Hard to find but free places where you can research genealogy on line, without having to pay. Your comments and feedback are welcome to any post. If you find dead links, please let me know so I can update or remove links that are no longer valid.

About me: Jerry E. Reed
First and foremost, I am a seasoned voice talent and media/public relations specialist with many other interests. I have been helping businesses with their narrations, presentations, commercials, and more all of my adult life.
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I am also a genealogist, a
n avid photographer, and artisan bread baker.
My genealogy interest began before personal computers were a family "must have." Personal genealogy computer research has blossomed in the past 15 years. It wasn't long before someone decided that they could charge for information that should be free and in the public domain. I have always been frustrated by that. Now, thousands and thousands of pages of useful facts are coming on line daily in free-to-access digital archives located all over the world. So, I'm constantly searching for new sources of free on line material. Blog updates follow this section and all links are added to the master list below the new posts.
Updates are posted when
I discover another new source or when something I have already reviewed gets a major update.
Have fun and enjoy.
Note: if you find a link no longer works, please let me know so I can research and update it.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

North Carolina State Archives

There are many individual collections within the North Carolina State Archives web site. Three are of particular interest to genealogists:
1.North Carolina Family Records Online - This one contains Bible Records  marriage and death notices that appeared in five North Carolina newspapers from 1799-1893, cemetery photographs, and more. If you don't find what you are looking for now, book mark this one as it appears to be one that is growing, thanks to family donations of bible images and photographs.
2.North Carolina Maps - Here you will find maps dating to the 1500s up to the 1960s
3.North Carolina Newspapers Digitization Project - This one features digital images of North Carolina newspapers from1752-1890 . If you have ancestral connections that lived in these cities, you just might find some material here: Edenton (1787-1801), Fayetteville (1798-1795), Hillsboro (1786), New Bern (1751-1804), Salisbury (1799-1898), and Wilmington (1765-1816). As of this writing the collection contained a total of 23,483 keyword searchable digital images.

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