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<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 74%; float: right"><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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Guide to '''North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
*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>
 
*[[North Carolina Vital Records|State births and deaths]] start 1913<ref>Eichholz, 494.</ref>
 
*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>
 
  
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==North Carolina Information==
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North Carolina is a state located in the eastern portion of the United States.  It is divided into 100 counties.  North Carolina was the 12 state to join the Union on November 21, 1789.  It was formed from the Crown Colony of North Carolina.  The State Capital is Raleigh. <ref>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.</ref>
  
== Counties  ==
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==Getting Started ==
 
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*[[Alamance County, North Carolina|Alamance]]
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<h3>Getting Started with North Carolina Research</h3>
*[[Alexander County, North Carolina|Alexander]]
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Links to articles on getting started with North Carolina research.
*[[Alleghany County, North Carolina|Alleghany]]
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*[[Step-by-Step North Carolina Research, 1880-Present]]
*[[Anson County, North Carolina|Anson]]
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*[[How to Find North Carolina Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
*[[Ashe County, North Carolina|Ashe]]
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*[[How to Find North Carolina Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
*[[Avery County, North Carolina|Avery]]
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*[[How to Find North Carolina Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
*[[Beaufort County, North Carolina|Beaufort]]
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*[[North Carolina Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
*[[Bertie County, North Carolina|Bertie]]
 
*[[Bladen County, North Carolina|Bladen]]
 
*[[Brunswick County, North Carolina|Brunswick]]
 
*[[Buncombe County, North Carolina|Buncombe]]  
 
*[[Burke County, North Carolina|Burke]]  
 
*[[Cabarrus County, North Carolina|Cabarrus]]  
 
*[[Caldwell County, North Carolina|Caldwell]]  
 
*[[Camden County, North Carolina|Camden]]
 
*[[Carteret County, North Carolina|Carteret]]
 
*[[Caswell County, North Carolina|Caswell]]
 
*[[Catawba County, North Carolina|Catawba]]
 
*[[Chatham County, North Carolina|Chatham]]
 
*[[Cherokee County, North Carolina|Cherokee]]
 
*[[Chowan County, North Carolina|Chowan]]
 
*[[Clay County, North Carolina|Clay]]
 
*[[Cleveland County, North Carolina|Cleveland]]
 
*[[Columbus County, North Carolina|Columbus]]
 
*[[Craven County, North Carolina|Craven]]
 
  
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*[[Cumberland County, North Carolina|Cumberland]]
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<h3>North Carolina Research Tools</h3>
*[[Currituck County, North Carolina|Currituck]]
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Links to articles and websites that assist in North Carolina research.
*[[Dare County, North Carolina|Dare]]
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*[[North Carolina Record Selection Table|North Carolina Record Finder]]
*[[Davidson County, North Carolina|Davidson]]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/ Boundary Changes for North Carolina Counties]  
*[[Davie County, North Carolina|Davie]]  
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*[[North Carolina Archives and Libraries|North Carolina Archives and Libraries]]
*[[Duplin County, North Carolina|Duplin]]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ NCGenWeb]  
*[[Durham County, North Carolina|Durham]]  
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*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:5707269042885 Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in North Carolina.
*[[Edgecombe County, North Carolina|Edgecombe]]  
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*[[Forsyth County, North Carolina|Forsyth]]
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*[[Franklin County, North Carolina|Franklin]]
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{{Click|Image:NC_ORP.png|North Carolina Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
*[[Gaston County, North Carolina|Gaston]]
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*[[Gates County, North Carolina|Gates]]
 
*[[Graham County, North Carolina|Graham]]
 
*[[Granville County, North Carolina|Granville]]
 
*[[Greene County, North Carolina|Greene]]
 
*[[Guilford County, North Carolina|Guilford]]
 
*[[Halifax County, North Carolina|Halifax]]
 
*[[Harnett County, North Carolina|Harnett]]
 
*[[Haywood County, North Carolina|Haywood]]
 
*[[Henderson County, North Carolina|Henderson]]
 
*[[Hertford County, North Carolina|Hertford]]
 
*[[Hoke County, North Carolina|Hoke]]
 
*[[Hyde County, North Carolina|Hyde]]
 
*[[Iredell County, North Carolina|Iredell]]  
 
*[[Jackson County, North Carolina|Jackson]]
 
  
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== North Carolina Clickable Map==
*[[Johnston County, North Carolina|Johnston]]
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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.
*[[Jones County, North Carolina|Jones]]
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*[[Lee County, North Carolina|Lee]]
 
*[[Lenoir County, North Carolina|Lenoir]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, North Carolina|Lincoln]]
 
*[[Macon County, North Carolina|Macon]]
 
*[[Madison County, North Carolina|Madison]]
 
*[[Martin County, North Carolina|Martin]]
 
*[[McDowell County, North Carolina|McDowell]]
 
*[[Mecklenburg County, North Carolina|Mecklenburg]]
 
*[[Mitchell County, North Carolina|Mitchell]]
 
*[[Montgomery County, North Carolina|Montgomery]]
 
*[[Moore County, North Carolina|Moore]]
 
*[[Nash County, North Carolina|Nash]]
 
*[[New Hanover County, North Carolina|New Hanover]]
 
*[[Northampton County, North Carolina|Northampton]]
 
*[[Onslow County, North Carolina|Onslow]]
 
*[[Orange County, North Carolina|Orange]]
 
*[[Pamlico County, North Carolina|Pamlico]]
 
*[[Pasquotank County, North Carolina|Pasquotank]]
 
*[[Pender County, North Carolina|Pender]]
 
*[[Perquimans County, North Carolina|Perquimans]]
 
*[[Person County, North Carolina|Person]]
 
*[[Pitt County, North Carolina|Pitt]]
 
*[[Polk County, North Carolina|Polk]]
 
 
 
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*[[Randolph County, North Carolina|Randolph]]
 
*[[Richmond County, North Carolina|Richmond]]
 
*[[Robeson County, North Carolina|Robeson]]
 
*[[Rockingham County, North Carolina|Rockingham]]
 
*[[Rowan County, North Carolina|Rowan]]
 
*[[Rutherford County, North Carolina|Rutherford]]
 
*[[Sampson County, North Carolina|Sampson]]
 
*[[Scotland County, North Carolina|Scotland]]
 
*[[Stanly County, North Carolina|Stanly]]
 
*[[Stokes County, North Carolina|Stokes]]
 
*[[Surry County, North Carolina|Surry]]
 
*[[Swain County, North Carolina|Swain]]
 
*[[Transylvania County, North Carolina|Transylvania]]
 
*[[Tyrrell County, North Carolina|Tyrrell]]
 
*[[Union County, North Carolina|Union]]
 
*[[Vance County, North Carolina|Vance]]
 
*[[Wake County, North Carolina|Wake]]
 
*[[Warren County, North Carolina|Warren]]
 
*[[Washington County, North Carolina|Washington]]
 
*[[Watauga County, North Carolina|Watauga]]
 
*[[Wayne County, North Carolina|Wayne]]
 
*[[Wilkes County, North Carolina|Wilkes]]
 
*[[Wilson County, North Carolina|Wilson]]
 
*[[Yadkin County, North Carolina|Yadkin]]
 
*[[Yancey County, North Carolina|Yancey]]
 
  
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==Counties==
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*[[Alamance County, North Carolina Genealogy|Alamance]]
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*[[Alexander County, North Carolina Genealogy|Alexander]]
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*[[Alleghany County, North Carolina Genealogy|Alleghany]]
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*[[Anson County, North Carolina Genealogy|Anson]]
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*[[Ashe County, North Carolina Genealogy|Ashe]]
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*[[Avery County, North Carolina Genealogy|Avery]]
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*[[Beaufort County, North Carolina Genealogy|Beaufort]]
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*[[Bertie County, North Carolina Genealogy|Bertie]]
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*[[Bladen County, North Carolina Genealogy|Bladen]]
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*[[Brunswick County, North Carolina Genealogy|Brunswick]]
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*[[Buncombe County, North Carolina Genealogy|Buncombe]]
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*[[Burke County, North Carolina Genealogy|Burke]]
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*[[Cabarrus County, North Carolina Genealogy|Cabarrus]]
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*[[Caldwell County, North Carolina Genealogy|Caldwell]]
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*[[Camden County, North Carolina Genealogy|Camden]]
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*[[Carteret County, North Carolina Genealogy|Carteret]]
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*[[Caswell County, North Carolina Genealogy|Caswell]]
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*[[Catawba County, North Carolina Genealogy|Catawba]]
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*[[Chatham County, North Carolina Genealogy|Chatham]]
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*[[Cherokee County, North Carolina Genealogy|Cherokee]]
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*[[Chowan County, North Carolina Genealogy|Chowan]]
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*[[Clay County, North Carolina Genealogy|Clay]]
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*[[Cleveland County, North Carolina Genealogy|Cleveland]]
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*[[Columbus County, North Carolina Genealogy|Columbus]]
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*[[Craven County, North Carolina Genealogy|Craven]]
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*[[Cumberland County, North Carolina Genealogy|Cumberland]]
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*[[Currituck County, North Carolina Genealogy|Currituck]]
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*[[Dare County, North Carolina Genealogy|Dare]]
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*[[Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy|Davidson]]
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*[[Davie County, North Carolina Genealogy|Davie]]
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*[[Duplin County, North Carolina Genealogy|Duplin]]
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*[[Durham County, North Carolina Genealogy|Durham]]
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*[[Edgecombe County, North Carolina Genealogy|Edgecombe]]
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*[[Forsyth County, North Carolina Genealogy|Forsyth]]
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*[[Franklin County, North Carolina Genealogy|Franklin]]
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*[[Gaston County, North Carolina Genealogy|Gaston]]
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*[[Gates County, North Carolina Genealogy|Gates]]
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*[[Graham County, North Carolina Genealogy|Graham]]
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*[[Granville County, North Carolina Genealogy|Granville]]
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*[[Greene County, North Carolina Genealogy|Greene]]
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*[[Guilford County, North Carolina Genealogy|Guilford]]
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*[[Halifax County, North Carolina Genealogy|Halifax]]
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*[[Harnett County, North Carolina Genealogy|Harnett]]
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*[[Haywood County, North Carolina Genealogy|Haywood]]
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*[[Henderson County, North Carolina Genealogy|Henderson]]
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*[[Hertford County, North Carolina Genealogy|Hertford]]
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*[[Hoke County, North Carolina Genealogy|Hoke]]
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*[[Hyde County, North Carolina Genealogy|Hyde]]
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*[[Iredell County, North Carolina Genealogy|Iredell]]
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*[[Jackson County, North Carolina Genealogy|Jackson]]
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*[[Johnston County, North Carolina Genealogy|Johnston]]
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*[[Jones County, North Carolina Genealogy|Jones]]
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*[[Lee County, North Carolina Genealogy|Lee]]
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*[[Lenoir County, North Carolina Genealogy|Lenoir]]
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*[[Lincoln County, North Carolina Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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*[[Macon County, North Carolina Genealogy|Macon]]
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*[[Madison County, North Carolina Genealogy|Madison]]
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*[[Martin County, North Carolina Genealogy|Martin]]
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*[[McDowell County, North Carolina Genealogy|McDowell]]
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*[[Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Genealogy|Mecklenburg]]
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*[[Mitchell County, North Carolina Genealogy|Mitchell]]
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*[[Montgomery County, North Carolina Genealogy|Montgomery]]
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*[[Moore County, North Carolina Genealogy|Moore]]
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*[[Nash County, North Carolina Genealogy|Nash]]
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*[[New Hanover County, North Carolina Genealogy|New Hanover]]
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*[[Northampton County, North Carolina Genealogy|Northampton]]
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*[[Onslow County, North Carolina Genealogy|Onslow]]
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*[[Orange County, North Carolina Genealogy|Orange]]
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*[[Pamlico County, North Carolina Genealogy|Pamlico]]
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*[[Pasquotank County, North Carolina Genealogy|Pasquotank]]
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*[[Pender County, North Carolina Genealogy|Pender]]
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*[[Perquimans County, North Carolina Genealogy|Perquimans]]
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*[[Person County, North Carolina Genealogy|Person]]
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*[[Pitt County, North Carolina Genealogy|Pitt]]
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*[[Polk County, North Carolina Genealogy|Polk]]
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*[[Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogy|Randolph]]
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*[[Richmond County, North Carolina Genealogy|Richmond]]
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*[[Robeson County, North Carolina Genealogy|Robeson]]
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*[[Rockingham County, North Carolina Genealogy|Rockingham]]
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*[[Rowan County, North Carolina Genealogy|Rowan]]
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*[[Rutherford County, North Carolina Genealogy|Rutherford]]
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*[[Sampson County, North Carolina Genealogy|Sampson]]
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*[[Scotland County, North Carolina Genealogy|Scotland]]
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*[[Stanly County, North Carolina Genealogy|Stanly]]
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*[[Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy|Stokes]]
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*[[Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy|Surry]]
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*[[Swain County, North Carolina Genealogy|Swain]]
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*[[Transylvania County, North Carolina Genealogy|Transylvania]]
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*[[Tyrrell County, North Carolina Genealogy|Tyrrell]]
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*[[Union County, North Carolina Genealogy|Union]]
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*[[Vance County, North Carolina Genealogy|Vance]]
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*[[Wake County, North Carolina Genealogy|Wake]]
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*[[Warren County, North Carolina Genealogy|Warren]]
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*[[Washington County, North Carolina Genealogy|Washington]]
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*[[Watauga County, North Carolina Genealogy|Watauga]]
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*[[Wayne County, North Carolina Genealogy|Wayne]]
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*[[Wilkes County, North Carolina Genealogy|Wilkes]]
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*[[Wilson County, North Carolina Genealogy|Wilson]]
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*[[Yadkin County, North Carolina Genealogy|Yadkin]]
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*[[Yancey County, North Carolina Genealogy|Yancey]]
 
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=== Extinct or Historical Counties ===
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:'''
 
 
 
[http://www.ncgenweb.us/albemarle/ Albemarle ]| [http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncstate/historical/bath.htm Bath] | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncstate/historical/Bute/ 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]  
 
[http://www.ncgenweb.us/albemarle/ Albemarle ]| [http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncstate/historical/bath.htm Bath] | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncstate/historical/Bute/ 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]  
  
'''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)]]
 
 
'''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]] {{·}} [[Shaftesbury Precinct, North Carolina|Shaftesbury Precinct]]{{·}} [[Tryon County, North Carolina|Tryon]]{{·}} [[Wickham County, North Carolina|Wickham]]
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== North Carolina Migration Routes ==
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=== Major Repositories ===
 
  
[[North Carolina State Archives]] {{·}} [http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ State Library of North Carolina] {{·}} [http://www.lib.unc.edu/ University of North Carolina Library] {{·}} [http://library.duke.edu/ Duke University Perkins Library] {{·}} [[National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)]] {{·}} [[Library of Congress]]  
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[[Atlantic Coast Ports]]{{·}} [[Black Fox Trail]] {{·}} [[Catawba and Northern Trail]] {{·}} [[Catawba Trail]] {{·}} [[Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad]] {{·}} [[Fall Line Road]] [[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]]
  
=== Migration Routes  ===
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.<br>
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/33?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Alabama Family History Center locator map]
  
[[Atlantic Coast Ports]]{{·}} [[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]] [[
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== Additional Resources ==
 
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*'''2001-2014''' - {{RecordSearch|2311973|Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
=== Research Tools  ===
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/nc/ Cyndi's List] - North Carolina genealogy sites on the internet
 
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/ North Carolina Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of North Carolina
*[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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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/north-carolina-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for North Carolina
*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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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/north-carolina-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for North Carolina genealogy research
*[[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.raogk.org/northcarolina-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for North Carolina
*[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://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/NorthCarolina.pdf North Carolina Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
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*[http://archives.ncdcr.gov/Portals/26/PDF/guides/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.
 
*[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.  
*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]  
*[http://digitalnc.org/ DigitalNC Collection: North Carolina's Digital Heritage]
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
 
 
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*[[North Carolina Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[North Carolina, Birth Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina, Birth Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[North Carolina, Civil Action Court Papers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina, Civil Action Court Papers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[North Carolina County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|North Carolina County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[North Carolina County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[North Carolina Davidson County Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina Davidson County Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[North Carolina Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina Death and Burial (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[North Carolina Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[North Carolina Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[North Carolina Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[North Carolina Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[North Carolina State Supreme Court Case Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina State Supreme Court Case Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
=== Obtain additional help  ===
 
 
 
*[https://familysearch.org/ask/gethelp Call or chat with an experienced researcher]&nbsp;
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/NorthCarolinaGenealogy Join a Facebook Group]&nbsp;
 
*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in North Carolina Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
 
 
 
=== Things you can do  ===
 
 
 
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North Carolina Wiki Topics
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United States
North Carolina

Guide to North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

North Carolina Information

North Carolina is a state located in the eastern portion of the United States. It is divided into 100 counties. North Carolina was the 12 state to join the Union on November 21, 1789. It was formed from the Crown Colony of North Carolina. The State Capital is Raleigh. [1]

Getting Started

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.


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North Carolina Clickable Map

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.

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

Extinct or Renamed Counties: Albemarle | Bath | Bute | Cherokee Reservation | Clarendon | Dobbs | Glasgow | Tryon

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)

North Carolina Migration Routes

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

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources

References

  1. 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.