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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Archives and Libraries''' {{NC-sidebar}}<br>
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These archives, libraries, societies, and museums preserve sources, maintain indexes, and provide services to help genealogists document their ancestors who lived in North Carolina.<br><br>
  
Many archives and libraries have resources such as maps, gazetteers, and other place-finding aids to help you locate information about North Carolina. They may have collections of previous research, such as family and local histories and biographies. Many have record-finding aids such as guides to their own collections or inventories of records housed elsewhere in the state. {{Adoption NCGenWeb}}  
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=== Wiki Articles on Repositories in North Carolina ===
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[[Library of Congress]]{{·}} [[National Archives at Atlanta]]{{·}} [[North Carolina State Archives]]{{·}} [[State Library of North Carolina]]{{·}} [[Duke University Perkins Library]]{{·}} [[Genealogical Society of Old Tyron County]]{{·}} [[McEachern Library of Local History]]{{·}} [[Olivia Raney Local History Library]]{{·}} [[Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County]]{{·}} [[Rowan Public Library]]{{·}} [[University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Libraries]]{{·}} [[Bristol Public Library]]{{·}} [[Chattanooga Public Library Downtown]]{{·}} [[Knox County Public Library]]{{·}} [[Santa Cruz Public Library Downtown]]
  
=== North Carolina State Archives and Library ===
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=== Online Records of North Carolina  ===
  
*[http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/archives/ '''North Carolina State Archives''']<br>109 East Jones Street<br>Raleigh, NC 27601
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=== National Repositories  ===
  
:Telephone: 919-807-7310<br>Fax: 919-733-1354<br>E-mail: [http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/archives/default.htm '''archives@ncmail.net''']
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==== Library of Congress  ====
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| [[Image:Library of Congress Jefferson Building.jpg|right|350px|Library of Congress Jefferson Building.jpg]]'''[[Library of Congress]]'''<br>101 Independence Ave. SE <br>Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ G4 <br>Washington, D.C. 20540-4660 <br>Telephone:<ref name="ContInfo" /> &nbsp;Reading Room: 202-707-5537<br>Fax:<ref name="ContInfo" /> &nbsp;202-707-1957 <br>E-mail: &nbsp;[http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-genealogy.html Ask a Librarian]<ref name="ContInfo">"Contact Information" in The Library of Congress [Internet site] at http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/address.html (accessed 12 May 2010).</ref> <br>Website: [http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ LC Local History {{amp}} Genealogy Reference Services]<br><br>
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:Use the Library of Congress for its outstanding genealogical guides and indexes. They are part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, and collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, and published material, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources. The "Local History and Genealogy Reading Room" has moved to the main reading room, but services are unchanged.<ref>[http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/lhgcoll.html The Collections] in ''Local History and Genealogy Reference Services'' in ''Library of Congress'' (accessed 2 February 2014).</ref> <ref name="DB29">William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 29. {{WorldCat|39493985|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref>
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==== National Archives at Atlanta  ====
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'''[[National Archives at Atlanta]]'''<br>5780 Jonesboro Road<br>Morrow, Georgia 30260 USA<br>Phone: 770-968-2100<br>Fax: 770-968-2547<br>E-mail: [mailto:atlanta.archives@nara.gov atlanta.archives@nara.gov]<br>Website: [http://www.archives.gov/southeast/ National Archives at Atlanta] <br><br>
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:The National Archives at Atlanta collects federal agency and court records for '''North Carolina''', Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee. They have a Microfilm Research Room and an Archival Research Room. There is a microfilm collection for genealogy research. Genealogy records include censuses, military service records, pensions and bounty-land, and Gulf Coast passenger arrivals. Subject specialties include the Vice Admiralty Court of South Carolina, Civil War and Reconstruction, organized crime, World Wars, the New Deal, and space exploration. The collection holds about 70,000 cubic feet of archival holdings from 1716 to the 1980s, primarily textual records but also maps, and photographs.<ref name="DB12728">Dollarhide and Bremer, 127-28. {{WorldCat|39493985|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref><br><br>
  
:Mailing address:<br>North Carolina State Archives<br>4614 Mail Service Center<br>Raleigh, NC 27699-4614
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=== Statewide Repositories ===
  
*[http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ '''State Library of North Carolina''']<br>109 East Jones Street<br>Raleigh, NC 27601-2807
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==== North Carolina State Archives  ====
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'''[[North Carolina State Archives|North Carolina State Archives]]'''<br> 109 East Jones Street<br>(Mail to: 4610 Mail Service Center)<br>Raleigh, NC 27699-4610 <br>Telephone: 919-807-7310<br>Fax: 919-733-1354<br>E-mail: [mailto:archives@ncdcr.gov archives@ncdcr.gov]<br>Website: [http://www.ncdcr.gov/archives/Home.aspx State Archives of North Carolina]<br><br>
  
:Mailing Address:<br>Genealogical Services<br>State Library of North Carolina<br>4641 Mail Service Center<br>Raleigh, NC 27699-4641<br>Telephone: 919-807-7460
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:Collection of county court records so large it has not all been cataloged.<ref name="DB85">Dollarhide and Bremer, 85.</ref> The North Carolina State Archives maintains original records of North Carolina governments on the state, district, and county levels. Includes audio visual material, government records, maps, War of 1812, Civil War, World Wars, newspapers, photos, county records, state agency records, veterans records, organization records, private collections, and defunct academic institution records.<ref>[http://www.ncdcr.gov/archives/Public/Collections.aspx Collections] in ''State Archives of North Carolina '' (accessed 7 February 2014).</ref> <br><br>
  
<br>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. The Archives and Library have digital collections, including family records, at&nbsp;[http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/index.php http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/index.php].
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==== State Library of North Carolina ====
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'''[[State Library of North Carolina]]'''<br>109 East Jones Street<br>(Mail to: 4641 Mail Service Center)<br> Raleigh, NC 27699-4641 <br> Telephone:<ref name="Contact" /> &nbsp;919-807-7460 <br>E-mail:<ref name="Contact">[http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/contact.html Contact Us] in ''State Library of North Carolina'' (accessed 7 February 2014).</ref> <br>[mailto:slnc.reference@ncdcr.gov slnc.reference@ncdcr.gov] <br>Website: [http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/index.html State Library of North Carolina]<br><br>
  
Catalogs of the holdings of the North Carolina State Archives and the North Carolina State Library are available on their Internet sites. Printed guides available at the Family History Library to holdings at the North Carolina State Archives include:
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:Great collection of books, periodicals, and genealogies for North Carolina.<ref name="DB85" /> Their collection includes genealogy databases; digital: family Bibles, marriages, deaths, newspapers, and cemetery photos; genealogy guides; county records including wills, deeds, marriages, court minutes, tax lists, and probate records.<ref>[http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ghl/resources/genealogy.html Genealogy Research] in ''State Library of North Carolina '' (accessed 7 February 2014).</ref><br><br>
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'''[http://www.digitalnc.org/ DigitalNC]''' This website from the University of North Carolina has digitized newspapers, yearbooks, photographs and more.<br>
  
:*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. {{WorldCat|8004476|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|78073|item|disp=FHL book 975.6 A3c}} This lists about 12,000 collections with family histories, Bible&nbsp;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.
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*[http://digital.ncdcr.gov/ North Carolina Digital Collections],A joint project of the state archives and state library, this site has digitized Confederate pension applications, naturalizations, Bible records and newspapers back to the 1700s. The Family Records collection groups the most useful records for genealogy, including marriage and death notices and cemetery records. <br>
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*[http://www.digitalnc.org/ Digital North Carolina], contributions from cultural heritage institutions across the state, this site has digitized newspapers, yearbooks, photographs, city directories, genealogies, yearbooks and more.
  
:*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.) {{WorldCat|13348639|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|366791|item|disp=FHL book 975.6 A3gr}}
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=== Regional Repositories ===
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==== Duke University Perkins Library  ====
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[[Image:Duke Univ Perkins Library.jpg|right|280px|Duke Univ Perkins Library.jpg]]'''[[Duke University Perkins Library]]'''<br>104 Chapel Drive<br>Durham, NC 27708<br>Telephone: 919-660-5800<br>E-mail: [http://library.duke.edu/research/ask Ask a Librarian] e-mail form<br>Website: [http://library.duke.edu/ Duke University Libraries] <br><br>
  
:*North Carolina, Division of Archives and History.''Guide to County Records in the North Carolina State Archives. ''12th rev. ed. Raleigh, North Carolina:&nbsp;Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives and History, 2009. (Family History Library book {{WorldCat|491380111|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1787823|item|disp=FHL book 975.6 A3gc}}<br>
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:Largest manuscript collection in the South, including newspapers, county records, Bibles, and journals. They also have many census records originally at the National Archives.<ref name="DB85" />
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:*Nannie M. Trilley, and Noma Lee Goodwin, ''Guide to the Manuscript Collections in the Duke University Library'' (Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1947). {{WorldCat|2112391|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|183374|item|disp=FHL Film 899894; Book 975.6 B5d ser. 27–28.}} This guide lists about 8,000 names of individuals, families, and historical subjects, and it is indexed.
=== North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources  ===
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:*[http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/franklin/ John Hope Franklin Research Center] for African and African American History and Culture in the Rubenstein Library at Duke University.<br><br>
  
The [http://www.ncdcr.gov/ North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources] was formed in 1971 to serve as an outreach to broaden minds and spirits, preserve history and culture, and to recognize and promote cultural resources as an essential element of North Carolina’s economic and social well-being. It has organized all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.
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==== Genealogical Society of Old Tyron County  ====
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'''[[Genealogical Society of Old Tyron County]]'''<br>319 Doggett Road PO Box 938<br>Forest City, NC 28043<br>Telephone: 828-247-8700<br>E-mail: [mailto:info@rutherfordcountync.gov info@rutherfordcountync.gov]<br>Website: [http://rutherfordcountync.gov/genealogicalsociety Genealogical Society]<br><br>
  
Cultural Resources serves more than 19 million people annually through three major areas: The Arts, The State Library of North Carolina and Archives and History.  
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:Use this library for finding books, periodicals, Bible records, obituaries, biographies and indexes for pre-Civil War people from both North Carolina and South Carolina. <ref name="DB85" /> Emphasis is on counties of '''Rutherford, Polk''', and '''Cleveland''', but also includes all of North and South Carolina. Immigration data, 500 family histories, 3,000 genealogy books, 60 Carolina county heritage books.<ref>[http://rutherfordcountync.gov/Departments/genealogicalsociety/collections Collections] in ''North Carolina's Rutherford County'' (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref> <br><br>
  
The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources<br>includes the State Library, the State Archives, 27 Historic Sites, 7 History Museums, Historical Publications, Archaeology, Genealogy, Historic Preservation, the North Carolina Symphony, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the North Carolina Museum of Art.
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==== McEachern Library of Local History  ====
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'''[[McEachern Library of Local History]]'''<br>Dulpin County Historical Society<br>314 East Main Street, PO Box 130<br>Rose Hill, NC 28458<br>Telephone: 910-296-2180<br><br>
  
Cultural Resources employs just over 1,000 people, and has one of the smallest budgets in state government. The department is comprised of the Office of Archives and History and the Office of Arts and Libraries.  
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:This library has the largest collection in North America of family folders for immigrants from Scotland, including the highland Scots who came to the '''Cape Fear River region''' of North Carolina.<ref name="DB85" /> <br><br>
  
For more information about the State Archives and the State Libraries holdings and services, see their websites&nbsp;above.&nbsp;
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==== Olivia Raney Local History Library  ====
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'''[[Olivia Raney Local History Library]]''' <br>4016 Carya Drive<br>Raleigh, North Carolina 27610<br>Phone: 919-250-1196<br>Website: [http://www.wakegov.com/libraries/locations/orl/Pages/default.aspx Olivia Raney Local History Library]<br><br>
  
=== National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)  ===
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:The collection of 18,000 items is primarily local and family history oriented including background materials on American, North Carolina and local history. Includes Internet genealogy databases.<br><br>
  
The [[National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)|National Archives Southeastern Regional Branch]] in Morrow, Georgia has both a Microfilm Research Room and an Archival Research Room.&nbsp;There is an extensive microfilm&nbsp;collection of value for genealogy research and general historical interest.&nbsp;There is also&nbsp;about 70,000 cubic feet of archival holdings dating from 1716 to the 1980s, primarily textual records but also maps, photographs, and architectural drawings.  
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==== Pub Lib of Charlotte and Mecklenburg Co  ====
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[[Image:Publ Libr of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.jpg|right|280px|Publ Libr of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.jpg]]'''[[Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County]]'''<br>Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room<br>310 North Tryon Street<br>Charlotte, NC 28202<br>Telephone: 704-416-0150<br>E-mail: [http://www.cmlibrary.org/About_Us/email.asp?id=36&t=12 Send an E-mail] form<br>Website: [http://www.cmlibrary.org/locations/mainCarolina.asp Main Library: Carolina Room]<br><br>
  
'''[http://www.archives.gov/southeast/ National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)]'''<br>5780 Jonesboro Road<br>Morrow, Georgia 30260
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:Virtually a second state archives for the southern part of the state. Emphasis is on Germans, Highland Scots, and Scots-Irish immigrants to North Carolina. Many references to Quakers moving from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. This collection has good indexes, biographies, family folders, and genealogies.<ref name="DB85" /><br><br>
  
Telephone: 770-968-2100<br>Fax: 770-968-2547<br>Email: [mailto:atlanta.archives@nara.gov atlanta.archives@nara.gov]  
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==== Rowan Public Library  ====
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'''[[Rowan Public Library]]'''<br>201 West Fisher Street<br>Salisbury NC, 28144<br>Telephone: 704-216-8253<br>Fax: 704-216-8237<br>E-mail: [mailto:gretchen.witt@rowancountync.gov gretchen.witt@rowancountync.gov]<br>Website: [http://www.rowancountync.gov/GOVERNMENT/Departments/PublicLibrary/tabid/145/Default.aspx Rowan Public Library]<br><br>
  
=== University Collections  ===
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:This library has manuscripts, diaries, journals, Bible records, and family folders from the crossroads of colonial North Carolina.<ref name="DB85" /> Emphasis is on "'''Old Rowan County'''," including 150,000 abstracts in the McCubbins Colleciton, 2,000 family histories, and Civil War records<ref>[http://edithclark.omeka.net/genealogical-records Genealogical Records] in ''Edith Clark History Room'' in ''Rowan Public Library'' (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref>.<br><br>
  
==== '''[http://www.unc.edu University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill]'''  ====
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==== University of NC Chapel Hill Libraries  ====
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[[Image:Univ of NC Louis Round Wilson Library.JPG|right|280px|Univ of NC Louis Round Wilson Library.JPG]]'''[[University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Libraries|University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Libraries]]'''
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===== UNC Wilson Special Collections =====
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:200 South Rd. Wilson Library Campus Box #3948<br>UNC Chapel Hill, NC 27515-8890<br>Telephone: 919-962-1172<br>Email:[mailto:nccref@unc.edu nccref@unc.edu] <br>Website: [http://www2.lib.unc.edu/wilson/ Louis R. Wilson Special Collections Library]<br><br>
  
A web page containing suggestions for genealogical research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is found at [http://www.googlesyndicatedsearch.com/u/UNCchLibraries?q=+site:docsouth.unc.edu&sitesearch=&domains=lib.unc.edu&sa=Submit+Search&hq UNC Libraries Website]  
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::The Wilson Library is home to: the famed [http://www2.lib.unc.edu/mss/shc/ Southern Historical Collection] with strengths in plantations, slavery, the Civil War, Civil Rights, communities, family, race relations, and religious communities<ref>[http://www2.lib.unc.edu/mss/shc/shcabout.html About the Southern Historical Coillection] in ''UNC Chapel Hill Libraries'' (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref>; the [http://www2.lib.unc.edu/ncc/ North Carolina Collection] of published works on North Carolina and its people and biographical index<ref>[http://www2.lib.unc.edu/ncc/genealogy.html Family History and Genealogy Resources in the North Carolina Collection] in ''UNC Chapel Hill Libraries'' (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref>; the [http://www2.lib.unc.edu/rbc/ Rare Book Collection]; the [http://www2.lib.unc.edu/wilson/sfc/ Southern Folklife Collection]; the ''Manuscript Department&nbsp;'' collection of personal papers, letters, and diaries of early North Carolina residents; and the ''Map Department''.<ref name="DB85" />[[Image:UNC Davis Library.jpg|right|190px|UNC Davis Library.jpg]]<br><br>
  
Two libraries at the University of North Carolina with departments and collections of interest to genealogists are the Wilson Library and the Davis Library.  
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===== UNC Davis Library =====
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:208 Raleigh Street Campus Box #3916 <br>UNC Chapel Hill, NC 27599<br>Telephone: 919-962-1151<br>E-mail: [http://library.unc.edu/ask/ E-mail a Question] form <br>Website: [http://library.unc.edu/ UNC Chapel Hill Libraries]<br><br>
  
'''University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – The Wilson Library'''  
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::Humanities, and foreign language materials, maps, government documents repository, and microforms are found here.<ref>[http://hours.lib.unc.edu/#view-davis Davis Library] in ''Libraries and Hours'' in ''UNC Chapel Hill Libraries'' (accessed 11 February 2013).</ref><br><br>
  
The Wilson Library includes the special collections, manuscript, and map departments. Addresses and holdings of the departments follow:
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=== Outside of North Carolina Repositories  ===
  
*University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill<br>North Carolina Collection<br>Wilson Library CB 3930<br>Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890<br>Telephone: 919-962-1172<br>Email:[mailto:nccref@unc.edu nccref@unc.edu]
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==== Bristol Public Library  ====
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'''[[Bristol Public Library]]''' <br>701 Goode Street <br>Bristol, Virginia 24201-4199 <br>Telephone: 540-645-8780 <br>Fax: 276-669-5593 <br>E-mail: [mailto:bplref@yahoo.com bplref@yahoo.com]<br>Website: [http://www.bristol-library.org/ Bristol Public Library]<br><br>
  
:The North Carolina Collection contains published works on North Carolina and its people. The collection does not have original records. They have a file of newspaper clippings on North Carolina. The file does not include obituaries.
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:They have a relatively small family folder collection. Nevertheless, it is an important resource for settlers coming from '''''Pennsylvania, Maryland''''', and northern '''''Virginia''''' &nbsp;along the [[Great Valley Road]] into '''''Tennessee, Kentucky''''', and '''''North Carolina'''''.<ref>Dollarhide and Bremer, 105.</ref><br><br>
  
*[http://www.unc.edu/index.htm University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill]<br>Manuscript Department<br>Wilson Library CB 3926<br>Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890<br>Telephone: 919-962-1345<br>Fax:919-962-3594<br>Online inquiry: [http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/mailref.html http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/mailref.html]
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==== Chattanooga Public Library Downtown  ====
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[[Image:Chattanooga Public Library TN.jpg|right|280px|Chattanooga Public Library TN.jpg]]'''[[Chattanooga Public Library Downtown]]''' <br>1001 Broad Street<br>Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402<br>Telephone: 423-757-5317<br>E-mail: [mailto:library@lib.chattanooga.gov library@lib.chattanooga.gov]<br> Website: [http://catalog.lib.chattanooga.gov/localHist/localHist.html Local History and Genealogy Department]<br><br>
  
:The Manuscript Department collects personal papers, letters, and diaries of early North Carolina residents. The Family History Library has the following guides to their manuscript collection:
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:Includes the Upper South's largest family folder collection which is heavy on '''''North Carolina'''''.<ref name="DB85" /> Internet genealogy databases, census, newspapers, obituary index, county records, 30,000 books, manuscripts, and genealogical periodicals.<ref>[http://catalog.lib.chattanooga.gov/localHist/localHist.html Local History and Genealogy Department] in ''Chattanooga Public Library'' (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref><br><br>
  
A Guide to the Manuscript collections may be found at the Family History Library. The university’s Internet site contains an inventory of the records the Manuscript Department has received since they published the 1976supplement.  
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==== Knox County Public Library ====
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[[Image:Customs-house-knoxville-tn1906.jpg|right|280px|Customs-house-knoxville-tn1906.jpg]]'''[[Knox County Public Library]]'''<br>Calvin M. McClung Historical Collections<br>601 South Gay Street<br>Knoxville, Tennessee 37901-1629<br>Telephone: 865-215-8801<br>E-mail: [mailto:www.easttnhistory.org www.easttnhistory.org]<br>Website: [http://www.knoxlib.org/ Knox County Public Library]<br><br>
  
*Blosser, Susan Sokol, and Clyde Norman Wilson Jr. ''The Southern Historical Collection: A Guide to Manuscripts.''Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Library, 1970.{{WorldCat|125777|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|609520|item|disp=FHL book 975 H23s}} This guide may help you locate biographical and local history information pertaining to a family.
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:The McClung Historical Collection includes an index to early '''''North Carolina''''' families. No index in North Carolina can top this one.<ref name="DB85" /> Internet genealogy databases, more than 75,000 books, 3,000 genealogies, 15,000 First Families of Tennessee, manuscripts, censuses, state and local government records, newspapers, Knoxville city directories, maps, and photos. The same building also houses the Knox County Archives, and the East Tennessee Historical Society and Museum.<ref>[http://www.knoxlib.org/local-family-history/calvin-m-mcclung-historical-collection Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection] in ''Knox County Public Library'' (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref><br><br>
  
*Smith, Everard H. ''Southern Historical Collection: Supplementary Guide to Manuscripts, 1970–1975''. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Library, 1976. {{WorldCat|2401855|At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|609523|item|disp=FHL book 975 H23s supp}}
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==== Santa Cruz Public Library Downtown  ====
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'''[[Santa Cruz Public Library Downtown]]''' <br>224 Church Street<br>Santa Cruz, California 95060 <br>Telephone: 831-427-7707 ext.&nbsp;5794<br>E-mail: [http://www.santacruzpl.org/contact/askscpl/ E-mail reference service] form<br>Website: [http://www.santacruzpl.org/branches/14/ Santa Cruz Public Library Downtown]<br><br>
  
'''University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – The Davis Library'''  
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:Holds the Genealogial Society of Santa Cruz County's library, including the '''''[http://scgensoc.org/special-collections-tina-brayton-collection/ Tina Brayton Collection]''''' which is equivalent to the ''[[Draper Manuscript Collection]]&nbsp;'' but larger and with a better index, and many compiled genealogies of '''''North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia''''', and '''''West Virginia&nbsp;''''' families.<ref name="DB85" /> <ref>[http://scgensoc.org/special-collections-tina-brayton-collection/ The Tina Brayton Collection] in ''Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County'' (accessed 3 January 2014).</ref><br><br>
  
Though the Davis Library mainly collects materials for the humanities and social sciences, they are the designated government depository for the state. Their collection includes many federal papers.
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=== Guidebooks  ===
  
*University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill<br>[http://www.lib.unc.edu/davis/ Davis Library CB3916]<br>Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890<br>Telephone: 919-962-1151
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*Ellen Garrison, ''Archives in Appalachia: A Directory&nbsp;'' (Boone, North Carolina: Appalachian Consortium Press, 1985). {{WorldCat|12712710|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|12712710|item|disp=FHL Book 975 A3a}}. For Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, arranged alphabetically, each entry shows the archive, address, phone, inclusive dates of the collection, the records of the collection, subjects, and size of the collection. Indexed by record type, and by subject.
  
==== '''Duke University''' ====
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=== References ===
  
[http://library.duke.edu/specialcollections/index.html Duke University]<br>William R. Perkins Library<br>Manuscript Department<br>104 Chapel Drive<br>Durham, NC 27708<br>Telephone: 919-660-5800<br>
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{{reflist}} {{North Carolina|North Carolina}}{{U.S. Archives and Libraries}}
  
Duke University has holdings on the American South and North Carolina. The libraries' collections contain published diaries, letters, papers, maps, newspapers, and public documents.
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[[Category:North_Carolina_Archives_and_Libraries|Archives and Libraries]] [[Category:United_States_Repositories|North Carolina]]
 
 
Trilley, Nannie M., and Noma Lee Goodwin, ''Guide to the Manuscript Collections in the Duke University Library''. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1947. {{FHL|183374|item|disp=FHL film 899894; book 975.6 B5d ser. 27–28.}} This guide lists about 8,000 names of individuals, families, and historical subjects, and it is indexed.
 
 
 
=== Olivia Raney Local Library  ===
 
 
 
[http://www.wakegov.com/images/library/locations/orl/ Olivia Raney Local History Library]<br>4016 Carya Drive<br>Raleigh, North Carolina 27610<br>Phone: 919-250-1196
 
 
 
The collection of 18,178 items is primarily local and family history oriented, broadly interpreted to serve the diverse background of local residents today. One will find background materials on American, North Carolina and local history for students and researchers. For the genealogist, there is a variety of resources covering both American and international geographical areas. Researchers can contact library staff for more information.<br>
 
 
 
A resource for locating archives in Appalachia is:
 
 
 
*''Archives in Appalachia: A Directory''. Boone, North Carolina: Appalachian Consortium Press, 1985. (Family History Library book 975 A3a.) The record covers the states of Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The record is arranged alphabetically by state, then by the name of the repository. Each entry lists the archive, its address, phone number, inclusive dates of the collection, the records of the collection, what subjects are covered by the collection, and the size of the collection. There are two indexes: Record type, and Subject, with reference numbers corresponding to the repository. Also included is a list, under “Coming Attractions,” of agencies that do not currently collect manuscript materials but plan to do so in the future.
 
 
 
=== North Carolina Digital Collections  ===
 
 
 
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=== Inventories of County Records  ===
 
 
 
To learn more about the history and records of North Carolina counties, use the inventories that have been published for each county. These inventories have been printed in:
 
 
 
''The Historical Records of North Carolina'', 3 vols. Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina Historical Commission, 1938–39. {{FHL|175633|item|disp=FHL film 1036384; book 975.6 A3hr}} The inventories are in alphabetical order by county.
 
 
 
Guides and inventories for collections at archives and libraries can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search under:
 
 
 
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These archives, libraries, societies, and museums preserve sources, maintain indexes, and provide services to help genealogists document their ancestors who lived in North Carolina.

Wiki Articles on Repositories in North Carolina

Library of Congress · National Archives at Atlanta · North Carolina State Archives · State Library of North Carolina · Duke University Perkins Library · Genealogical Society of Old Tyron County · McEachern Library of Local History · Olivia Raney Local History Library · Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County · Rowan Public Library · University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Libraries · Bristol Public Library · Chattanooga Public Library Downtown · Knox County Public Library · Santa Cruz Public Library Downtown

Online Records of North Carolina

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Links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.


National Repositories

Library of Congress

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Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. SE
Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ G4
Washington, D.C. 20540-4660
Telephone:[1]  Reading Room: 202-707-5537
Fax:[1]  202-707-1957
E-mail:  Ask a Librarian[1]
Website: LC Local History & Genealogy Reference Services

Use the Library of Congress for its outstanding genealogical guides and indexes. They are part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, and collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, and published material, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources. The "Local History and Genealogy Reading Room" has moved to the main reading room, but services are unchanged.[2] [3]
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National Archives at Atlanta

National Archives at Atlanta
5780 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, Georgia 30260 USA
Phone: 770-968-2100
Fax: 770-968-2547
E-mail: atlanta.archives@nara.gov
Website: National Archives at Atlanta

The National Archives at Atlanta collects federal agency and court records for North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee. They have a Microfilm Research Room and an Archival Research Room. There is a microfilm collection for genealogy research. Genealogy records include censuses, military service records, pensions and bounty-land, and Gulf Coast passenger arrivals. Subject specialties include the Vice Admiralty Court of South Carolina, Civil War and Reconstruction, organized crime, World Wars, the New Deal, and space exploration. The collection holds about 70,000 cubic feet of archival holdings from 1716 to the 1980s, primarily textual records but also maps, and photographs.[4]

Statewide Repositories

North Carolina State Archives

North Carolina State Archives
109 East Jones Street
(Mail to: 4610 Mail Service Center)
Raleigh, NC 27699-4610
Telephone: 919-807-7310
Fax: 919-733-1354
E-mail: archives@ncdcr.gov
Website: State Archives of North Carolina

Collection of county court records so large it has not all been cataloged.[5] The North Carolina State Archives maintains original records of North Carolina governments on the state, district, and county levels. Includes audio visual material, government records, maps, War of 1812, Civil War, World Wars, newspapers, photos, county records, state agency records, veterans records, organization records, private collections, and defunct academic institution records.[6]

State Library of North Carolina

State Library of North Carolina
109 East Jones Street
(Mail to: 4641 Mail Service Center)
Raleigh, NC 27699-4641
Telephone:[7]  919-807-7460
E-mail:[7]
slnc.reference@ncdcr.gov
Website: State Library of North Carolina

Great collection of books, periodicals, and genealogies for North Carolina.[5] Their collection includes genealogy databases; digital: family Bibles, marriages, deaths, newspapers, and cemetery photos; genealogy guides; county records including wills, deeds, marriages, court minutes, tax lists, and probate records.[8]

DigitalNC This website from the University of North Carolina has digitized newspapers, yearbooks, photographs and more.

  • North Carolina Digital Collections,A joint project of the state archives and state library, this site has digitized Confederate pension applications, naturalizations, Bible records and newspapers back to the 1700s. The Family Records collection groups the most useful records for genealogy, including marriage and death notices and cemetery records.
  • Digital North Carolina, contributions from cultural heritage institutions across the state, this site has digitized newspapers, yearbooks, photographs, city directories, genealogies, yearbooks and more.

Regional Repositories

Duke University Perkins Library

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Duke University Perkins Library
104 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Telephone: 919-660-5800
E-mail: Ask a Librarian e-mail form
Website: Duke University Libraries

Largest manuscript collection in the South, including newspapers, county records, Bibles, and journals. They also have many census records originally at the National Archives.[5]

Genealogical Society of Old Tyron County

Genealogical Society of Old Tyron County
319 Doggett Road PO Box 938
Forest City, NC 28043
Telephone: 828-247-8700
E-mail: info@rutherfordcountync.gov
Website: Genealogical Society

Use this library for finding books, periodicals, Bible records, obituaries, biographies and indexes for pre-Civil War people from both North Carolina and South Carolina. [5] Emphasis is on counties of Rutherford, Polk, and Cleveland, but also includes all of North and South Carolina. Immigration data, 500 family histories, 3,000 genealogy books, 60 Carolina county heritage books.[9]

McEachern Library of Local History

McEachern Library of Local History
Dulpin County Historical Society
314 East Main Street, PO Box 130
Rose Hill, NC 28458
Telephone: 910-296-2180

This library has the largest collection in North America of family folders for immigrants from Scotland, including the highland Scots who came to the Cape Fear River region of North Carolina.[5]

Olivia Raney Local History Library

Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina 27610
Phone: 919-250-1196
Website: Olivia Raney Local History Library

The collection of 18,000 items is primarily local and family history oriented including background materials on American, North Carolina and local history. Includes Internet genealogy databases.

Pub Lib of Charlotte and Mecklenburg Co

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Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room
310 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Telephone: 704-416-0150
E-mail: Send an E-mail form
Website: Main Library: Carolina Room

Virtually a second state archives for the southern part of the state. Emphasis is on Germans, Highland Scots, and Scots-Irish immigrants to North Carolina. Many references to Quakers moving from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. This collection has good indexes, biographies, family folders, and genealogies.[5]

Rowan Public Library

Rowan Public Library
201 West Fisher Street
Salisbury NC, 28144
Telephone: 704-216-8253
Fax: 704-216-8237
E-mail: gretchen.witt@rowancountync.gov
Website: Rowan Public Library

This library has manuscripts, diaries, journals, Bible records, and family folders from the crossroads of colonial North Carolina.[5] Emphasis is on "Old Rowan County," including 150,000 abstracts in the McCubbins Colleciton, 2,000 family histories, and Civil War records[10].

University of NC Chapel Hill Libraries

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University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Libraries
UNC Wilson Special Collections
200 South Rd. Wilson Library Campus Box #3948
UNC Chapel Hill, NC 27515-8890
Telephone: 919-962-1172
Email:nccref@unc.edu
Website: Louis R. Wilson Special Collections Library

The Wilson Library is home to: the famed Southern Historical Collection with strengths in plantations, slavery, the Civil War, Civil Rights, communities, family, race relations, and religious communities[11]; the North Carolina Collection of published works on North Carolina and its people and biographical index[12]; the Rare Book Collection; the Southern Folklife Collection; the Manuscript Department  collection of personal papers, letters, and diaries of early North Carolina residents; and the Map Department.[5]
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UNC Davis Library
208 Raleigh Street Campus Box #3916
UNC Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Telephone: 919-962-1151
E-mail: E-mail a Question form
Website: UNC Chapel Hill Libraries

Humanities, and foreign language materials, maps, government documents repository, and microforms are found here.[13]

Outside of North Carolina Repositories

Bristol Public Library

Bristol Public Library
701 Goode Street
Bristol, Virginia 24201-4199
Telephone: 540-645-8780
Fax: 276-669-5593
E-mail: bplref@yahoo.com
Website: Bristol Public Library

They have a relatively small family folder collection. Nevertheless, it is an important resource for settlers coming from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and northern Virginia  along the Great Valley Road into Tennessee, Kentucky, and North Carolina.[14]

Chattanooga Public Library Downtown

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Chattanooga Public Library Downtown
1001 Broad Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
Telephone: 423-757-5317
E-mail: library@lib.chattanooga.gov
Website: Local History and Genealogy Department

Includes the Upper South's largest family folder collection which is heavy on North Carolina.[5] Internet genealogy databases, census, newspapers, obituary index, county records, 30,000 books, manuscripts, and genealogical periodicals.[15]

Knox County Public Library

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Knox County Public Library
Calvin M. McClung Historical Collections
601 South Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37901-1629
Telephone: 865-215-8801
E-mail: www.easttnhistory.org
Website: Knox County Public Library

The McClung Historical Collection includes an index to early North Carolina families. No index in North Carolina can top this one.[5] Internet genealogy databases, more than 75,000 books, 3,000 genealogies, 15,000 First Families of Tennessee, manuscripts, censuses, state and local government records, newspapers, Knoxville city directories, maps, and photos. The same building also houses the Knox County Archives, and the East Tennessee Historical Society and Museum.[16]

Santa Cruz Public Library Downtown

Santa Cruz Public Library Downtown
224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Telephone: 831-427-7707 ext. 5794
E-mail: E-mail reference service form
Website: Santa Cruz Public Library Downtown

Holds the Genealogial Society of Santa Cruz County's library, including the Tina Brayton Collection which is equivalent to the Draper Manuscript Collection  but larger and with a better index, and many compiled genealogies of North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia  families.[5] [17]

Guidebooks

  • Ellen Garrison, Archives in Appalachia: A Directory  (Boone, North Carolina: Appalachian Consortium Press, 1985). At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 975 A3a. For Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, arranged alphabetically, each entry shows the archive, address, phone, inclusive dates of the collection, the records of the collection, subjects, and size of the collection. Indexed by record type, and by subject.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Contact Information" in The Library of Congress [Internet site] at http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/address.html (accessed 12 May 2010).
  2. The Collections in Local History and Genealogy Reference Services in Library of Congress (accessed 2 February 2014).
  3. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 29. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  4. Dollarhide and Bremer, 127-28. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 Dollarhide and Bremer, 85.
  6. Collections in State Archives of North Carolina (accessed 7 February 2014).
  7. 7.0 7.1 Contact Us in State Library of North Carolina (accessed 7 February 2014).
  8. Genealogy Research in State Library of North Carolina (accessed 7 February 2014).
  9. Collections in North Carolina's Rutherford County (accessed 11 February 2014).
  10. Genealogical Records in Edith Clark History Room in Rowan Public Library (accessed 11 February 2014).
  11. About the Southern Historical Coillection in UNC Chapel Hill Libraries (accessed 11 February 2014).
  12. Family History and Genealogy Resources in the North Carolina Collection in UNC Chapel Hill Libraries (accessed 11 February 2014).
  13. Davis Library in Libraries and Hours in UNC Chapel Hill Libraries (accessed 11 February 2013).
  14. Dollarhide and Bremer, 105.
  15. Local History and Genealogy Department in Chattanooga Public Library (accessed 11 February 2014).
  16. Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection in Knox County Public Library (accessed 11 February 2014).
  17. The Tina Brayton Collection in Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County (accessed 3 January 2014).