Abstracts of Vital Records From Raleigh, North Carolina Newspapers 1799-1839
Compiled by Lois Smathers Neal

This series totals 2,900 pages of newspaper abstracts with citations for the period of 1799-1839. Included in this mammoth work are thousands of marriage and death notices abstracted from three Raleigh, North Carolina newspapers: the Raleigh Register, the Raleigh Minerva, and the North Carolina Star (Raleigh Star). These notices relate to individuals who resided all across North Carolina.

To keep file size down for better page load speed, the book has been divided into multiple pdf files.

Although the abstracts are listed alphabetically, with the marriages listed by the groom’s surname, the bride’s maiden name is also entered in the extensive Personal Name Index. In the event of no death notice, evidence of death is noted by abstracted references to estate notices and requests for information concerning descendants.

Additional helpful features include a Subject and Title index, which allows researcher to consult specific places, professions or occupation, as well as causes of death, religions, early settlers, Revolutionary War battles, etc.

This resource is invaluable to those researching their North Carolina ancestry!

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