North Carolina, United States Genealogy
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Guide to North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
North Carolina Information[edit | edit source]
North Carolina is a state located in the eastern portion of the United States. It is divided into 100 counties. North Carolina was the 12th state to join the Union on November 21, 1789. It was formed from the Crown Colony of North Carolina. The State Capital is Raleigh. 
Getting Started[edit | edit source]
Getting Started with North Carolina Research
Links to articles on getting started with North Carolina research.
North Carolina Research Tools
Links to articles and websites that assist in North Carolina research.
North Carolina Clickable Map[edit | edit source]
Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
Counties[edit | edit source]
Counties gone to Tennessee or Virginia: State of Franklin Genealogy · Blount · Caswell (TN) · Davidson (TN) · Fincastle (VA) · Greene (TN) · Hawkins · Sevier · Spencer · Sullivan · Sumner · Tennessee · Washington (old) · Wayne (TN)
North Carolina Migration Routes[edit | edit source]
Atlantic Coast Ports · Black Fox Trail · Catawba and Northern Trail · Catawba Trail · Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad · Fall Line Road Southern Road · Fayetteville, Elizabethtown, and Wilmington Trail · Great Valley Road · Jonesboro Road · King's Highway · Lower Cherokee Traders' Path · New River and Southern Trail · Occaneechi Path · Old Cherokee Path · Rutherford's War Trace · Secondary Coast Road · Unicoi Trail · Upper Road · Wilmington, Highpoint, and Northern Trail
FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.
- Facebook Communities - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
- Learning Center - Online genealogy courses
- Historical Records - databases and record images on FamilySearch
- Family History Center locator map
Additional Resources[edit | edit source]
- Cyndi's List - North Carolina genealogy sites on the internet
- North Carolina Genealogy Trails - collection of transcribed data for the state of North Carolina
- Access Genealogy – Genealogy guide for North Carolina
- Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for North Carolina
- North Carolina Research Outline – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
- Jeffrey L. Haines, Research in North Carolina 2nd ed. Arlington, Virginia : National Genealogical Society, 2017 FHL 975.6 D27ngs
- Guide To Research Materials In the North Carolina State Archives (archived version, 11th edition, 2002) 379 page county record inventory. Lists county formation date, courthouse disasters, record types (bonds, corporate, court, election, estate, land, marriage, roads, tax, wills), dates covered, if a book, boxed, or filmed.
- State Archives of North Carolina Finding Aids —— Narrative descriptions of archival materials held, often providing more detailed information than the online catalog, box lists, and folder lists, about individual collections.
- North Carolina Blacksheep Ancestors, NC prisoners, outlaws, court records, and executions.
- DigitalNC Collection: North Carolina's Digital Heritage
- Every Name Index
- Online encyclopedia about all things North Carolina
- Piedmont Trails - North Carolina genealogy with references to colonial migrations, land grants and detailed history of the piedmont region.
References[edit | edit source]
- Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.