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[NC] Family Records Online-State Library

Passing this along that has been circulating on the North Carolina Mailing Lists. Take a look at some of the Collections under the links, I've just started browsing and am finding some interesting records including actual images, to help in family research:

North Carolina Family Records Online collection


The State Library of North Carolina and the North Carolina State Archives
are proud to present their newest digital collection, North Carolina
Records Online. The joint digital collection currently contains nearly
family Bible records (lists of birth, marriage, and death information
typically written inside of North Carolina family Bibles) from the State
Archives, and the six-volume Marriage and Death Notices from Raleigh
and North Carolina State Gazette: 1799-1893, an 1,100-page compendium of
marriage announcements and obituaries compiled by then State Librarian
Carrie L. Braughton.

This exciting online collection was unveiled at the National Genealogical
Society Conference, held at the Raleigh Convention Center from May 13-16.

North Carolina Family Records Online has a narrow scope at present,
containing only a tenth of the over 2,000 Bible records owned by the
Carolina State Archives, but it is hoped that the online collection will
continue to grow. All of the Bible records selected for digitization
family history information dating from the 1700s or earlier and span over
150 years, with the majority of the materials dating to between roughly
and 1900. Each record has been scanned, transcribed by Archives and
staff, and is available for free on the web. And, because the mostly
handwritten materials have been transcribed, the entire collection is
full-text searchable, enabling users to search by name, location, or
subject words and phrases.
Due to the content and period of time covered in the North Carolina
Records Online collection, it reflects only a small segment of North
Carolina?s diverse population ? namely literate, Protestant Caucasians of
the 18th and 19th Centuries. However, 25 Bible records contain
about the birth of slaves, and many other records contain information
governors, legislators, and other political and military leaders who
shape this country. The State Archives continues to collect Family Bible
Records that begin before 1913 from all of North Carolina?s citizens,
the hopes providing a broader understanding of North Carolina?s past.
Questions to Amy Rudersdorf (
and Druscie Simpson ( /



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