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The Formation Of North Carolina Counties, 1663-1943

You don’t need to be a genealogist to know the importance of counties as records keepers. From birth to death records, and many others in between, county governments and courts have long issued and kept some of the most important records to family history researchers. Unfortunately for genealogists, the past is not the same as […]

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Guide to County Records in the North Carolina State Archives

13,000 bound volumes, 22,000 boxes of loose records, and 24,000 reels of microfilm represents the combined holdings of the North Carolina State Archives. Guide to County Records in the North Carolina State Archives is the published guidebook to these collective materials. This guide describes the state agency records, county records, private manuscripts collections, and Civil […]

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160 year-old Documents Intentionally Destroyed in Franklin County, North Carolina

The story of the 160 year-old documents intentionally destroyed in Franklin County, North Carolina is now nearly two months old. I haven’t blogged about it, but many others have. Click here to read about this travesty at the Stumbling in the Shadows of Giants website. Be sure to read the comments… That’s where it really […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 1.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from BillionGraves, Bolivia, Germany, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 1.2 million indexed records and images to collections from BillionGraves, Bolivia, Germany, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 512, 388 indexed records and images from the BillionGraves Index, the 230,873 images from the U.S., North Carolina, Civil Action Court Papers, 1712-1970, collection, […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 135 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, Canada, England, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 135 million indexed records and images from Brazil, Canada, England, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,227,603 indexed records from the new Canada Census, 1911, collection, the 949,214 indexed records and images from the Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration […]

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North Carolina City Directories 1860-1963 Now Online at NCDHC

Now this is cool… The NCDHS North Carolina Digital Library has now posted digitized city directories for 108 cities in 64 North Carolina counties dating from 1860 through 1963. The following teaser is from a UNC Library News and Events article posted at http://blogs.lib.unc.edu. Now a century’s worth of North Carolina directories is online (here) […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 1.1 Million Index Records & Images from Belgium, Nicaragua, Spain, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added more than 1.1 million images from Belgium, Nicaragua, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 379,887 index records and images from the U.S., North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979, collection, the 301,441 index records and images from the U.S., North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979, […]

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The North Carolina Historical Review is Now Digitized and Online!

The following teaser is from the June 9, 2013 edition of The Stanley News and Press. Sunday, June 9, 2013 — RALEIGH — The first forty-four volumes (1924-1967) of the North Carolina Historical Review are now available online through the North Carolina Digital Collections. First published in the spring of 1924, the quarterly Review quickly […]

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FamilySearch Adds More Than Half a Million Index Records and Images to New Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations Collection

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added more than 2.7 million images from BillionGraves, Canada, Colombia, Ireland, Mexico, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 544,966 index records and images from the new Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920, collection, the 731,428 index records and images from […]

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FamilySearch Adds to Austria, Brazil, China, Italy, New Zealand & the USA Collections

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 1.7 million index records and images this week from Austria, Brazil, China, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 369,729 index records and images from the U.S., North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979, collection, and the 596,078 […]

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FamilySearch Adds 19,206,333 Images to New United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920, Collection

The following is from FamilySearch, April 2, 2013: FamilySearch has added 23.9 million indexed records and images this week with new browsable image collections from Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, England, Italy, Mexico, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 19,206,333 images from the new United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920, collection, the […]

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FamilySearch Adds Data to Collections from Australia, China, England, Italy, and the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added 1.7 million indexed records and images this week with new browsable image collections from Austria, Paraguay, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 13,110 images from the new Arizona, Maricopa, Mesa City Cemetery Records, 1885-1960, collection and the 105,745 indexed records and images from the […]

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Eastern North Carolina Family Bibles Online

The following teaser is from the February 24, 2013 edition of the Sun Journal. Craven County, North Carolina: The New Bern-Craven County Public Library’s Family Bibles Collection is online, featuring Bibles that date from 1723 to the mid-1900s, with information on many families in Eastern North Carolina. The online collection, which has 35 Bibles, is […]

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FamilySearch Adds 8.5 Million Records From Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, and the United States

The following news release is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch added 8.5 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Included are 2,897,940 additional index records and images for the new New York State Census of 1855 collection, the 1,070,807 index records and images from the Texas Birth Certificates collection from 1903-1935, and […]

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RecordsBase.com Adds NY Death, Haywood Co, NC Marriage & AK Divorce Records

The following excerpt is from a press release posted at PRLeap.com: OMAHA, Nebraska (November 1, 2012) – RecordsBase.com has announced the addition of new records collections to make the work of genealogical researchers even faster. The new collections include documents for New York, North Carolina and Alaska, providing additional resources for members of the website […]

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