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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

New Election Records Available for 10 Counties

We have transferred 171 volumes of election records to the State Archive. 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. Davidson County: C.R.032.912.11 Permanent Registration…

List of Expenditures from the Perquimans County Poor House Records.

Perquimans County Poor House Records available for research

Six fibredex boxes of Perquimans County Poor House Records from 1843-1893 have been transferred to the State Archive.  During this time period, the Board of County Commissioners had the responsibility of the care of the unfortunate until 1917, when it was assumed by the State Board of Charities and Public Welfare. The Poor House Records…

Iredell County Records Pickup

Earlier this month, four of us went to Statesville to pick up about 110 volumes from the Iredell County Courthouse. The majority of these books are Judgement Dockets of cases involving civil, criminal, special proceedings, tax sales, and land tax sales.  There are also accounts of indigent orphans, various officials oath records, and records of…