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#If you do not find the desired information see the [[United States Record Selection Table|United States Record Selection Table]] for more suggestions.
 
#If you do not find the desired information see the [[United States Record Selection Table|United States Record Selection Table]] for more suggestions.
  
'''Note: '''Records of previous research(such as Genealogy, Biography, History, Periodicals, and Societies) are useful for most goals but are not listed unless they are ''especially'' helpful. <br>
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'''Note: '''Records of previous research(such as Genealogy, Biography, History, Periodicals, and Societies) are useful for most goals but are not listed unless they are ''especially'' helpful. <br>  
  
 
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|-
 
| Adoptions  
 
| Adoptions  
| Court Records, Town Records  
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| [[North Carolina Court Records|Court Records]], Town Records  
| Probate Records, Census, Obituaries
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| [[North Carolina Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[North Carolina Census|Census]], [[North Carolina Obituaries|Obituaries]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Age  
 
| Age  
| Census, Cemeteries, Obituaries  
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| [[North Carolina Census|Census]], [[North Carolina Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[North Carolina Obituaries|Obituaries]]
| Vital Records, Military Records, Bible Records
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| [[North Carolina Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[North Carolina Military Records|Military Records]], [[North Carolina Bible Records|Bible Records]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Birth date  
 
| Birth date  
| Vital Records, Obituaries, Cemeteries  
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| [[North Carolina Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[North Carolina Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[North Carolina Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
| Church Records, Bible Records, Military Records (pension)
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| [[North Carolina Church Records|Church Records]], [[North Carolina Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[North Carolina Military Records|Military Records]] (pension)
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Birth place  
 
| Birth place  
| Vital Records, Church Records, Obituaries  
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| [[North Carolina Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[North Carolina Church Records|Church Records]], [[North Carolina Obituaries|Obituaries]]
| Census, Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship
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| [[North Carolina Census|Census]], [[North Carolina Military Records|Military Records]], Naturalization and Citizenship
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Boundaries and origins  
 
| Boundaries and origins  
| Maps, Gazetteers  
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| [[North Carolina Maps|Maps]], [[North Carolina Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
| History
 
| History
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Children  
 
| Children  
| Census, Probate Records, Obituaries  
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| [[North Carolina Census|Census]], [[North Carolina Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[North Carolina Obituaries|Obituaries]]
| Vital Records, Church Records
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| [[North Carolina Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[North Carolina Church Records|Church Records]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| City or parish of foreign birth  
 
| City or parish of foreign birth  
| Vital Records, Obituaries, Biography  
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| [[North Carolina Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[North Carolina Obituaries|Obituaries]], Biography  
| History, Naturalization and Citizenship, Church Records
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| History, Naturalization and Citizenship, [[North Carolina Church Records|Church Records]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Country of foreign birth  
 
| Country of foreign birth  
| Census, Naturalization and Citizenship, Vital Records  
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| [[North Carolina Census|Census]], Naturalization and Citizenship, [[North Carolina Vital Records|Vital Records]]
| Biography, Minorities, Obituaries
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| Biography, Minorities, [[North Carolina Obituaries|Obituaries]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Death information  
 
| Death information  
| Vital Records, Cemeteries, Obituaries  
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| [[North Carolina Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[North Carolina Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[North Carolina Obituaries|Obituaries]]
| Probate Records, Church Records, Bible Records
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| [[North Carolina Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[North Carolina Church Records|Church Records]], [[North Carolina Bible Records|Bible Records]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Divorce  
 
| Divorce  
| Vital Records, Court Records  
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| [[North Carolina Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[North Carolina Court Records|Court Records]]
| Newspapers, Census
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| Newspapers, [[North Carolina Census|Census]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Ethnic background  
 
| Ethnic background  
 
| Native Races, Minorities, Emigration and Immigration  
 
| Native Races, Minorities, Emigration and Immigration  
| Census, Obituaries, Naturalization and Citizenship
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| [[North Carolina Census|Census]], [[North Carolina Obituaries|Obituaries]], Naturalization and Citizenship
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Historical background  
 
| Historical background  
 
| History, Periodicals  
 
| History, Periodicals  
| Gazetteers, Maps
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| [[North Carolina Gazetteers|Gazetteers]], [[North Carolina Maps|Maps]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Immigration date  
 
| Immigration date  
| Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census  
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| Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, [[North Carolina Census|Census]]
| Obituaries, Biography, History
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| [[North Carolina Obituaries|Obituaries]], Biography, History
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Living relatives  
 
| Living relatives  
| Obituaries, Probate Records  
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| [[North Carolina Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[North Carolina Probate Records|Probate Records]]
| Directories, Court Records
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| Directories, [[North Carolina Court Records|Court Records]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Maiden name  
 
| Maiden name  
| Vital Records, Obituaries, Probate Records  
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| [[North Carolina Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[North Carolina Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[North Carolina Probate Records|Probate Records]]
| Church Records, Military Records (pension)
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| [[North Carolina Church Records|Church Records]], [[North Carolina Military Records|Military Records]] (pension)
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Marriage information  
 
| Marriage information  
| Vital Records, Obituaries, Bible Records  
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| [[North Carolina Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[North Carolina Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[North Carolina Bible Records|Bible Records]]
| Church Records, Probate Records, Military Records
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| [[North Carolina Church Records|Church Records]], [[North Carolina Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[North Carolina Military Records|Military Records]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Migration information  
 
| Migration information  
| Emigration and Immigration, Maps, Census  
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| Emigration and Immigration, [[North Carolina Maps|Maps]], [[North Carolina Census|Census]]
 
| Biography, History, Land and Property
 
| Biography, History, Land and Property
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Naturalization  
 
| Naturalization  
| Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Court Records  
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| Naturalization and Citizenship, [[North Carolina Census|Census]], [[North Carolina Court Records|Court Records]]
 
| Voting Registers, Biography, Periodicals
 
| Voting Registers, Biography, Periodicals
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Occupations  
 
| Occupations  
| Census, Directories, Land and Property  
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| [[North Carolina Census|Census]], Directories, Land and Property  
| Obituaries, Biography, History
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| [[North Carolina Obituaries|Obituaries]], Biography, History
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Other family members  
 
| Other family members  
| Census, Obituaries, Probate Records  
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| [[North Carolina Census|Census]], [[North Carolina Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[North Carolina Probate Records|Probate Records]]
| Vital Records, Church Records, Genealogy
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| [[North Carolina Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[North Carolina Church Records|Church Records]], Genealogy
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Parents  
 
| Parents  
| Vital Records, Obituaries, Census, Church Records  
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| [[North Carolina Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[North Carolina Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[North Carolina Census|Census]], [[North Carolina Church Records|Church Records]]
 
| Biography, Genealogy, Minorities, Occupations
 
| Biography, Genealogy, Minorities, Occupations
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Physical description  
 
| Physical description  
| Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship (after 1906)  
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| [[North Carolina Military Records|Military Records]], Naturalization and Citizenship (after 1906)  
 
| Biography, History
 
| Biography, History
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Place-finding aids  
 
| Place-finding aids  
| Maps, Gazetteers, History  
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| [[North Carolina Maps|Maps]], [[North Carolina Gazetteers|Gazetteers]], History  
 
| Periodicals, Archives and Libraries
 
| Periodicals, Archives and Libraries
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Places of residence  
 
| Places of residence  
| Census, Military Records, Obituaries, Minorities, Occupations, Public Records  
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| [[North Carolina Census|Census]], [[North Carolina Military Records|Military Records]], [[North Carolina Obituaries|Obituaries]], Minorities, Occupations, Public Records  
 
| Land and Property, Taxation, Emigration and Immigration
 
| Land and Property, Taxation, Emigration and Immigration
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Place of residence when you know only the state  
 
| Place of residence when you know only the state  
| Census, Vital Records, Military Records  
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| [[North Carolina Census|Census]], [[North Carolina Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[North Carolina Military Records|Military Records]]
| Obituaries, History, Land and Property
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| [[North Carolina Obituaries|Obituaries]], History, Land and Property
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Previous research  
 
| Previous research  
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|-
 
|-
 
| Religion  
 
| Religion  
| Church Records, Vital Records, Obituaries  
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| [[North Carolina Church Records|Church Records]], [[North Carolina Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[North Carolina Obituaries|Obituaries]]
| Biography, History, Cemeteries
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| Biography, History, [[North Carolina Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Social activities  
 
| Social activities  
| Societies, Obituaries, Biography  
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| Societies, [[North Carolina Obituaries|Obituaries]], Biography  
| Newspapers, History, Cemeteries
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| Newspapers, History, [[North Carolina Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
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[[Category:North_Carolina|Record]]
 
[[Category:North_Carolina|Record]]

Revision as of 17:32, 13 November 2010

This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for post-1850 research.

  1. In column 1 select a research goal.
  2. In column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.
  3. In column 3 find additional record types that may be useful.
  4. Look in the section of this article that corresponds to the record type you chose. It explains what the records might tell you, how to search them, and how to find the records in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog. Some records are not at the library.
  5. If you do not find the desired information see the United States Record Selection Table for more suggestions.

Note: Records of previous research(such as Genealogy, Biography, History, Periodicals, and Societies) are useful for most goals but are not listed unless they are especially helpful.

1. If you need 2. Look first in 3. Then search
Adoptions Court Records, Town Records Probate Records, Census, Obituaries
Age Census, Cemeteries, Obituaries Vital Records, Military Records, Bible Records
Birth date Vital Records, Obituaries, Cemeteries Church Records, Bible Records, Military Records (pension)
Birth place Vital Records, Church Records, Obituaries Census, Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship
Boundaries and origins Maps, Gazetteers History
Children Census, Probate Records, Obituaries Vital Records, Church Records
City or parish of foreign birth Vital Records, Obituaries, Biography History, Naturalization and Citizenship, Church Records
Country of foreign birth Census, Naturalization and Citizenship, Vital Records Biography, Minorities, Obituaries
Death information Vital Records, Cemeteries, Obituaries Probate Records, Church Records, Bible Records
Divorce Vital Records, Court Records Newspapers, Census
Ethnic background Native Races, Minorities, Emigration and Immigration Census, Obituaries, Naturalization and Citizenship
Historical background History, Periodicals Gazetteers, Maps
Immigration date Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census Obituaries, Biography, History
Living relatives Obituaries, Probate Records Directories, Court Records
Maiden name Vital Records, Obituaries, Probate Records Church Records, Military Records (pension)
Marriage information Vital Records, Obituaries, Bible Records Church Records, Probate Records, Military Records
Migration information Emigration and Immigration, Maps, Census Biography, History, Land and Property
Naturalization Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Court Records Voting Registers, Biography, Periodicals
Occupations Census, Directories, Land and Property Obituaries, Biography, History
Other family members Census, Obituaries, Probate Records Vital Records, Church Records, Genealogy
Parents Vital Records, Obituaries, Census, Church Records Biography, Genealogy, Minorities, Occupations
Physical description Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship (after 1906) Biography, History
Place-finding aids Maps, Gazetteers, History Periodicals, Archives and Libraries
Places of residence Census, Military Records, Obituaries, Minorities, Occupations, Public Records Land and Property, Taxation, Emigration and Immigration
Place of residence when you know only the state Census, Vital Records, Military Records Obituaries, History, Land and Property
Previous research Genealogy, Biography, Periodicals Societies, History, Archives and Libraries
Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries, Periodicals Societies, Genealogy
Religion Church Records, Vital Records, Obituaries Biography, History, Cemeteries
Social activities Societies, Obituaries, Biography Newspapers, History, Cemeteries