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Many These archives and , libraries have resources such as maps, gazetteerssocieties, and other place-finding aids to help you locate information about North Carolina. They may have collections of previous researchmuseums preserve sources, maintain indexes, such as family and local histories and biographies. Many have record-finding aids such as guides provide services to help genealogists document their own collections or inventories of records housed elsewhere ancestors who lived in the stateNorth Carolina. {{Adoption NCGenWeb}}
=== North Carolina State Archives and Library National ===
*[http[Image://wwwNARA Atlanta.ahjpg|right|200px|NARA jpg]]'''North Carolina State [[National Archivesat Atlanta]]'''<br>5780 Jonesboro Road<br>Morrow, Georgia 30260<br>Telephone: 770-968-2100<br>Fax: 770-968-2547<br>Email: []<br>109 East Jones StreetInternet: <br><br>Raleigh, NC 27601
:Telephone: 919Collects federal agency and court records for '''''North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina''''', and '''''Tennessee'''''. They have both a Microfilm Research Room and an Archival Research Room. There is an extensive microfilm collection of value for genealogy research and general historical interest. Genealogy records include censuses, military service records, pensions and bounty-807-7310<br>Fax: 919-733-1354<br>E-mail: [http://wwwland, and Gulf Coast passenger arrivals.ahSubject specialties include the Vice Admiralty Court of South Carolina, Civil War and Reconstruction, organized crime, World Wars, the New Deal, and space exploration.dcrThe collection holds about 70,000 cubic feet of archival holdings from 1716 to the 1980s, primarily textual records but also maps, and photographs.state<ref name="DB12728">William Dollarhide and Ronald '''archives@ncmail.netAmerica's Best Genealogy Resource Centers''](Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 127-28. {{WorldCat|39493985|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref><br><br>
[[Image:Mailing address:Library of Congress Jefferson Building.jpg|right|344px|Library of Congress Jefferson Building.jpg]]'''[[Library of Congress]]'''<br>North Carolina State Archives101 Independence Ave. SE <br>4614 Mail Service CenterThomas Jefferson Building, LJ G4 <br>RaleighWashington, NC 27699D.C. 20540-4660 <br>Telephone:<ref name="ContInfo" /> &nbsp;Reading Room: 202-707-5537<br>Fax:<ref name="ContInfo" /> &nbsp;202-707-1957 <br>E-mail: &nbsp;[ Ask a Librarian]<ref name="ContInfo">"Contact Information" in The Library of Congress [Internet site] at (accessed 12 May 2010).</ref> <br>Internet: <br><br>
*:Use this library for its outstanding genealogical guides and indexes. They are part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, and collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, and published material, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources. The "Local History and Genealogy Reading Room" has moved to the main reading room, but services are unchanged.<ref>[ rr/genealogy/lhgcoll.html The Collections] in ''Local History and Genealogy Reference Services'' in ''State Library of North CarolinaCongress'''](accessed 2 February 2014).</ref> <ref name="DB29">Dollarhide and Bremer, 29.</ref><br>109 East Jones Street<br>Raleigh, NC 27601-2807
:Mailing Address:<br>Genealogical Services<br>=== State Library of North Carolina<br>4641 Mail Service Center<br>Raleigh, NC 27699-4641<br>Telephone: 919-807-7460 ===
<br>The {{Adoption NCGenWeb}}'''[[North Carolina State Archives maintains original records of North Carolina governments on the state, district, and county levels. The |North Carolina State Library is at the same location and houses books, pamphlets, and family files. The Archives and Library have digital collections, including family records, at]]'''<br> 109 East Jones Street &nbsp;(Mail to: 4610 Mail Service Center)<br>Raleigh, NC 27699-4610 <br>Telephone: 919-807-7310<br>Fax: 919-733-1354<br>E-mail: [httpmailto:// ]<br>Internet:]Home. aspx<br><br>
Catalogs :Collection of the holdings of the country court records so large it has not all been cataloged.<ref name="DB85">Dollarhide and Bremer, 85.</ref> The North Carolina State Archives and the maintains original records of North Carolina State Library are available governments on their Internet sitesthe state, district, and county levels. Printed guides available at the Family History Library to holdings at the Includes audio visual material, government records, maps, War of 1812, Civil War, World Wars, newspapers, photos, county records, state agency records, veterans records, organization records, private collections, and defunct academic institution records.<ref>[ Collections] in ''State Archives of North Carolina State Archives include: '' (accessed 7 February 2014).</ref> <br><br>
:*Cain, Barbara T. ''Guide to Private Manuscript Collections in the '[[State Library of North Carolina State Archives]]'''''. '''3rd rev. ed. <br>109 East Jones Street &nbsp; (Mail to: 4641 Mail Service Center)<br> Raleigh, North CarolinaNC 27699-4641 <br> Telephone:<ref name="Contact" /> &nbsp;919-807-7460 <br>E-mail:<ref name="Contact">[http: // Contact Us] in ''State Library of North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Division, 1986. {{WorldCat|8004476|disp=At various libraries '' (WorldCataccessed 7 February 2014)}}; {{FHL|78073|item|disp=FHL book 975.6 A3c}} This lists about 12,000 collections with family histories, Bible</ref> &nbsp;records, biographical information, state and local records, records of organizations, banks, businesses (over 480 account books), schools, and historical subjects[] <br>Internet: http://statelibrary.ncdcr. The guide is well indexedgov/index.html
:*Great collection of books, periodicals, and genealogies for North Carolina.<ref name="DB85" /> Their collection includes genealogy databases; digital: family Bibles, marriages, deaths, newspapers, and cemetery photos; genealogy guides; county records including wills, deeds, marriages, court minutes, tax lists, Division of Archives and Historyprobate records. <ref>[ Genealogy Research] in ''Guide to Research Materials in the State Library of North Carolina State Archives''. Section B: County Records. 11th rev. ed. (Raleigh, North Carolina: Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives and History, 1997.) {{WorldCat|13348639|disp=At various libraries (WorldCataccessed 7 February 2014)}}; {{FHL|366791|item|disp=FHL book 975.6 A3gr}}</ref>
:*North Carolina, Division of Archives and History.''Guide to County Records in the North Carolina State Archives. ''12th rev. ed. Raleigh, North Carolina:&nbsp;Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives and History, 2009. (Family History Library book {{WorldCat|491380111|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1787823|item|disp=FHL book 975.6 A3gc}}<br><div style="float: left; width: 147%">=== North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Regional ===
The [http[Image://wwwUniv of NC Louis Round Wilson Library.ncdcrJPG|right|250px|Univ of NC Louis Round Wilson JPG]]'''[[University of North Carolina Department Chapel Hill Libraries|University of Cultural ResourcesNorth Carolina Chapel Hill Libraries]] was formed in 1971 to serve as an outreach to broaden minds and spirits, preserve history and culture, and to recognize and promote cultural resources as an essential element of North Carolina’s economic and social well-being. It has organized all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella. '''<br><br>
Cultural Resources serves more than 19 million people annually through three major areas: The Arts, The State '''''Wilson Special Collections Library of North Carolina and Archives and History'''''<br>200 South Rd.  The North Carolina Department of Cultural ResourcesWilson Library Campus Box #3948<br>includes the State LibraryUNC Chapel Hill, the State Archives, 27 Historic Sites, 7 History Museums, Historical Publications, Archaeology, Genealogy, Historic Preservation, the North Carolina Symphony, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the North Carolina Museum of ArtNC 27515-8890<br>Telephone: 919-962-1172<br>Email:[] <br>Internet: [http://www2.  Cultural Resources employs just over 1,000 people, and has one of the smallest budgets in state governmentlib. The department is comprised of the Office of Archives and History and the Office of Arts and Librariesunc.  For more information about the State Archives and the State Libraries holdings and services, see their websites&nbsp;aboveedu/wilson/ Louis R.&nbsp; Wilson Special Collections Library]<br><br><div style=== National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta) ==="float: left; width: 147%">::The Wilson Library is home to: the famed [[National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)|National Archives Southeastern Regional Branch] Southern Historical Collection] with strengths in Morrowplantations, Georgia has both a Microfilm Research Room and an Archival Research Room.&nbsp;There is an extensive microfilm&nbsp;collection of value for genealogy research and general historical interest.&nbsp;There is also&nbsp;about 70slavery,000 cubic feet of archival holdings dating from 1716 to the 1980sCivil War, Civil Rights, primarily textual records but also mapscommunities, photographsfamily, race relations, and architectural drawings.  '''religious communities<ref>[http://wwwwww2.lib.archivesunc.govedu/southeastmss/ National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)shc/shcabout.html About the Southern Historical Coillection]in ''UNC Chapel Hill Libraries''(accessed 11 February 2014).<br/ref>5780 Jonesboro Road<br>Morrow, Georgia 30260  Telephone: 770-968-2100<br>Fax: 770-968-2547<br>Email: ; the [mailtohttp:atlanta// atlantaunc.archives@nara.govedu/ncc/ North Carolina Collection]  === University Collections === ==== '''of published works on North Carolina and its people and biographical index<ref>[ University of /ncc/genealogy.html Family History and Genealogy Resources in the North Carolina at Collection] in ''UNC Chapel Hill]Libraries''' ==== A web page containing suggestions for genealogical research at (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref>; the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is found at [ Book Collection]; the [http:docsouth// Southern Folklife Collection]; the ''Manuscript Department&sanbsp;'' collection of personal papers, letters, and diaries of early North Carolina residents; and the ''Map Department''.<ref name=Submit+Search&hq "DB85" />[[Image:UNC Davis Library.jpg|right|150px|UNC Libraries WebsiteDavis Library.jpg]] <br><br>
Two libraries at the University of North Carolina with departments and collections of interest to genealogists are the Wilson Library and the :'''''Davis Library''''' <br>208 Raleigh Street Campus Box #3916 <br>UNC Chapel Hill, NC 27599<br>Telephone: 919-962-1151<br>E-mail: [ E-mail a Question] form <br>Internet: [http://library.unc. edu/ UNC Chapel Hill Libraries]<br><br>
::Humanities, and foreign language materials, maps, government documents repository, and microforms are found here.<ref>[ Davis Library] in ''Libraries and Hours''in ''University of North Carolina at UNC Chapel Hill – The Wilson Library'Libraries'' (accessed 11 February 2013).</ref><br><br>
The Wilson [[Image:Duke Univ Perkins Library.jpg|right|250px|Duke Univ Perkins Library includes the special collections.jpg]]'''Duke University Perkins Library'''<br>104 Chapel Drive<br>Durham, manuscript, and map departmentsNC 27708<br>Telephone: 919-660-5800<br>E-mail: [http://library.duke. Addresses and holdings of the departments followedu/research/ask Ask a Librarian] e-mail form<br>Internet: [http: // Duke University Libraries] <br><br>
*University of North Carolina :Largest manuscript collection in the South, including newspapers, county records, Bibles, and journals. They also have many census records originally at Chapel Hill<br>North Carolina Collectionthe National Archives.<brref name="DB85" />Wilson Library CB 3930<br>Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890<br>Telephone: 919-962-1172<br>Email:[]
:The *Nannie M. Trilley, and Noma Lee Goodwin, ''Guide to the Manuscript Collections in the Duke University Library'' (Durham, North Carolina Collection contains published works on North Carolina and its people: Duke University Press, 1947). {{WorldCat|2112391|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|183374|item|disp=FHL Film 899894; Book 975.6 B5d ser. The collection does not have original records27–28. They have a file }} This guide lists about 8,000 names of newspaper clippings on North Carolina. The file does not include obituariesindividuals, families, and historical subjects, and it is indexed.
*[ University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill]'''Rowan Public Library'''<br>Manuscript Department201 West Fisher Street<br>Wilson Library CB 3926<br>Chapel HillSalisbury NC, NC 27514-889028144<br>Telephone: 919704-962216-13458253<br>Fax:919704-962216-35948237<br>Online inquiryE-mail: [httpmailto://wwwgretchen.libwitt@rowancountync.uncgov gov]<br>Internet: [http://www.librowancountync.unc.edugov/GOVERNMENT/Departments/PublicLibrary/tabid/mss145/mailrefDefault.htmlaspx Rowan Public Library]
:The Manuscript Department collects personal papersThis library has manuscripts, diaries, journals, lettersBible records, and diaries family folders from the crossroads of early colonial North Carolina residents. The Family <ref name="DB85" /> Emphasis is on "'''Old Rowan County'''," including 150,000 abstracts in the McCubbins Colleciton, 2,000 family histories, and Civil War records<ref>[ Genealogical Records] in ''Edith Clark History Room'' in ''Rowan Public Library has the following guides to their manuscript collection:'' (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref>.<br><br>
A Guide to the Manuscript collections may be found at the Family History [[Image:Publ Libr of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.jpg|right|250px|Publ Libr of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.jpg]]'''Public Libraryof Charlotte and Mecklenburg County'''<br>[ Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room]<br>310 North Tryon Street<br>Charlotte, NC 28202<br>Telephone: 704-416-0150<br>E-mail: [ The university’s asp?id=36&t=12 Send an E-mail] form<br>Internet site contains an inventory of the records the Manuscript Department has received since they published the 1976supplement: [ asp Main Library: Carolina Room]<br><br>
*Blosser:Virtually a second state archives for the southern part of the state. Emphasis is on Germans, Susan SokolHighland Scots, and Clyde Norman Wilson Jr. ''The Southern Historical Collection: A Guide Scots-Irish immigrants to Manuscripts.''Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of . Many references to Quakers moving from Pennsylvania to North Carolina Library, 1970.{{WorldCat|125777|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|609520|item|disp=FHL book 975 H23s}} This guide may help you locate biographical collection has good indexes, biographies, family folders, and local history information pertaining to a familygenealogies.<ref name="DB85" /><br><br>
*Smith, Everard H. ''Southern Historical Collection: Supplementary Guide to Manuscripts, 1970–1975'Genealogical Society of Old Tyron County'''<br>319 Doggett Road PO Box 938<br>Forest City, NC 28043<br>Telephone: 828-247-8700<br>E-mail: [ info@rutherfordcountync. Chapel Hill, North Carolinagov]<br>Internet: [http: University of North Carolina Library, 1976//rutherfordcountync. {{WorldCat|2401855|At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|609523|item|disp=FHL book 975 H23s supp}}gov/genealogicalsociety Genealogical Society]
:Use this library for finding books, periodicals, Bible records, obituaries, biographies and indexes for pre-Civil War people from both North Carolina and South Carolina. <ref name="DB85" /> Emphasis is on counties of '''Rutherford, Polk''', and '''University Cleveland''', but also includes all of North and South Carolina. Immigration data, 500 family histories, 3,000 genealogy books, 60 Carolina county heritage books.<ref>[ Collections] in ''North Carolina at Chapel Hill – The Davis Library's Rutherford County'' (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref> <br><br>
Though the Davis '''McEachern Library mainly collects materials for the humanities and social sciencesof Local History'''<br>Dulpin County Historical Society<br>314 East Main Street, they are the designated government depository for the state. Their collection includes many federal papers. PO Box 130<br>Rose Hill, NC 28458<br>Telephone: 910-296-2180
*University :This library has the largest collection in North America of family folders for immigrants from Scotland, including the highland Scots who came to the '''Cape Fear River region''' of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.<brref name="DB85" />[ Davis Library CB3916]<br>Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890<br>Telephone: 919-962-1151
==== '''Duke UniversityOlivia Raney Local History Library''' ====<br>4016 Carya Drive<br>Raleigh, North Carolina 27610<br>Phone: 919-250-1196<br>Internet: [ Olivia Raney Local History Library]
[ collection of 18,000 items is primarily local and family history oriented including background materials on American, North Carolina and local history.html Duke University]<br>William RIncludes Internet genealogy databases. Perkins Library<br>Manuscript Department<br>104 Chapel Drive<br>Durham, NC 27708<br>Telephone: 919-660-5800<br>
Duke University has holdings on the American South and === Outside North Carolina. The libraries' collections contain published diaries, letters, papers, maps, newspapers, and public documents. ===
Trilley, Nannie M[[Image:Chattanooga Public Library TN.jpg|right|250px|Chattanooga Public Library TN., and Noma Lee Goodwin, jpg]]'''Guide to the Manuscript Collections in the Duke University Chattanooga Public LibraryDowntown'''<br>1001 Broad Street<br>Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402<br>Telephone: 423-757-5317<br>E-mail: [ library@lib.chattanooga. Durham, North Carolinagov]<br> Internet: [http: Duke University Press, 1947//catalog. {{FHL|183374|item|disp=FHL film 899894; book 975lib.6 B5d serchattanooga. 27–28gov/localHist/localHist.}} This guide lists about 8,000 names of individuals, families, and historical subjects, html Local History and it is indexed. Genealogy Department]<br><br>
:Includes the Upper South's largest family folder collection which is heavy on '''''North Carolina'''''.<ref name=== Olivia Raney "DB85" /> Internet genealogy databases, census, newspapers, obituary index, country records, 30,000 books, manuscripts, and genealogical periodicals.<ref>[ Local History and Genealogy Department] in ''Chattanooga Public Library ==='' (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref><br><br>
[http[Image://wwwCustoms-house-knoxville-tn1906.wakegovjpg|right|250px| Olivia Raney Local History jpg]]'''Knox County Public Library]'''<br>Calvin M. McClung Historical Collections<br>4016 Carya Drive601 South Gay Street<br>RaleighKnoxville, North Carolina 27610Tennessee 37901-1629<br>PhoneTelephone: 919865-215-2508801<br>E-1196 mail: []<br>Internet: <br><br>
:The collection McClung Historical Collection includes an index to early '''''North Carolina''''' families. No index in North Carolina can top this one.<ref name="DB85" /> Internet genealogy databases, more than 75,000 books, 3,000 genealogies, 15,000 First Families of 18Tennessee,178 items is primarily local and family history orientedmanuscripts, broadly interpreted to serve the diverse background of local residents today. One will find background materials on Americancensuses, North Carolina state and local history for students government records, newspapers, Knoxville city directories, maps, and researchersphotos. For The same building also houses the genealogistKnox County Archives, there is a variety of resources covering both American and international geographical areasthe East Tennessee Historical Society and Museum.<ref>[http://www.knoxlib. Researchers can contact library staff for more informationorg/local-family-history/calvin-m-mcclung-historical-collection Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection] in ''Knox County Public Library'' (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref><br><br>
'''Santa Cruz Public Library Downtown''' <br>224 Church Street<br>Santa Cruz, CA California 95060 <br>Telephone: 831-427-7707 ext.&nbsp;5794<br>E-mail: [ E-mail reference service] form<br>Internet:<br>
:Holds the Genealogial Society of Santa Cruz County's library, including the '''''[ Tina Brayton Collection]''''' which is equivalent to the ''[ Draper Collection]'' but larger and with a better index, and many compiled genealogies of '''''VirginiaNorth Carolina, Kentucky, North CarolinaTennessee, TennesseeVirginia''''', and '''''West Virginia&nbsp;''''' families.<ref name="DB113DB85">William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 113. {{WorldCat|39493985|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref> <ref>[ The Tina Brayton Collection] in ''Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County'' (accessed 3 January 2014).</ref><br><br>
=== North Carolina Online Records ===
=== Inventories of County Records Guides ===
To learn more about *Ellen Garrison, ''Archives in Appalachia: A Directory&nbsp;'' (Boone, North Carolina: Appalachian Consortium Press, 1985). {{WorldCat|12712710|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|12712710|item|disp=FHL Book 975 A3a}}. For Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, arranged alphabetically, each entry shows the archive, address, phone, inclusive dates of the collection, the history and records of North Carolina countiesthe collection, subjects, use and size of the inventories that have been published for each countycollection. Indexed by record type, and by subject. These inventories have been printed in:
*Guides and inventories for collections at archives and libraries can be found in the [ Family History Library Catalog] by using a ''The Historical Records of North CarolinaPlace Search&nbsp;'', 3 vols. Raleigh, North Carolinaunder: North Carolina Historical Commission, 1938–39. {{FHL|175633|item|disp=FHL film 1036384; book 975.6 A3hr}} The inventories are in alphabetical order by county.
*':'Archives in Appalachia: A Directory''. Boone{{FHL|344522|subject_id|disp=NORTH CAROLINA — ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES — INVENTORIES, North Carolina: Appalachian Consortium PressREGISTRS, 1985. (Family History Library book 975 A3a.) The record covers the states of Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The record is arranged alphabetically by state, then by the name of the repository. Each entry lists the archive, its address, phone number, inclusive dates of the collection, the records of the collection, what subjects are covered by the collection, and the size of the collection. There are two indexes: Record type, and Subject, with reference numbers corresponding to the repository. Also included is a list, under “Coming Attractions,” of agencies that do not currently collect manuscript materials but plan to do so in the future.CATALOGS}}'''
Guides and inventories for collections at archives and libraries can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search under: '''NORTH CAROLINA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] — ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES'''
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