Looking Back on State Government Social Media

Would your North Carolina state agency like to preserve its social media posts? You can look into the distant past of social media and see how your agency’s social media presence has evolved. The State Archives captures North Carolina state government social media, but we need your help to make sure your social media output…

Retention of County Tax Records

County tax offices have their own local records retention schedule that can get lost in the shuffle, the 2013 County Tax Administration Records Retention and Disposition Schedule. It has sections for property appraisal records, tax collection records, land records, motor vehicle records, and business and other tax records. Here is the retention for some common tax records. Tax Collection Records How long…

Court Records Transfers in 2017

It has already been a busy year for court records transfers to the State Archives. I recently posted about the voluminous records transfer initiated by Moore County’s Clerk of Superior Court (see Moore County Transfer: Court Records) this past June, but we’ve been all over the state in 2017, inventorying and transferring valuable court records…

Moore County Transfer: Court Records

Although we here at the State Archives are facilitating records transfers all day, every day, it’s particularly noteworthy when the holdings for a state or local agency are more than doubled (in this case, octupled!) by a transfer. We’re pleased to announce that this month, Moore County has transferred 217 cubic feet of valuable court,…

Sending State Agency Records to the Archives

Under G.S. 121-5(d), public records certified by the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources as being of permanent value shall be preserved in the custody of the agency in which the records are normally kept or in the State Archives. For state agencies, this means that a specific records series that a records analyst and…

Digitization and Destruction of Non-permanent Paper Records

A local government that wants to scan and then destroy non-permanent paper records, thus converting paper records to electronic records, can do so only with permission of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources’ Government Records Section. (Permanent records may be scanned, but are retained always in the original paper format.) For permission,…

Microfilming Digital Minutes

The State Archives can microfilm digital minutes of local governments. By having digital minutes microfilmed, a clerk skips the steps of making paper copies or physically transporting original minute books. Our Imaging Unit’s system takes high-definition images of single-page PDFs, PDF/As, and TIFFs, and puts the images on microfilm. You can read more detailed information…

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…