Announcing: Managing Public Records for Local Governments

The State Archives of North Carolina, Government Records Section is pleased to announce the Spring 2017 schedule for our workshop on Managing Public Records for Local Government This workshop will cover records custodians’ legal responsibilities, key principles of records management, using a records retention and disposition schedule, managing electronic records, and e-mail as a public record. …

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…

ANNOUNCING: Managing Public Records Workshop in Fayetteville, NC

The workshop is free and open to local government employees and elected officials.  This workshop will cover your legal responsibilities, key principles of records management, using a records retention and disposition schedule, managing electronic records, and email as a public record. To register please send an email to rashida.felder@ncdcr.gov with the following information: Participant Name: Local…

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…

Completed Wills Projects – Lincoln and Bladen Counties

The Records Description Unit recently completed two county original wills projects. These records are available for research in the State Archives of North Carolina’s Search Room. The Bladen County Wills, 1882-1968, are arranged alphabetically by surname and have the call numbers CR.011.801.1 – CR.011.801.18. The Lincoln County Wills, 1925-1968, have also been alphabetized and interfiled…

New County Social Services Agencies Records Retention and Disposition Schedule

The Government Records Section of the State Archives of North Carolina has published the new County Social Services Agencies Records Retention and Disposition Schedule. The schedule is available for your county’s approval. To approve the schedule, the director of your county’s social services agency and the chair of its governing board sign the schedule on page…

Spring State Agency Workshops

To sign up for workshops, please complete the Workshop Registration Form.  If you have any questions, contact Gail Elliott at gaill.elliott@ncdcr.gov or (919)-807-7350.  Please note that all workshops will be held in room #208 of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources building, located at 109 E. Jones Street. WORKSHOP SCHEDULE: March 17, 2016 Introduction to Managing Public Records…

UNC School of Government’s New Online Database of Social Services Records Confidentiality Laws

Aimee Wall and the UNC School of Government announced the publication of Ms. Wall’s new book, Disclosing Protective Services Information: A Guide for North Carolina Social Services Agencies. In her book, Ms. Wall analyzes “many of the key federal and state confidentiality laws that apply to disclosure of protective services information by county departments of social…