North Carolina Research
- Family Search
- $$ Ancestry
- $$ Newspapers
- $$ Genealogy Bank
- $$ Newspaper Archive
- Elephind Searches Chronicling America, and the Newspaper collections from several states.
- Internet Archive
Stap 2a – My Top 3 – Non-Paid North Carolina Sites
- North Carolina – County Formation Maps – Interactive Slideshow. – Select a year and see the counties as they existed then.
- Digital North Carolina – Includes Yearbooks, Newspapers, Images, Memorabilia, City Directories & Audiovisual.
- North Carolina Digital Collections – Browse 26 separate collections or use a single search.
Step 2b – My Top Paid North Carolina Sites
- $$ – North Carolina Pioneers – Databases for several states – $150.00 per year – I’m not currently a subscriber, but I’m thinking about it.
Step 2c – Other North Carolina Sites worth checking
- East Carolina Roots – Genealogy & History of Eastern North Carolina.
- North Carolina Encyclopedia (NCpedia) – Biographies, State Symbols, Counties, Geography, World War I, Digital Textbook.
- North Carolina Land Grant Images and Data – 216,000 land grants from 1663-1960.
- North Carolina State Government Publications Collection – Session Laws of North Carolina
- North Carolina State Historic Preservation – HPOWEB GIS Service (General Audience) – Note: This site requires Adobe Flash player to use.
- North Carolina State Library
- North Carolina State University Libraries
Step 2d – North Carolina County Links – A List of Counties
- Cabarrus County – Cabarrus Genealogy Society – Concord, NC.
- Halifax County – NCGenWeb – Includes a list of resources. For GenWeb sites, I prefer doing a Google search of the county’s site.
- Martin County – NCGenWeb
- Martin County Register of Deeds – Full System, Includes Old Deed Books U (08/26/1866) thru 0XXXX; There are no “I” books, nor book N-05. Also, there are scanned index books for 1925 through 1984.
Step 3 – My suggested sites that suggest sites.
The Ancestor Hunt – North Carolina (for newspaper, obituary, and BMD suggestions.”
Step 4 – Info for a road trip or to hire a genealogist
- North Carolina State Archives. – Includes a listing of the various records held by each county by the County Offices. It is a very important document to review before a trip to the County Offices.