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North Carolina Family History & Genealogy Centers

North Carolina citizens that happen to be enthusiastic about looking up their family ancestry might discover the job to be simpler to say than do. There are some techniques that need to be learned to get the most accurate data. The great news is the fact that North Carolina family history centers which are situated all over the state can certainly make the work incredibly easier. All these facilities feature one of the greatest selections of research materials in the entire world, from microfilm & microfiche to a large selection of print publications. Furthermore, the competent volunteer personnel can assist North Carolina citizens get around the usually baffling maze of computer know-how to locate the things they are searching for. These particular centers are operated by the North Carolina LDS Family Search and are totally free to the public.

If you have any questions or comments about family history centers, please send a message to

Asheville, North Carolina
3401 Sweeten Creek Rd
Asheville, North Carolina 28704
(828) 684-6646

Durham Family History Center
1050 Airport Rd
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
(919) 967-0988

Charlotte North Family History Center
5815 Carmel Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina 28226
(704) 541-1451

Charlotte Central Family History Center
2500 Rocky River Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina 28215
(704) 509-6407
Notes: This location replaces the Hilliard Road location in Charlotte.

Fayetteville Family History Center
6420 Morgantown Rd
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28314
(910) 860-1350

Forest City Family History Center
Mount Pleasant Church Rd
Forest City, North Carolina 2804
(704) 245-8561

Gastonia Family History Center
2710 Redbud Dr
Gastonia, North Carolina 28054
(704) 865-6704
Goldsboro Family History Center
1000 Eleventh St
Goldsboro, North Carolina 27530

Greensboro Family History Center
3719 Pinetop Rd
Greensboro, North Carolina 27410
(336) 288-0321

LDS Church
308 Martinsboro Rd
Greenville, North Carolina 27858
(252) 753-4573

LDS Church
1007 Island Rd
Harkers Island, North Carolina 28531
(919) 728-2260

Murphy North Carolina Family History Center
Hwy 141, Peachtree Community
Murphy, North Carolina 28906
(828) 837-8509

New Bern Family History Center
1207 Forest Dr
New Bern, Noth Carolina 28562
(252) 638-8410

Raleigh Family History Center
5060 Six forks Rd
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609
(919) 783-7752

Eden Family History Center
4715 Hwy 14
Reidsville, North Carolina 27320
(336) 623-1797

U.S. 25A
Sweeten Creek Rd & Rosseraggan
Skyland, North Carolina
(704) 684-6646

Winston-Salem Family History Center
4780 Westchester Rd
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103
(336) 768-8878

North Carolina Genealogy Resources

North Carolina’s very first permanent settlement started out in the 1650s in the Albemarle Sound area as Virginians started out looking for new tobacco-farming land, and with it, the colony was established in 1653. A decade later, British King Charles II awarded land to 8 owners in the region south of Virginia — and this northern part obtained the name North Carolina, performing largely as an independent colony until its formal separation in 1712.

In 1729, Parliament crafted both Carolinas royal colonies. North Carolina was recognized to statehood in 1789, yet in 1861 separated from the Union, only to rejoin later on in 1868. Early settlers came from Virginia & Barbados including as well French (Huguenots), English, Swiss & German immigrants from Europe. North Carolina started statewide registration of births & deaths in October 1913, marriages around 1962 and divorces around 1958. Records of these particular events are likewise stored in the county (there are about 100 of them) where history took place, hence check out there first. Beside essential records, genealogists looking for their “Tar Heel” forefathers will discover other resources in the archival collections kept at the North Carolina Division of Archives & History, along with the libraries of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, & Duke University in Durham.

North Carolina Vital Records
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
(919) 733-3526

Explore North Carolina
4301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
(800) 847-4862

Duke University William R. Perkins Library
103 Perkins Library
Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-5822

National Archives and Records Administration Southeast Region
5780 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, GA 30260
(770) 968-2100

North Carolina Genealogical Society
Box 1492
Raleigh, NC 27602

North Carolina State Archives
109 E. Jones St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 807-7310

State Library of North Carolina
109 E. Jones St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 807-7460

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill North Carolina Collection
Wilson Library CB 3930
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 962-1172

North Carolina Genealogy Websites

Avenues of Early NC Settlement

Chronological History of North Carolina

Cyndi’s List – North Carolina

FamilySearch: North Carolina Research Outline

FamilySearch Wiki–North Carolina

Finding Slave Records

Linkpendium: North Carolina Genealogy and Family History

Military Organizations in Colonial North Carolina

North Carolina GenWeb

North Carolina and the Civil War

North Carolina Newspaper Project