Genealogy in North Carolina

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Search for ancestors in these free North Carolina genealogy searches.  We have gleaned the web to bring you some of the largest and best places to find NC genealogy records online.  One of the best ways to learn more about your ancestry is to locate distant cousins who share a common ancestor with you and exchange genealogy information.  You will find searches here to help you with this along with access to many free genealogy sites where you can find online genealogy data for the state of North Carolina.







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Search the North Carolina RootsWeb Surname List

The RSL database contains over a million surnames submitted by others conducting genealogy research.  Try a surname search.  The results will give you the submitters' names, dates and locations, with contact information.  This will allow you to contact other people researching your surnames and sometimes even the same ancestor.  This is a great way to add missing branches to your family tree.  We have set this form for a North Carolina search but you may change it to search in other states.

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Search North Carolina Cemetery Records

This Cemetery database now has over 800,000 contributed records.

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Search North Carolina Message Boards

Try a free ancestry search in these North Carolina genealogy message boards.  Read genealogy queries posted by others who are conducting North Carolina genealogy research.  Post your own queries for North Carolina ancestors.  When posting genealogy queries, be specific and include full names, dates and places for your ancestors.  Be sure to use an e-mail address which will be valid for years to come so people will be able to contact you in the future with responses to your queries.

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Search USGenWeb North Carolina Archives

Search one of the largest collections of free North Carolina genealogy records available online.  Try your surname search for North Carolina ancestors in the USGenWeb archives.  These user contributed records have been submitted by other researchers like yourself and may contain Bible records, biographies, census records, census indexes, images, wills, tax records, deeds, early maps, church records, obits, birth records, death records, marriages, old newspaper extracts, military records, place histories, school records, and other general genealogy records.  If you have records which might be of help to others who are tracking their roots, please submit them to this free genealogy project.
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Search CensusDiggins Free Genealogy Databases

Search for ancestors at CensusDiggins.  The site provides free transcriptions of census, tax records,, marriage records, Civil War records and some other miscellaneous genealogy databases.  The site contains a large database of NC Civil War soldiers along with some census records for Bertie County, NC.

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North Carolina Family Records Online

This new project of the State Library and State Archives of North Carolina features collections of records of historical and genealogical importance in a searchable format.  Users may view the actual documents which include family Bibles, marriage and death notices from the Raleigh Register and the North Carolina State Gazette and more.

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Search the North Carolina Family Group Sheet Project

I think this is a great idea!  Try your surname search in this free genealogy project.  This collection of family group sheets was submitted by people who are searching for ancestors in North Carolina so it contains family groups sheets which includes North Carolina families.  Be sure to submit your own family group sheets containing NC ancestors and perhaps you will connect with someone else's family tree.

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