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''United States  Gotoarrow.png  North Carolina  Gotoarrow.png  For Further Reading Information about research and records in North Carolina is available in:

  • Draughon, Wallace R. North Carolina Genealogical Reference: A Research Guide for All Genealogists, both Amateur and Professional. 2nd ed. Durham, N.C.: Smith Publishing, 1966. FHL Book 975.6 D2dr 1966. The book includes chapters about genealogical collections, maps, county research (with published sources for each county), records at the state archives, Quakers (with a map showing the location of monthly meetings), and missing records (giving dates).
  • Eichholz, Alice, ed. Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources. 3rd ed. Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry. Contains bibliographies and background information on history and ethnic groups. Also contains maps and tables showing when each county was created.
  • Hofmann, Margaret M. An Intermediate Short, Short Course in the Use of Some North Carolina Records in Genealogical Research. Rocky Mount, N.C,: Copy-It Print, 1990. FHL Book 975.6 D27hm. This book has chapters about maps, record interpretation, military records, land records, petitions, non-public record sources, and oral histories.
  • Hofmann, Margaret M. The Short, Short Course in the Use of North Carolina’s Early County-Level Records in Genealogical Research. Ahoskie, N.C.: Atlantic Printing, 1988. FHL Book 975.6 D27h. This book contains discussions on how to use bonds, censuses, court records, land records, probate records, and marriage records.
  • Leary, Helen F. M., ed. North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History. 2nd ed. Raleigh, N.C.: North Carolina Genealogical Society, 1996. FHL Book 975.6 D27n 1996. This is a how-to book. Chapter 2 contains instructions on how to use strategies in studying various types of sources.
  • Schweitzer, George K. North Carolina Genealogical Research. Knoxville, Tenn.: G. K. Schweitzer, 1984. FHL Book 975.6 D27s. This important reference book lists specific books and microfilms and the types and dates of records available on state, county, and some city levels. It also lists libraries and county histories. Chapter3 contains descriptions of records at the state archives, state library, and the libraries at Duke University and the University of North Carolina.

Two free brochures about genealogical research are available from the North Carolina State Archives. Their address is found in the Archives and Libraries Wiki pages. Send a legal-sized, self-addressed, stamped envelope with your requests for these two pamphlets:

  • Genealogical Research in the North Carolina State Archives
  • Tar Heel Tracks: Genealogical Research in North Carolina