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Most archives, historical societies, and genealogical societies and some public libraries, have special collections of previous research and indexes of genealogical value. You must usually search these in person.  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina|North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North_Carolina_Genealogy|Genealogy]]''
  
== Nationwide Indexes  ==
 
  
Information on nationwide genealogical indexes are available in [[United States Genealogy]] Some of them are:
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Most archives, historical societies, and genealogical societies and some public libraries, have special collections of previous research and indexes of genealogical value. You must usually search these in person. {{Adoption NCGenWeb}}
  
=== Ancestral File:  ===
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For general information on Genealogies in the United States including manuscript collections, family tree databases, digital books and how to find family histories see the wiki page [[United States Genealogy|United States Genealogy]]
  
Available at: http://www.familysearch.org/
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=== Statewide Bibliography  ===
  
1. Click on '''Search Tab.'''  
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*Hehir, Donald M. Carolina Families: ''A Bibliography of Books about North and South Carolina Families''. (Bowie, Maryland.: Heritage Books, 1994.) {{FHL|707318|item|disp=FHL book 975.6 D23hd}}  This book lists over 1,400 family surnames and gives full bibliographical information about books and microfilms.
  
2. Click on '''Ancestral File'''.  
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*Schweitzer, George K. ''North Carolina Genealogical Research'' (Knoxville, Tennessee : G.K. Schweitzer, c1984)  {{FHL|435244|item|disp=FHL book 975.6 D27s}}
  
3. Enter Search information.
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=== Daughters of the American Revolution Collections ===
  
=== FamilyFinder™ Index  ===
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The Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Collection contains transcripts of Bible, cemetery, church, will, marriage, death and obituary records. See [[North Carolina Bible Records]].
  
Available at: [http://www.genealogy.com/ifftop.html www.genealogy.com/ifftop.html] [cited 15 December 2007]
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*Compiled by DAR, Alexander Martin Chapter, {{FHL|332896|item|disp=FHL film 18067 items 1–2.}}
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*Compiled by various chapters of the DAR of North Carolina, ''Genealogical Records'' {{FHL|85588|item|disp=FHL book 975.6 D2d}}
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*DAR, Alexander Martin Chapter (North Carolina), ''Bible and Family Records of North Carolinans and their Forebears'' {{FHL|359191|item|disp=FHL film 860339 item 3}}
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*DAR, Liberty Hall Chapter (North Carolina), ''Miscellaneous Records from Several Counties in North Carolina'' {{FHL|359194|item|disp=FHL film 860339 item 4}}
  
(FamilyTreeMaker and FamilyFinder are trademarks of Brøderbund Software, Inc.)
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=== McCubbins' Collection===
  
=== Family History Library Catalog Surname Search  ===
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*McCubbins, Mamie, Julie Riley and Mrs. Murphy Beard, ''McCubbins’ Collection''. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1956.){{FHL|322030|item|disp=FHL film 19828 (first of 76)}} This collection, gathered by Mamie G. McCubbins, contains cemetery, Bible, newspaper, family, and county records of Rowan County and more than 30 other counties formed from Rowan County. The records are arranged alphabetically by surname. The first three films are an alphabetical surname guide. The collection is at the Rowan County Library in Salisbury.
  
Available at: http://www.familysearch.org/
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=== Published Collections  ===
  
1. Click on '''Library Tab'''.  
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*Hathaway, James R. B., ed., ''The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register''. 3 vols. (Edenton, North Carolina: J.R.B. Hathaway, 1900–1903.) {{FHL|100776|item|disp=FHL film 18038 (first of 3)}} This register includes 50,000 names found in land, court, and probate records. Indexes to Hathaway’s work include:
  
2. Click on '''Family History Library Catalog'''  
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:*Worth, S. Ray. ''Ray’s Index and Digest to Hathaway’s North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register: With Genealogical Notes and Annotations''. (Baltimore, Maryland: Southern Book, 1956.) {{WorldCat|1805421|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}, {{FHL|1838789|item|disp=FHL film 1697387 item 2, book 975.6 D25n index}}
  
3. Click on Surname Search.  
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:*Hamrick, David O. ''Index to the North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register: Hathaway’s Register''. 3 vols. (Greenville, South Carolina: A Press, 1983.) {{WorldCat|10523260|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}, {{FHL|539131|item|disp=FHL book 975.6 D25n index 1983}}
  
=== Genealogical Index of the Newberry Library  ===
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*Bennett, William Doub and North Carolina Genealogical Society, ''North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal:Consolidated Index'' {Baltimore, Maryland:Genealogical Pub. co., c1997) {{WorldCat|37562913|disp=At various libraries}}, {{FHL|686574|item|disp=FHL book 975.6 B2s}}
  
Primarily an index of sources published from the 1800s to 1917. ( Family History Library Microfilm [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=928135 928135], [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=928136 928136] and [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=928137 928137], and Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=130151&disp=The+Genealogical+index+of+the+Newberry+L%20%20&columns=*,0,0 973 D22n v. 4] .)
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*''Index of North Carolina Ancestors''. 2 vols. Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina Genealogical Society, 1981–1984. {{WorldCat|7913349|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}, {{FHL|131801|item|disp=FHL book 975.6 D2i}} This is a list of ancestors names submitted by members of the North Carolina Genealogical Society. The names and addresses of the contributors are given at the end of each volume. Each volume lists different ancestors’ names. There is also a spouse index.
  
=== Index to American Genealogies  ===
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*Smallwood, Marilu Burch. ''Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of North Carolina. ''3 vols. (Washington, North Carolina: M. B. Smallwood, 1964.) {{WorldCat|1278268|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}, {{FHL|177392|item|disp=FHL film 795957 items 4–5, 195958 item 1, book 975.6 D2s}}
  
(known as '''Munsell's Index'''). 1900. Reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=30912&disp=Index+to+American+genealogies%20%20&columns=*,0,0 973 D22m ]1900; film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=599811 599811]) This indexes 63,000 citations in family and local history books and periodicals published prior to 1908.  
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*Eaker, Lorena Shell, ed. ''German Speaking People West of the Catawba River in North Carolina 1750–1800.'' {Franklin, North Carolina: Genealogy Publishing Service, 1994.) {{FHL|694562|item|disp=FHL book 975.6 W2e}} This book contains the genealogies of many families of German origin who settled in western North Carolina.
  
=== National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC)  ===
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*Crozier, William Armstrong. ''A Key to Southern Pedigrees: Being a Comprehensive Guide to the Colonial Ancestry of Families in the States of Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Alabama.'' 2nd ed. Baltimore: Southern Book Company, 1953. Digital version at {{FSbook|107982}} - free.
  
Annual. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1959-. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=016.091+N21 016.091 N21])
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*Genealogy sources can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place-names Search for:
  
Also available at [http://lcweb.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/nucmc.html http://lcweb.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/nucmc.html]
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NORTH CAROLINA- GENEALOGY
  
=== Index to Personal Names in the National Catalog of Manuscript Collections, 1959-1984.  ===
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NORTH CAROLINA, [COUNTY]- GENEALOGY
  
2 vols. Alexandria, Virginia.: Chadwyck-Healey, 1988. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=518729&disp=Index+to+personal+names+in+the+National+%20%20&columns=*,0,0 016.091 N21]
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NORTH CAROLINA, [COUNTY], [TOWN]- GENEALOGY ===
  
=== ''International Genealogical Index'' ( Also available on FamilySearch™ Internet Genealogy Service.)
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
=== Old Surname Index File  ===
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*[http://northcarolinapioneers.com/ North Carolina Pioneers]<br>Website has an indexs to North Carolinians in the American Pioneer Series.
 
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("'''''North_Carolina_Genealogy''''''" section)
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=== Periodical Source Index (PERSI)  ===
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([[North Carolina Periodicals|''''''Periodicals''''']] [[North Carolina Periodicals|North Carolina Periodicals]] [[North Carolina Periodicals|North Carolina Periodicals]] section.
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Also available on the Internet at: [http://www.Ancestry.com/ www.Ancestry.com/] for a subscription fee.
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Ancestry is a trademark of Ancestry, Inc.. It is also available online through Heritage Quest which can be accessed at most local public libraries and family history centers at [http://www.heritagequestonline.com www.heritagequestonline.com].
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== Another Nationwide Index  ==
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For another nationwide index of importance to North Carolina research, see:
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Rider, Fremont, ed. ''American Genealogical- Biographical Index''. Vols. 1–186+. Middletown, Connecticut: Godfrey Memorial Library, 1952–. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=973+D22am 973 D22am], ser. 2; on 31 films starting with [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=1698167 1698167].) This is a continuing series. An earlier version of 48 volumes was published as The American Genealogical Index, 1942–1951. The index includes over 4 million brief citations (name, date, and source) to manuscripts, periodicals, and books. The earlier version had reference to 350 sources; the references have been included in the second version. The second version has consulted an additional 800 sources. Also available through:
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"'''American Genealogical Biographical Index''' (AGBI)." In Ancestry.com [database on-line]. Orem, Utah: Ancestry, 1999 [cited 7 October 1999. Available at: [http://www.ancestry.com '''http://www.ancestry.com''']&nbsp;under the heading of Research and Finding Aids on the right.&nbsp;This on-line database is available only to Ancestry.com members. Ancestry is a trademark of Ancestry, Inc.
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To help interpret citations and locate the original sources, use the colored pages in some volumes or use:
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Clark, Patricia I., and Dorothy Huntsman, eds. ''American Genealogical Biographical Key Title Index''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=655803&disp=Key+title+index+to+the+American+genealog%20%20&columns=*,0,0 973 D22am] index; film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=655803&disp=Key+title+index+to+the+American+genealog++ 1698167 item4]; fiche [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=655803&disp=Key+title+index+to+the+American+genealog%20%20&columns=*,0,0 6088377]). This index shows which sources are at the Family History Library and their call numbers.
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=== Statewide Bibliography  ===
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A major index to genealogical works on North Carolina families is:
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Hehir, Donald M. Carolina Families: ''A Bibliography of Books about North and South Carolina Families''. Bowie, Maryland.: Heritage Books, 1994. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=975.6+D23hd 975.6 D23hd].) This book lists over 1,400 family surnames and gives full bibliographical information about books and microfilms.
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=== Manuscript Collections  ===
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The Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Collection contains transcripts of Bible, cemetery, church, will, marriage, death and obituary records. See [[North Carolina Bible Records]].
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''McCubbins’ Collection''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1956. (Family History Library films [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=19828 19828]–903.) This collection, gathered by Mamie G. McCubbins, contains cemetery, Bible, newspaper, family, and county records of Rowan County and more than 30 other counties formed from Rowan County. The records are arranged alphabetically by surname. The first three films are an alphabetical surname guide. The collection is at the Rowan County Library in Salisbury.
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=== Published Collections  ===
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Hathaway, James R. B., ed. ''The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register''. 3 vols. Edenton, North Carolina: J.R.B. Hathaway, 1900–1903. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=975.6+D25n 975.6 D25n]; film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=1206449 1206449] items 3–5). This register includes 50,000 names found in land, court, and probate records. Indexes to Hathaway’s work include:
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Worth, S. Ray. ''Ray’s Index and Digest to Hathaway’s North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register: With Genealogical Notes and Annotations''. Baltimore, Maryland: Southern Book, 1956. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=975.6+D25n+ 975.6 D25n] index; film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=111210&disp=Ray%27s+index+and+digest+to+Hathaway%27s%20%20&columns=*,0,0 1697387 item 2]. A 1979 reprint of this index is found on film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=1320669 1320669] item 7.)
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Hamrick, David O. ''Index to the North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register: Hathaway’s Register''. 3 vols. Greenville, South Carolina: A Press, 1983. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=111210&disp=Ray%27s+index+and+digest+to+Hathaway%27s%20%20&columns=*,0,0 975.6 D25n index 1983].)
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''Index of North Carolina Ancestors''. 2 vols. Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina Genealogical Society, 1981–1984. (FHL book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=975.6+D2i 975.6 D2i].) This is a list of ancestors names submitted by members of the North Carolina Genealogical Society. The names and addresses of the contributors are given at the end of each volume. Each volume lists different ancestors’ names. There is also a spouse index.
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Smallwood, Marilu Burch. ''Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of North Carolina. ''3 vols. Washington, North Carolina: M. B. Smallwood, 1964. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=177392&disp=Some+colonial+and+revolutionary+families%20%20&columns=*,0,0 975.6 D2s]; film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=795957 795957] items 4-5 and film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=795958 795958] item 1.)
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Eaker, Lorena Shell, ed. ''German Speaking People West of the Catawaba River in North Carolina 1750–1800. ''Franklin, North Carolina: Genealogy Publishing Service, 1994. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=975.6+W2e 975.6 W2e].) This book contains the genealogies of many families of German origin who settled in western North Carolina.
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Genealogy sources can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search under:
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NORTH CAROLINA, [COUNTY], [TOWN]- GENEALOGY ===
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/ Genealogy Trails]<br>Has a surname list.
  
=== Printing Your Family History  ===
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ NCGenWeb]<br>County pages often include surname lists.
  
Pulling together a family history is without question one of the most rewarding activities you can do. The end product will provide a wonderful depository for family stories, traditions, and other memories. The fruits of your labors will be appreciated for years to come.
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=== Writing and Sharing Your Family History  ===
  
[http://pmpc.byu.edu/Copy/family_history/index.php Brigham Young University's Print and Mail Production Center] offers&nbsp;facilities and consultants to assist genealogists in printing their&nbsp;family histories. Their consultants&nbsp;can answer questions regarding formatting, layout, scanning photos, and can assist&nbsp;in the printing process.
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Sharing your own family history is valuable for several reasons:
  
Print and Mail Production Center's facilities include state of the art digital printing equipment, offset presses, and a full service bindery.  
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*It helps you see gaps in your own research and raises opportunities to find new information.
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*It helps other researchers progress in researching ancestors you share in common.
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*It draws other researchers to you who already have information about your family that you do not yet possess.
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*It draws together researchers with common interests, sparking collaboration opportunities. For instance, researchers in various localities might choose to do lookups for each other in remote repositories. Your readers may also share photos of your ancestors that you have never seen before.<br>
  
See also [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/A_Guide_to_Printing_Your_Family_History A Guide To Printing Your Family History]  
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:*[[Create a Family History]]
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:*[[Writing Your Family and Personal History]]
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:*[[A Guide to Printing Your Family History]]
  
 
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Most archives, historical societies, and genealogical societies and some public libraries, have special collections of previous research and indexes of genealogical value. You must usually search these in person.
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Contents

Statewide Bibliography

  • Hehir, Donald M. Carolina Families: A Bibliography of Books about North and South Carolina Families. (Bowie, Maryland.: Heritage Books, 1994.) FHL book 975.6 D23hd This book lists over 1,400 family surnames and gives full bibliographical information about books and microfilms.
  • Schweitzer, George K. North Carolina Genealogical Research (Knoxville, Tennessee : G.K. Schweitzer, c1984) FHL book 975.6 D27s

Daughters of the American Revolution Collections

The Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Collection contains transcripts of Bible, cemetery, church, will, marriage, death and obituary records. See North Carolina Bible Records.

McCubbins' Collection

  • McCubbins, Mamie, Julie Riley and Mrs. Murphy Beard, McCubbins’ Collection. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1956.)FHL film 19828 (first of 76) This collection, gathered by Mamie G. McCubbins, contains cemetery, Bible, newspaper, family, and county records of Rowan County and more than 30 other counties formed from Rowan County. The records are arranged alphabetically by surname. The first three films are an alphabetical surname guide. The collection is at the Rowan County Library in Salisbury.

Published Collections

  • Hathaway, James R. B., ed., The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register. 3 vols. (Edenton, North Carolina: J.R.B. Hathaway, 1900–1903.) FHL film 18038 (first of 3) This register includes 50,000 names found in land, court, and probate records. Indexes to Hathaway’s work include:
  • Bennett, William Doub and North Carolina Genealogical Society, North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal:Consolidated Index {Baltimore, Maryland:Genealogical Pub. co., c1997) At various libraries, FHL book 975.6 B2s
  • Index of North Carolina Ancestors. 2 vols. Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina Genealogical Society, 1981–1984. At various libraries (WorldCat), FHL book 975.6 D2i This is a list of ancestors names submitted by members of the North Carolina Genealogical Society. The names and addresses of the contributors are given at the end of each volume. Each volume lists different ancestors’ names. There is also a spouse index.
  • Eaker, Lorena Shell, ed. German Speaking People West of the Catawba River in North Carolina 1750–1800. {Franklin, North Carolina: Genealogy Publishing Service, 1994.) FHL book 975.6 W2e This book contains the genealogies of many families of German origin who settled in western North Carolina.
  • Crozier, William Armstrong. A Key to Southern Pedigrees: Being a Comprehensive Guide to the Colonial Ancestry of Families in the States of Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Alabama. 2nd ed. Baltimore: Southern Book Company, 1953. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • Genealogy sources can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place-names Search for:

NORTH CAROLINA- GENEALOGY

NORTH CAROLINA, [COUNTY]- GENEALOGY

NORTH CAROLINA, [COUNTY], [TOWN]- GENEALOGY ===

Web Sites

  • NCGenWeb
    County pages often include surname lists.

Writing and Sharing Your Family History

Sharing your own family history is valuable for several reasons:

  • It helps you see gaps in your own research and raises opportunities to find new information.
  • It helps other researchers progress in researching ancestors you share in common.
  • It draws other researchers to you who already have information about your family that you do not yet possess.
  • It draws together researchers with common interests, sparking collaboration opportunities. For instance, researchers in various localities might choose to do lookups for each other in remote repositories. Your readers may also share photos of your ancestors that you have never seen before.
See also: