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}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; float: left; width: 74%"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&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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}}<div style="width: 74%; padding-left: 1px; float: left;"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&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:'''''  
 
*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>  
 
*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>  
 
*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>  
 
*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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===== Extinct or Historical Counties  =====
 
===== Extinct or Historical Counties  =====
  
[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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[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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'''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)]]  
 
'''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)]]  
  
'''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]]{{·}} [[Redding County, North Carolina|Redding]]{{·}} [[Shaftesbury Precinct, North Carolina|Shaftesbury Precinct]]{{·}} [[Tryon County, North Carolina|Tryon]]{{·}} [[Wickham County, North Carolina|Wickham]]
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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]]{{·}} [[Redding County, North Carolina|Redding]]{{·}} [[Shaftesbury Precinct, North Carolina|Shaftesbury Precinct]]{{·}} [[Tryon County, North Carolina|Tryon]]{{·}} [[Wickham County, North Carolina|Wickham]]  
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*[http://mynorthcarolinagenealogy.com/index.htm Family History101.com North Carolina Genealogy] Internet aggregator site. Includes a brief state history, extinct counties, burned counties, statewide genealogy links, mailing lists, and county genealogy links. [[Image:North-carolina.png|right|180px]]  
 
*[http://mynorthcarolinagenealogy.com/index.htm Family History101.com North Carolina Genealogy] Internet aggregator site. Includes a brief state history, extinct counties, burned counties, statewide genealogy links, mailing lists, and county genealogy links. [[Image:North-carolina.png|right|180px]]  
 
*[http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/north_carolina.shtml North Carolina Blacksheep Ancestors], NC prisoners, outlaws, court records, and executions.
 
*[http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/north_carolina.shtml North Carolina Blacksheep Ancestors], NC prisoners, outlaws, court records, and executions.
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Revision as of 18:39, 22 March 2011

North Carolina Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
North Carolina Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
United States  Gotoarrow.png  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:
Extinct or Historical Counties

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

Counties

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 · Redding · Shaftesbury Precinct · Tryon · Wickham

Major Repositories

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

Genealogy courses: Learn how to research from an expert in United States of America Research Course.

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.