Caldwell County Marriage Bonds Available

The State Archives of North Carolina now has Caldwell County Marriage Bonds from 1854-1868 processed and available in the Search Room. Marriage Bonds are arranged alphabetically by groom, but the finding aid contains an alphabetical listing by groom and an alphabetical listing by bride.  Marriage bonds are statements of intent to marry that were attested…

From Moonshine To Microbrews

October is Archives Month. The Society of North Carolina Archivists  has proposed the theme “From Moonshine to Microbrews: North Carolina’s Brewing History.” The State Archives of North Carolina has created a display of records and artifacts chronicling major moments in the timeline of alcohol legislation in North Carolina. Come on out to the search room to…

Miscellaneous Records Finding Aids Added to State Archives Website

Many people are familiar with several records created and maintained by the Clerks of Court and Register of Deeds of each county including wills, deed books, estate files, and court minutes. The State Archives of North Carolina has received and made available many of these records for genealogists, lawyers and other researchers. However, people are less…

New State Agency Records Processed in Conjunction with the Creation of the STEM Digital Collection on NCDC

In conjunction with the new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Digital Collection recently launched by NCDC, we have processed the following state agency series that have records sampled in the digital collection. Board of Science and Technology Record Group. Scientific Equipment File (MARS Id: 124.2 (Series)) North Carolina Board of Science and Technology identified and fostered…

Proper Custodians and Access under Public Records Law

At the end of 2014, the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled on a public records access case which hinged on the proper custodian of the records and the party responsible for access under the public records law. Frayda Bluestein discusses this ruling and its ramifications in her post in Coates’ Canons “Custodians of Public…

An entry of an indencture in the Anson County Record of Surveys, 1908-1909.

New Anson County Records Transferred to State Archives

We have recently transferred the following Anson County records to the State Archives. They can be found through our catalog search feature on our website. These materials are in offsite storage and may take longer to retrieve. There is no access on Saturday unless it is arranged prior to the visit. Court Records: 005.310.1 Pleas…

An entry in the Cabarrus County Teacher's Association Minutes, 1910-1915.

Cabarrus County Records Transferred to Archive

We have recently transferred the following Cabarrus County records to the State Archives. They can be found through our catalog search feature on our website. These materials are in offsite storage and may take longer to retrieve. There is no access on Saturday unless it is arranged prior to the visit. Court Records: 016.321.8-13 Judgment…