolina, 
United States
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Location of North Carolina
Record Description
Record Type Miscellaneous
Collection years 1861-1948
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes records of the Selective Service for World War II, birth and death records from Raleigh and from Wilmington, and census records from Wilmington.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

What Can this Collection Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:

  • Name
  • Birth date and place
  • Death date and place
  • Residence
  • Names of parents
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Details about military service

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The birth date of your ancestor
  • The birth place of your ancestor
  • The names of family members and their relationships

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select County
  2. Select Record Type, Date Range and Volume to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I Was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate the family in church records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate the family in land records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate the family in additional state and county records.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now ?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of North Carolina.


Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information.  

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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