North Carolina Genealogists

Our North Carolina genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the various archives and libraries in North Carolina, including:

  • North Carolina State Archives
    Contains original government records on the state, district, and county levels
  • State Library of North Carolina
    Holds extensive published materials for genealogical and historical research, including family histories, published abstracts, government records, periodicals, census indexes
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Includes special collections, manuscript, and maps
  • Duke University
    Published diaries, letters, papers, maps, newspapers, and public documents
  • Olivia Raney Local History Library
    Houses 20,000 items on American, North Carolina and local history

Our professional researchers can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you want to know more about how our genealogists can further your research, you can request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in North Carolina include:

  • Birth and marriage records were kept by some towns as early as 1659
  • Death records were kept by some towns as early as 1911
  • Birth and death records were recorded by the state government from 1913 to the present
  • Marriage records were recorded by the state government from 1868 to the present
  • Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1790
  • State, territorial, and colonial censuses from 1784 to 1787
  • Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
  • Probate records were kept by the local courts from mid 1700s to the present
  • Churches sometimes kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
  • Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods which contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
  • Town and county histories were written that record information about the settlers and their families; many family genealogies of the settlers of North Carolina have also been written
  • Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts as early as 1801
  • Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas

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