Don’t Miss Ancestry Day in Raleigh, November 6 – 7

[This press release comes from Andrea Gabriel, Outreach and Development Coordinator for the State Archives of North Carolina.] Join experts from Ancestry, the State Archives, Friends of the Archives, the North Carolina Genealogical Society and the State Library of North Carolina for this great two-day event. Registration for Saturday’s presentations is $38. Friday’s presentations are…


New Web Address!

  The State Archives of North Carolina has a new web address: Please be patient as we update any associated links over the next few weeks, and feel free to contact your Records Analyst if you have any questions.

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NC Digital Heritage Center launches “North Carolina Sights and Sounds” online collection

As announced on our other blog, History For All the People, an exciting new digital collection is now available through the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center: Welcome to the Movies! North Carolina Sights and Sounds. With funding from the Digital Public Library of America and the Knight Foundation, the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center collaborated with the 11…


State Archives Web Address Update

Recently, the Department of Cultural Resources switched to a new Drupal platform for their website.  This precipitated a temporary change to the State Archive’s homepage URL, which is now available at Please take this opportunity to update your State Archives bookmarks if you are receiving a “Page Cannot be Found” error.

Upcoming Workshops for State Agencies

The Records Analysis Unit of the Government Records Section at the State Archives of North Carolina will be offering a series of four workshops in July. On July 21, 2015, from 9:00-10:30am, there will be a workshop on Managing Public Records.  This workshop will answer questions such as “What is records management?” and will introduce…

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Introducing the new General Schedule for State Agency Records

At the 2014 Chief Records Officers meeting, the State Archives of North Carolina solicited feedback about our operations from state agency and university Chief Records Officers.  One of the things a large number of the officers expressed interest in was a reformatted version of the General Schedule for State Agency Records.  Thanks to this feedback, we…

Online Tutorials

The State Archives of North Carolina has updated three of our existing online tutorials and has created a new one: Managing E-mail as a Public Record for State Agencies has been updated.  This tutorial provides a brief overview of relevant General Statutes as well as Governor McCrory’s Executive Order 12.  It also offers guidance and…

Sunshine Day 2015 at the Durham Convention Center

Mark Holland, Rashida Felder, and I attended Elon University’s and the N.C. Open Government Coalition’s excellent Sunshine Day 2015 forum at the Durham Convention Center on Monday, March 16, part of Sunshine Week. We listened as Sarah Healy, public records administrator for the City of Greensboro, described Greensboro’s Public Information Request Tracking System, otherwise known…