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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina, United States Genealogy|North Carolina]] ''
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| start_year = 1833
| end_year = 1970
| FS_URL_01 = [[North Carolina Genealogy ]]
| FS_URL_02 = [[North Carolina Land and Property|North Carolina Land and Property]]
| FS_URL_03 = [[North Carolina Probate Records|North Carolina Probate Records]]
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