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North Carolina State Archives and Library

The state archives and library have collections and services for North Carolina genealogical research:

North Carolina State Archives
109 East Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Telephone: 919-807-7310
Fax: 919-733-1354
Internet: http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/archives/
E-mail: archives@ncmail.net

Mailing address:
North Carolina State Archives
4614 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4614

Their website includes scanned images of many North Carolina wills and family Bibles.

State Library of North Carolina
109 East Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2807

Telephone: 919-807-7460
Internet: http://statelibrary.dcr.state.nc.us/

Mailing Address:
Genealogical Services
State Library of North Carolina
4641 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4641

The North Carolina State Archives maintains original records of North Carolina governments on the state, district, and county levels. The North Carolina State Library is at the same location and houses books, pamphlets, and family files.

Catalogs of the holdings of the North Carolina State Archives and the North Carolina State Library are available on their Internet sites.

Printed Guides

Printed guides to holdings at the North Carolina State Archives include:

  • Cain, Barbara T. Guide to Private Manuscript Collections in the North Carolina State Archives. 3rd rev. ed. Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Division.) 1986. (Family History Library book 975.6 A3c). This lists about 12,000 collections with family histories, Bible records, biographical information, state and local records, records of organizations, banks, businesses (over 480 account books), schools, and historical subjects. The guide is well indexed.
  • North Carolina, Division of Archives and History. Guide to Research Materials in the North Carolina State Archives. Section B: County Records. 11th rev. ed. Raleigh, North Carolina: Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives and History, 1997. (Family History Library book 975.6 A3gr )
  • North Carolina, Division of Archives and History.Guide to County Records in the North Carolina State Archives. 12th rev. ed. Raleigh, North Carolina: Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives and History, 2009. (Family History Library book A3gc 975.6 A3gc

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