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- Genealogy how-to, including extra information and resources for African-American Genealogy research
- Index to names in family history books (PDF)
- Heritage Quest (If you’re not in a library building, you’ll need your DCo Library card number for access.)
- Ancestry.com (Available at any Durham County Library location.)
- FamilySearch.org: another resource similar to Heritage Quest and Ancestry, Family Search is free if you create an account. Millions of records and images are available.
- North Carolina land grants – searchable data for all 216,00 NC grants.
- Tips for using obituaries
- Death, birth, marriage, and divorce announcement indexes
Downloadable indexes of publication dates for announcements of deaths, births, marriages and marriage licenses, and divorces in Durham. All items listed can be found on microfilm in the Main Library.