North Carolina State Archives, Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 What Can this Collection Tell Me?
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection includes records of the Selective Service for World War II, birth and death records from Raleigh and from Wilmington, and census records from Wilmington.
What Can this Collection Tell Me?
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:
- Birth date and place
- Death date and place
- Names of parents
- Details about military service
How Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor.
- The birth date of your ancestor
- The birth place of your ancestor
- The names of family members and their relationships
View the Images
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select County
- Select Record Type, Date Range and Volume to view the images.
How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
I Found Who I Was Looking for, What Now?
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate the family in census records.
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate the family in church records.
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate the family in land records.
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate the family in additional state and county records.
- Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
- Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now ?
- Look for variant spellings of the surnames.
- Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of North Carolina.
- North Carolina Guided Research
- North Carolina Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
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Citing This Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
- “North Carolina State Archives, Miscellaneous Records, 1861-1948.” Index and images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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