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

African-American Resources

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Free African Americans in North Carolina Before the Civil War
Race and slavery petitions
MARS basic search page – searching on "cohabitation" brings up list of names appearing in those records by county

Books & Publishers

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Downloadable public domain books; includes all but one volume of The Colonial and State Records of North Carolina with four index volumes
A B Pruitt Books
Chapel Hill Press
History of Alexander County, NC
Margaret M. Hofmann

Genealogical & Historical Societies

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Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society
Alamance Co. Genealogical Society
Albemarle Genealogical Society
Alleghany Historical-Genealogical Society
Ashe Co. Historical Society
Beaufort Co. Genealogical Society
Broad River Genealogical Society
Brunswick Co. GenWeb
Burke Co. Genealogical Society
Cabarrus Genealogical Society
Camden Co. GenWeb
Carolinas Genealogical Society
Carteret Co. Historical Society
Caswell Co. Historical Association
Catawba Co. Genealogical Society
Chatham Co. Historical Association
Columbus Co. GenWeb
Cumberland Co. Genealogical Society
Davie Co. Historical & Genealogical Society
Dickinson Co. Historical Society Inc.
Duplin Co. Historical Society
Durham – Orange Genealogical Society of North Carolina
Family Research Society of Northeastern NC
Forsyth County Genealogical Society
Genealogical Society of Davidson Co.
Genealogical Society of Old Tryon Co.
Genealogical Society of Rockingham & Stokes Counties NC
Genealogical Society of Rowan Co.
Granville Co. Genealogical Society Inc.
Guilford Co. Genealogical Society
Haywood Co. Historical & Genealogical Society
Henderson Co. Genealogical & Historical Society
Heritage Genealogical Society
Hyde Co. Historical & Genealogical Society
Macon Co. Historical Society & Museum
Madison Co. Genealogical Society
Martin Co. Historical Society
Monroe Genealogy of Cape Fear Valley
Moore Co. Genealogical Society
Mother Co. (Bladen) Genealogical Society
NC Society of Historians
Old Buncombe Co. Genealogical Society
Old Darlington District Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society
Old Dobbs Co. Genealogical Society
Old New Hanover Co. Genealogical Society
Olde Mecklenburg Genealogical Society
PAF- Finders Club
Pamlico Co. Historical Association
Pitt Co. Family Researchers
Pitt Co. NC Friends in Research
Presbyterian Heritage Center
Preservation North Carolina
Randolph Co. Genealogical Society
Robeson Co. Historical & Genealogical Society
Sampson Co. Historical Society
Southport Historical Society
Stanly Co. Genealogical Society
Surry Co. Genealogical Association
Swain Co. Genealogical & Historical Society
Tar River Connections Genealogical Society
Toe Valley Genealogical Society
Trading Path Association
Tyrrell Co. Genealogical & Historical Society
Union Co. GenWeb
Vance Co. GenWeb
Virginia – North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society
Wake Co. Genealogical Society
Wayne Co. Historical Association & Museum
Wilkes Co. Genealogical Society
Wilson Co. Genealogical Society

General Genealogy

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NCPedia – online encyclopedia about North Carolina with over 7000 entries and over 7000 images
Cyndi's List – North Carolina
Formation of North Carolina Counties
Linkpendium – North Carolina
NC GenWeb
NC Rootsweb Queries E-mail Lists

Heritage & Hereditary Society Chapters

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NCSSAR – Alamance Battleground Chapter
NCSSAR – Bethabara Chapter
SAR – Blue Ridge Chapter
SAR – Catawba Valley Chapter
SAR – Gen. Francis Nash Chapter
SAR – Lt. Col. Felix Walker Chapter
SAR – Lt. Col. John Phifer Chapter
SAR – Lower Cape Fear Chapter
SAR – Marquis de Lafayette Chapter
SAR – Mecklenburg Chapter
SAR – Nathanael Greene Chapter
SAR – New Bern Chapter
SAR – North Carolina Society
SAR – Raleigh Chapter
SAR – Salisbury Chapter
Sovereign Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows

Land & Maps

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Map – Counties & County Seats of NC
NC Association Register of Deeds
NC Land Grant Images and Data
NC Maps

Libraries, Archives & Museums

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Beaufort, Hyde, Martin Regional Library
Braswell Memorial Library
Caldwell County Public Library
Carteret County Public Library
Catawba County Library System
Davie County Public Library
Denton Public Library – Branch Library of Davidson County Public Library System
Duplin County Library
Durham County Libraries – North Carolina Room
Forsyth County Public Library
Franklin County Library
H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library
Halifax County Library
Henderson County Public Library
Heritage Research Center – High Point Public Library
Hertford County Public Library
J. C. Holliday Library
Lexington Public Library
Mauney Memorial Library
McDowell County Public Library
Mooresville Public Library – Special Collections
NC Office of Archives & History
Neuse Regional Library
New Bern-Craven County Public Library
New Hanover County Public Library
Northampton Memorial Library – Albemarle Regional Library System
Olivia Raney Local History Library
Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg Co. Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room
Public Library of Johnston Co. & Smithfield
Randolph County Public Library
Richard H. Thornton Library
Robeson County Public Library
Rowan Public Library
Rutherford County Library
Stanly County Public Library
State Archives of North Carolina
State Archives Information Circulars – invaluable in explaining what the archives has and what these records can tell you
State Library of NC-Government & Heritage Library
Thomasville Public Library
Watauga County Public Library
Wayne Co. Historical Association and Museum
Wayne County Public Library
Wilkes County Public Library
Yancey County Public Library

National and International

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Get Gen Info
Make it Document Preservation and Restoration
National Genealogical Society
Ulster Historical Foundation
US Naval Casulties of WWI

Neighboring States

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GA Genealogical Society
Georgia Archives
Library of Virginia
Middle TN Genealogical Society
SC Dept of archives & History
SC Genealogical Society
TN Genealogical Society
VA Genealogicay Society
VA newspaper obituaries
Washington Memorial Library's genealogy room in Macon, GA


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North Carolina Press Association
Raleigh News & Observer
State Library of NC – Newspapers
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