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For starters there is the North Carolina Genweb page

North Carolina forum at genforum

We have forums here for North Carolina Genealogy Queries. There are forums for each county and a statewide forum (for unknown counties).

Here are the most recent forum posts in the Statewide forum here:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Statewide Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

jrjack1888 on “Henry Richards Born 1802 in North Carolina”

I am looking for information on the Richards family of North Carolina. I have Henry Richards born 1802 North Carolina Died 1874 Polk County Georgia. He was married to Elizabeth Dorough. Any information would be greatly appreciated.




Edie on “William Fatherree born 1757″

I am his great great great granddaughter, and am trying to find out who his parents are.

Edith Fatheree Sutherland




SWLibrarian on “Capps in Hyde County”

Looking for substantive information about the family of Thomas Capps born in the first quarter of 18th century, possibly in North Carolina, but he may have been the immigrant. I am looking for documentation of land, children, spouse. A person with this name is on the 1775-76 Bute County oath of allegiance list and on the 1790 NC Census in Hyde County, next to Richard Capps.




bill.parker on “Parkers moved from NC to Amite County MS around 1820s”

I am looking for any information about some Parkers that moved from NC around 1820s. The family included:
John Rhodes “Jack” PARKER (8 Oct 1808 NC – 7 Oct 1884 Franklin Co., MS), Elihu Winston PARKER (1820 NC – 1867 Amite Co., MS), Henry Parsons PARKER (Abt 1811 NC – 6 Jan 1867 Amite Co., MS), and Frances Catherine PARKER (Abt 1812 NC – 1843/1847 Amite Co., MS),

The father’s name may have been David but I am not sure at this point. Any help would be appreciated.




brianleeofj on “Seth Thomas Lee”

I believe he lived in Johnston County. Born around 1844. Father of James William Lee. I am looking for information on his children and his parents.




angela.bailey on “Edmund Bailey”

I am looking for information regarding an Edmund Ira Bailey who I believe was born about 1775 in North Carolina, I know that he went on to marry Lydia D Mullins and had children one of whom was William W. Bailey which is what lists his father in his biography, but NO information on any parentsof edmund, specific place of birth or actual birth year. If anyone has come across this name please please let me know.
my email is angela.randall@ymail.com

Angela Randall


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Then there is the North Carolina Office of Archives and History

And a specific link to information onGenealogical Research at the State Library
The state does have an online request system for requesting records by mail.
Common Whites: Class and Culture in Antebellum North Carolina

North Carolina History Museums

What follows are some other statewide research addresses that might be of use.

North Carolina Afro-American Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 26785
Raleigh, NC 27611

North Carolina Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1492
Raleigh, NC 27602

North Carolina Literary and Historical Association
109 East Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2807

The Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies
109 East Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2807

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“north carolina” genealogy – Google News

Interest in Black Soldiers Who Fought for Union Grows in NC – U.S. News & World Report

Interest in Black Soldiers Who Fought for Union Grows in NC
U.S. News & World Report
The New Bern Academy Museum, which Tryon Palace manages and where the reenactment will be held, is the home to a historic marker for the rallying of North Carolina's first regiment of black Union soldiers, who were later designated the 35th.

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At The Library: Looking at our genealogy – Franklin News Post

At The Library: Looking at our genealogy
Franklin News Post
Most people living along the Eastern seaboard today are thought to be part of the Cherokee tribe that inhabited North Carolina prior to the “Cherokee Trail of Tears.” The Cherokees were forced by the federal government to move from their land in North …




Library’s lower level closed until further notice – McDowell News


McDowell News
Library's lower level closed until further notice
McDowell News
The lower level of the McDowell County Public Library in Marion will be closed for this month due to recent water damage. The water got into the Abe Simmons Genealogy Room & North Carolina History room, lower level staff offices and the IT section of




From the past, lessons about every patriotic thing – News-Press Now


News-Press Now
From the past, lessons about every patriotic thing
News-Press Now
Cheryl Bilby sits besides the wedding photograph of her mother and father, both U.S. Marines serving during World War II. Bilby, of Rosendale, Missouri, says her parents' service to the country, along with her membership in the Daughters of the




North Carolina Palatines to America Conference set for September 30th – Caldwell Journal

North Carolina Palatines to America Conference set for September 30th
Caldwell Journal
NEWTON, NC (August 26, 2017)…The North Carolina Chapter of Palatines to America is holding its Fall Conference and Chapter meeting in Newton, North Carolina, September 30, 2017. Those interested in genealogy concerning Germanic-Speaking …




LaFayette’s Sherman Gibbs Remembers How He Came To Love Family History – The Chattanoogan

LaFayette's Sherman Gibbs Remembers How He Came To Love Family History
The Chattanoogan
I have stomped all over cemeteries in North Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia and have visited state archives in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Kentucky. … Genealogy and history go hand in hand each helping the other.


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