North Carolina-Related Links
This site has listings of cemeteries of some NC counties, including Durham and Orange.
Guide to African-American Documentary Resources in North Carolina
Invaluable list of approximately 45 repositories of genealogical and historical materials on African Americans, plus a very interesting page of illustrations of African-American manuscripts and photographs.
North Carolina and the Civil War (from NC Museum of History)
This exhibit tells stories of North Carolinians who lived and served during the conflict. Special care has been taken to present the voices of the individuals, as well as the artifacts and images they left behind.
North Carolina Records: Census, Cemeteries, Land, Obituaries, Personal, Taxes and Vital Records
This section of the Cyndi’s list site provides an electronic index to all kinds of NC-related genealogical information.
NUCMC: National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar. All links have been tested for correctness and appropriateness. For NC-specific repositories, go to Repositories of Primary Sources in North Carolina.
Service Records of Confederate Soldiers
Compiled service records of Confederate soldiers who served in organizations from various Southern states, including NC, 1861 – 1865.
Various North Carolina Marriage Records
These records come from various sources. Including bible records, church records, court records, family files.
General Genealogy Links
AfriGeneas is a site devoted to researching African ancestry in the Americas in particular and to genealogical research and resources in general. It is also an African ancestry research community featuring the AfriGeneas mail list, the AfriGeneas message boards, and daily and weekly genealogy chats.
Christine’s Genealogy Web Site
A wealth of information and links related to African-American genealogy.
Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
This is the most comprehensive directory of genealogy sites on the web—nearly 265,000 links.
Family Search (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)
The FamilySearchtm) Internet Genealogy Service gives you access to extensive genealogical resources gathered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. One of the best genealogical resources on the web.
Find A Grave
As the name of this site suggests, you can find names, birth dates, death dates, biographies, location of individuals, and in some cases photographs.
Focuses on genealogy software and Internet products including Family Tree Maker, the top-selling genealogy software program.
Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept forever. Those valuable records are preserved in the National Archives and are available to anyone, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching an historical topic. The National Archives site has recently added several ways to explore and search the 1940 Census online as well.
The primary purpose and function of RootsWeb.com is to connect people so that they can help each other and share genealogical research.
US GenWeb Project
The USGenWeb Project consists of a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.
World Cat is an online catalog containing 40 million records from hundreds of libraries. It is the best source for finding published genealogies. Following are directions for finding genealogies on World Cat: If you are looking for something on the Smith family, enter “Smith family” in the Word, Phrase search field and make sure the Keyword search field remains “Subject.” If a book on your family has been published, it will probably come up in World Cat. Once you get a listing, click on one of the citations. You will see the bibliographic information, along with which libraries have the book.