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Biographies provide useful genealogical information such as a person’s birth date and place; names of family members, including maiden names; education; occupation; and social, political, and religious affiliation. They may also contain a physical description of the person, previous residences, and immigration information. Biographies are the product of family knowledge or previous research about early settlers and prominent citizens of a state, county, or town. Local histories may contain biographical sketches of lesser-known people.  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina|North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North_Carolina_Biography|Biography]]''
  
The North Carolina State Library has the most complete collection of North Carolina biographical materials. The Family History Library also has many volumes containing biographical sketches of residents of North Carolina. For an index, see Donald Hehir’s ''Carolina Families: A Bibliography of Books about North and South Carolina Families'' mentioned in the "'''[[North Carolina Genealogy|Genealogy]]'''" section of this outline.  
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Biographies provide useful genealogical information such as a person’s birth date and place; names of family members, including maiden names; education; occupation; and social, political, and religious affiliation. They may also contain a physical description of the person, previous residences, and immigration information. Biographies are the product of family knowledge or previous research about early settlers and prominent citizens of a state, county, or town. Local histories may contain biographical sketches of lesser-known people. {{Adoption NCGenWeb}}
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=== North Carolina Library  ===
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The [http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/patrons/genealogists.html North Carolina State Library] has the most complete collection of North Carolina biographical materials. Their collection also includes some [http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/dimp/digital/ncfamilyrecords/ digitized biographies.]
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=== University of North Carolina  ===
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University of North Carolina's [http://www.lib.unc.edu/ncc/ncc_bio/index.html North Carolina Collection Biographical Index] contains citations to biographical sketches about North Carolinians. Over five hundred volumes, primarily from the North Carolina Collection and other libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have been indexed to date.  
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=== Biographical Encyclopedias  ===
  
 
Representative biographical encyclopedias are:  
 
Representative biographical encyclopedias are:  
  
Ashe, Samuel A’Court, ed. ''Biographical History of North Carolina from Colonial Times to the Present''. 9 vols. Greensboro, North Carolina: Charles L. Van Noppen, 1905–17. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=975.6+D3a 975.6 D3a]; on 6 films beginning with [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=177429&disp=Biographical+history+of+North+Carolina+f++ 1421670 item 9]), Film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=177429&disp=Biographical+history+of+North+Carolina+f++ 1425698 item10] is an index to volumes 1–8.  
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*Ashe, Samuel A’Court, ed. ''Biographical History of North Carolina from Colonial Times to the Present''. 9 vols. (Greensboro, North Carolina: Charles L. Van Noppen, 1905–17.) {{WorldCat|4243114|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}, {{FHL|177429|item|disp=FHL films 1421670 item 9 (first of 9), book 975.6 D3a.}} Eight volumes and {{FHL|177429|item|disp=film 1425698 item 10}} is an index to volumes 1–8.
  
Powell, William S. ''Dictionary of North Carolina Biography''. 6 vols. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1979–96. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=975.6+D36d+ 975.6 D36d]) The biographies in this source are alphabetical.  
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*Powell, William S. ''Dictionary of North Carolina Biography''. 6 vols. (Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1979–96.) {{WorldCat|4775986|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}, {{FHL|104668|item|disp=FHL book 975.6 D36d}}) The biographies in this source are alphabetical.
  
 University of North Carolina's [http://www.lib.unc.edu/ncc/ncc_bio/index.html North Carolina Collection Biographical Index] contains citations to biographical sketches about North Carolinians. Over five hundred volumes, primarily from the North Carolina Collection and other libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have been indexed to date.  
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See '''[[United States Biographies]]''' for information on nationwide biographical collections. See also '''[[North Carolina History]]''' and '''[[North Carolina Genealogy]]''' for additional sources.
  
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=== Family History Library  ===
  
See the "'''[[United States Biographies|Biography]]'''" section of the '''United States Research Outline'''&nbsp;([http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/frameset_rg.asp?Dest=G1&Aid=&Gid=&Lid=&Sid=&Did=&Juris1=&Event=&Year=&Gloss=&Sub=&Tab=&Entry=&Guide=Usout.ASP www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/frameset_rg.asp])&nbsp;(30972) for information on nationwide biographical collections. See also the "[[North Carolina History|'''History''']]" and&nbsp; "'''[[North Carolina Genealogy|Genealogy]]'''"sections of this outline for additional sources.  
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The Family History Library has many volumes containing biographical sketches of residents of North Carolina. For an index, see Donald Hehir’s ''Carolina Families: A Bibliography of Books about North and South Carolina Families'' (Bowie, Maryland) {{WorldCat|31073810|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}, {{FHL|707318|item|disp=FHL book 975.6 D23hd}}
  
To find biographies and published family histories on specific surnames in the Family History Library Catalog, use a Surname Search. Typing the words North Carolina in the Keyword Search will help to limit the search to families in North Carolina.  
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To find biographies and published family histories on specific surnames in the Family History Library Catalog, use a Last Names Search. Using the available filters will help to limit the search.
  
 
The Family History Library has many collected biographies and local county histories with biographical sketches of residents. These can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search under:  
 
The Family History Library has many collected biographies and local county histories with biographical sketches of residents. These can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search under:  
  
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Biographies provide useful genealogical information such as a person’s birth date and place; names of family members, including maiden names; education; occupation; and social, political, and religious affiliation. They may also contain a physical description of the person, previous residences, and immigration information. Biographies are the product of family knowledge or previous research about early settlers and prominent citizens of a state, county, or town. Local histories may contain biographical sketches of lesser-known people.
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North Carolina Library

The North Carolina State Library has the most complete collection of North Carolina biographical materials. Their collection also includes some digitized biographies.

University of North Carolina

University of North Carolina's North Carolina Collection Biographical Index contains citations to biographical sketches about North Carolinians. Over five hundred volumes, primarily from the North Carolina Collection and other libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have been indexed to date.

Biographical Encyclopedias

Representative biographical encyclopedias are:

See United States Biographies for information on nationwide biographical collections. See also North Carolina History and North Carolina Genealogy for additional sources.

Family History Library

The Family History Library has many volumes containing biographical sketches of residents of North Carolina. For an index, see Donald Hehir’s Carolina Families: A Bibliography of Books about North and South Carolina Families (Bowie, Maryland) At various libraries (WorldCat), FHL book 975.6 D23hd

To find biographies and published family histories on specific surnames in the Family History Library Catalog, use a Last Names Search. Using the available filters will help to limit the search.

The Family History Library has many collected biographies and local county histories with biographical sketches of residents. These can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search under:

NORTH CAROLINA- BIOGRAPHY
NORTH CAROLINA, [COUNTY] BIOGRAPHY