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…

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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…

Disaster Recovery Information

For those government agencies impacted by the flooding due to Hurricane Matthew, please see the below resources regarding the initial steps to follow when records are damaged by water. These resources include: Initial Steps Before Recovery of Wet Records Sample Inventory Control Forms Selected List of Disaster Recovery Services It is also important to remember that…

Electronic Records Day–Digital Permanence

The best way to fight the bit rot apocalypse is to prevent it before it becomes a problem. As Alt Girl reminds Regular Guy in Night of the Living Bit Rot , there are three steps to keeping your data and electronic records safe: hash your data, back up your data in different places, and check your…

Disaster Preparations

Hurricane Matthew is expected to move north along the east coast of the U.S. later this week and into the weekend. Even if the eye of the storm remains offshore, hurricane or tropical force conditions could still impact North Carolina. Those in the storm’s path should prepare for possible wind and water damage. We are…

Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. 2000-2001 General Correspondence completed

Processing, arrangement, and description has been completed on Governor James B. Hunt, Jr.’s General Correspondence for 2000-2001. The correspondence consists of letters, memoranda, reports, and other enclosures sent to the Governor by the citizens of North Carolina, and his official responses to that correspondence. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by subject.  Subjects were assigned by…