Wilson County Divorces Processed

Our county records intern, Chandler Foster, has finished processing a second installment of Wilson County divorce records. There are 111 new boxes of divorce proceedings from Wilson County, 1931-1968, CR.105.604.007-116, processed in file number order with file numbers ranging from #482 to #6499. These records join the earlier processed divorces, 1859-1912, CR.105.604.001-5, which are in…

Drafts for New Local Government Agency Schedules, Part 2

Continuing with our series of posts publicizing the drafts for local government schedules that will go live in 2020, we have drafts ready for two more updates.  The Street Maintenance, Public Works, and Engineering draft will be one section of an update applying to municipalities and county administrations.  The Local Education Agency draft will apply…

Electronic Records Day 2019: Social Media as a Public Record

Electronic Records Day is once again upon us!  For those who are not aware, Electronic Records Day is recognized every year on October 10 and it is designed to raise awareness among state government agencies, the general public, related professional organizations, and other stakeholders, about the crucial role electronic records play in our world. This…

Drafts for New Local Government Agency Schedules, part 1

As explained in a post at the beginning of the year, the State Archives of North Carolina has adopted a new process for updating retention and disposition schedules for local government agencies in North Carolina.  Today, we’re beginning to post drafts of these schedules that will be released in January 2020.  If you would like…

New Public Safety section for NC Community Colleges Schedule

After a conversation with Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, we became aware that some community college campuses have their own law enforcement personnel.  So we have developed a Public Safety section (Standard 10) for the community colleges retention and disposition schedule that encompasses the records that are created and received by campus police.  You can find…

Disaster Preparations: Hurricane Dorian

The State Archives of North Carolina is closely monitoring the progress of Hurricane Dorian and the potential impacts it could have on North Carolina. We are encouraging all agencies to start preparation actions to help protect your records. Stabilize your records storage areas Ensure that records are a minimum of 3-6 inches off the floor.…

Announcing: Emergency Preparedness Workshops for Registers of Deeds, 2019

The Government Records Section of the State Archives is pleased to announce dates for the workshop series on emergency preparedness for records. This workshop is free and designed for Registers of Deeds and Assistant Registers of Deeds. The workshop will cover: Basics of records management E-recordings guidelines Identifying essential records Reasons behind disaster preparedness Creating…