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== Research Tools  ==
 
  
*[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/FindingAids/co_guide.pdf Guide To Research Materials In the North Carolina State Archives] is&nbsp; very helpful in locating county resources. <br>
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*[[Message Boards|Message Boards]] and other Internet sites can be helpful with your search for ancestors from North Carolina. The [http://www.cyndislist.com CyndisList] website has a lot of links to other sites that may be helpful in your research.
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*[http://mynorthcarolinagenealogy.com/index.htm North Carolina State Facts and Information]
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*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/North_Carolina/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ The North Carolina GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
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*[http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/north_carolina.shtml North Carolina Blacksheep Ancestors] has several indexes to find your infamous NC ancestors.
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*[http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com/ North Carolina Genealogy] ($) title listings for which you must pay to see the contents.
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*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/NorthCarolina.pdf BYU North Carolina Research Outline] largely duplicates these Wiki pages. Includes some bibliographic lists from BYU Library, 2001.
 
  
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<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 74%; float: left"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]&nbsp; [[North_Carolina|North Carolina]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the North Carolina page,<br>First in Flight{{/p}}[[Image:{{DisCroPic}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
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*8 proprietors [[North Carolina Land and Property#Land_Grant_History_in_North_Carolina|granted land]] 1663-1729; Granvilles continued to 1763<ref>Helen F.M. Leary, ed., ''North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History, 2nd ed.'' (Raleigh, NC Genealogical Soc., 1996), 313-28. ({{FHL|767730|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 D27n 1996}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/34803478 WorldCat entry]. Eight proprietors granted land to North Carolina colonists until they sold out to the Crown (King George II) in 1729. One proprietor, Lord Granville would not sell to the King. His agents continued to grant land in Granville District, a strip of land 60 miles wide on the Virginia border, until Granville II died in 1763.</ref>
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*Poor natural harbors forced most settlers to [[North Carolina Emigration and Immigration#Records|come overland]] to NC<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed., ''Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed.'' (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 493. ({{FHL|479190|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb}}). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55947869 WorldCat entry]. Three of the main overland routes to North Carolina were the [[King's Highway]], [[Fall Line Road]], and [[Great Valley Road]].</ref>
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*[[North Carolina Vital Records|State births and deaths]] start 1913<ref>Eichholz, 494.</ref>
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*The best U.S. handbook is Helen F. M. Leary, ed, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/34803478 North Carolina Research]''<ref>The best U.S. genealogical research guide is widely acknowledged to be Leary because she explains research strategies better than any other.</ref>
  
== North Carolina counties  ==
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'''Extinct, Lost, or Renamed Counties:''' [[Albemarle County, North Carolina|Albermarle]] | [[Bath County, North Carolina|Bath]] | [[Bute County, North Carolina|Bute]] | [[Clarendon County, North Carolina|Clarendon]] |&nbsp; [[Dobbs County, North Carolina|Dobbs]] |&nbsp; [[Glasgow County, North Carolina|Glasgow]] | [[Tryon County, North Carolina|Tryon]] <br>
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=== Extinct or Historical Counties ===
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[http://www.ncgenweb.us/albemarle/ Albemarle ]| [http://www.ncgenweb.us/bath/ Bath] | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncbute/ Bute] | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/cherokeereservation/ Cherokee Reservation] | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncstate/historical/clarendon.htm Clarendon] | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncstate/historical/dobbs.htm Dobbs] | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncstate/historical/glasgow.htm Glasgow] | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/tryon/ Tryon]
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'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. To see a '''larger''' version of the map, [[North Carolina Counties Map|click here]]. {{NCimagemap2}}
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'''Counties gone to Tennessee or Virginia:&nbsp;''' [[State of Franklin]]{{·}} [[Blount County, North Carolina|Blount]]{{·}} [[Caswell (new) County, North Carolina|Caswell (TN)]]{{·}} [[Davidson (old) County, North Carolina|Davidson (TN)]]{{·}} [[Fincastle County, North Carolina|Fincastle (VA)]]{{·}} [[Greene (old) County, North Carolina|Greene (TN)]]{{·}} [[Hawkins County, North Carolina|Hawkins]]{{·}} [[Sevier County, North Carolina|Sevier]]{{·}} [[Spencer County, North Carolina|Spencer]]{{·}} [[Sullivan County, North Carolina|Sullivan]]{{·}} [[Sumner County, North Carolina|Sumner]]{{·}} [[Tennessee County, North Carolina|Tennessee]]{{·}} [[Washington (old) County, North Carolina|Washington (old)]]{{·}} [[Wayne (new) County, North Carolina|Wayne (TN)]]
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Albemarle County, North Carolina|Albermarle]]{{·}} [[Albemarle Precinct, North Carolina|Albermarle Precinct]]{{·}} [[Archdale County, North Carolina|Archdale]]{{·}} [[Bath County, North Carolina|Bath]]{{·}} [[Berkeley County, North Carolina|Berkeley]]{{·}} [[Bute County, North Carolina|Bute]]{{·}} [[Carteret Precinct, North Carolina|Carteret Precinct]]{{·}} [[Clarendon County, North Carolina|Clarendon]]{{·}} [[Cleaveland County, North Carolina|Cleaveland]]{{·}} [[Dobbs County, North Carolina|Dobbs]]{{·}} [[Glasgow County, North Carolina|Glasgow]]{{·}} [[Pamptecough County, North Carolina|Pamptecough]]{{·}} [[Pelham County, North Carolina|Pelham]] {{·}} [[Shaftesbury Precinct, North Carolina|Shaftesbury Precinct]]{{·}} [[Tryon County, North Carolina|Tryon]]{{·}} [[Wickham County, North Carolina|Wickham]]
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=== Major Repositories  ===
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[[North Carolina State Archives]]{{·}}&nbsp;[http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ State Library of North Carolina]{{·}} [[University of North Carolina Library]]{{·}} [[Duke University Perkins Library]]{{·}} [[National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)]]{{·}} [[Library of Congress]]
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=== Migration Routes  ===
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[[Black Fox Trail]] {{·}} [[Catawba and Northern Trail]] {{·}} [[Catawba Trail]] {{·}} [[Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad]] {{·}} [[Fall Line Road]] (or 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]]
  
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:<br>
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*[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/FindingAids/co_guide.pdf Guide To Research Materials In the North Carolina State Archives] 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.
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*The [http://www.ncgenweb.us/ North Carolina GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.
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*[[Message Boards|Message Boards]] and other Internet sites can help. [http://www.cyndislist.com/nc.htm CyndisList] links to 24 categories of NC genealogy Internet sites.
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*[http://www.n2genealogy.com/northcarolina.html North Carolina Genealogy] Internet aggregator site. Includes a brief state history, extinct counties, burned counties, statewide genealogy links, mailing lists, and county genealogy links.
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*[http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/north_carolina.shtml North Carolina Blacksheep Ancestors], NC prisoners, outlaws, court records, and executions.
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*Join a Community of North Carolina researchers! Ask questions, help others, and share your research successes on [http://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Carolina-Genealogy-Research-Community/216323471741673 Facebook] and/or [[Join a Skype Research Community#Europe|Skype]].
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*[http://digitalnc.org/ DigitalNC Collection: North Carolina's Digital Heritage]
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'''Wiki articles describing online Historcial Record Collections are found at:''' [[Image:North Carolina flag.png|right|200px|North Carolina flag.png]] [[Image:North-carolina.png|right|200px|North-carolina.png]]
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*[[North Carolina Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[North Carolina, Birth Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina, Birth Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[North Carolina, Civil Action Court Papers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina, Civil Action Court Papers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[North Carolina County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|North Carolina County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[North Carolina County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[North Carolina Davidson County Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina Davidson County Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[North Carolina Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina Death and Burial (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[North Carolina Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[North Carolina Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[North Carolina Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[North Carolina Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[North Carolina State Supreme Court Case Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina State Supreme Court Case Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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Revision as of 23:23, 2 January 2013

North Carolina Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
North Carolina Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
United States  go to  North Carolina

Welcome to the North Carolina page,
First in Flight

The discovery of "Croatoan" on the palisade of the "Lost Colony" on Roanoke Island, NC, 1590.
Most unique genealogical features:
link=http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/North Carolina_Online_Genealogy_Records North Carolina
Online Records


Counties

Extinct or Historical Counties

Albemarle | Bath | Bute | Cherokee Reservation | Clarendon | Dobbs | Glasgow | Tryon

Click on the map below to go to a county page. Hover over a county to see its name. To see a larger version of the map, click here.
Cherokee CountyClay CountyGraham CountyMacon CountySwain CountyJackson CountyHaywood CountyTransylvania CountyHenderson CountyBuncombe CountyMadison CountyYancey CountyMitchell CountyMitchell CountyMcDowell CountyRutherford CountyPolk CountyCleveland CountyGaston CountyLincoln CountyCatawba CountyCaldwell CountyAvery CountyWatauga CountyAshe CountyAlleghany CountyWilkes CountyBurke CountyAlexander CountyIredell CountySurry CountyStokes CountyYadkin CountyDavie CountyRowan CountyCabarrus CountyMecklenburg CountyUnion CountyStanly CountyDavidson CountyForsyth CountyRockingham CountyGuilford CountyRandolph CountyMontgomery CountyRichmond CountyScotland CountyAnson CountyCaswell CountyAlamance CountyOrange CountyPerson CountyDurham CountyGranville CountyWake CountyChatham CountyLee CountyHarnett CountyCumberland CountyHoke CountyBladen CountyColumbus CountyBrunswick CountyNew Hanover CountyPender CountyDuplin CountySampson CountyJohnston CountyFranklin CountyVance CountyWarren CountyNash CountyWilson CountyWayne CountyOnslow CountyJones CountyCraven CountyCarteret CountyPamlico CountyBeaufort CountyHyde CountyDare CountyTyrrell CountyWashington CountyLenoir CountyGreene CountyPitt CountyEdgecombe CountyHalifax CountyNorthampton CountyHertford CountyGates CountyPerquimans CountyPerquimans CountyPasquotank CountyPasquotank CountyCamden CountyCurrituck CountyChowan CountyBertie CountyMartin CountyRobeson CountyMoore CountyNorth-carolina-county-map.gif

Counties gone to Tennessee or Virginia:  State of Franklin · Blount · Caswell (TN) · Davidson (TN) · Fincastle (VA) · Greene (TN) · Hawkins · Sevier · Spencer · Sullivan · Sumner · Tennessee · Washington (old) · Wayne (TN)

Extinct or Renamed Counties:  Albermarle · Albermarle Precinct · Archdale · Bath · Berkeley · Bute · Carteret Precinct · Clarendon · Cleaveland · Dobbs · Glasgow · Pamptecough · Pelham  · Shaftesbury Precinct · Tryon · Wickham

Major Repositories

North Carolina State Archives ·  State Library of North Carolina · University of North Carolina Library · Duke University Perkins Library · National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta) · Library of Congress

Migration Routes

Black Fox Trail  · Catawba and Northern Trail  · Catawba Trail  · Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad  · Fall Line Road (or 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

Research Tools

Wiki articles describing online Historcial Record Collections are found at:
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Things you can do

Below list some of the many tasks you can help with:

Sources

  1. Helen F.M. Leary, ed., North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History, 2nd ed. (Raleigh, NC Genealogical Soc., 1996), 313-28. (FHL Book 975.6 D27n 1996) WorldCat entry. Eight proprietors granted land to North Carolina colonists until they sold out to the Crown (King George II) in 1729. One proprietor, Lord Granville would not sell to the King. His agents continued to grant land in Granville District, a strip of land 60 miles wide on the Virginia border, until Granville II died in 1763.
  2. Alice Eichholz, ed., Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 493. (FHL Book 973 D27rb). WorldCat entry. Three of the main overland routes to North Carolina were the King's Highway, Fall Line Road, and Great Valley Road.
  3. Eichholz, 494.
  4. The best U.S. genealogical research guide is widely acknowledged to be Leary because she explains research strategies better than any other.