Library of North Carolina Genealogy Collection -
Genealogical Services of
the State Library of North Carolina, an agency of the Department
of Cultural Resources, holds extensive published materials for
genealogical and historical research. Beginners and researchers
needing books (family histories, published abstracts, county,
state and federal records), periodicals, and census indexes and
microfilms to trace families in North Carolina and the states
from which and to which they migrated should begin their
research in the Library. State Library Genealogical Services are
located on the west mezzanine floor at 109 East Jones Street
(come in the Jones Street entrance and turn left in the lobby).
The mailing address is: 4641 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC
The State Library shares the building
North Carolina State Archives.
The Archives Search Room is located on the 2nd floor at 109 East
Jones Street. The mailing address is: 4614 Mail Service
Center, Raleigh NC 27699-4614.
North Carolina Genealogy -
Free North Carolina Data and Links
of African American Genealogy, Biographies, Cemetery Records,
Census Records, County Maps, History, Genealogy Lookups,
Military Records, Native American Records, Vital Records and
Will Abstracts 1760-1800.
North Carolina Genealogy on GeneaSearch -
North Carolina genealogy look ups, NC
genealogy & historical societies, genealogy publications
available from NC genealogical societies and individuals, lost
female ancestors queries, and related links for NC genealogy
research in North Carolina.
Genealogy Today -
StateGenSites, launched on October
7, 1999, is one of the most popular directories for U.S.
genealogy. Here are the resources available for North Carolina.
The USGenWeb Project
North Carolina -
- A brief history of each county,
including if appropriate a link to the home page for the
parent county from which it was formed.
- A map showing the location of the county
within the state.
link to the appropriate county page in the
NCGenWeb Archives Project
Links to other NCGenWeb special projects pages, and/or to
our consolidated list of North Carolina resources (http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncgenweb/projects.html)
- Addresses, phone numbers, and other
contact information for the local county courthouse, public
library, historical or genealogical society
- Lists of researchers for specific
surnames in your county
- Names of volunteers who will do lookups
in local resources
- Links to the home pages for
- FamilySearch Catalog -
North Carolina Place Search Results in hundreds of references to
microfilm, fiche & books located in the Family History Library
in Salt Lake City, Utah or available for viewing at thousands of
Family History Centers located throughout the world.
- Davie County, North Carolina
This website is one of William Foster's
favorite resources. It has a lot on the 1790 and 1850
Census. The 1790 Census is a listing of Head of Household and
the 1850 is a listing of every household member (wife &
children's names, age, birth place, etc).
- Comments from William Foster to assist you
in Carolina Research -
In the Carolinas
studying the Foster family lines
can be like a puzzle connecting the lines who many times do not
appear related. Unlike
some Families who came Ashore ( Immigrated ) to the Carolinas
via Charleston or Wilmington or Savannah into the Carolina
Piedmont and Mountains:
Most Fosters moved South into North Carolina and South
Carolina after the Immigrants arrived in Virginia , Maryland ,
Penn, and yes up North in Mass. Then most Fosters immigrated
"voluntarily" to the Colonies in the 1600s -1700s to become the
East Coast Pioneers**** then Migrated to The Carolinas later. I
do not know if Sir Walter Raleigh's ( Now Lost Colony ) had a
Foster in it, but one of The Leaders of The Carolina's Albemarle
Colony was a Richard Foster who immigrant to Tidewater,
Virginia. The Carolinas thus became a Foster Family
distribution area for migration West or Southwest.
Thus the Foster Family Line Puzzles in regions of Rowan County,
NC and up state South Carolina. The confusion is all of these
Fosters weren't of the same Family (Clan ) from England. Some of
them Scot- Irish immigrants who blended in with their English
Foster Cousins. Not all Fosters we found in the Carolinas have
the same immigrant but appear to have different immigrant
ancestors who possibly were of the same Foster Family in the
generations before immigration or are related 6 generations back
in Northumberland on the English Scottish boarder. There are a
few whose Haplo DNA group puts them no where related to Group 7
for the past 2000 years. Thus, when researching the
Foster's in the Carolina's, the best genealogy tool we can use
or guide us is the Foster Family DNA identification for our most
recent common ancestor.
- Research Wiki: Portal: North
Welcome to North Carolina - a Wiki
research tool of articles, links and references of great value
to the North Carolina researcher found in one place on the web.
- "Black Sheep" Ancestors:
Search for your Blacksheep Ancestors in
Free Genealogical Prison and Convict Records, Historical Court
Records, Executions, Insane Asylum Records and Biographies of
Famous Outlaws, Criminals & Pirates in the United States.