Links

Links

The following are links to North Carolina, regional, and national genealogical resources. Some entries may appear in more than one category. If you encounter broken links, or to suggest a new link, please contact webmaster@ncgenealogy.org.

African-American Resources

Description Link
Free African Americans in North Carolina Before the Civil War http://www.freeaainnc.com
Race and slavery petitions https://library.uncg.edu/slavery/petitions/
MARS basic search page – searching on "cohabitation" brings up list of names appearing in those records by county http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx

Books & Publishers

Description Link
Downloadable public domain books; includes all but one volume of The Colonial and State Records of North Carolina with four index volumes https://archive.org
A B Pruitt Books http://www.abpruitt.com/
Chapel Hill Press http://www.chapelhillpress.com/
History of Alexander County, NC http://alexandercountync.gov/history/
Margaret M. Hofmann https://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3AMargaret%20M.%20Hofmann

Genealogical & Historical Societies

Description Link
Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society http://ncaahgs.org
Alamance Co. Genealogical Society http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncacgs/
Albemarle Genealogical Society http://www.agsnc.org
Alleghany Historical-Genealogical Society http://www.ahgs.org
Ashe Co. Historical Society http://www.ashehistoricalsociety.org
Beaufort Co. Genealogical Society http://bcgsonline.com
Broad River Genealogical Society http://www.broadrivergenealogicalsociety.com
Brunswick Co. GenWeb http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncbrunsw/brunswick.htm
Burke Co. Genealogical Society http://www.ncgenweb.us/burke/burkegs.htm
Cabarrus Genealogical Society http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccgs/
Camden Co. GenWeb http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/camden.htm
Carolinas Genealogical Society http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncunion/Genealogical_society.htm
Carteret Co. Historical Society http://www.carterethistory.org
Caswell Co. Historical Association http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncccha/
Catawba Co. Genealogical Society http://www.catawbacountygenealogicalsociety.org
Chatham Co. Historical Association http://chathamhistory.org
Columbus Co. GenWeb http://www.ncgenweb.us/columbus/
Cumberland Co. Genealogical Society http://ncgenweb.us/cumberland/society.htm
Davie Co. Historical & Genealogical Society http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/
Dickinson Co. Historical Society Inc. http://www.dickensonva.org/index.aspx?NID=328
Duplin Co. Historical Society http://duplinhistory.org
Durham – Orange Genealogical Society of North Carolina http://dogsnc.org
Family Research Society of Northeastern NC http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncfrsnnc
Forsyth County Genealogical Society http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncfcgs/
Genealogical Society of Davidson Co. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncgsdc/
Genealogical Society of Old Tryon Co. http://rutherfordcountync.gov/genealogicalsociety
Genealogical Society of Rockingham & Stokes Counties NC http://www.gsrsnc.com/
Genealogical Society of Rowan Co. http://edithclark.omeka.net/genealogical-society
Granville Co. Genealogical Society Inc. http://gcgs.org
Guilford Co. Genealogical Society http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncgcgs/
Haywood Co. Historical & Genealogical Society http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nchcgs
Henderson Co. Genealogical & Historical Society http://www.hcghs.com/
Heritage Genealogical Society http://www.historicalpreservationgroup.org
Hyde Co. Historical & Genealogical Society http://www.ncgenweb.us/hyde/HCHGS.HTM
Macon Co. Historical Society & Museum http://www.maconnchistorical.org/Genealogy/
Madison Co. Genealogical Society http://www.echoesofmadison.com
Martin Co. Historical Society http://martincountynchistory.com
Monroe Genealogy of Cape Fear Valley http://www.monroegen.org/
Moore Co. Genealogical Society http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncmcgs/
Mother Co. (Bladen) Genealogical Society http://www.ncgenweb.us/bladen/mcgs
NC Society of Historians http://www.ncsocietyofhistorians.org/index.php
Old Buncombe Co. Genealogical Society http://www.obcgs.com
Old Darlington District Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society http://www.olddarlington.scgen.org/
Old Dobbs Co. Genealogical Society http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncodcgs/
Old New Hanover Co. Genealogical Society http://www.onhgs.org
Olde Mecklenburg Genealogical Society http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncomgs/
PAF- Finders Club http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paffinders/
Pamlico Co. Historical Association http://pamlicocountyhistorymuseum.com
Pitt Co. Family Researchers http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncpcfr/
Pitt Co. NC Friends in Research https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/genpcncfir/info
Presbyterian Heritage Center http://www.phcmontreat.org
Preservation North Carolina http://www.presnc.org
Randolph Co. Genealogical Society http://www.randolphcountygenealogy.com
Robeson Co. Historical & Genealogical Society http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncrcgs2/index.html
Sampson Co. Historical Society http://www.sampsonhistory.org
Southport Historical Society http://www.southporthistoricalsociety.org
Stanly Co. Genealogical Society http://www.stanlycountyonline.com/clubs2.cfm?id=27
Surry Co. Genealogical Association http://surrygenealogy.wordpress.com
Swain Co. Genealogical & Historical Society http://www.swaingenealogy.com
Tar River Connections Genealogical Society http://braswell-library.libguides.com/tarriverc
Toe Valley Genealogical Society http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncmitche/tvgs.html
Trading Path Association http://tradingpath.org
Tyrrell Co. Genealogical & Historical Society http://www.ncgenweb.us/tyrrell/SOCIETY.HTM
Union Co. GenWeb http://ncgenweb.us/nc/union/
Vance Co. GenWeb http://www.ncgenweb.us/vance/
Virginia – North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vancpgs/Index.htm
Wake Co. Genealogical Society http://www.wakecogen.org
Wayne Co. Historical Association & Museum http://waynemuseum.org
Wilkes Co. Genealogical Society http://www.wilkesgensoc.net
Wilson Co. Genealogical Society http://www.wcgs.org/index.htm

General Genealogy

Description Link
NCPedia – online encyclopedia about North Carolina with over 7000 entries and over 7000 images http://www.ncpedia.org/
Cyndi's List – North Carolina http://www.cyndislist.com/us/nc
Formation of North Carolina Counties http://www.usgennet.org/usa/nc/state2/amap/nccf.html
Linkpendium – North Carolina http://www.linkpendium.com/nc-genealogy/
NC GenWeb http://www.ncgenweb.us
NC Rootsweb Queries E-mail Lists http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/NC/

Heritage & Hereditary Society Chapters

Description Link
NCSSAR – Alamance Battleground Chapter http://www.ncssar.org/chapters-2/alamance-battleground/
NCSSAR – Bethabara Chapter http://www.ncssar.org/chapters-2/bethabara/
SAR – Blue Ridge Chapter http://www.ncssar.org/chapters-2/blue-ridge/
SAR – Catawba Valley Chapter http://www.ncssar.org/chapters-2/catawba-valley/
SAR – Gen. Francis Nash Chapter http://www.ncssar.org/chapters-2/general-francis-nash/
SAR – Lt. Col. Felix Walker Chapter http://www.ncssar.org/chapters-2/ltc-felix-walker/
SAR – Lt. Col. John Phifer Chapter http://www.ncssar.org/chapters-2/lt-col-john-phifer/
SAR – Lower Cape Fear Chapter http://www.ncssar.org/chapters/lower-cape-fear/
SAR – Marquis de Lafayette Chapter http://www.ncssar.org/chapters-2/le-marquis-de-lafayette/
SAR – Mecklenburg Chapter http://www.ncssar.org/chapters-2/mecklenburg/
SAR – Nathanael Greene Chapter http://www.ncssar.org/chapters-2/nathanael-greene/
SAR – New Bern Chapter http://www.ncssar.org/chapters-2/new-bern/
SAR – North Carolina Society http://www.ncssar.org
SAR – Raleigh Chapter http://www.ncssar.org/chapters-2/raleigh/
SAR – Salisbury Chapter http://www.ncssar.org/chapters-2/salisbury/
Sovereign Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows http://www.ioof.org/Shared_Content/Sign_In.aspx?WebsiteKey=0821b3e8-a923-4637-a253-d71db741e0c1&

Land & Maps

Description Link
Map – Counties & County Seats of NC http://geology.com/county-map/north-carolina.shtml
NC Association Register of Deeds http://www.ncard.us
NC Land Grant Images and Data http://nclandgrants.com/home.htm
NC Maps http://www2.lib.unc.edu/dc/ncmaps/

Libraries, Archives & Museums

Description Link
Beaufort, Hyde, Martin Regional Library http://www.bhmlib.org
Braswell Memorial Library http://www.braswell-library.org/
Caldwell County Public Library http://ccpl.libguides.com/localhistory
Carteret County Public Library http://carteret.cpclib.org
Catawba County Library System http://www.catawbacountync.gov/library/
Davie County Public Library http://www.daviecountync.gov/index.aspx?NID=440
Denton Public Library – Branch Library of Davidson County Public Library System http://www.co.davidson.nc.us/library/denton_public_library.aspx
Duplin County Library http://www.youseemore.com/duplin
Durham County Libraries – North Carolina Room https://dur.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/ncc
Forsyth County Public Library http://www.forsythlibrary.org
Franklin County Library http://www.franklincountync.us/services/library
H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library http://www.perrylibrary.org/
Halifax County Library http://halifaxnc.com
Henderson County Public Library http://www.henderson.lib.nc.us/
Heritage Research Center – High Point Public Library https://www.highpointnc.gov/1124/Genealogy-Local-History
Hertford County Public Library http://www.arlnc.org
J. C. Holliday Library http://www.sampsonnc.com/
Lexington Public Library http://www.co.davidson.nc.us/library/lexington_public_library.aspx
Mauney Memorial Library http://www.mauneylibrary.org
McDowell County Public Library http://www.mcdowellpubliclibrary.org/
Mooresville Public Library – Special Collections http://ci.mooresville.nc.us/297/Special-Collections
NC Office of Archives & History http://www.history.ncdcr.gov
Neuse Regional Library http://www.neuselibrary.org
New Bern-Craven County Public Library http://newbern.cpclib.org/
New Hanover County Public Library http://www.nhcgov.com/AgnAndDpt/LIBR/LocalHistory/Pages/default.aspx
Northampton Memorial Library – Albemarle Regional Library System http://www.arlnc.org
Olivia Raney Local History Library http://www.wakegov.com
Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg Co. Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room http://www.cmstory.org
Public Library of Johnston Co. & Smithfield http://www.pljcs.org
Randolph County Public Library http://randolphlibrary.libguides.com/c.php?g=247625
Richard H. Thornton Library http://www.granville.lib.nc.us
Robeson County Public Library http://www.robesoncountylibrary.org
Rowan Public Library http://www.rowancountync.gov/
Rutherford County Library http://www.rutherfordcountylibrary.org
Stanly County Public Library http://www.stanlycountylibrary.org
State Archives of North Carolina http://archives.ncdcr.gov/
State Archives Information Circulars – invaluable in explaining what the archives has and what these records can tell you http://archives.ncdcr.gov/Public/Digital-Collections-and-Publications/Publications-Circulars-Guides
State Library of NC-Government & Heritage Library http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/patrons/genealogists.html
Thomasville Public Library http://www.co.davidson.nc.us/library/thomasville_public_library.aspx
Watauga County Public Library http://arlibrary.org/index.php?page=10
Wayne Co. Historical Association and Museum http://waynemuseum.org
Wayne County Public Library http://www.wcpl.org
Wilkes County Public Library http://arlibrary.org/index.php?page=10
Yancey County Public Library http://www.amyregionallibrary.org

National and International

Description Link
Ancestry.com Map Collection http://search.ancestry.com/search/rectype/reference/maps/default.aspx
Get Gen Info http://www.getgeninfo.com/
Linkpendium http://www.linkpendium.com/
Make it Last.com: Document Preservation and Restoration http://www.make-it-last.com/
National Genealogical Society http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/
Ulster Historical Foundation http://www.ancestryireland.com/
US Naval Casulties of WWI http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyUS-Casualties.htm

Neighboring States

Description Link
GA Genealogical Society http://www.gagensociety.org/
Georgia Archives http://www.georgiaarchives.org/
Library of Virginia http://www.lva.virginia.gov/
Middle TN Genealogical Society http://www.mtgs.org/
SC Dept of archives & History http://scdah.sc.gov/Pages/default.aspx
SC Genealogical Society http://www.scgen.org/
TN Genealogical Society http://www.tngs.org/
VA Genealogicay Society http://www.vgs.org/
VA newspaper obituaries http://www.ancestorhunt.com/virginia_newspaper_obituaries.htm
Washington Memorial Library's genealogy room in Macon, GA http://www.bibblib.org/

Newspapers

Description Link
North Carolina Press Association http://www.ncpress.com
Raleigh News & Observer http://www.newsobserver.com
State Library of NC – Newspapers http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ghl/resources/newspapers.html
Chronicling America – covers 1789-1924 although it varies by state; Directory search can yield names of newspapers published in various states/counties/etc.; has dates of publication and where any current holdings are located http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/