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Obituaries have been published in North Carolina since 1759. Obituaries may provide information such as the age of the deceased, birth date and place, names of living relatives and their residences, maiden name, occupation, death date, cause of death, and place of burial. Deceased family members are frequently mentioned. Obituaries may also mention previous places of residence, immigration information, religion, and any social activities or organizations in which the deceased was involved.

See North Carolina Newspapers section for several books listing obituaries.

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  • Books or microfilms with obituary notices can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search under:





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