North Carolina
Links and Other Good Resources

Rockingham Co NCGenWeb


Duke University Special Collections Library 
East Carolina University's Joyner Library
State Library of North Carolina
State Library Genealogical Research
State Library of North Carolina Genealogical Research
North Carolina State University Library
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library Manuscripts Department
The 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." 

North Carolina

North Carolina Resources at Roots-L: Databases and files online 
North 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 History 
   Archives and Records Section 
   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:
North Carolina Genealogical Society
North Carolina Vital Records - birth, death, marriage, divorce -- how and where to get them 
Everton's Genealogy in North Carolina - just about everything you need to get started researching your NC roots. 
American Local History Network -- NC State Homepage
North Carolina Marriage Database
North Carolina Gravestone Inscriptions Database  Searches may be done by county or last name.  You may add your gravestone inscriptions.
North Carolina Migrations Database - track the movement of people into and out of North Carolina
Registers of Deeds by county many with e-mail addresses 
NC listings in the National Register of Historic Places, by county 
General Information on North Carolina


A clickable map of N.C. showing all the counties
1895 Atlas online


USGenWeb Project
US GenWeb Archives - steadily growing archive of public record files and indexes.
The USGenWeb Census Project - North Carolina - census records for North Carolina
Tombstone Transcription Project
The Way We Were - An Unauthorized History of the USGenWeb Project

War Pages

Revolutionary War

North Carolina in the Revolutionary War NCGenWeb
The National Society Children of the American Revolution
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

War of 1812
War of 1812 Records:  Where and How do I get them?
Military history: War of 1812 (1812-1814)

Civil War

A Brief Introduction to Genealogy and the American Civil War
American Civil War Era Genealogy
American Civil War Homepage
Camp Humes' Calvary Division newspaper article In the Field, Wayne County, NC April 3, 1865
Civil War Diaries; Location of Women's Diaries
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 Page
North Carolina Union Volunteers
Researching People of the Civil War Era
Selected Civil War Photographs
The 21st North Carolina Troops
The US Civil War Center - LSU's list of info available on the Internet
Union Civil War Prison at Elmira, NY
United States Colored Troops in the Civil War
United 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 at

Spanish-American War

The Spanish American War Centennial
Spanish-American War Page

World War I
About World War I Draft cards

World War II 

North Carolina in World War II

Order 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.

image link to Diana's Book HouseA 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. 

Family Homepages

Roberts Family data can be found at
Holland Family History and Tree is online at
Barnes Family History
Pate Family at

Other Helpful Links

A Genealogy Primer - - general advice on how to start your genealogy research. 
African Ancestored Genealogy
American Colonist's Library, The  Primary Source Documents Pertaining to Early American History at
American History & Genealogy Project - North Carolina -
American Local History Network - North Carolina
Ancestry Home Town - - provides genealogical information, techniques, links, computer products, and searchable databases
Carolina Cuszins -
Cemetery Locator for off-the-beaten-path cemeteries 
Cemetery Records Online
Census 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. 
Census Online 
Christine's Genealogy Web Site including Slave Entries In Wills on the Web.  This is a wonderful, not-to-be-missed site of Black genealogy.
Cindi 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
England, Wales, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa  Lesson in finding and links. 
Fate of the 1890 Census, The (article)
GENDEX -- WWW Genealogical Index
Genealogical Riches in the American State Papers
Genealogy CD List - CD's of genealogy info and the owners who have volunteered to do lookups. 
Genealogy Helplist - a nationwide list of folks who have volunteered to do lookups and the resources they have. 
Genealogy Is...  - - an incredibly rich source of family history homepages and other helpful sites
GenForum county query boards for North Carolina counties 
Holland Family History and Tree contains 2,400 individuals and 350 related families from Wayne and neighboring counties. 
I Found It!  Genealogy Search Engine
Immigrant Ship Lists
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild transcribing passenger lists and making them free on the Internet. 
Index to Irish Genealogy Guide
Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish Ancestors.  Lesson and links.
Latter Day Saints search pagehttp://
National Archives and Records Administration
Native American Resource Center
North Carolina Gen Exchange
Obituary Central   Search more than 290,000 full-text 19th and 20th century obituaries 
Open Directory: Genealogy  links
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
ScotlandLinks to sites that offer free Scottish genealogy lookups at
Shelia's Links to Ship's Passenger Lists on the Net
Ships Passenger Lists - includes Overland Trails lists
State Gen Sites 
United States Bureau of Land Management. A searchable database.
Victoria's Vade Mecum  This is a "how to get started in genealogy" page. 
Writing 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.

Copyright Information
U.S. Copyright Office:
U.S. Copyright Statute:
For the UK:
The Patent Office (UK):
Her Majesty's Stationery Office:
Copyright at the Public Record Office:
UK Data Protection Act of 1998:
Public Domain and Intellectual Property Issues for  Genealogists:

 Search 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 list archives)
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)
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UseNet Newsgroup Archives
o fr.rec.genealogie
o soc.genealogy.computing
o soc.genealogy.french
o soc.genealogy.german
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o soc.genealogy.misc
o soc.genealogy.slavic
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Obituary Daily Times Search (obituaries)

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