Links and Other Good Resources
University Special Collections Library
Carolina University's Joyner Library
Library of North Carolina
Library Genealogical Research
Library of North Carolina Genealogical Research
Carolina State University Library
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library Manuscripts Department
Library of Virginia Digital Collections
National Union Catalog of Manuscript
Collections (NUCMC) is a cataloging program organized by the Library of
Congress. RLIN is an online card catalog that make it possible to
find out where information is. Select the RLIN AMC search -- you
can search a family name and other terms. For example, you might
be interested in the WINDSOR family; type "Windsor Family."
Carolina Resources at Roots-L: Databases and files online
Carolina Division of Archives and History The
folks here will check records and report back with results and price for
any found documents. They take e-mail requests for document searches at:
The address is:
NC Div. of Archives and
Archives and Records
109 East Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-1807
You may also use their
rather clunky TelNet to do a lookup yourself through their MARS system.
Check the page at:
Carolina Genealogical Society
Carolina Vital Records - birth, death, marriage, divorce -- how
and where to get them
Genealogy in North Carolina - just about everything you need to
get started researching your NC roots.
American Local History Network
-- NC State Homepage http://www.usgennet.org/usa/nc/state1/
North Carolina Marriage Databasehttp://tn-3.rootsweb.com/~marce/ncarolina/index.html
Carolina Gravestone Inscriptions Database http://tn-3.rootsweb.com/~marce/ncarolina/cemetery.html
Searches may be done by county or last name. You may add your gravestone
Carolina Migrations Database - track the movement of people into
and out of North Carolina
of Deeds by county many with e-mail addresses
listings in the National Register of Historic Places, by county
on North Carolina http://statelibrary.dcr.state.nc.us/nc/cover.htm
A clickable map of N.C. showing all
the counties http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncgenweb/map1.html
1895 Atlas online http://www.livgenmi.com/1895.htm
GenWeb Archives - steadily growing archive of public record files
USGenWeb Census Project - North Carolina - census
records for North Carolina
Tombstone Transcription Projecthttp://www.rootsweb.com/~cemetery/
The Way We Were - An Unauthorized
History of the USGenWeb Project http://www.radix.net/~merope/history/ourhist.htm
North Carolina in the Revolutionary
War NCGenWeb http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncrevwar/ncrevwar.htm
National Society Children of the American Revolution
Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
War of 1812
of 1812 Records: Where and How do I get them?
history: War of 1812 (1812-1814)
Brief Introduction to Genealogy and the American Civil War
American Civil War Era Genealogy
American Civil War Homepage http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/warweb.html
Humes' Calvary Division newspaper article In the Field, Wayne County,
NC April 3, 1865
Civil War Diaries; Location of
Fredericksburg Civil War Cemetery
List . Confederate soldiers buried around Fredericksburg,
Virginia. Listed in state order and also alphabetically by surname.
North Carolina Civil War Home Pagehttp://members.aol.com/~jweaver303/nc/nccwhp.htm
North Carolina Union Volunteershttp://homepages.rootsweb.com/~ncuv/ncuv.htm
People of the Civil War Era
Selected Civil War Photographshttp://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/cwphome.html
The 21st North Carolina Troopshttp://www.tarheelconfederate.com/21st/21st.htm
The US Civil War Center - LSU's
list of info available on the Internet http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/
Civil War Prison at Elmira, NY
States Colored Troops in the Civil War
States Colored Troops Formed in North Carolina During the Civil War
War of the Rebellion.
Cornell University has placed online all volumes of the War of the Rebellion.
Included are scanned images of reports, correspondence, seizures of Southern
property, etc. sent to the War Department during the Civil War (also known
as the War of the Rebellion, the War of Northern Aggression, the War between
the States, and the War). It includes both Union and Confederate
accounts. It is in chronological order but there is no online index.
Many libraries have the index. Find the volume and page number
for your subject in the index at the library, then read the actual pages
Spanish American War Centennial
World War I
About World War I Draft cards
World War II
North Carolina in World War IIhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~ncwwii/NC-WWII.htm
forms for military service and pension and other family history records
A "pension" record is not the same
as a "military" record. It's important which one you order.
The "pension" record is the one that
contains the most genealogical information. This contains a man's
(or widow or dependent's) application, giving identifying information about
the applicant and the military service performed: usually complete
date of birth, place of birth, date and place of entry into service, military
unit designation. Often contains questionnaires filled out by the
pensioner with name of spouse and children, date and place of marriage.
When the pensioner is dropped from the pension roll because of death, the
complete death date is often given in the "drop report".
Ordering the "military" record can
be disappointing. It may contain little biographical information
- possibly only the man's name, age and residence at enlistment, where
he entered the service, unit designation, rank attained, where and when
discharged. Sometimes they show where the man was born. Shows
the man's whereabouts during his period in the service. May give
details on temporary duty assignments, illnesses or wounds received and
show where and when hospitalized.
Papers are "selected" from a file to
be copied and sent to you, and there is no guarantee that you'll receive
those that may be of most importance to you. You'll never know exactly
what treasures are in a pension record unless you order the entire file.
Depending on the size of the file, it may be expensive to order.
My understanding is that effective September 1, 2000, the entire file will
be sent when ordering, and the fee at that time for copies will be $17.50.
selection of genealogy and Southern history books is available at Diana's
Book House for purchase. Thanks for your support which helps
to sponsor this page.
Roberts Family data can be found
Holland Family History and Tree
is online at http://www.betterthanmost.com/holland/
Barnes Family History http://members.skyweb.net/~korbach/1790wayne.htm
Pate Family at http://home.earthlink.net/~wspate/
Other Helpful Links
Genealogy Primer - - general advice on how to start your genealogy
African Ancestored Genealogyhttp://www.afrigeneas.com
American Colonist's Library, The
Primary Source Documents Pertaining to Early American History at http://www.universitylake.org/primarysources.html
American History & Genealogy
Project - North Carolina - http://www.usgennet.org/usa/nc/state1/
American Local History Network
- North Carolina http://www.usgennet.org/usa/nc/state/
Home Town - - provides genealogical information, techniques, links,
computer products, and searchable databases
Carolina Cuszins - www.carolinacuzins.org
Locator for off-the-beaten-path cemeteries
Central This site
is a meeting place where researchers can meet with volunteers who are willing
to look up information in copies of the Federal Census which they may have
for the entire US.
Genealogy Web Site including Slave
Entries In Wills on the Web. This is a wonderful, not-to-be-missed
site of Black genealogy.
Howells' List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet - over 30,600
links in over 60 categories Cindi
Howell's List of North Carolina Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Wales, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa Lesson
in finding and links.
Fate of the 1890 Census, The
-- WWW Genealogical Index
Riches in the American State Papers
CD List - CD's of genealogy info and the owners who have volunteered
to do lookups.
Helplist - a nationwide list of folks who have volunteered to do
lookups and the resources they have.
Is... - - an incredibly rich source of family history
homepages and other helpful sites
county query boards for North Carolina counties
Family History and Tree contains 2,400 individuals and 350 related
families from Wayne and neighboring counties.
Found It! Genealogy Search Engine
Immigrant Ship Lists http://members.tripod.com/~KHuish/ships.htm
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
transcribing passenger lists and making them free on the Internet.
to Irish Genealogy Guide
Scots-Irish, and Scottish Ancestors. Lesson and links.
Latter Day Saints search pagehttp://220.127.116.11/default.asp
National Archives and Records Administrationhttp://www.nara.gov/genealogy/genindex.html
Native American Resource Centerhttp://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/northcarolina/
North Carolina Gen Exchange http://www.genexchange.org/nc/
Central Search more than 290,000 full-text 19th and
20th century obituaries
Directory: Genealogy links
Acts of Genealogical Kindness http://www.rootsweb.com/~tnraogk/index.htm
to sites that offer free Scottish genealogy lookups at http://scottishclans.cjb.net
Links to Ship's Passenger Lists on the Net
Ships Passenger Lists http://www.bartlettgenealogy.com/passengers/passlist.htm
- includes Overland Trails lists
State Gen Sites www.stategensites.com
States Bureau of Land Management. A searchable database.
Vade Mecum This is a "how to get started in genealogy" page.
your family biography This page is a series of questions; the answers
will make a short biography. You can use them to interview your older relatives,
or to write your autobiography.
U.S. Copyright Office: http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/
U.S. Copyright Statute: http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/title17/
For the UK:
The Patent Office (UK): http://www.patent.gov.uk/dpolicy/
Her Majesty's Stationery Office: http://www.hmso.gov.uk/copyhome.htm
Copyright at the Public Record Office:
UK Data Protection Act of 1998: http://www.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts1998/19980029.htm
Public Domain and Intellectual Property
Issues for Genealogists:
and ye Shall Find
At a loss as to how to get started?
To help get you started on your search, I prepared the following list to
use as a template for doing a search on all of RootsWeb's search engines.
To use it, simply click on the URLs listed below.
Free Birth, Marriage and Death Index
Search (England and Wales)
GenConnect Message Board Search
GenSeeker (Web sites on RootsWeb)
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
Search (ship passenger lists)
Mailing List Finder Search (specific
Mittelstadt mailing list)
Mailing List Interactive Search (mailing
This tool allows one to search individually
named mailing lists. If there is no specific mailing list for the name
you are searching, chose various nationality-related lists, such as German,
Alsace-Lorraine, Baden-Wurttemberg, Bavaria, Brethren, Bundesland, Deu-Ladbergen,
Deutschland, GermanRussian, German-Kingdoms, Hesse, Hessenland,
Niedersachsen, Ostfriesen, Pfalz,
Posen, Prussia-Roots, Schleswig-Holstein-Roots, Surnames-German, and Trier-Roots.
Mailing List Threaded Archives Search
(most RootsWeb lists)
UseNet Newsgroup Archives
Obituary Daily Times Search (obituaries)
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