Established in 1865 to help nearly 4M newly freed men and women manage their transition from enslavement to citizenship, the Freedmen’s Bureau assisted with land and property, relief programs, medical care, and educational support. Free account required, or search through the library's Ancestry.com link.
North Carolina Registers of Deeds in conjunction with UNCG University Libraries and North Carolina Division of Archives and Records, and others have undertaken the North Carolina Slave Index Project to create a unique, centralized database of bills of sales indexing the names of enslaved people from across North Carolina.
A collaborative project providing images, documents and artifacts on the people, history and cultural heritage of Rockingham County, NC. Many of the photographs housed in the James Library are digitized here.
The Census of Agriculture, taken once every five years, looks at land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income and expenditures. Censuses are available from 1840-present.
The Colonial and State Records of North Carolina includes documents and materials from throughout the country and from several European repositories covering the earliest days of North Carolina's settlement by Europeans through the ratification of the United States Constitution.
From Ancestry, Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
Apply for a free State Library of NC card to access.
Whether you're just getting started putting together your family tree or are a family history research pro with years of experience, chances are the State Library has a resource guide, database, digital collection or other material that can help you with your genealogy project.
An index to the 19 volume North Carolina Troops series listing the names of all the men who served in North Carolina Civil War units. The books themselves are located in the Historical Collections Room.
The Government and Heritage Library's (GHL) mission is to preserve and facilitate public access to state government information; advance the study, understanding, and appreciation of North Carolina's cultural heritage.