Student academic and (in some cases) financial aid records of a number of defunct proprietary, church-supported, or other non-public schools and colleges in North Carolina.
For information about record schedules and other records management topics, please consult the Government Records Branch web site.
Copies of family information pages from privately-held Bibles. These Bible entries are arranged alphabetically by family surname. Both these records as well as vital records found in private manuscript collections of genealogical researchers that are in the custody of the State Archives are described in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS). The Bible records that are from actual Bibles have been scanned and transcribed and are available at North Carolina Family Records Online digital collection. We hope in the near future to also digitize the family records from the private manuscript collections and add them to the Family Records Online collection.
Grave inscriptions for persons buried in many (but not all) North Carolina cemeteries prior to 1914 are available in an index arranged by name of decedent. This card file and DAR compilations and the records of the North Carolina Cemetery Survey Project are available for use in the Search Room. Those interested in submitting cemetary information to the North Carolina Survey Project should complete a North Carolina Cemetery Survey Form and mail it to the State Archives of North Carolina. For information about laws protecting cemeteries, please consult the General Statutes web page (in particular Chapter 65 and Chapter 14, Section 148 and Section 149).
Nearly 5,000 maps depicting North Carolina or some portion thereof. These maps have been brought together from various sources to create a reference collection consisting of manuscript and published maps, as well as photographic and facsimile copies of maps that have been made from originals located elsewhere in the United States and abroad. Many of the maps that in the State Archives collection are now described in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS).
Records related to the military affairs of the State of North Carolina and the military service of her citizens dating from the 1740s to the present.
- Online Finding Aids for the Military Collection
- Archives Information Circular: Civil War Records in the State Archives of North Carolina (pdf)
- Archives Information Circular: Military Personnel Records in the State Archives of North Carolina, 1918-1968 (pdf)
- Archives Information Circular: North Carolina Revolutionary War Pay records (pdf)
- Archives Information Circular: North Carolina Revolutionary War Records of Primary Interest to Genealogists (pdf)
- Military Collection Images in the Photo Gallery
- Veteran's Records: Information about post-World War separation reports.
Guide to Newspapers on Microfilm
In 1959, the North Carolina Division of Archives and History (then the State Department of Archives and History) began a program of microfilming North Carolina Newspapers. Newspapers filmed by the department have been described in Guide to North Carolina Newspapers on Microfilm: Titles Available from the Division of Archives and History (pdf), updated in 2011. Titles are alphabetized by their first words, excluding articles. This guide lists the most common title of each newspaper, together with a reasonable number of title variations for cross-reference. Brackets ([ ]) indicate substantial gaps in the issues. Researchers should also note that titles designated "partial reel" usually consists of only a few frames filling a small portion of a reel.
Detailed information about the cost and content of these microfilm editions can be obtained from the Division of Archives and Records, 4614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27699-4614.
North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project
In 2009, the State Archives of North Carolina completed a project to digitize newspapers from it's collection that were, up until that time, only available on microfilm. These materials include papers dating from 1752-1890s - a total of 23,483 digital images that are keyword searchable. The project was made possible by a LSTA grant provided by the State Library of North Carolina
Includes films, videotapes, sound recordings, slides, posters, postcards, negatives, and photographic prints.
Records of many of the state's private, professional, or civic organizations judged to be relevant to the history of the state. Some of these organizations are defunct, while others are currently active.