Trace your North Carolina ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide!
You’ll love this if…
- You’re getting started tracing your ancestors in North Carolina
- You want new ideas and resources to get past a North Carolina brick wall
- Your genealogy search is focused mainly on North Carolina —you don’t need the full State Research Guides collection
Trace your North Carolina ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide! This four-page download includes:
- a how-to article detailing North Carolina’s history and records, with helpful advice on tracking your family there
- the best websites, books and other resources for North Carolina research, handpicked by our editors and experts
- listings of key libraries, archives and organizations that hold the records you need
- descriptions of the top historic sites for learning about your ancestors’ lives and times, including visitor information
- timeline of key events in the state’s history
- full-color map to put your research in geographical context
Here’s a sampling of the helpful tips you’ll get in the North Carolina guide:
- North Dakota was a public-land state, so records of its land boom are at the Bureau of Land Management’s office in Billings, Mont., and at NARA.
- Like many Southern states, North Carolina was tardy in adopting statewide vital records. State-level registration of births and deaths didn’t begin until 1913.
- 1-2 sentence tip about another record type, preferably something unique to the state
Plus, each guide contains active web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer and print pages for reference.