State Library of North Carolina

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State Library of North Carolina
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Contact Information[edit | edit source]



109 East Jones Street
(Mail to: 4641 Mail Service Center)
Raleigh, NC 27699-4641

Telephone:[1]  919-807-7460

Hours and holidays:[2]  Closed on state holidays.

  • Government and History Research Room, First Floor Mon.- Fri. 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Genealogy Services, Mezzanine Tues.-Fri. 8:30am - 5:00pm; Saturdays: 9:00am-2:00pm

Map, public transportation, driving directions, and parking

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

Great collection of books, periodicals, and genealogies for North Carolina.[3] 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, and probate records.[4]

Tips[edit | edit source]


Guides[edit | edit source]

  • Government Information State government information: online, in print, NC MOSAIC, State Government website archives, census data 1960-1980, and state agency databases ;  federal government documents: federal documents available, FDsys online fed gov doc access, and suggested websites and publications.
  • North Carolina Newspapers.

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the State Library of North Carolina, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Library of Congress, Washington, DC, is the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, books, 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 remiain unchanged.[5]
  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service and pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.[6]
  • National Archives at Atlanta records of federal agencies and courts for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, censuses, ships lists, naturalizations, Indian records, and military records.[7]

Similar Collections

  • North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, has so many county court records they have not all been cataloged,[8] NC government records at the state, district, and county levels, maps, War of 1812, Civil War, World Wars, newspapers, photos, organization records, private collections, and defunct academic institution records.[9]

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Contact Us in State Library of North Carolina (accessed 7 February 2014).
  2. Hours and Directions in State Library of North Carolina (accessed 7 February 2014).
  3. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 85. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  4. Genealogy Research in State Library of North Carolina  (accessed 7 February 2014).
  5. The Collections in Local History and Genealogy Reading Room in Library of Congress (accessed 31 December 2013).
  6. Information for Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC in National Archives (accessed 31 December 2013).
  7. Checklist of Records Available for Research into Family History at NARA's Southeast Region in National Archives (accessed 13 February 2014).
  8. Dollarhide and Bremer, 85.
  9. Collections in State Archives of North Carolina (accessed 7 February 2014).
  10. Vital Records in NC Dept. of Health and Human Services (accessed 13 February 2013).
  11. Alice Eichholz, ed. Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 508. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004, and Wake County Vital Records in (accessed 13 February 2014).
  12. Eichholz.
  13. Home in North Carolina Literary and Historical Association (accessed 14 February 2014).
  14. Home in Wake County Historical Society (accessed 14 February 2014).
  15. Resources in North Carolina Genealogical Society (accessed 14 February 2014).
  16. Publications in Wake County Genealogical Society .
  17. Elizabeth Reid Murray Collection in Wake County Public Libraries (accessed 14 February 2014).
  18. Societies, Libraries, Archives in North Carolina Genealogical Society (14 February 2014).
  19. Record Request System in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina (accessed 14 February 2014).
  20. About the Southern Historical Coillection in UNC Chapel Hill Libraries (accessed 11 February 2014).
  21. Family History and Genealogy Resources in the North Carolina Collection in UNC Chapel Hill Libraries (accessed 11 February 2014).
  22. Home in Moravian Archives Winston-Salem (accessed 14 February 2014).
  23. Home in North Carolina Friends Historical Society (accessed 14 February 2014).
  24. Research Library in Presbyterian Heritage Center (accessed 14 February 2014).
  25. Local History and Genealogy Department in Chattanooga Public Library (accessed 11 February 2014).
  26. Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection in Knox County Public Library (accessed 11 February 2014).
  27. The Tina Brayton Collection in Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County (accessed 3 January 2014).