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''{{NC-sidebar}}''''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[North_Carolina_Archives_and_Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]''<br><br> {{Adoption NCGenWeb}}
These archives, libraries, societies, and museums preserve sources, maintain indexes, and provide services to help genealogists document their ancestors who lived in North Carolina.
=== National Repositories ===
{| style="width: 72%;"|-| [[Image:NARA Atlanta.jpg|right|200px280px|NARA Atlanta.jpg]]'''[[National Archives at Atlanta]]''' <br>5780 Jonesboro Road<br>Morrow, Georgia 30260USA<br>TelephonePhone: 770-968-2100<br>Fax: 770-968-2547<br>EmailE-mail: []<br>Internet: [ National Archives at Atlanta] <br><br>
:Collects 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-land, and Gulf Coast passenger arrivals. Subject specialties include the Vice Admiralty Court of South Carolina, Civil War and Reconstruction, organized crime, World Wars, the New Deal, and space exploration. The collection holds about 70,000 cubic feet of archival holdings from 1716 to the 1980s, primarily textual records but also maps, and photographs.<ref name="DB12728">William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America'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:Library of Congress Jefferson Building.jpg|right|344px500px|Library of Congress Jefferson Building.jpg]]'''[[Library of Congress]]'''<br>101 Independence Ave. SE <br>Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ G4 <br>Washington, D.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>[ The Collections] in ''Local History and Genealogy Reference Services'' in ''Library of Congress'' (accessed 2 February 2014).</ref> <ref name="DB29">Dollarhide and Bremer, 29.</ref><br><br>
=== State Repositories ===
{{Adoption NCGenWeb}}'''[[North Carolina State Archives|North Carolina State Archives]]'''<br> 109 East Jones Street<br>(Mail to: 4610 Mail Service Center)<br>Raleigh, NC 27699-4610 <br>Telephone: 919-807-7310<br>Fax: 919-733-1354<br>E-mail: []<br>Internet:<br><br>
:Collection of county court records so large it has not all been cataloged.<ref name="DB85">Dollarhide and Bremer, 85.</ref> The North Carolina State Archives maintains original records of North Carolina governments on the state, district, and county levels. 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 '' (accessed 7 February 2014).</ref> <br><br>
=== Regional Repositories ===
[[Image:Univ of NC Louis Round Wilson Library.JPG|right|250px280px|Univ of NC Louis Round Wilson Library.JPG]]'''[[University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Libraries|University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Libraries]]'''<br><br>
:'''''Wilson Special Collections Library'''''<br>200 South Rd. Wilson Library Campus Box #3948<br>UNC Chapel Hill, NC 27515-8890<br>Telephone: 919-962-1172<br>Email:[] <br>Internet: [ Louis R. Wilson Special Collections Library]<br><br>
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::The Wilson Library is home to: the famed [ Southern Historical Collection] with strengths in plantations, slavery, the Civil War, Civil Rights, communities, family, race relations, and religious communities<ref>[ About the Southern Historical Coillection] in ''UNC Chapel Hill Libraries'' (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref>; the [ North Carolina Collection] of published works on North Carolina and its people and biographical index<ref>[ Family History and Genealogy Resources in the North Carolina Collection] in ''UNC Chapel Hill Libraries'' (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref>; the [ Rare Book Collection]; the [ Southern Folklife Collection]; the ''Manuscript Department&nbsp;'' collection of personal papers, letters, and diaries of early North Carolina residents; and the ''Map Department''.<ref name="DB85" />[[Image:UNC Davis Library.jpg|right|150px190px|UNC Davis Library.jpg]]<br><br>
:'''''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: [ 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 ''UNC Chapel Hill Libraries'' (accessed 11 February 2013).</ref><br><br>
[[Image:Duke Univ Perkins Library.jpg|right|250px280px|Duke Univ Perkins Library.jpg]]'''Duke University Perkins Library'''<br>104 Chapel Drive<br>Durham, NC 27708<br>Telephone: 919-660-5800<br>E-mail: [ Ask a Librarian] e-mail form<br>Internet: [ Duke University Libraries] <br><br>
:Largest manuscript collection in the South, including newspapers, county records, Bibles, and journals. They also have many census records originally at the National Archives.<ref name="DB85" /> <br><br>
:This library has manuscripts, diaries, journals, Bible records, and family folders from the crossroads of colonial North Carolina.<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'' (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref>.<br><br>
[[Image:Publ Libr of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.jpg|right|250px280px|Publ Libr of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.jpg]]'''Public Library of 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: [ Send an E-mail] form<br>Internet: [ Main Library: Carolina Room]<br><br>
:Virtually a second state archives for the southern part of the state. Emphasis is on Germans, Highland Scots, and Scots-Irish immigrants to North Carolina. Many references to Quakers moving from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. This collection has good indexes, biographies, family folders, and genealogies.<ref name="DB85" /><br><br>
=== Repositories Outside North Carolina ===
[[Image:Chattanooga Public Library TN.jpg|right|250px280px|Chattanooga Public Library TN.jpg]]'''[[Chattanooga Public Library Downtown]]''' <br>1001 Broad Street<br>Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402<br>Telephone: 423-757-5317<br>E-mail: []<br> Internet: [ Local History and Genealogy Department]<br><br>
:Includes the Upper South's largest family folder collection which is heavy on '''''North Carolina'''''.<ref name="DB85" /> Internet genealogy databases, census, newspapers, obituary index, county 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>
[[Image:Customs-house-knoxville-tn1906.jpg|right|250px280px|Customs-house-knoxville-tn1906.jpg]]'''[[Knox County Public Library]]'''<br>Calvin M. McClung Historical Collections<br>601 South Gay Street<br>Knoxville, Tennessee 37901-1629<br>Telephone: 865-215-8801<br>E-mail: []<br>Internet: <br><br>
:The 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 Tennessee, manuscripts, censuses, state and local government records, newspapers, Knoxville city directories, maps, and photos. The same building also houses the Knox County Archives, and the East Tennessee Historical Society and Museum.<ref>[ Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection] in ''Knox County Public Library'' (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref><br><br>
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