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…

A map drawn as part of the initial survey to assess the electrical needs of North Carolina counties, 1934.

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…

Screenshot from NC Wildlife Resources Commission film, Record Series 20733

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…

Alamance Call Number search

Call Numbers for County Records at the State Archives

The County Records collection of the State Archives of North Carolina includes wills and estate files, tax scrolls, Superior Court judgment and minute dockets, and many more record series. In a previous blog post, I described one way to do a catalog search for archived county records. This post explains how to perform a call…

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…

An entry in the Record of the Buncombe County Proceedings of the Sinking Fund Commission, 1937-1979

New Bladen and Buncombe County Records Transferred to Archive

We have recently transferred the following 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. Bladen County Court Records: 011.318.3-20…

Rowan County Tax Records rehoused to prevent damage from overcrowding.

Give Your Records Some Space

I just finished rehousing the Rowan County Tax Records, 1758-1910 C.R.085.701.5-11. These have been heavily requested lately, and patrons and reference archivists were concerned about the state of some of the records. When one or several records in a group have preservation issues, it is always smart to revue the state of the entire record…

Entry of Alamance County Maiden Names of Divorced Women now transferred to the State Archive.

Alamance County Volumes Transferred to Archive

We have recently transferred 85 new volumes of Alamance 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…